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Old Jan 4, 2005, 11:18 PM   #1
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I just received my -Olympus wcon - 08b- to day...my god what a hunk of glass!!!!!!I went to a old abandoned phosphate prosing plant to give it a try...it was late in the evening so the exposure was not so good...

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Old Jan 4, 2005, 11:41 PM   #2
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Geezz Willow, I'm no critic, but that seems very dramatic to me. Nice shot.

I just ordered my 08B yesterday. :G Cal
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Old Jan 5, 2005, 12:40 AM   #3
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Other than just taking the photo to see how WIDE is widewith nocomplaints there....I was running out of day light so when i took the pic's "the hay bails in the other post was shot at the same location" I didn't have much time to set the camera up, to try a few adjustment in the manual mode...manual is the mode i use most of the time..so the shots where some what under exposed in some areas andover in others...i will try with more daylight...i am hoping that its a user issue and not the lens.I have shot evening shots quite often and using very similar setting and get better results... I liked the subjects so i ran um through PSP ......u bet i will get to the root of the problem......

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if any one has any tips on using the WCON 08b "setting configurations" that is..please feel free to help me out here please

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Old Jan 5, 2005, 1:13 AM   #4
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pretty cool! the first image reminds me of photos of buildings in eastern Europe during or after WWII.... the b&w image definitely adds a dramatic touch!
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Old Jan 5, 2005, 1:37 PM   #5
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nice work willy!:blah:
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Great shot, Will. Really like this one. Interesting, my next purchase I think will be a wide angle converter but I was looking at the Raynox (DCR 6800 - forget model, off hand) Looking forward to some more wide angle shots.
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Nick - You're thinking of the dcr6600 pro. It looks like one of the better wa converters for the fz series. One of the concerns I have with 6600 on the fz1/2/3 isits 52mm threads which will require a step ring. These wa converters are very close to vignetting and/or soft corners and the additional 2-3mm thickness of the step ringwill exacerbate the problem. Another good quality wa lens is the olympus wcon 07 which is 55mm; thus, no step ring with the fz1/2/3. Both the 6600 and the 07 go for around $100.
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thx guys....Nick i know you like the IR pics if you look down a few post... there a some what of a IR shot have a look!!!!!!!

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Nick - You're thinking of the dcr6600 pro.¬* It looks like one of the better wa converters for the fz series.¬* One of the concerns I have with 6600 on the fz1/2/3 is¬*its 52mm threads which will require a step ring.¬* These wa converters are very close to vignetting and/or soft corners and the additional 2-3mm thickness of the step ring¬*will exacerbate the problem.¬* Another good quality wa lens is the olympus wcon 07 which is 55mm; thus, no step ring with the fz1/2/3.¬* Both the 6600 and the 07 go for around $100.
Yes, Fred - saw that one to. Kinda torn. Heard about the softness of the Raynox around the edges but I'm leaning toward slightly the Raynox because it's the "widest" I think at .66, which cuts it down to .23, pretty wide. And it has no - from what I hear, barrel distortion.
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