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Old Oct 24, 2005, 2:48 PM   #1
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This lens arrived in the mail today and I think it's going to be ideal for butterfly photography. It has just enough magnification so that I can stand alittle distance from the butterfly to take photographs. I'd been using a 1+ Close-Up that came in a set of three, but I think this Minolta #0 is anicer quality andworks much better. I got it on eBay at a very reasonable price .
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Old Oct 24, 2005, 3:07 PM   #2
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Very nice photo.
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Old Oct 24, 2005, 8:50 PM   #3
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Very clear and sharp, I may have to get one of those lens, how far away can you actually be and can you zoom 12X ?
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Old Oct 24, 2005, 9:56 PM   #4
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You sure can't complaint about that image! Great color and detail. Jim
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Old Oct 25, 2005, 10:54 AM   #5
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a very good lens!
I am using minolta #1 to get a little bit closer and for combinations with the tcon converter (in between). My olympus lenses have only threads on one side!
Fred (fmoore) was lucky to get hold of the #2, I am still searching for this one!

thanks for sharing this nice butterfly!

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Old Oct 25, 2005, 11:30 AM   #6
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Peggyo, I was around 3 feet or maybe a little more from the butterfly. Yes, you can zoom to 12x with the lens and I was with this pic. The butterfly filled the entire screen so I didn't have to cropany. Here's the link where I got my lens:

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-MINOLTA-CAME...QQcmdZViewItem

seemolf, I had debated the #1 and am tempted to order it too. I haven't come across a #2 yet. I also use close up lens with my teleconverter and it works real well.
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Old Oct 25, 2005, 11:40 AM   #7
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I used #1 in my little test at the close up forum:
http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...amp;forum_id=7
It was just perfect for combinations, even with second achromats on top.
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Old Oct 25, 2005, 8:50 PM   #8
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Peggyo, I was around 3 feet or maybe a little more from the butterfly. Yes, you can zoom to 12x with the lens and I was with this pic. The butterfly filled the entire screen so I didn't have to cropany. Here's the link where I got my lens:

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-MINOLTA-CAME...QQcmdZViewItem

seemolf, I had debated the #1 and am tempted to order it too. I haven't come across a #2 yet. I also use close up lens with my teleconverter and it works real well.
Thanks for the info and link. I wonder if this lens would work well for birds? Like from a distance of 4-5 feet?


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Old Oct 26, 2005, 3:37 PM   #9
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You'd need a teleconverter lens for birds. I did use a 1+ closeup lens with my Olympus A200 teleconverter to make some hummingbird pictures while the hummers were migrating through and would let me get fairly close. I was about 3 or 4 feet from them.
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