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Old Jul 2, 2006, 12:58 PM   #1
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I found this dying wasp near the patio door out back this morning... and got out my camera right away. The wasp is less than 3/4" long. I guess its head is less than 1/4" wide.

This image is resized, with minor adjustments to colour & contrast etc. Slightly sharpened too, but it's not cropped. There's some noise visible in the background, but who cares -- overall I'm satisfied with the way this shot turned out. My Raynox DCR250 lens continues to impress me...
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Old Jul 2, 2006, 2:39 PM   #2
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Holy sh*t! This makes me want to pick up a dcr-250 right now, nice job dude.
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Old Jul 2, 2006, 3:03 PM   #3
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Thanks, Treed! I love this lens but the extremely shallow depth of field means you have to be pretty careful, and it can put limits on what kind of subject matter you can shoot. Still, it can give knockout results.

I just realized -- I think this one was taken using the full 12x optical zoom (a necessity with the DCR250 as you get vignetting under about 9x) PLUS about 2x digital zoom. That accounts for (most of) the noise I think. I usually have my FZ20's digital zoom turned off; I was playing around with it yesterday and left it on. The other shots I took of the wasp aren't quite as close so they must have been at 12x optical zoom without any digital zoom.
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Superb portrait

If you think DCR-250 is hard to use (+8 diopter) try a reversed 24mm or 50mm (+41 and + 20 respectively)...

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Old Jul 2, 2006, 5:24 PM   #5
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Narmer wrote:
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Superb portrait

If you think DCR-250 is hard to use (+8 diopter) try a reversed 24mm or 50mm (+41 and + 20 respectively)...

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Hehe pwned.
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Old Jul 2, 2006, 8:24 PM   #6
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Looks like a darn fine picture to me! You can even make out the hexagonal shape of each of his tiny lenses.

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"Just stay away from the business end of this guy. :crazy:
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Old Jul 3, 2006, 5:53 PM   #7
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Narmer wrote:
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Superb portrait

If you think DCR-250 is hard to use (+8 diopter) try a reversed 24mm or 50mm (+41 and + 20 respectively)...

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Would it be harder to use than the Olympus mcon-40? And if so, why?

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Old Jul 4, 2006, 2:11 PM   #8
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Nice shot there !!!!
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That is awesome! I can't wait to go to Texas in a few weeks, there's wasps all over the place on the farm. I probably won't be using the DCR-250 though, the wasps on the farm are alive.
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i wanna exchange my nikon 4t now, that looks awesome!!
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