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Old Sep 1, 2008, 8:03 PM   #1
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I do not like this lens. Way to soft but the butterfly was too pretty not to share it anyway.:-)
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Old Sep 1, 2008, 8:42 PM   #2
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Here's your butterfly... A White Peacock: http://www.enature.com/fieldguides/d...p;curPageNum=1
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my screen at work is bad enough to not show the softness

so they look good to me!

now the qsuest is to get the same butterfly with a better lens ?


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Old Sep 2, 2008, 12:48 AM   #4
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Whatever lens, you take brilliant Butterfly shots, the last one is awesome.
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Old Sep 2, 2008, 4:04 PM   #5
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MadMikeSS wrote:
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Here's your butterfly... A White Peacock: http://www.enature.com/fieldguides/d...p;curPageNum=1
Why thank you very much Mike!
I was just fixi'n to look it up, you saved me the trouble.
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Old Sep 2, 2008, 4:06 PM   #6
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Gumnut wrote:
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my screen at work is bad enough to not show the softness

so they look good to me!

now the qsuest is to get the same butterfly with a better lens ?

Thanks Gumnut.
you're quite right, the new lens should be here soon… I hope:G

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Old Sep 2, 2008, 4:10 PM   #7
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Whatever lens, you take brilliant Butterfly shots, the last one is awesome.
Thanks Rodney.
That last one was tricky. I was almost lying on the ground! I have to admit to a little PP on the pics.:G
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Old Sep 2, 2008, 5:13 PM   #8
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Here's your butterfly... A White Peacock: http://www.enature.com/fieldguides/d...p;curPageNum=1
Why thank you very much Mike!
I was just fixi'n to look it up, you saved me the trouble.
GW
You kept me busy for a little while at work lastnight on a very boring shift.
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Old Sep 2, 2008, 5:41 PM   #9
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Nice ones, GW. The lens looks OK for these shots, considering the size of the display. Because of the feathery nature of butterfly scales, some of the lines (like the brown ones along the back margins of the wings) are blended and could not be sharpened no matter what you might do. The only improvement that might be needed would be more DOF, which is not likely the fault of the lens. Also the edges of some of the leaves look sharper than the wings, indicating that the focus was sightly off (greater DOF would have eliminated this) - sometimes AF is preferable to MF, particularly with hand-held shots. Some unsharpness at the wing tips could also be motion blur from moving wings, again not the fault of the lens.
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Old Sep 2, 2008, 8:43 PM   #10
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You kept me busy for a little while at work lastnight on a very boring shift.
LOL. Glad I could help pass the time!
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