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Old Oct 7, 2008, 8:39 PM   #1
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I'm starting to get the hang of this, all I need is learn to hold it steady, and learn how to focus a manual lens with sweat running down in my eyes!
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Old Oct 7, 2008, 9:06 PM   #2
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Nothing wrong with those shots, GW. Sharp, great bokeh.

Jiminy Crickets, what is that thing? You can keep them in Florida, OK?

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Old Oct 7, 2008, 11:06 PM   #3
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Those are really good! It does take some practice to get the hang of manual focus, but it's not that difficult. And there's always the beep to assist you. My problem tends to be during the week, when I don't carry a monopod or tripod and have to try not to sway. With practice shots like that, you'll have a very nice macro portfolio pretty soon.
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Old Oct 7, 2008, 11:13 PM   #4
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i would be happy with these
they are decent macro photos
in focus and nicely exposed too

i too find keeping steady to be the hardest part
or it could be the breeze blowing the flowers
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Old Oct 7, 2008, 11:37 PM   #5
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Outstanding, especially seeing you could not see with all that sweat in your eyes :-)
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Old Oct 8, 2008, 12:27 AM   #6
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These are very good, it's hard to see what another lens would have done better. The beauty of Mother Nature is often hidden in the smallest details, you let us see some of it! Maybe a monopod could allow you to stop down one or two steps to get a tad more DOF (but be careful to keep the nice oof blur!)

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It's all already been said and I agree, great pictures and I can't find anything wrong with the lens (or its results)
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I'm with Ronny and the rest. It would take some doing to get much sharper than that!

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Old Oct 8, 2008, 1:22 PM   #9
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Thank you guys. I can't tell you how much your encouragement means to me.
I'm so impatient with my results because I want perfection and I want it now! :angry:
If you like these, wait till I post the Lady bugs I got!
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Those are great John! I don't know which combo you used (I am assuming the 50mm) but with results like that you can probably stop shopping for a macro lens.

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