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Old Jun 17, 2009, 7:29 PM   #11
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GW, the last thing I want to do is to discourage you. There's nothing wrong with doing your own research - that is the way we learn. You did fine - you got the two that were readily identifiable, and missed the two that weren't - I didn't do much better on those either, except I knew when to say I didn't know.
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Ed, I think that is one of my favorite lenses, too. I just wish it went wider than 70. It's one of the reasons I'm leaning towards the Tamron 18-250 rather than the Pentax.

Anyway, I certainly can't help identify anything on them except that I wouldn't want to be near any of them. Even the dragonfly that close up looks scary.

Curious - Did you crop these a lot? I'm asking because I had taken some macros with this lens weekend before last and they weren't as clear as I'd like. I had readjusted the focus adjustment back to zero and am wondering if I shouldn't have.

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GW, the last thing I want to do is to discourage you. There's nothing wrong with doing your own research - that is the way we learn. You did fine - you got the two that were readily identifiable, and missed the two that weren't - I didn't do much better on those either, except I knew when to say I didn't know.
Pen, no offense was taken at all, and I'm not discouraged from doing research, I'll just be more careful before making an impulsive ID.
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Ed, I think that is one of my favorite lenses, too. I just wish it went wider than 70. It's one of the reasons I'm leaning towards the Tamron 18-250 rather than the Pentax.

Anyway, I certainly can't help identify anything on them except that I wouldn't want to be near any of them. Even the dragonfly that close up looks scary.

Curious - Did you crop these a lot? I'm asking because I had taken some macros with this lens weekend before last and they weren't as clear as I'd like. I had readjusted the focus adjustment back to zero and am wondering if I shouldn't have.

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The drgonfly was cropped very little, the others were cropped. I was using f16 due to the shallow depth of field. Also used the 540 FGZ with better beamer extender. Due to shallow depth of field there will always be a lot of through aways, the good hits make it worthwhile.

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