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Old Apr 21, 2010, 10:49 AM   #1
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Default First outing with the DA 35 f/2.8 Macro

First outing with the DA35 this morning. More of a familiarization outing than a serious photo outing.

Very pleased with the lens. Not as pleased with my effort. Shot everything @ f/2.8. Probably should have stopped the lens down just a bit and used a tripod.

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An Iris from the local Botanical garden




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Old Apr 21, 2010, 11:21 AM   #2
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That is a beautiful shot though Eddy ....... or (and I am confused) should I be calling you Iris, as that's how you signed off ?
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Old Apr 21, 2010, 11:27 AM   #3
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That is a beautiful shot though Eddy ....... or (and I am confused) should I be calling you Iris, as that's how you signed off ?

Thanks. and . . . . . . . Fixed it.
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Really a nice shot just as it is Eddy, that looks to be a fine lens!
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Old Apr 21, 2010, 11:49 PM   #5
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Hi Ed,

Pretty impressive DOF for f2.8. I'm starting to see why people think so much of this lens.

Very nice work for a shakedown outing!

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Very nice picture - very sharp and good color, too. The closer you get to something, the smaller your dof is and the smaller your aperture should be. I was shooting a dandelion flower at lunch today and was using f14-f22! Still wanted more dof but my shutter speeds weren't going to be fast enough for hand-holding, even with a flash.

I don't know if I should thank you for posting this or not. I've been seriously considering getting the FA 31 Limited because everyone who has it raves about it (and I love my FA 77 Ltd). But then I see pictures with the DA 35 mm macro and wonder if the 31 is really worth the extra money. Pictures like this make me seriously wonder which to get.
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Very nice photo of a fine subject (Tennessee's state garden flower!). Shows what good equipment can do in skilled hands.
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That's a great shot, and expensive lens lol
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