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Old May 3, 2011, 10:00 AM   #1
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In my silver efex thread, Paul suggested getting closer to show the foliage overcoming technology of my pipes and valves scene. So yesterday lunch, new toy in hand, I went out to see what I could make of it. Here's the results:

Then, since I have the new toy, I figured I'd try to find other targets of opportunity, to see how it handled different situations. Here's a couple of flowers. It's not a macro lens by any means, but it does well enough for larger flowers with a little cropping.

I'm really impressed with the color and contrast.

It acts more like a wide angle lens than the DA 35 macro does, which surprised me. Bet you can guess which Disney movie is coming out this month:

Of course, the usual first shot of my coffee mug. It's looking pretty worn now.

There's a certain amount of CA when wide open (goes away when stopped down by f2.8), and dof is small. But I'm going to have great fun with this lens.

I guess eventually I'll take some comparison shots with both the 35 and the 31, since they do overlap quite a bit. But not for a while, I want to spend a while just getting to know my new friend. I was prepared to be disappointed, to find out that all the talk was just hype, but I was impressed. Not sure these pictures do such a beautiful lens justice - the color, contrast, and that indefinable something makes this lens live up to it's reputation.
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Old May 6, 2011, 5:09 AM   #2
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Congratulations on your "new toy" - looks like a great lens in some great hands!
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