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Old Aug 26, 2015, 8:55 PM   #1
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With the success of my last "UGLY" grade lens purchase from KEH last October, decided to try another. Had heard so many good things about the M 75-150, and then noticed one at KEH for only $19. Lens looks great - no scratches, haze or fungus, not too much dust, and body looks almost new to me! Took it out for a brief trial on a recent butterfly stroll, and here are some of the results.

We've seen very few Monarch butterflies this year, but this one was nice enough to pose for several snapshots. First is at minimum focus, perched on a Crownbeard stem.
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And here's the same butterfly, in the midst of laying eggs on a Milkweed plant. This one was taken with the aid of an old Pentax brand close-up filter.
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This Northern Pearly-Eye was also taken with 75-150 plus close-up filter. Had a fair amount of purple fringing, but easy enough to remove in PP.
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Here are several Pearl Crescents working the Crownbeard bloom.
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And two views of a Tiger Swallowtail feeding at the Swamp Milkweed.
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It seems there's something odd about the bokeh of this particular lens. Do you like it, or is it distracting?
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Had heard that this lens is supposed to be especially good for capturing reds. Here are some Spicebush berries getting nice and red.
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And finally a nice orangey-red Gulf Fritillary. The 75-150 does seem to be very good at capturing both detail and color.
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Will look forward to more time trying out this new old lens. And would really appreciate your input, suggestions, and critique!

(PS this last photo of the Gulf Fritillary was taken with a Tamron Adaptall 90 macro plus 2X TC - colors not quite so vibrant, or is it just my imagination?)
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Looks like a great find, nice captures. Sharp and nice creamy backgrounds, looks like a keeper
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