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Forum: Close-ups Mar 19, 2012, 12:27 AM
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Backyard critters

I've got a Marumi Achromat +5 diopter, this was the first time I tried it out on the end of my 50mm lens with my NEX. I'm very impressed with the sharpness:
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Forum: Panasonic / Leica Mar 15, 2012, 3:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 785
It's just done with a piece of steel wool. The...

It's just done with a piece of steel wool. The steel wool is sold here in a roll, and I take a length of maybe 30 cm of it and fold it up and push it into a holder - either a kitchen whisk or just...
Forum: Panasonic / Leica Mar 14, 2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 785
Yes, it's a very capable camera, and it has great...

Yes, it's a very capable camera, and it has great features for manual focus which allow you to work easily with vintage lenses. I am using the kit 16mm, an old Konica 50mm f/1.4 and an old 80-200mm...
Forum: Panasonic / Leica Mar 13, 2012, 2:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Hi Rui, Congratulations - you'll get some...

Hi Rui,

Congratulations - you'll get some great shots with the A55V and the Tamron. I recently moved to a Sony NEX-5 and I'm loving it.
Forum: Panasonic / Leica Mar 12, 2012, 7:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,042
Excellent set of shots TG! You really did well...

Excellent set of shots TG! You really did well with the panning.
Forum: Panasonic / Leica Mar 12, 2012, 7:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 785
Hi Raghu, The NEX-5 (since the 3 doesn't...

Hi Raghu,

The NEX-5 (since the 3 doesn't have any remote capability). I love it! It's great at higher ISO and really good for manual focus with old lenses. Here are a couple of shots from this...
Forum: Panasonic / Leica Mar 12, 2012, 1:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Quite a sequence - well captured.

Quite a sequence - well captured.
Forum: Panasonic / Leica Mar 12, 2012, 1:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 785
An fz40 Moon

I haven't used my Panasonic for a couple of months, since buying a NEX. On Saturday night I was out with a group at a great coastal location shooting the moonrise, stars, burning steel wool, etc. and...
Forum: Panasonic / Leica Mar 12, 2012, 1:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Fantastic tulip shots - I love the first one!

Fantastic tulip shots - I love the first one!
Forum: Panasonic / Leica Feb 9, 2012, 5:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 804
Lovely shots - great light, excellent detail,...

Lovely shots - great light, excellent detail, very nice :)
Forum: Panasonic / Leica Feb 5, 2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
I'm just wondering how they came to name the crab...

I'm just wondering how they came to name the crab that way?

Nice set of shots Raghu :)
Forum: Panasonic / Leica Feb 5, 2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 597
It is a very sharp lens for this kind of camera...

It is a very sharp lens for this kind of camera Craig; these are great shots, well done.
Forum: Panasonic / Leica Feb 5, 2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Excellent shots saly, amazing subjects, well...

Excellent shots saly, amazing subjects, well captured!
Forum: Panasonic / Leica Feb 1, 2012, 7:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,242
Thanks for the info Phil - do you know if that...

Thanks for the info Phil - do you know if that applies to the fz40 as well?
Forum: Panasonic / Leica Jan 31, 2012, 6:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,242
John, Phil is correct that you can put a...

John,

Phil is correct that you can put a 52mm close-up filter on the end of your lens, but that will put quite a bit of weight on the lens mechanism which may not be beneficial. The usual path is...
Forum: Panasonic / Leica Jan 30, 2012, 9:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Clever shot Raghu

Clever shot Raghu
Forum: Panasonic / Leica Jan 30, 2012, 6:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Great shot Raghu!

Great shot Raghu!
Forum: Panasonic / Leica Jan 30, 2012, 6:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
#4 is an awesome duck shot!

#4 is an awesome duck shot!
Forum: Panasonic / Leica Jan 28, 2012, 5:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 836
I really like the shoe, and the second fly is...

I really like the shoe, and the second fly is well done although a bit creepy!
Forum: Panasonic / Leica Jan 28, 2012, 5:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
XHassan, I agree - it's because the first one has...

XHassan, I agree - it's because the first one has the focus on the eyes. It doesn't seem to work well taking shots of insects that are not front-on, because there's no good place to focus.
Forum: Panasonic / Leica Jan 27, 2012, 12:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Thanks all - love the Kung Fu quote FITCIP :)

Thanks all - love the Kung Fu quote FITCIP :)
Forum: Panasonic / Leica Jan 26, 2012, 7:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Grasshoppers

These tiny things are eating all of my silverbeet plants - may as well photograph them :)

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Forum: Panasonic / Leica Jan 16, 2012, 1:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,102
Congratulations John, nice shots :)

Congratulations John, nice shots :)
Forum: Panasonic / Leica Jan 11, 2012, 6:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Great series - excellent shots, and the pirates...

Great series - excellent shots, and the pirates are a nice touch :)
Forum: Panasonic / Leica Jan 11, 2012, 6:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Very, very cool moon shot - well done!

Very, very cool moon shot - well done!
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