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08-24-2013, 04:25 AM   #16
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I would consider also a fisheye. Consider looking straight up, the view is amazing

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Enable aperture ring in the menu (usually the very last choice). i suggest you try the lens and do test shots before you go out, so that if you bump into any problems, you can search the forum for advice.
In forests, I enjoy using the M 50mm f1.7 for some "closeup" type photos of plants (moss, bark, individual blossoms), but to get a good feel of the whole forest, you will want to use the widest lens you have. So 18-135mm at 18mm. Tripod and 2 sec timer (with ISO 100) will also noticeably improve photo sharpness. If you have the time to set this up.
I have never been in a Redwood forest (there are none where I live), but its a great location for photos. Good luck!
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Back from the redwoods with a completely new outlook on my wants/needs for photography. I was really excited to get the A 50 1.7 to take along for the trip, but as it turns out I barely used the K30 at all. I found myself grabbing for the little Olympus more and realized that the K30, as great as it is, just doesn't suit me as my go to camera. I've decided to sell the K30 and 18-135, but will likely keep the 50 to use with my Olympus gear.
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Wut :|

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May have jumped the gun on my post yesterday as I know I'll be keeping the K30. We had a pretty rough trip and ended up coming home early... overall very frustrating.

I think that something that will keep me from reaching for the EPL1 will be if I get myself a lens comparable to the Olympus 45 1.8. I really enjoy the 45 and was wondering if the 70 limited would be worth looking into?
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What happened?
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Should have researched more for a place to stay - ended up in a less than desirable place. Feeling a bit uncomfortable is what probably led to me feeling rushed when shooting. I did manage to take a few shots with both cameras, but nothing at all like I had hoped for. Live and learn...
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Exactly where did you go? Are you from California?

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