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09-01-2018, 10:18 AM   #2416
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Some steps or small terraces in a garden.

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One thing I've found with the Oly is that the lens release button is on the wrong side. I don't think it's just that I'm so used to having it on the right (ala Pentax)--it really does belong on the grip side of the camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dadipentak Quote
One thing I've found with the Oly is that the lens release button is on the wrong side. I don't think it's just that I'm so used to having it on the right (ala Pentax)--it really does belong on the grip side of the camera.
Almost as bad — all the Oly zooms turn in the wrong direction as well.

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Beautifully executed scenic.
Thanks.

Another Glacier NP pic, this time with the Oly 30 Macro:

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QuoteOriginally posted by dadipentak Quote
One thing I've found with the Oly is that the lens release button is on the wrong side. I don't think it's just that I'm so used to having it on the right (ala Pentax)--it really does belong on the grip side of the camera.
You must be right handed, as am I. The Oly appears to be a left handed camera.

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You must be right handed, as am I. The Oly appears to be a left handed camera.
I am left handed and much prefer the Pentax button position. I have an Oly but the release button is awkward for me.
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Yeah, I'm right handed but if the grip were on the left, I'd want the LR button there, too.
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E-M5 II and 75/1.8


E-M5 II and Laowa 7.5/2


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I'm really trying to give Silkypix a good go. Getting my head around the colours and the sharpening. I used a grad + polarizer here, so there is some shift:


Late summer at the river
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Fences
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E-M5 II and 75/1.8

Two nice images but that butterfly is a really striking, beautiful species quite unlike any that I see around here.
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butterfly is a really striking
This butterfly is called "peacock eye".
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This butterfly is called "peacock eye".
AH-HA, The eyes of Argos.
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A little cliched...

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Taken at a formerly private garden called Naumkeag. The first image is a view down in front of a retaining wall, the second is a view of the patio at the top of the same retaining wall but looking from the opposite end.
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Experimenting the other day using a Pana/Leica 200mm f2.8 as a macro lens, sometimes limited by the lens' close-focus distance, and sometimes, as here, using a Canon 500D achromatic close-up filter. Finding the subject and the focus point is very difficult, and DOF is miserably shallow. Results are acceptable, but not comparable to a devoted macro lens. BTW: even with the Canon attached, this mosquito image required substantial cropping to make it a picture of a mosquito rather than a picture of some plants, with, oh yes, a little mosquito there.
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
Experimenting the other day using a Pana/Leica 200mm f2.8 as a macro lens, sometimes limited by the lens' close-focus distance, and sometimes, as here, using a Canon 500D achromatic close-up filter. Finding the subject and the focus point is very difficult, and DOF is miserably shallow. Results are acceptable, but not comparable to a devoted macro lens. BTW: even with the Canon attached, this mosquito image required substantial cropping to make it a picture of a mosquito rather than a picture of some plants, with, oh yes, a little mosquito there.
When I have used my Pentax 200mm f/2.8 on APSC with the Canon 500D lens I have gotten some decent shots. But the DOF is razor thin that's true. On my Pentax DA* the calculator on Extreme Macro UK shows about a 0.68x total size. I tried to get the data on the Panasonic but couldn't find all the info needed (minimum focus distance was listed around 1m but no info on magnification at this distance was found).

You might try if you have that data to calculate the ratio that this combo is giving you: Cheap extreme macro magnification with achromat close up lenses
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