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Bee closeups with 12-35

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Kiwi Paul, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 15, 2011
    Aberdeen Scotland
    I took these handheld using the G5 with 12-35 @35mm, f7.1. These are all 100% post crops, I think the IQ is excellent, great detail and clarity, who says the 12-35 can't do close ups!! lol

    Comments welcome.

    Paul

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  2. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Very nice considering those are tight crops. The 12-35's close focusing abilities is a major plus. I never really paid much attention to minimum focus distance until that lens, but now that I've had it for a while I really appreciate it as it adds a lot of flexibility for shots like these :2thumbs:
     
  3. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
    Takis
    Great shots!
     
  4. gs94121

    gs94121 Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 6, 2011
    Great shots !!!! Did you take close-up shots straight from Panny-X 12-35 or use Oly MCON-P01 macro converter ?
     
  5. Glenn S

    Glenn S Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2010
    Nice close-ups. I think your bee is a hoverfly though :smile:
     
  6. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 15, 2011
    Aberdeen Scotland
    Just using the 12-35 @35mm, these are 100% post crops though.

    Here's one before post cropping.

    Paul

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  7. danska

    danska Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 21, 2012
    Portland, OR
    Joe
    Very nice Paul. The 12-35 does do nice close ups. Like Jay said above, the minimum focus distance is quite nice on this lens. You can actually obtain a pretty shallow DOF using the long end and minimum focus, so wise choice on the aperture setting here.
     
  8. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 15, 2011
    Aberdeen Scotland
    No wonder there was no honey!! lol :redface:

    Paul