I went to Florida and only took 3 lenses...

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Tecpatl4, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Tecpatl4

    Tecpatl4 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 16, 2010
    Midwest
    Softshell turtle, Panny 20mm

    P2221185.

    Osprey, OM 135mm at f8

    P2221230.

    Wolf Spider, OM 50/1.8 with 2 inches of extension. Shot at f8 I think (it was hard to concentrate with my wife screaming)

    spider3.

    Spider, body length about 5mm. OM 135mm with 45mm extension.
    P22212012.
     
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  2. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    geezes, how far were you from the spider on that?!!? anytime I get near a spider that's just chilling and not on a web, runs like hell.
     
  3. Tecpatl4

    Tecpatl4 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 16, 2010
    Midwest
    The wolf spider? about 4 inches. It was pretty chilly, one of the disadvantages of being cold blooded.

    The other one? that 135 with the extension was about 2 feet away.
     
  4. chrith

    chrith Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 12, 2010
    that about sums up florida
     
  5. Tecpatl4

    Tecpatl4 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 16, 2010
    Midwest
    Did get to see a rocket launch, but not nearly close enough for a photo.
     
  6. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Nice photos, though to tell you the truth I'm rather unimpressed with the detail in the OM Zuiko 135mm photos. :( The OM Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 and Lumix 20mm f/1.7 shots were fabulous!
     
  7. Tecpatl4

    Tecpatl4 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 16, 2010
    Midwest
    I'm afraid I would have to agree with you. It's also difficult to focus on the EP-1 in sunlight. Most of the bird photos were taken with zone focusing. I tried it with a polarizer and it was impossible. It's not the thing for wildlife, so I think I'm going to find another plan. However, I got some pretty good shots of a high school play in a theatre, so it will still have a home.
     
  8. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Yeah, I bet the VF-2 would have made a big difference... I really loved my E-P1, but of course it was the first of its kind when I got it. You did an awesome job manually focusing the 50mm/1.8 with just the E-P1's low-res LCD. :) I couldn't imagine getting a bird in flight to perfection with it, though.