Oly 12-40 does Wrist Watch Macros

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by FlyPenFly, Apr 16, 2014.

  1. FlyPenFly

    FlyPenFly Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 15, 2011
    I found the 12-40 on my E-M1 and a generic bounce flash with radio control to be competent for this use. You can't do extreme dial close ups but I have separate lenses for that.

    I apologize for the dust, weird reflections, and some depth of field problems. It's extremely challenging taking photos in a bar.

    These are all 1000px, there's a 1400px wide photo available if you click on the photo. I don't really use Flickr but it's convenient for sharing. I am at http://www.jaegraphy.com

    Feel free to share these out but please keep my signature in the photos. I do not grant any rights for use of these photos for any commercial purposes.

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  2. 50orsohours

    50orsohours Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 13, 2013
    Portland Oregon
    Excellent shots! Some of them remind me of Ming Thein's
     
  3. dav1dz

    dav1dz Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 6, 2012
    Canada
    Some expensive watches on display here
     
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  4. sonicxpx

    sonicxpx Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 25, 2013
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    Linh Vo
    incredible shots mate!
     
  5. dfreezy

    dfreezy Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 23, 2012
    Boston, MA
    Doug
    These are excellent, especially considering your working conditions!
     
  6. CarlG

    CarlG Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 6, 2013
    Tampa, FL
    Carl
    Nice images!! Even more impressive is that someone goes into a bar to shoot watch macros! :)
     
  7. silver92b

    silver92b Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    Great shots!
     
  8. Superstriker#8

    Superstriker#8 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 24, 2013
    Especially #33.
     
  9. FlyPenFly

    FlyPenFly Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 15, 2011
    Thanks everyone
     
  10. orfeo

    orfeo Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 27, 2013
    FR
    Blancpain fifhty fathoms, absolutly gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing!
     
  11. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    Australia
    Awesome work!
     
  12. leftnose

    leftnose Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 5, 2013
    Ditto. That's a gorgeous watch. A BP FF and a JLC Reverso are two grail watches for me.
     
  13. FlyPenFly

    FlyPenFly Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 15, 2011

    Yes, I love this one but I loved my original re-issue of this iconic piece.

    This one was take with an EPL2 on stock lens

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  14. FlyPenFly

    FlyPenFly Mu-43 Veteran

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  15. duke

    duke Mu-43 Veteran

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    Duke
    Love all the shots, just beautiful! Only criticism is the watch on the woman's wrist seems too large, still a gorgeous photo though.
     
  16. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    Australia
    can you provide any tips on your technique? Selection of backdrops, lighting, post processing.
     
  17. FlyPenFly

    FlyPenFly Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 15, 2011
    I wrote an article I can link later.

    As long as you lens can do a bit of close focus, it mostly comes down to flash modifiers, polarizes, background, and cleaning the object.