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Danny_SWE

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I picked this lens up today. Couldn't wait until I got home (700m away from post office), so I immediately put it on and took some shots in the neighborhood. Fantastic lens! Have a feeling it will live on the E-M5 body.

They have recently painted alot in the tunnels...

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One with my ride...

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And also found a great macro subject...

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A few years ago they started by painting the houses, here is the nicest one...

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Very versatile lens! And fits the E-M5 very well!
 

davidzvi

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around Quechee Gorge, Quechee VT.

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is f4 enough for a run-around zoom?
yep
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With a great forecast for probably the last really warm fall weather, took a 3 day backpack / climbing trip in the Sawatch range. The goal was a couple of unnamed 13,000' peaks with interesting ridge scrambles. It was limited hunting season, which will explain the spousal unit's striking color of shirt. Being late fall, no flowers to photograph - you will just have to settle for the shirt! :laugh:

Too many pics for a single post....

Day 1, Short, less than two hour hike to camp - great view.
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camp view, on Flickr

Morning day 2, the climbing goal is the long skyline ridge.
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long ridge, on Flickr

"Interesting" approach to the ridge proper
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interesting bit, on Flickr

On the ridge crest - fun starts.
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ridge crest, on Flickr

Still on the ridge - summit at left.
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ridge, on Flickr

More ridge.
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more ridge, on Flickr

Starting descent from summit.
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starting descent, on Flickr

Snow on descent.
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snow, on Flickr

Almost back to camp.
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camp, on Flickr

And with less than a two hour hike in to camp, of course I had to bring the 300 f/4 Pro - Pika!
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pika, on Flickr
 

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Continuation of previous post....

Day 3 - Sunrise.
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sunrise, on Flickr

Starting second climb - heading up out of camp.
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heading out, on Flickr

View of day 2 climb, descended right hand ridge to flat section, then down obvious snow....
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day 1 climb, on Flickr

What would a Sawatch climb be without a boulder field? Fun starts from obvious high point.
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boulder field, on Flickr

View from ridge - Ice Mountain, North Apostle.
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view from ridge, on Flickr

Climbing on ridge.
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ridge, on Flickr

More ridge, summit at left.
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more ridge, on Flickr
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Almost to summit.

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Interesting spot on descent
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Got back to camp, packed up, and bailed for the trailhead - final view looking back....
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looking back, on Flickr
 

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saladin

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The last few posts sum up exactly the reason for the existence of this lens. Paired with an Em5iii , you'd have fully weathersealed , a versatile focal length and not carry a gram more than necessary up a mountain.
 

Panolyman

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Outstanding photos.
Not withstanding that I'd never attempt anything like that.....
I'd never ever consider taking camera equipment as good as that on a climb like that.
But thankfully @ColorBlind (and spouse) did and I'm delighted he did....
and returned safely. :thumbsup:
 

fotoppi

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What a hike, would have loved to be there as well...
But even if you don't hike but just kneel in the garden, this lens is usable ;)

12mm close-up, new possibilities.
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looking at the ISO; this was a grey morning, that's why I opted for the workspace partial color filter II
 

Danny_SWE

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Some random nature shots from my latest ride...


Sun trails by Daniel Cederberg, on Flickr


Bagge på utflykt by Daniel Cederberg, on Flickr


Llama by Daniel Cederberg, on Flickr

I have found that to get best object isolation on a close macro subject, better zoom in and back of a little (so you can get focus again since close limit changes when zooming in)... not to surprising, but still :)

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And also found this bugger on me, can't we get rid of these soon!?

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(check out fungi mosaic also: https://www.mu-43.com/threads/mushrooms-other-fungi.17852/post-1418952)
 

fotoppi

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Some random nature shots from my latest ride...

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Llama by Daniel Cederberg, on Flickr

I have found that to get best object isolation on a close macro subject, better zoom in and back of a little (so you can get focus again since close limit changes when zooming in)... not to surprising, but still :)

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And also found this bugger on me, can't we get rid of these soon!?

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(check out fungi mosaic also: https://www.mu-43.com/threads/mushrooms-other-fungi.17852/post-1418952)
versatility proven
 

fotoppi

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accidental use cases
one day, one tour, one lens
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Panolyman

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I've been thinking along the same lines Randy, which is partly why I've invested in a used E-M5 Mk2.
However, the EVF issues I'm already having are giving me second thoughts. :hmmm:
Although I'm sure it would be fine on my Mk1.
Is it possible to trade five lenses in for just one do you think? :laugh:
 

fotoppi

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I'm thinking of getting this lens and parting with a few primes I have. For how I shoot, one fast prime for my limited indoor work should be sufficient. This seems right at home on the E-M5.x.
I would not want to live without my 17/1.8.
The 45/1.8 has its right to exist as well. And the 60/2.8 is needed for real macro shots.
The 12-45 is just perfect when I don’t know what to expect from the day.
 
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