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Walter

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Manners cost nothing, you do know that, don’t you?
What has my completely neutrally formulated question (without any offense in it) got to do with manners?
On coffecat's flickr photostream you can find a definitely better shot.
 
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What has my completely neutrally formulated question (without any offense in it) got to do with manners?
On coffecat's flickr photostream you can find a definitely better shot.
Unfortunately whether it was meant or not, it certainly hasn’t come across as a “neutrally formulated question” more as very condescending unfortunately.
 
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@coffeecat "Forgotten how nice this lens is."

Is this photo meant as a serious entry to this thread (concerning its composition)?
I am unsure what you mean?

Yes the picture was "meant seriously" and the comment was sincere. Are you implying the composition is poor? I can see the way the subjects are cropped might annoy some people. I posted the picture because I like it. There was no scope to get further away without climbing over a wall into a neighboring garden, and going in closer would have put me in the way of the view for the other people in the audience.

Anyway, please let me know, I'm genuinely interested.

Ta.
 
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Just to report: Walter and I have had a friendly conversation "offline" via PM about composition, no offence meant and none taken. The sort of thing that keeps me coming back to this website!
 

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Yes, absolutely no misunderstanding between Rob and me.
Because I knew this beforehand I felt the best way to make sure is the direct personal one, not the public discussion.
And I quite agree with you Rob, it's these kinds of talks and reactions that make mu-43 such an outstanding site.
 
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Trying out the L-monochrome setting.
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Finally got around to trying out the 60mm with some close-up lenses today - I have a Marumi, a couple of Raynoxes and the Olympus mentioned elsewhere. I couldn't fit the Marumi (I lacked a step-up ring in the right dimensions, and although the 150 Raynox worked okay the 250 was quite workable handheld. The Olympus did not produce anything of note and the images it produced were very 'mushy'.

So, here's a wee 8mm long bee from the privet hedge, as one example of what the Sigma can do with the 250 Raynox. It's not a Zuiko 60 by any means, but it will pass for emergencies. On a bean-bag or tripod for close up work with spiders and things I suspect it will be quite good!

G6 + Sigma 60mm DN + Raynox 250
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Cross-posted as a B&W image in the Dedicated B&W thread
 
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A passing thought....

I didn't buy anything this week but I did acquire something - if that counts. And this may help those of us with the Sigma 60mm DN.

The lens comes with a hood, which is a pretty nice metal affair, and it controls flare quite well in certain circumstances and also offers some good protection for the outer element. However, if you use a lens cap with it then the cap itself is very difficult to take off inside the hood. I found the answer to this conundrum on the breakfast table - the lid off a Nutella jar. Perfect fit for the hood - no more squashed fingers.

It may be ugly, of course, but there's no one here to remark on that :D

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ISO 1600, f2.8 1/500
First time using Sigma 60mm at a hockey game. Up til now I've been using adapted manual focus lenses. This lens and the 30mm make taking photos much easier.
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Just a couple from the yard.
 

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In FF terms, is there a difference between 84mm and 120mm?

It works for me at the price I bought it for :D .....
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The Country Club

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(cross-posted in my Tennis thread :) )

G6 + Sigma 60mm DN
 
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