Succulents E-P2 / 45mm macro

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Boyzo, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. Boyzo

    Boyzo Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 3, 2010
    These are jpegs with minimal PP

    both f4 ISO100 DOF was intended to be minimal.
    Great lens the 45mm PL and marry's so well with the E-P2.

  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nice results - if I sell my ZD50 + adapter locally I'm planning on getting one of these.

    Like the bokeh and dof effect - were these taken MF or AF?
  3. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Very nice Boyzo. Would you say that the "true" color of the plant's body is as you've rendered it or is it a little more green? I don't mean this as any sort of veiled criticism, I'm just asking out of interest. The colors here are striking and I particularly like the first one very much - really lovely.
  4. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Really nice, Boyzo. Both of those are excellent!
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  5. Bokeh Diem

    Bokeh Diem Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 14, 2010
    Very nice work... especially the restrained PP. Did you use a tripod or were the shots hand held? I ask as there has been discussion on this forum regarding the latter w/ respect to this lens.

    Bokeh D
  6. steve

    steve Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 18, 2010
    Havertown, PA
    Gorgeous. Really well done. Your images are one of the reasons I was convinced to buy this lens. Thanks.
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  7. hodad66

    hodad66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 27, 2010
    Indialantic, Florida
    a beautiful, tender study
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  8. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

  9. noodlehaus

    noodlehaus Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 14, 2010
    Wow, I think i'll have to save up for this lens as well!
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  10. Rich M

    Rich M Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 2, 2010
    Very nice capture......VERY nice creamy.
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  11. Boyzo

    Boyzo Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 3, 2010
    Bill I used AF rairly use MF. MF only needed on occasions when stubborn subjects wont Focus lock.

    Bill the PL 45/2.8 won't disappoint you it really is a superb lens its not got the Leica name on it for nothing.
  12. Boyzo

    Boyzo Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 3, 2010
    Hi BB glad you like the shots, this plant is not green its kinda silver grey :smile:

    These plants are very in here in Aus. well for me especially on account of our very abnormal low rainfall (Last Decade)

    Succulents do have a beauty to them and so many varieties :smile:

    Ok we don't get snow in Melbourne and mild frosts, these are arid desert plants.
  13. Boyzo

    Boyzo Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 3, 2010
    Hi Bokey D I almost never use tripods ( I do have one) IBIS OIS spoilt me

    These shots were Hand Held but Ok the dedicated macro shooter say for flowers would use a tripod and yes for max DOF a tripod is necessary, setting up tripods for low viewpoints is more tedious, I took these shots so casually using the LCD on the E-P2 and AF.

    If cataloging flowers yes tripod would get that last bit out of the lens.

    Light was soft dappled sun Ideal so its really just the E-P2 jpeg and the quality is surely there. :smile:

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  14. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Thank you Boyzo. We have succulents over here, too. I had guessed that your colors were real, but it's nice to know for sure.

    Really superb photos and jpeg, too!:bravo-009: Good for you!