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brian1208
23rd April 2013, 12:30 PM
Its about this time of year I usually start thinking of doing some macro shooting and as I wandered in my garden with the 35-100f2.8 on the front of my EM-5 a cheeky little Hoverfly (Dronefly) teased me, thinking itself safe as I didn't have the 60mm macro on

Just for fun I stuck the lens in manual focus woth OIS on and banged of 5 shots, 3 of which suprised me with the accuracy of focus using the EVF and the detail even when cropped down to less than 800pix on the longest side, so I thought I would let you see them to see what you think

(looking at them once "Photobucketed" the 3rd one doesn't look too god, its much better in the original, but I'll leave it up anyway)

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m531/oldcanon/Panasonic%2035%20100%20test%20images/hoverflycrop1-100.jpg

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m531/oldcanon/Panasonic%2035%20100%20test%20images/hoverflycrop100.jpg

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m531/oldcanon/Panasonic%2035%20100%20test%20images/hoverflycrop2-100.jpg

Its time to dig out the 60mm macro and give those bugs a scare :)

pdk42
23rd April 2013, 05:40 PM
Nice. What is the MFD of the 35-100?

Imageryone
23rd April 2013, 06:03 PM
Good exercise, well worth the effort.

brian1208
23rd April 2013, 06:26 PM
Thanks guys, glad you found it interesting, the MFD is 2.8ft according to the spec sheet

Alpha1
24th April 2013, 09:54 AM
Nice shots Brian considering the crop factor. All show a nice combination of movement and sharp detail. I really must spoil myself (again) and get that lens!! ;)