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Cyclamen.

Just acquired another new toy.It's a little mZ 14-42mm EZ pancake zoom mainly to use with my E-PM2 to provide a true pocket kit. This morning, before the rain arrived I gave it a work out on the E-M5 photographing some newly planted Cyclamen in my (soon to collapse) wheelbarrow planter.




The little lens has an impressive closest focus distance of 0.2m/8in so I gave it a whirl wide open at the long end for some close ups.






This looks to be another little Olympus micro 4/3rds lens I'm going to enjoy.

Thanks for looking.
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Re: Cyclamen.

Nice result, from an impressive little lens.
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Re: Cyclamen.

New toys are nice Peter! Well done, the results look great to me.
I have a similar recycled barrow - in need of attention now I come to think of it.
Love cyclamen and yours look great.
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Re: Cyclamen.

Peter I lurve the 2nd image thanks for sharing as you have reminded me to dig up and take my Cyclamen plants
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Re: Cyclamen.

Thanks for your kind comments Internaut, Lyn and Chevvy.

Lyn, my wheelbarrow is beyond "attention" a replacement is needed.

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Re: Cyclamen.

Hey Peter, that wheelbarrow looks old enough to be the one wheeled through the broad and narrow streets of Dublin by a certain fishmonger's daughter.

Makes a great garden feature, though, especially planted with those Cyclamen. That lens seems to be a little gem and I especially like the 2nd shot - the close up of the blooms with the background nicely out of focus.
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Re: Cyclamen.

Nice shots Peter. The second works especially well.
You're not missing the 60 you sold me then

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Re: Cyclamen.

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Nice shots Peter. The second works especially well.
You're not missing the 60 you sold me then

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I think I've got the ideal lens combination for now. I still have the 12-50mm for true near macro. I part exchanged the Lumix 20mm (which has been replaced by the 17mm) for the 14-42mm which was already at a good price from Ffordes as it was split from a kit.

Happy bunny.
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Hey Peter, that wheelbarrow looks old enough to be the one wheeled through the broad and narrow streets of Dublin by a certain fishmonger's daughter.

Makes a great garden feature, though, especially planted with those Cyclamen. That lens seems to be a little gem and I especially like the 2nd shot - the close up of the blooms with the background nicely out of focus.
Thanks John, I'm very impressed with the little lens.

It's not even a real wheelbarrow, it's a 1/3 scale model sold as a planter in garden centres. The planting changes with the seasons and as you say provides a nice feature on my otherwise blank small front lawn.

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Re: Cyclamen.

Looks like a good lens. You suggest this is a true pocket kit (with E-PM2). Is it really that pocketable? Possibly in a raincoat or waterproof but what about a jacket pocket?
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Looks like a good lens. You suggest this is a true pocket kit (with E-PM2). Is it really that pocketable? Possibly in a raincoat or waterproof but what about a jacket pocket?
Here you are, complete with my jacket.







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Re: Cyclamen.

Ummm not as bad as I thought. Sometimes on business I want to have a camera with me but can't be seen to have one hanging around my neck so somethimg that slips into a pocket would be useful. I am making do with an old 8MPcompact that is 38mm thick but the quality really suffers for indoor architecture. Having something pocketable that is compatable with my main kit would be a real bonus as a backup.

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