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  1. #11
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    E500 50mm f2.0 1/3200 iso 100

    Olympus E-500, 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6, 40-150mm f/4-5.6 , 50mm f/2.0 Macro, FL-36 Flash, Manfrotto 680B Monopod with 3265 Grip Action Ballhead and quick release stored in a LowePro Slingshot 300.

  2. #12
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    Nice Gary,

    This is the sunset out the front door yesterday...

    Cheers, Don
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    Don Kondra - Furniture Designer/Maker
    Product Photography

    Olympus E-3 ~ E-30
    ZD 50 ~ 7-14 ~ 14-35 ~ 14-54 ~ 12-60 ~ 35-100 ~ 50-200 ~ EC 20
    Velbon tripod/ball head
    Slik tripod/Jobu Jr 2 Gimbal

  3. #13
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    Here are a couple from a trip to the Adironacks a few weeks ago. It was the first outing with my 12-60 on my E-510. I am hoping to make this my main travel lens for hiking to keep the weight down (although I really like my 11-22). So far it is promising. the focusing feels fast even on the E-510.

    Both shots are JPG's straight from the camera, just resized. The water lily was a few feet away leaning way over. ISO 100, F/4.5, 1/400 @ 60mm. While I had to get really close to the salamander I am pretty impressed with the closeup ability compared to the 50mm macro. That was ISO 100, F/4, 1/20 @ 60mm.
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  4. #14
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    Tried a self portrait with continuous lights and ZD 50mm f 2..

    First time I went -1 on sharpening

    Cheers, Don
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    Don Kondra - Furniture Designer/Maker
    Product Photography

    Olympus E-3 ~ E-30
    ZD 50 ~ 7-14 ~ 14-35 ~ 14-54 ~ 12-60 ~ 35-100 ~ 50-200 ~ EC 20
    Velbon tripod/ball head
    Slik tripod/Jobu Jr 2 Gimbal

  5. #15
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    kgosden, those are some really nice shots.

    Don, I tried a self portrait once and it came out horribly. The point was it was supposed to look horrible, but it was bed even considering that. I didn't try again.

    I'll try to get a few up soon, maybe even tonight. I haven't looked at the pictures I took with my new 70-300 lens yet.

  6. #16
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    Jan 2008
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    Greetings,

    Didn't care for what the 50 did to my nose and chubby cheeks

    Tried the 18-180 @ 86mm, 1/6, f 8, iso 200... I can see just about a whole umbrella in my right eye, have to keep that in mind in the future...

    Cheers, Don
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    Don Kondra - Furniture Designer/Maker
    Product Photography

    Olympus E-3 ~ E-30
    ZD 50 ~ 7-14 ~ 14-35 ~ 14-54 ~ 12-60 ~ 35-100 ~ 50-200 ~ EC 20
    Velbon tripod/ball head
    Slik tripod/Jobu Jr 2 Gimbal

  7. #17
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    Looking for Goats

    1. I didn't go here, just took a picture from across the canyon.
    2. Mountain Goat's Hideaway
    3. Mountain Goat Escape Stair. It's steeper than it looks, I was pointing the camera up around 20 degrees when I took it. Hard to climb with a camera in one hand.
    4. I saw goats! The first time I've noticed them first, we were going to the same small peak on opposite sides of the ridge. I climbed the ridge suddenly, and there they were. Mountain goats are fast and agile but not stealthy, I was made aware of their presence by the avalanche that follows them around.
    5. It was a whole train! About 10 goats including 2 kids, moving mostly single file.

    Taken with the 14-42 and 70-300 lenses, you can probably guess which are which. I was greatly irritated by the 70-300 lens, until I saw the pictures it made, I think much better of it now. Generally no PP, if so it was done in Irfanview, and was mostly likely contrast adjustment.
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  8. #18
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    Wild currants, taken from about 3 feet away with the 70-300 on my way back down. I am very impressed. I stupidly didn't bring water, and was so thirsty I ate about 100 of these things on my way down.

    My system hasn't learned to autofocus on mountain goats instead of rocks yet.
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  9. #19
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    Lens comparison: 14-54 vs. 18-180 (pre-replacement) vs. 70-300 (in that order). If you were wondering which is better for mountain goats, hopefully this clears things up!

    I like the MF switch on the 70-300. Sometimes the lens gets to hunting on C-AF, so when I have the range on something I am making multiple exposures of, I just throw the MF switch and the lens stops hunting.
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  10. #20
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    Jan 2008
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    Hi Raven,

    Good shooting.. I'm assuming these were straight out of camera???

    Took the liberty with your last shot, sharpening, little bit of brighten, contrast, saturation and resize in FastStone Image Viewer..

    Cheers, Don
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    Don Kondra - Furniture Designer/Maker
    Product Photography

    Olympus E-3 ~ E-30
    ZD 50 ~ 7-14 ~ 14-35 ~ 14-54 ~ 12-60 ~ 35-100 ~ 50-200 ~ EC 20
    Velbon tripod/ball head
    Slik tripod/Jobu Jr 2 Gimbal

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