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  1. #491
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    Amazing photos guys and gals too. This one is a Cliffrose tree bloom taken at the Grand Canyon:

    Focal Length 75 mm
    Exposure Time 1/320 sec
    Aperture f/7.1
    ISO Equivalent 100



    Tropical Flower in The Mirage Resort Atrium

    Focal Length 125 mm
    Exposure Time 1/200 sec
    Aperture f/7.1
    ISO Equivalent 100

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  2. #492
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    Bluedog, Those are world quality photos, Extremely impressive.

  3. #493
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    Finally got my first camera yesterday, so here is some flower shots...




    -Mika

  4. #494
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    Comparisons 1

    I was going to make a seperate thread for this - but I felt it would be best here.
    Sometimes I wonder if my A-200 is good enough - generally it's because of the odd approach to macro. best macro is generally done at the telephoto end.
    The Olympus on the other hand is limited to it's wide end for macro - BUT you can get down to 3cm. The upshot is they can produce similar sized images - but the perspective is quite different.
    Sometimes the Oly seems better and sometimes the A-200 seems better - always the A-200 can resolve better.
    I have done a series of macro comparisons with all images treated the same and reduced to 700 wide more or less straight off the camera otherwise. My observation is the A-200 is usually more accurate though the C-740 can look impressive.
    Here's the first - a small yellow flower in a pot by my front door - on the C-740 first.
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    Geoff Chandler. UK/England/Surrey
    NIKON D90 / D80. Nikon 16 - 85 VR, Tamron 28-200,
    Sigma 70-300APO, Tokina 100 AT-X Pro D.
    SB600 flash. Panasonic DMC-TZ25

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  5. #495
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    Comparison 1-2

    Now the same flower on the A-200 at getting on for 200mm as opposed to 38 on the Oly
    Comments/observations gratefully (and gracefully) recieved!!
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    Geoff Chandler. UK/England/Surrey
    NIKON D90 / D80. Nikon 16 - 85 VR, Tamron 28-200,
    Sigma 70-300APO, Tokina 100 AT-X Pro D.
    SB600 flash. Panasonic DMC-TZ25

    http://geof777.multiply.com

  6. #496
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    Comparison 2-1

    Now the Oly turns to a purpley shaded flower - not sure what the colour is - but the oly gets it a bit wrong adding a touch of yellow I think - making it a touch bergundy - however it's fairly sharp on the Oly
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    Geoff Chandler. UK/England/Surrey
    NIKON D90 / D80. Nikon 16 - 85 VR, Tamron 28-200,
    Sigma 70-300APO, Tokina 100 AT-X Pro D.
    SB600 flash. Panasonic DMC-TZ25

    http://geof777.multiply.com

  7. #497
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    Comparison 2-2

    Now it really starts to get confusing. The A-200 colour is better but it seems to haveslightly over exposed this one.
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    Geoff Chandler. UK/England/Surrey
    NIKON D90 / D80. Nikon 16 - 85 VR, Tamron 28-200,
    Sigma 70-300APO, Tokina 100 AT-X Pro D.
    SB600 flash. Panasonic DMC-TZ25

    http://geof777.multiply.com

  8. #498
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    Comparison 2-3

    So - in this instance the A-200 is better slightly under exposing.
    Again Comments welcome...
    > It seems generally the Oly slightly washes out highlights a bit due to the extra contrast etc - but I have that down by 4 to help out - however, when it comes to dark flowers it's the A-200 that tends to over expose.
    I was starting to think the A-200 was not so good - but I guess its just different. With most normal shots it's lovely and natural with lots of detail - the C-740 tends to be more contrasty and sharpened up - rather like a processed postcard - but I have that more or less under control by reducing the contrast by 4 out of 5 and reducing the sharpness by 1 or 2 - also I often add one step in the blue direction to help with that colour change.
    SO - This shot is the most accurate when compared with the actual flower.
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    Geoff Chandler. UK/England/Surrey
    NIKON D90 / D80. Nikon 16 - 85 VR, Tamron 28-200,
    Sigma 70-300APO, Tokina 100 AT-X Pro D.
    SB600 flash. Panasonic DMC-TZ25

    http://geof777.multiply.com

  9. #499
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    I like your shots with the a200 more, mostly because of the very short depth of field it gives you.

  10. #500
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    Here's a seperate one - taken for the shot rather than an experiment - I much prefer this approach! The angle is more interesting
    (A-200, Slightly cropped image, 200mm Macro, F4.5, 1/60th sec,100 ISO)
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    Geoff Chandler. UK/England/Surrey
    NIKON D90 / D80. Nikon 16 - 85 VR, Tamron 28-200,
    Sigma 70-300APO, Tokina 100 AT-X Pro D.
    SB600 flash. Panasonic DMC-TZ25

    http://geof777.multiply.com

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