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Uninteresting Post. Went on a Shopping Spree Yesterday

Robert Watcher

Well-known member
I wanted a couple of specialty lenses for the current work that I am doing, and found them on kijiji.ca close to where we are staying for the next couple of months in Ontario.

For macro work, I purchased a 35mm macro (2:1 70mm equiv) in the four thirds mount for close up detail shots and for copy work in the field. For a longer reach zoom, I received a 75-300mm (150-600mm equiv) micro four thirds mount. Both in pristine condition. I used to have the 70-300 lens for my E-3 and E-520’s and really miss having a lens in that range for shooting people surfing at the ocean as well as reaching into the jungle to capture wild animals - so now have a replacement for that. The 40-150 (80-300mm equiv) that I have been depending on with my micro 4/3 gear, just doesn’t cut it for reach.

Also ordered in a couple 64GB Sandisk cards and the Anker USB3 card reader as well as a power cable for my MacBook, from Amazon. And I picked up a hardly used iPhone 7 - 128GB yesterday to replace my 16GB iPhone 6. So went on a bit of a spending spree when I returned from El Salvador on Monday (mind you all for half the price of one new premium Olympus lens) - and now I am set for a while for my street and travel work when I head back in November.


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These lenses weren’t necessary, but should provide a slight edge on taking images such as these that I shot in a jungle atop a volcano in Nicaragua last month.


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Robert Watcher

Well-known member
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Wild to Ontario Canada LOL
A quick go with the 75-300 outside. Focused well even with tree limbs in the way as the nervous squirrel scurried around before disappearing


E-M1 w/75-300 @ 200mm - f8.0 @ 1/160 @ 1600 ISO
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Robert Watcher

Well-known member
I’m looking forward to honing macro skills as well. I’ve never done it and from a quick test last night on a few different objects that were close to me - it ain’t easy. Macro requires a different skill set that I’m determined to master. I used single point AF for these. This lens goes to 2:1 magnification (2 times life size) on micro 4/3.



E-M1 w/35mm macro - f5.0 @ 1/160 @ 3200 ISO
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Ink Dots Visible - text on Amazon Gift Card - approx 3/4” x 1/2” uncropped
Edge to Edge Sharpness
E-M1 w/35mm macro - f5.0 @ 1/10 @ 3200 ISO
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Razor Thin DOF
E-M1 w/35mm macro - f5.6 @ 1/40 @ 3200 ISO
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Microscopic M - the Flower head that these petals are part of, is around 2-3” across
E-M1 w/35mm macro - f16 @ 1/60 @ 3200 ISO
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Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
So handsome and cute to the nth!


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So tell us about this little fellow? What it called? How common and easy to find are they?

Are the hard to catch?


Asher
 

Robert Watcher

Well-known member
So handsome and cute to the nth!



So tell us about this little fellow? What it called? How common and easy to find are they?

Are the hard to catch?


Asher

Red Toed Frog I believe. I know nothing about them. I was on assignment shooting images of local creatures such as these frogs, for a client (this isn’t the image that they licenced - it’s an extra that included a hand).

People who are familiar with the jungle provided the frog in it’s environment, to be photographed. I’ve never seen one other than in pictures in all the years we have been photographing in Central America. I suppose if you were trying to find them specifically and you knew where and what you were looking for, they might be easy to find in the wild.


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