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I love this lens! and no, these are not crops! It’s the lens set at 1:1. The dial on the lens is a little clumsy! It will take some getting used to!
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Quiet Friday morning photos: the 60mm for architecture

Nice morning to take photos! Thankfully my neighbourhood has quieted with the egress of the student hoards for the holiday. I put my shoes on, grabbed my sunglasses, and went out for some shots. No nature or anything to really use the macro, and the flower cart that I was depending on in the Market was not yet open! It was really nice to be outside with the sun and although cool out, it is shaping up to be a nice spring-like day! Not many cars either, so you can actually hear the birds!

These were fully automatic shots since I was lazy, I did look for lots of range in the images but the light was quite harsh. It has been a while since the sun has been out! This 60mm is really nice! I really cannot wait for the opportunity to really use the macro and also use this as a portrait lens… I think that is where this lens really shines… for architecture, I’ll stick with my Tokina 11-16mm.
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I love these photo-comparisons!

I’m not sure if I have linked to that page showing Ottawa Now and Then photos that allow you to “slide” the old and new images, taken from the same vantage point. I tried googling it but I didn’t find it right away so I’ll do that later!

Here is one from Paris with photos from 1900-2013! Sometimes the only difference is the fashion!

wowsers… update on my reckless consumerism

So I was wondering whether or not I was going to be as impressed as many reviewers are about the Olympus 60mm. It is a tiny, long lens that struck me as rather steampunk when attached to my GH2. It was late and I was tired but attached it and took a few shots. Due to light limitations (it was dark outside too) I realized that handheld may not work if I wanted to shoot at, say, f22. So I just mounted it on my tripod and took some shots. Really sharp. Great lens, I really cannot wait until this long four day weekend down to the park. The weather looks promising!!!!!

This is f2.8
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cork….
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close up of my singing bowl!
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And even sharper at higher F.
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The F22 is nice 🙂
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First thoughts: Olympus 60mm

I purchased the Olympus 60mm 2.8 yesterday and spent the evening taking both macro and standard images. I haven’t imported any of those images but with the upcoming four day weekend, I am going to put this lens through its paces.

Spoiler alert: wicked sharp, awesome lens! more to come!

Star Trek Enterprise in Blu-Ray!

Yup. Big time nerd here. Star Trek Enterprise season 1, one of the better spin offs of the Star Trek franchise is set to be released in glorious Blu-ray next week. More info here.

It also includes a gag reel! And yes. It is my birthday in October. 🙂