The first was in the shade, this one in full sunshine
Very nice macros.
Nice shots, i actually prefer the first one.
Peter, None overwhelm me. The Switar appears lack any "bite".
Why is this a "Macro" lens (I know they call it Macro Switar). How high a magnification can you get using this lens?
BTW, For those who do not know, Peter specializes in Orchids. He is an expert (and I have seen better images from him).
A few year ago, I had bought an Alpa-Reflex to Leica M adapter, supposed to allow the 50mm Kern Macro Switar to be coupled to the M rangefinder. It never worked.
The G1 is the first digital camera that accepts this wonderful lens; the focusing is easy and precise.
The G1 was a worthy acquisition if only for nothing else than to use my Alpa glass that had been sleeping for years (Angenieux, Kern, Kinoptik, Schneider).
More on my Alpa web site: www.alpareflex.com
Vivek, thank you for your remarks.
From infinity to 1/3 (on 24x36)Why is this a "Macro" lens (I know they call it Macro Switar). How high a magnification can you get using this lens?
Here some of my web sites for those who might be interested:BTW, For those who do not know, Peter specializes in Orchids. He is an expert (and I have seen better images from him).
I'm not sure if I posted this one before.
| G1 | Novoflex mFT/LEM | Visoflex3 | Bellows2 | Tele-Elmar 1:4.0/135mm |
And yes it's one of Luigi's soft releases
Last edited by Knorp; 16th February 2009 at 10:03. Reason: typo
Wow Cindy, super super sharp image here. Is there alot of sharpening or USM applied here?
I did not realise that this topic was open for everybody to post macro pictures. So, stupid me opened another topic for my orchidee pics
To Peter : I prefer the soft aspect of your first picture
To Cindy : wow, super
To Monza : super cat, 0.6s handheld ?
C U soon,
Nice macros everyone. I'm glad this thread came back to the top.
Monza, I love your example of Felis Catus. Nice sharp green eyes and cute little orange nose.
Mazor, I did a mid-tone contrast enhancement. Google it and you will get a few ideas. It really helps to make an image pop. Then I just did a high-pass sharpen. I added an edge darken, which draws the eye to the subject.
The Oly 50 f/2 is a killer-sharp lens to start with. I had it stopped down some, too.
Rafael, Please join in. We are glad to have you here.
Cindy, Monza, Marzor, Rafael, Bart, I love your orchids, cats, screws. Hopefully soon more macros. Not orchid season here, right now only phals blooming. Looking for more from all G1ers
Rafael, no, that was on a tripod. I am not steady enough for half second exposures! Cindy, I'm very pleased with the quality of the Zuiko macro especially for a quick wide-open test with inadequate kitchen lighting.
May I add an orchid? I hadn't considered this a macro--but a closeup--and its with the 45-200 lens. Its handheld in the orchid house of Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. ISO 125, f/4.7 1/320s I used the MF assist to place the focus where I wanted. Using the small 45-200 and handholding, I could move around easily to get the best placement of the sunlight and background---would have been a lot harder with my 5D, macro lens or perhaps 70-200.
That is very nice Diane...what focal length?
Diane, Cindy, I love your orchid shots. Are you interested in orchids only for photography or do you collect them?
Cindy, could you expand on the lighting of your shot?
Peter, I shot this in the orchid house of a botanical garden here. No, I don't raise orchids.
Love the Orchid shots Folks, here's something nasty ...
| g1 | novoflex mft/lem | visoflex | bellows | tele-elmar 1:4.0/135mm |
Now if only I had the guts ...
digital cameras as versatile as the G1, together with a computer and some software, can be soooo muuuuch fun !
I got my bellows out again, and shot a 3 image panorama of the flower. Shot in RAW, adjusted contrast and exposure a little in Silkypix, then converted to jpg.
3 jpgs automatically stitched together with "hugin" software.
Resized to postable dimensions in PaintShopPro.
Here's the result, I hope you like it :
I have one more test in the camera, will probably upload later.
Here's the second one, workflow the same as previous, but needed more cropping in PaintShopPro