Monthly Archive: October 2012

Oct 21

Grains on a Petal

I know it’s been a long time since my last post.  I have been swamped at work and have had very little time to shoot or write.  I forced myself to take a few pictures today, though.  My wife had gotten some flowers a few days ago and I used them as a little subject. …

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Oct 12

Quick Test: Olympus 60mm Macro vs Olympus 12-50mm Kit Zoom

I’ve had several requests over the past few weeks to compare the new Olympus 60mm macro to the relatively versatile Olympus 12-50mm kit zoom that’s available as a bundle with the OM-D.  The 12-50mm is an interesting lens. It’s got a wonderful range, from super wide to medium telephoto, plus has a macro mode that …

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Oct 06

A Gorilla Portrait (and more)

I went to the zoo for about an hour yesterday. Just a quick jaunt to get some walking in and snap a few photos.  It being cool, with kids in school and in the mid afternoon on a Friday, there weren’t a lot of people.  One benefit to that was having the gorilla exhibit more …

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Oct 05

Macro Battle Part 2 – Olympus 60mm vs Leica 45mm

A few days ago, I compared the new Olympus 60mm f/2.8 against the venerable Leica 45mm f/2.8 to see how they stacked up in the macro and close focus arena when stopped down.  Today I’m going to look at another characteristic: Wide open performance and bokeh.  These are important because macro lenses often pull double …

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Oct 02

Spider Feast

Saw this tiny little spider (about 1 cm long) about to feast on a ladybug right after I got home from work today.  Grabbed my camera just with the little clip on flash and got some nice shots!  Boy…these little guys look a lot more ferocious when you get close:

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