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Subject: [Leica] Contribution to the bleeping flower fixation - :-) - Tulip Magnolia - front yard - Boston
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Sun Apr 10 09:04:37 2005

Shot with the Olympus E-1 -"the Barnack camera for the digital era?"*-
matrix metering, 100 iso, 14-54 f2.8-3.5 Zuiko digital zoom (28-108).

*Erwin Puts, 9 April, 2005. 

B. D. 

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Douglas Sharp
Sent: Sunday, April 10, 2005 11:34 AM
To:; Leica Users Group; MUG
Subject: [Leica] Hyacinths,Creeping Phlox, Rosemary.........

Some more macro shots of mostly very small flowers, all currently 
flowering in the back garden.

I'm gradually getting the impression that Yashica managed to produce an 
exceptional lens when they built the ML 2,8/55mm macro.  I can see no 
real difference between it and the Macro-Elmarit 4/100mm when it comes 
to getting in really close. The extra stop and the shorter focal length 
is also a great help on a Canon 20D.

The Rosemary, Almond Blossom  and Muscari flowers were all taken with 
the Yashica,

all the others with Leica.

For an overview :

Technical stuff : Canon 20D + Leica and Yashica macro lenses, on camera 
flash for a couple of the Rosemary shots, otherwise daylight (partially 
diffused through an old white T-shirt, a light tablet (slide viewer) 
from  below and a blue LED flashlight for some of the highlights on a 
couple of shots.

White backgrounds enhanced with PS-Elements 3.0, noise reduction with 
Neat Image, sharpening with Focus Magic.

Comments are more than welcome.


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