Way too many flowers (V1+Bmacro)

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Wayne N. Veteran Member • Posts: 9,986
Way too many flowers (V1+Bmacro)

Way too many flowers in the next post. Sorry!

I had just received my 40.5-55mm step up ring the morning I headed over to Vancouver last weekend. Which meant that I could play around with my Oly Bmacro lens. What a surprise - I found my way to the rose garden in Stanley Park, and although there weren't any roses, there was a smorgasbord of other great flower shots to be had. So, I spent a couple of hours having fun with the V1, 30-110, and Bmacro lens.

I was very happy with the EVF, the focusing accuracy (and the manual focusing when required), with the sharpness of the 30-110+bmacro combo, with the VR, and with the burst shooting. It made getting the shots a lot of fun. It's a great cam!

Lotsa shots, so I put them in the next post

Thanks for looking. And if you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear them.

Cheers,

Wayne
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Paul Pasco
Paul Pasco Veteran Member • Posts: 5,094
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Beautiful Wayne, fantastic colors! I especially like #4 and #7. The bmacro seems to work very well with the 30-110 and the rendering of the out of focus areas is very smooth. Nice work.
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Billy1 Contributing Member • Posts: 894
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Outstanding shots and gallery Wayne!

You have a great eye!

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Wayne N. OP Veteran Member • Posts: 9,986
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Paul Pasco wrote:

Beautiful Wayne, fantastic colors!

Thanks Paul! Yes, fantastic colors was yet another thing I am loving about the V1

I especially like #4 and #7.

Cool - I'm glad I kept #7 in the post - it was almost on the chopping block lol!

The bmacro seems to work very well with the 30-110 and the rendering of the out of focus areas is very smooth. Nice work.

Yeah, I was really happy with the 30-110 + Bmacro combination. Even though it allowed for fairly good isoloation and bokeh, it also allowed for enough DOF.

Cheers,

Wayne
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Wayne N. OP Veteran Member • Posts: 9,986
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Billy1 wrote:

Outstanding shots and gallery Wayne!

You have a great eye!

Thanks a lot Billy! It helps to have a fun/great cam like the V1

Cheers,

Wayne
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trunker Forum Member • Posts: 93
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love the black and white!

David A. Hamments
David A. Hamments Senior Member • Posts: 1,432
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Paul Pasco wrote:

The bmacro seems to work very well with the 30-110 and the rendering of the out of focus areas is very smooth. Nice work.
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Couldn't agree more! Excellent results, especially the colour! Can you give us a few details on the bmacro attachment? I'd like to know where to get one and what else is required to use it.

Cheers,
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Wayne N. OP Veteran Member • Posts: 9,986
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David A. Hamments wrote:

Paul Pasco wrote:

The bmacro seems to work very well with the 30-110 and the rendering of the out of focus areas is very smooth. Nice work.
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Couldn't agree more! Excellent results, especially the colour! Can you give us a few details on the bmacro attachment? I'd like to know where to get one and what else is required to use it.

Hi David. Thank you very much

I don't know how old this link is, but the Bmacro lens that I have is the 4th Olympus lens listed:
http://www.angelfire.com/ca/erker/closeups.html

I bought mine off of ebay quite a few years ago, and managed to snag it for about $45. Here is a current listing:

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/OLYMPUS-IS-L-LENS-B-MACRO-H-Q-CONVERTER-F-40CM-INSTRUCTIONS-ETC-37-J-12-/350559933567?pt=UK_Photography_Conversion_Lenses&hash=item519f00147f

All you need in addition to it is a 40.5 to 55mm step up ring. I got a few here:

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/2-x-40-5mm-55mm-40-5-55-mm-40-5-55-Metal-Step-Up-Lens-Filter-Ring-Adapter-/251030389368?pt=US_Filter_Rings_Holders&hash=item3a7293c278

Here's a couple of pics of the Bmacro lens on my V1 + 30-110:

When using the diffuser, I had the flash on the V1 of course!

Cheers,

Wayne
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Wayne N. OP Veteran Member • Posts: 9,986
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trunker wrote:

love the black and white!

Thanks trunker! That one had to get the 'ol B&W effect

Cheers,

Wayne
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var1 Senior Member • Posts: 1,131
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Way to many Great flower images Wayne..lol, seriously very nice set with this set up especially like the green tube leave's. What magnification would you be getting, eg how close to 1:1 and what is the working distance.
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aChanceEncounter Regular Member • Posts: 454
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How does the Bmacro compare with the other diopters out there such as the B+W which comes in 40.5 for only $25...

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/94549-REG/B_W_65076389_40_5mm_Close_up_NL_4.html

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Cheezr
Cheezr Contributing Member • Posts: 847
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Those pictures made my day!
thanks!

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Wayne N. OP Veteran Member • Posts: 9,986
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var1 wrote:

Way to many Great flower images Wayne..lol, seriously very nice set with this set up especially like the green tube leave's.

Thank you Ron! I should mention that the below images (which includes the green tube leaves) were taken without the Bmacro lens attached to the 30-110. My bad for not mentioning that in my opening post!

What magnification would you be getting, eg how close to 1:1 and what is the working distance.

I will take a few test shots with various lenses and the Bmacro lens attached and let you know what the working distances are. Firstly though a dumb question: what is an easy way of determining "how close to 1:1" is? (I told you it was dumb lol!)

Cheers,

Wayne
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Wayne N. OP Veteran Member • Posts: 9,986
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aChanceEncounter wrote:

How does the Bmacro compare with the other diopters out there such as the B+W which comes in 40.5 for only $25...

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/94549-REG/B_W_65076389_40_5mm_Close_up_NL_4.html

Honestly, I don't know. The price looks right though!

The Oly Mcon-40 is the same as the Bmacro lens (I'm pretty sure), and it is here at B&H:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/257058-REG/Olympus_200713_MCON_40_Macro_Extension_Lens.html

It says "Magnification +2", but it is a "2.5 diopter" as shown in this website:
http://ohse.de/uwe/articles/oly-converters.html

Cheers,

Wayne
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Wayne N. OP Veteran Member • Posts: 9,986
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Cheezr wrote:

Those pictures made my day!
thanks!

Hi Cheezr - I'm very glad that you enjoyed them

Thanks!

Wayne
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JP Scherrer
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Excellent serie, Wayne !

The sharpness is impressive and the colors really POP out !

BTW, what's that Bmacro thing, where did you get it from and how does it cost ?


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aChanceEncounter Regular Member • Posts: 454
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This is an interesting post. Portrait photographers often slam the small sensor of the V1 for to large of DOF. But macro guys seems to benefit with it.

Nice to know the diopters work well as that fits with the whole small kit philosophy.

Extra's such as greatly expand what you can do with this "toy" camera:

obviously the diopter for macro
CP
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Wayne N. OP Veteran Member • Posts: 9,986
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Hi Paul!

aChanceEncounter wrote:

This is an interesting post. Portrait photographers often slam the small sensor of the V1 for to large of DOF. But macro guys seems to benefit with it.

Nice to know the diopters work well as that fits with the whole small kit philosophy.

Extra's such as greatly expand what you can do with this "toy" camera:

Having just received everything I ordered for my V1...

obviously the diopter for macro

Already had that... Check.

CP

Just got it... Check.

Vari-n-Duo (with step up ring)

What the heck? I don't have that! I don't even know what it is LOL! Found a video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioBvxlVG4wA

Ok, that's very cool. Thanks for bringing it to my attention - I guess my kit is not quite complete yet

Cheers,

Wayne
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aChanceEncounter Regular Member • Posts: 454
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I am really close to pulling the trigger on the Ft-1. Primarily for reach with my bigger lenses, maybe my macro lens and perhaps my 35/2 as a portrait lens however it is pretty soft.

I am torn with the choice though as I know Nikon will come up with other cx lenses and don't want to buy more dx lenses. Although the 55-200 ads vr is quite a bit sharper than my 18-200 dx. The 40 micro looks nice to to take shot like the OP did above.

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