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Olympus 60mm macro sample photos [updated]

Olympus MSC ED M. 60mm f/2.8 Lens: OLYMPUS: Camera & Photohttp://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0096WDK0K?ie=UTF8&tag=pixensity-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0096WDK0KFocal Length – 60mm (35mm equivalent focal length 120mm) Lens construction – 13 elements in 10 Groups – ED lens, 2 HR lenses, E-HR lens Dust & Splash Proof – Yes Angle of View – 20 Degree AF System… Here are some sample photos taken with the Olympus 60mm macro lens on an Olympus E-PL1 camera body: Olympus PEN E-PL1 12.3MP Live MOS Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera

Lowepro Transit Sling 250 mini-review link

I am always in the market for a good camera bag, especially if it is compact and easy to travel with. 🙂 That is why this particular article by Derrick Story about the LowePro Transit Sling 250 AW caught my attention: I want to travel light, have fast access to my equipment, and carry a bag that doesn’t scream “camera gear.” Lately I’ve been packing my OM-D kit in the Lowepro Transit Sling 250 AW ($99) and feeling great, even

Making a photo look like a 70s movie poster, ala The Paperboy (2012)

The main movie poster for The Paperboy looks really retro-cool IMHO: The Paperboy (2012) – IMDbhttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt1496422/ A reporter returns to his Florida hometown to investigate a case involving a death row inmate… So, if you have a photo that you want to make look like an early 70s late 60s* movie poster here are some resources for you: *The Paperboy is actually set in 1969. 80+ Photoshop Actions for Giving Your Pictures a Vintage Look | Freebieshttp://webdesignledger.com/freebies/80-photoshop-actions-for-giving-your-pictures-a-vintage-lookPhotoshop actions are great.

35mm equivalents of various smartphones cameras (iPhone 5, Galaxy S3, etc.)

iPhone 5 4.1mm lens, to give a 33mm equivalent field of view (source) iPhone 4S 4.3mm lens, 35mm equivalent view (source) Nokia Lumia 920 F2.0 26mm equivalent view 16:9, 28mm for 4:3 (source) HTC One X F/2.0 3.6mm lens, 28mm equivalent view (source) HTC Windows Phone 8X F2.0 28mm (source) backside illuminated sensor HTC One V (samples)

35mm vs 50mm Nikon DX lenses! (and telephoto too)

Question from longtime friend RW: Hey JD, I’m settling in with the Nikon D5100 and have been using the 18-55mm kit lens to get a feel for using the camera, and I think I am ready to upgrade and buy 1-2 more lenses and wanted to get your opinion. First I am looking at a decent portrait lens for snapping shots of the little one when she arrives and am either going with a 35mm or 50mm. I am kind of

Nikon flash size comparisons? SB400, SB600, SB700, SB800, SB900

Looking to purchase a Nikon speedlight (flash)? It may be helpful to checkout the size differences beforehand as there really is a big size difference between the smallest and the largest! Here are some videos and photos showing the different sizes for comparison. I will eventually try to post a high-res photo of ALL the flashes together but that may take me a bit… until then, checkout the first link below for a lower-res version and the subsquent links for

Best CHEAP Nikon/Nikkor lenses

These are the best cheap lenses available for Nikon. The definition of “cheap” in this list is going to be lenses readily available for less than $250* USD. Some of these lenses are out of production and you will have to buy used, others are brand spanking new and you can pick them up on Amazon or your other favorite photo store. These are all “5 star” lenses in my book: [starreview tpl=16] Read on for the goods… *if $250 is too