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    Default Hydrangea: E400 and Nikon prime lens

    Hydrangea.. did I spell that right???

    Here (by way of experiment at uploading an image) is a recent shot from my E400+Nikon E series 50mm f1.8 lens combination. This was taken at f5.6 hand held. I am quite impressed with this little Nikon lens. It may have been entry level optics in the 1980s, but once you are at f4 or beyond it is plenty sharp. In a back to back test I found it held its own against a SMC Super Takumar 55mm f1.8 (if you remember them...)

    I have done a short web page about my experiences with the camera/lens combo http://www.snaar.co.uk/fourthirds/index

    and there is a page of E400 images from Provence this spring
    http://www.snaar.co.uk/basement/index

    Cheers

    Pete
    <edit: reworked post to include uploaded image. Getting the hang of this at last!>

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    Default Re: Hydrangea: E400 and Nikon prime lens

    Hi Pete, it's hard to judge the quality of a lens from a small web image but it looks good on the monitor. You spelled the name right, did you know that it gets the blue colour from iron-oxide in the soil? When it is used up the flowers turn pink. Thanks for sharing.
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    Default Re: Hydrangea: E400 and Nikon prime lens

    Hi there..

    Aaah, good - I did get the spelling right. I always wondered why they came in two colours... I always thought the pink versions were ready to eat

    The original image shows a single spider's thread between the blooms, this is just about visible in the linked image. I am well pleased with the performance this low cost nikon pancake lens (it cost 28 pounds on ebay for the lens and a tired Nikon camera!)

    I just replaced the focus screen in the E400 with a Katzeye split image screen, (which is a 5 minute job) so using manual lenses suddenly becomes much easier!

    Thanks for the comments and the info about the plant!

    Cheers

    Pete
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    A camera and .. oh dear, all these lenses.

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