Closeups with 24-70

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Thanks for the encouragement, folks. Here's another closeup sample.

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Signs of late summer: blossom end of a ripe tomato with a tiny spider, fresh peaches, jar of just-finished homemade pickles and more tomatoes in the background.
 
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I tried some closeups of my Black-Eyes Susans which are just starting to blossom.

First one as close as I could get, second one backed up a little. Jim, thank you for researching the close focusing of this lens. I really hadn't tried it to see how close I could get, but I will use it more for closeups now!!


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I tried some closeups of my Black-Eyes Susans which are just starting to blossom.

First one as close as I could get, second one backed up a little. Jim, thank you for researching the close focusing of this lens. I really hadn't tried it to see how close I could get, but I will use it more for closeups now!!


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Those look really good, Terri.

My interest is to see if this camera can be my main travel and hiking companion. For that I need close-focusing capability for wildflowers, etc. For travel I'm thinking maybe Z6+24-70/4 and my 70-300 AF-P FX on the FTZ - a one body, two lens kit.
 
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Those look really good, Terri.

My interest is to see if this camera can be my main travel and hiking companion. For that I need close-focusing capability for wildflowers, etc. For travel I'm thinking maybe Z6+24-70/4 and my 70-300 AF-P FX on the FTZ - a one body, two lens kit.
Those are the two lenses I use the most!! They are a super combination. You can leave the FTZ on the 70-300 and it will not take two steps every time you want to put it on the camera. I hiked one time with my D5600 since purchasing the Z6. I really missed the reviewing through the viewfinder, plus the D5600 viewfinder seemed so small. So I've hiked with the Z6 since then. It's heavier, but not too bad. I may try to sell the D5600. I haven't decided yet. My granddaughter really enjoyed taking some photos with it, so I may keep it for some photography lessons with the grandkids who want to learn.
 
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Those are the two lenses I use the most!! They are a super combination. You can leave the FTZ on the 70-300 and it will not take two steps every time you want to put it on the camera. I hiked one time with my D5600 since purchasing the Z6. I really missed the reviewing through the viewfinder, plus the D5600 viewfinder seemed so small. So I've hiked with the Z6 since then. It's heavier, but not too bad. I may try to sell the D5600. I haven't decided yet. My granddaughter really enjoyed taking some photos with it, so I may keep it for some photography lessons with the grandkids who want to learn.
With the L-bracket for the FTZ I can shoot the 70-300 from a tripod which is a real improvement.

It's my D750 + 24-120 that I may sell after I convince myself with the Z6.
 
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Took some photos today with my Z6 + FTZ + 55/3.5 AIS. Focus peaking works nicely but I'm never aware that the IBIS is activating. How can one tell?

I did get sharp photos handheld at 1/60s.
 
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Welcome the club, Jim. For my next sale I’m going for a Hasselblad 😁 you’ll love your Z6, and we will too.
Hooray, Pa!!!! I know you've been thinking about a Z camera for a long time -- glad that you've finally jumped in and gotten one! :)
Thanks, folks. I'm not getting any younger and this looked like a great deal.

Here's a question: I took a few photos today with my 55/3.5 AIS micro and FTZ. The reported Exif data doesn't show the correct aperture; it only shows the lens' maximum aperture. Is that normal?
 
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This is a focus stack of the same orchid I posted Saturday, using the "focus shift" feature of the Z6.

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The background is not very attractive but this was just a first cut to learn how that feature works. I think it will be useful.
 
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As a point of comparison ... my Canon 24-70 f4 has a macro setting on the zoom, and I have been playing around with it a little here and there. It's not something I do often, and it is really challenging without a tripod!!
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Just something to compare your Z-lenses to ... from a much older one!!

Ken
 

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