Ever since I bought my DSLR in late 2007, the 50mm f2 macro lens has been on the top of my wish list, but with a price tag of over $800 here in Australia, and the AU$ being quite low for a long time, it wasn't going to become a reality any time soon. I started saving and had plans of making my purchase some time in the later part of 2009, however just as I was making plans to make my purchase I found out I was pregnant again, so once again the lens went on the back burner, as a new car was now top priority if we were going to be able to go any where as family of 6. Finally in late 2010 we finished paying off our car and I was able to set my sights on getting my lens once again, and for once things went in my favour, the AU$ soared higher than the US$ and I was able to import not just one, but two of the lenses on my wish list, for what it would have cost me for just the one lens had I bought localy. I placed my order with B&H Photo Video in NY, USA, early Friday morning, and had them in my hands first thing Tuesday morning, who can ask for better service than that! Even stuff I buy localy over the internet usually takes longer than that to arrive. I haven't had a realy serious play yet but here's a couple of shots I took yesterday just to give them a quick test run to make sure they were in good working order after their long trip here. All 3 pics are were taken in Raw and converted to jpeg in lightroom with no editing what so ever.
Olympus Zuiko 50mm f2
Taken at f2, indoors with natural light from window.
Olympus Zuiko 70-300mm f4-5.6
Taken at 300mm f5.6, natural light in the car.
He'd fallen asleep in the car and was just starting to wake up.