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Just got the 60 macro lens.  Traded in a bunch of gear. Easy to use, good fun. 

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On 6/29/2021 at 4:31 PM, RobM said:

Well, the lens arrived, and I spent some time getting familiar with both the camera and the lens. By comparison with my other camera, the Q2Monochrom, this setup is far more complicated. The lack of image stabilisation really got to me at first, and once I'd chosen a faster shutter speed, somehow found it hard to get exposure right. I dare say I'll get to grips with it all soon enough. I spent most of my time either in complete Manual mode, or Auto. P, A and S modes caused me more bother than I cared for in the little time I had available. I was beginning to regret not getting a used Q instead.

So I went for a quick walk and bagged a few shots. Not my usual style of photography, rather just handheld test shots. 

 

Beautiful shots! The trick with the CL is to have a consistent designation for functions. For me the left button toggles between PASM. The left wheel controls either Apertures or Shutter Speed, depending on program. The right wheel is exclusively for Exposure Compensation, in conjunction with the histogram in the EVF. Over time I have also set up different profiles for different needs.  It you can do that later.

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On 6/29/2021 at 10:31 PM, RobM said:

Well, the lens arrived, and I spent some time getting familiar with both the camera and the lens. By comparison with my other camera, the Q2Monochrom, this setup is far more complicated. The lack of image stabilisation really got to me at first, and once I'd chosen a faster shutter speed, somehow found it hard to get exposure right. I dare say I'll get to grips with it all soon enough. I spent most of my time either in complete Manual mode, or Auto. P, A and S modes caused me more bother than I cared for in the little time I had available. I was beginning to regret not getting a used Q instead.

So I went for a quick walk and bagged a few shots. Not my usual style of photography, rather just handheld test shots. 

 

Nice images!  Are these all with the 105 Macro from Sigma?  If it's anything like the 70 you haven't chosen the easiest lens to get accustomed to the CL with though no doubt you will get some lovely shots, enjoy, looking forward to seeing more.

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Yes, Jayne, they are. And they are all slightly out of focus. After an intense week of trying to get to a position where I could forget the camera and just shoot, I failed to do so, got fed up with both the camera and the lens, and returned both. That's the end of my CL sojourn. I've now put the money towards a used Q2, which should be with me in a few days's time. My main squeeze is the Q2 Monochrom, so I'm looking forward to fairly quickly becoming "at one" with that.  

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