I am planning what, if I go ahead with it, will probably be the last
major project of my life.
This is to do a photographic record of 600 or so of the major flowering
plants of New Zealand.
The last time that I know of to do a volume of this degree and scope was
Prof. J T Salmon with his wonderful "Native New Zealand Flowering
Plants" with 252 pages and many wonderful photos.
Published 1991; ISBN 0-7900-0223-x
In another similar book he notes that he used two 35mm cameras (Zeiss
Contarex Super and an Olympus OM1); also a Koni Omegaflex for photos of
All of the (many) macro shots were taken (to use his words) using
special Zeiss Luminar lenses in combination with electronic flash as the
I'd not heard of Luminar lenses before this, and wonder if it might be
worth my while to track some down for this project; and wonder how they
would perform on OM digital - probably the M5.
See these pages - - - -
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