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Pany 7-14 on OM-D

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I love my Samyang 7.5mm fisheye and believe I'd get a lot of use out of a 7-14 zoom.

However, researching it I have read conflicting reviews and mention of purple fringing when used on the Olympus.

It's a lot of money and I'm umming and arring about getting it.

Any thoughts?

I have thought about waiting and seeing what Tamron or Sigma bring out.

I would love a 7 or 8 mm prime!
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Re: Pany 7-14 on OM-D

I had this lens but sold it as I found it was not as good as its Olympus big brother on an E3.
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Re: Pany 7-14 on OM-D

Same here, I refrained from buying after having tested it.

It is not up to my standard. For my use (panorama photography) I think it is even worse than the Samyang 7.5 FE
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Re: Pany 7-14 on OM-D

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Same here, I refrained from buying after having tested it.

It is not up to my standard. For my use (panorama photography) I think it is even worse than the Samyang 7.5 FE
Can users of the Panny 7-14mm on the OM-D give a bit more info as to why they didn't find it up to scratch? I've heard and seen the purple CA which is more pronounced on this lens than the Olympus M.Zukio 9-18mm wide lens, is that the reason, and can't Lightroom or Olympus Viewer clear that up easily enough these days?

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Re: Pany 7-14 on OM-D

I am of the unscientific, often disputed, view that Panasonic lenses simply don't have that same sparkle as Olympus glass. Like looking through dusty specs, you don't notice the difference till you've cleaned them!
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Re: Pany 7-14 on OM-D

Same as StephenL.
I miss the 'sparkle' in the photographs taken with the Panny 7-14, which does show in my pics with the Samyang 7.5.

Here is an example of the quality the Samyang 7.5 Fisheye produces:
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Re: Pany 7-14 on OM-D

That is one great picture! (Or many!) Difficulty comes when you try to print it!
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Re: Pany 7-14 on OM-D

Thanks for your input guys - I have a few Panny lenses as I came to the OM-D from a G3 kit, and I don't really understand what you mean so perhaps its very much a personal feeling. If the Panny 7-14 really isn't good that will simplify things greatly, the Oly 9-18mm is smaller, lighter and cheaper - if it takes better photos I'm sold.

Dogcow, do you have examples of the fisheye which are not panorama? How do you deal with the distortion?

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Re: Pany 7-14 on OM-D

If you're interested, I have an Oly 9-18 m4/3 which I am considering selling.
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If you're interested, I have an Oly 9-18 m4/3 which I am considering selling.
Hi Stephen, yes I'd be interested, can I ask why you're selling it and how much would you like / what's in the package?

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Re: Pany 7-14 on OM-D

I'll PM you tomorrow, if that's OK?
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Re: Pany 7-14 on OM-D

Personally I've found that bright light sources in, or near the field of view of the 7-14mm almost always cause some purple flaring on the E-M5.
Fortunately I also own an E-P2, so when I have the desire to carry the wide angle zoom, I just attach it to the Pen and put the combination in my bag. It's just a pain having to carry two different battery sizes.
I've not had a serious problem with flaring on the E-P2/7-14mm combination unless the sun is actually in the viewable area, but that's likely to happen with any lens.
I'm assuming it has something to do with the new sensor rather than the camera itself, so I suspect that the latest Pen might exhibit the same problem; I've not tried it myself though.
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Personally I've found that bright light sources in, or near the field of view of the 7-14mm almost always cause some purple flaring on the E-M5.
Fortunately I also own an E-P2, so when I have the desire to carry the wide angle zoom, I just attach it to the Pen and put the combination in my bag. It's just a pain having to carry two different battery sizes.
I've not had a serious problem with flaring on the E-P2/7-14mm combination unless the sun is actually in the viewable area, but that's likely to happen with any lens.
I'm assuming it has something to do with the new sensor rather than the camera itself, so I suspect that the latest Pen might exhibit the same problem; I've not tried it myself though.
Thanks Bill, I guess that fact you switch bodies means it's too much of an issue to deal with in post. Much appreciated.

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Re: Pany 7-14 on OM-D

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Dogcow, do you have examples of the fisheye which are not panorama? How do you deal with the distortion?

Thanks, James
Sorry James but I do tend do shoot 'pano only'. But there are Lens profiles in ACR (or Ps) that you can use to defish the images or you can make your own in Adobe Lens Profile Creator.


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