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Sun stars with the 8-18

I'm really liking this lens. The Panasonic 7-14 I've been using for a while would never have coped with this sort of backlight:


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Re: Sun stars with the 8-18

Great shot Paul, I don't think many lenses could do a better job in those conditions.
I am really liking the 8-18, it has become my go-to landscape lens and my 12-40 has hardly been on the camera since Christmas.
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Re: Sun stars with the 8-18

Works for me Paul

I need to get some time with my 8-18mm
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Re: Sun stars with the 8-18

Love this picture and an excellent lens for sure, as evidenced by the almost complete absence of uncontrolled flare and very little CA.
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Re: Sun stars with the 8-18

Nice Paul. So you'd rather this 8-18 than the Olympus 7-14 Pro then?
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Re: Sun stars with the 8-18

I've only ever played with the 7-14 in shops etc so my experience is fairly limited. However, the 8-18 seems just as good optically, is lighter/smaller and takes regular filters. The fact that it's f4 at the long end is not important to me since I usually use UWA lenses for landscapes. The fact it's 8mm at the wide end as opposed to 7mm is a bit of a loss, but I'm hoping I won't miss it once I get used to it.
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