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    On a very grey day, a sign and two historic piles.







    (I think the horse got frightened by the water!)
    Stephen

    A camera takes a picture. A photographer makes a picture

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    Re: With the 17mm f1.8

    What a Classic Stephen ! ! !

    Love these three images on a theme, the last just caps it.
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    • #3
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      Thanks Mark. One of the greatest perils round here, contrary to your mountaineering exploits, is the quantity of horse eggs. It seems that there is a riding stable round every corner!
      Stephen

      A camera takes a picture. A photographer makes a picture

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      • #4
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        Well at least you don't need to buy manure for your garden Stephen, and as far as mountaineering goes I decided to quit those exploits a while back whilst still in front!
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        * mark * Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia **
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        • #5
          Re: With the 17mm f1.8

          Nice sharp set Stephen, the 17mm looks like a worthwhile purchase. Olympus certainly have some wonderful lenses for the m.43 system.

          Tom
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          Its not what you see, it's the way that you see it"

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          • #6
            Re: With the 17mm f1.8

            A proper pile! Nice.

            (The background in Number1 looks a bit horrible at this size ...)

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            • #7
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              One historic pile looks rather older than the other. Mind you, No 3 is a steaming good picture!

              Trust you to waste no time in finding another Big Hoose!
              John

              "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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              • #8
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                That's the wife's new workplace. We live next door. Not as big as the big Big Hoose, but older, and in much better condition. ( The hoose, not the wife) Nicer people, too!
                Stephen

                A camera takes a picture. A photographer makes a picture

                Fuji X system, + Leica and Bronica film

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                • #9
                  Re: With the 17mm f1.8

                  Originally posted by StephenL View Post
                  That's the wife's new workplace. We live next door. Not as big as the big Big Hoose, but older, and in much better condition. ( The hoose, not the wife) Nicer people, too!
                  Maybe you could get a job mowing the lawn!
                  John

                  "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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                  • #10
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                    Made I smile
                    The picture tells the story, great when you have a bad memory.DW.

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                    • #11
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                      These are nice crisp images....is the 17mm as hot as the stuff in the last image...I'm interested to know if its sharp at the edges? .... I've read mixed reviews and will inevitably have to have one of these at some point.
                      see my blog... http://www.rps.org/my-rps/portfolio
                      and flickr page...http://www.flickr.com/photos/brianvickers/

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                      • #12
                        Re: With the 17mm f1.8

                        I've not checked the edge sharpness yet. Mainly because I seldom photograph anything where the subject is at the edge, therefore sharpness there could actually be distracting!
                        Stephen

                        A camera takes a picture. A photographer makes a picture

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                        • #13
                          Re: With the 17mm f1.8

                          Good point! I already know the centre sharpness is stunning....like the 12mm the reviews and analysis presented on the web indicate these lenses are top notch in terms of construction and handling but could be better optically at the edges. Having said that both of these appear to meet or exceed similar analysis for the Canon 24-105 f4L - which up until recently was my benchmark (and a very well respected lens of course).
                          Note to self....stop reading analysis and get real!
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                          • #14
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                            In my unprofessional opinion, the market for lenses with razor-sharp edge sharpness is rather slim.

                            A) some macro applications

                            B) banknote forgers

                            C) test graph photographers

                            There - I've said it! I now expect to be flamed!
                            Stephen

                            A camera takes a picture. A photographer makes a picture

                            Fuji X system, + Leica and Bronica film

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                            • #15
                              Re: With the 17mm f1.8

                              Originally posted by StephenL View Post
                              I've not checked the edge sharpness yet. Mainly because I seldom photograph anything where the subject is at the edge, therefore sharpness there could actually be distracting!
                              You're a tease Stephen
                              I'm sure you've looked

                              Certainly looks to be a lovely little prime in the 12 f/2 mould.

                              Btw Nicely illustrative images of your new found stomping ground.
                              Regards Huw


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