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Greek trip, long and short

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  • Greek trip, long and short

    So, I got brave this last holiday and just took the Panasonic 14-140 lens, and the Oly 8mm fisheye lens cap thing. That's it. One serious lens.

    I have to say the 10:1 zoom was nowhere near as bad as I feared it might be. It is actually rather good.









    Definitely a keeper.

    Meanwhile - I am depressed by the number of pictures I took on my (Google Pixel) phone. However, I still maintain that a camera is obviously not a phone, and similarly a phone isn't really a camera.



    Pete
    Look, I'm an old man. I shouldn't be expected to put up with this.


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    Re: Greek trip, long and short

    I took the toy fisheye because it takes up no space and weighs nothing, and produces results that are good enough if you clean up the chromatic aberration at the edges..



    It certainly saved the day on several occasions when the 14-140 wasn't wide enough
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    • #3
      Re: Greek trip, long and short

      I have always been dubious of the two body cap f/8 lenses(15mm and 9mm) but you have achived a good result with that fisheye. I may have to think again.
      Cameras: E-M5, E-PM2, OM40, OM4Ti
      Lenses (M.Zuiko Digital): 7-14mm/F2.8, 12-40mm/F2.8, 40-150mm/F2.8+TC1.4x, 12-50mm/F3.5-6.3, 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 EZ, M.ZD 40-150 F4-5.6 R, 75-300mm/F4.8-6.7 Mk1, 12mm/F2, 17mm/F1.8
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      • #4
        Re: Greek trip, long and short

        I had the 15mm and it didn't do a lot for me, but the (ahem) 9mm does have a function.
        Beware the manual focus lever (oh, remember the Olympus XA2...). First of all it closes the lens flap and leaves you with a black viewfinder for apparently no reason. Next it has infinity and hyperfocal clicks. It also has a close focus setting and that really is close. You actually can get a touch of DoF (see the cat picture) if you try.



        It makes a mess in the corners with contrasty stuff so you either sort it out or live with it. Generally, it's not that bad and so tiny..
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        • #5
          Re: Greek trip, long and short

          I've never got the best from the 9mm - You seem to be doing pretty well with it though, so I'll have to give it some more time.

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          • #6
            Re: Greek trip, long and short

            I've found the Lumix 14-140 great as a travel lens too so I'm not surprised you liked it for travelling light. In fact I did pretty much everything with it before I got a 12-100. I'd probably still use it for holidays if my daughter hadn't half inched it!
            Nice images Pete and you did really well with the little 8mm too.
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