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StephenL 2nd November 2011 09:16 AM

That darned 45mm lens!
 
OK, so I'm not using it as a portrait lens, but I love that glass! Here on the Panasonic G3.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/g3-1000245.jpg

Kiwi Paul 2nd November 2011 01:56 PM

Re: That darned 45mm lens!
 
Crisp and sharp with nice bokeh, that darned G3 brings out the best in the 45mm or is it the other way round lol.

Paul

StephenL 2nd November 2011 03:38 PM

Re: That darned 45mm lens!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Woofmix (Post 139627)
Crisp and sharp with nice bokeh, that darned G3 brings out the best in the 45mm or is it the other way round lol.

Paul

Who knows? Both the GH2 and the G3 seem to bring out the best in just about any m4/3 lens. But I'm getting to think, perhaps illogically, the ooc raws from the G3 are slightly crisper than the GH2.

Kiwi Paul 2nd November 2011 04:58 PM

Re: That darned 45mm lens!
 
I'm tempted to get the 45mm, not because I need it but just because it exists, is that reason enough? lol

StephenL 2nd November 2011 05:58 PM

Re: That darned 45mm lens!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Woofmix (Post 139636)
I'm tempted to get the 45mm, not because I need it but just because it exists, is that reason enough? lol

You need it, believe me, everyone should have one. Even people without a camera should have one. The only reason to hang fire is to see if Olympus bring out a black one. But it looks stunning even in silver. It would look stunning in lime green. :eek:

Paul19 7th November 2011 05:41 AM

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Got one - beautiful.
So happy so lashed out for a lens hood (expensive! but should be great for outdoor portraits). Lens hood arrived today - but can't fit it...no notches on the lens and the hood has a strange clipping system. Does anyone know the secret on how to attach lens hood to lens??

Paul19 7th November 2011 05:54 AM

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Oh derr; just discovered the lens has a silver ring over the bayonet attachments - when removed all fits!!

bruniroquai 26th April 2012 08:01 PM

Re: That darned 45mm lens!
 
Wow! Really sharp!

Crippledsandwich 26th April 2012 10:17 PM

Re: That darned 45mm lens!
 
nice one mate really love the look of the lens thinking about it for my pen mini. looks like it takes a fantastic photograph as well.

snaarman 27th April 2012 01:48 PM

Re: That darned 45mm lens!
 
I wonder if I can add some 45mm to StephenL's thread...:)

It is indeed sharp, and the large aperture is useful in low light: An old stable door:

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/614/EPL31292.jpg

The shallow DoF lets you play the usual tricks:

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/614/EPL31293.jpg


EDIT. This second shot was f4.5 - so the bokeh quality still looks great even when partly stopped down, which is a nice bonus.

Pete

StephenL 27th April 2012 02:05 PM

Re: That darned 45mm lens!
 
Oh dear! We're in for a drubbing when Snaarman gets his E-M5 to fit onto the back of this lens!

Zuiko 27th April 2012 02:10 PM

Re: That darned 45mm lens!
 
It's certainly the lens that I would most like to get at the moment. :)

snaarman 3rd May 2012 12:52 PM

Re: That darned 45mm lens!
 
Very fine drizzle and flat lighting today, so I came back with this, from the 45mm and E-M5.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/614/EM530040.jpg

On first examination, at 100%, it seems there are dead pixels on the fence posts. No: the lens has actually snapped the tiny drops of water in the air above the barrows :)

And this one is just a sharp fest: The bird screen hung in the farm barn...

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/614/EM530043.jpg

Pete

StephenL 3rd May 2012 02:46 PM

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How on earth, Pete, can you pull out interesting pics from thin air? Thin drizzly air at that!

snaarman 3rd May 2012 02:49 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by StephenL (Post 163847)
How on earth, Pete, can you pull out interesting pics from thin air? Thin drizzly air at that!

Ah, there's a trick I learned from H.C.B. when it comes to a drizzly day and deserted lane. You have top wait for the Decisive Moment..


P

Actually there are two flaws with that first picture. The lens is doing it's best but I should have moved the bin, and arranged to see the ends of the handles on the second wheelbarrow. These small things annoy me. However if I had moved anything I would have ended up shaking the drips off.


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