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    Panasonic 7-14mm Flare - Case Study for a solution

    Wow - those samples look a lot worse than what I was able to produce. Unfortunately Im traveling on business for the next month, but I did bring the camera with me. We'll see what I can do with it, but I won't have access to play with LR until I get home..
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    Panasonic 7-14mm Flare - Case Study for a solution

    Thing is - these lenses do not have a filter mount, so we'd need to rig one up. Worse yet, the lens hood is built into the lens itself (so the lens 'cap' slides over the hood !). I've seen a couple of people rig some up - but you'd be talking a significant distance away from the front element...
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    Panasonic 7-14mm Flare - Case Study for a solution

    Do you have LR4 ? If not, can you send me the original image file, and I will see how far we can improve the picture ?
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    1 day Offroading

    Great shots ! In college I built up a Samurai with a VW 1.6 turbodiesel swap. Put some 33" tires on the truck, and discovered it would float in the local farm pond...
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    Panasonic 7-14mm Flare - Case Study for a solution

    Thanks again for all the help and input thus far. GIMP is a freeware 'PS-like' opensource tool: GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program The more I think about John's post, the more I believe there are two problems as he mentions, one being true lens flare (seen in photo 2 and 3), and the...
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    Panasonic 7-14mm Flare - Case Study for a solution

    Also, here's image #2 out of LR:
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    Panasonic 7-14mm Flare - Case Study for a solution

    Well as with most things - I was wrong. Very happily wrong....Thanks Gordon. Here's the scoop: I purchased LR4. I took Image #1, imported into LR, and corrected CA. It got 99% of the purple tint out - Im sure I could have done better, I'll need to spend some nights learning the ins/outs of...
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    Panasonic 7-14mm Flare - Case Study for a solution

    I did see the collapsible lens hood idea. Unfortunately none of my local camera places had it, so before I pay S&H I'll ghetto one up to see if it helps, and how tall I can go. I do plan on heading back to the machine shop to replicate the shots once I feel I've made progress. The thing...
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    Panasonic 7-14mm Flare - Case Study for a solution

    So first things first - Im going to try to create a lens shade that will at least assist in shielding light coming from sources outside of the shot. My requirements are: -no vignetting -easily portable Im going to hit up the local arts and crafts store. I plan on getting some foam strips and...
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    Panasonic 7-14mm Flare - Case Study for a solution

    Breaking it down, if we look at example #1, we have an example there the main light source is directly in front of the camera, about 30-40 degrees off the vertical axis from the center of the lens. By all rough estimates, the flare is directly in the middle of those two points, about 15 degrees...
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    Panasonic 7-14mm Flare - Case Study for a solution

    All, I like UW lenses, and the images I can produce with them. Unfortunately, for those of us who want a non-fisheye lens, we really have one choice - the Panasonic 7-14mm f/4.0 zoom. As has been documented all over the net, this lens produces a nasty purple flare when used in combination...
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    First Pics

    Also - he's not as innocent as he appears:
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    First Pics

    Sorry ! Im new around here...... E-M5 with the Panny 25 f/1.4
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    For the dog lovers

    Waiting for mom...
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    First Pics

    With a patient model :D Im just starting to get the camera figured out. I spent a couple of hours last night playing with it and reading some of the guides. Today I'll venture out and test the 7-14, as well as some of the Rokkor glass I have lying around. I am pretty impressed how well the...
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    Cracked OMD Sensor Cover

    Hrmmmm...I think that maybe the SSWF dust screen ? Maybe there was a mfg defect and it shattered when vibrated ?
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    New Kit - testing out the goods

    All, So I have about 10 days before heading out on my trip to the EU, and my new kit should be arriving tomorrow. I must admit however, Im abit anxious after reading all the blogs and forums about bad lenses, E-M5s banding at high ISO when held sideways, etc etc. I'd like to catch that...
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    Time to change old habbits ? The old prime vs zoom debate...

    All, Just to close the loop, here's what I ended up with: Panasonic 7-14 Panasonic 25mm f/1.4 I will augment this on the long side with my minolta 50mm f/1.7 and 135 f/3.5. Should get me started anyway. Pics when they arrive ! Thanks again.
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    Time to change old habbits ? The old prime vs zoom debate...

    Thanks again for the help. I think you all are correct, I'll get the Panny as I see B&H has it for $888. Thanks again !
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    Time to change old habbits ? The old prime vs zoom debate...

    While Im at it, here's some 4x5 shots just because :D
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    Time to change old habbits ? The old prime vs zoom debate...

    My point was that if I wanted to lug a tripod, I'd skip the digicam all together.
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    Time to change old habbits ? The old prime vs zoom debate...

    All, The E-M5 will be my first real digital cam (eg - other than a PS). Up until now I've always used a 4x5 for 'serious' work, and my travel photography has suffered greatly for it. I either get a 1/2 worthless photo with the PS, or don't try at all because I just cannot get out of the...
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    Where to find QUALITY adapters ?

    Thanks again for all the suggestions ! I have three Rokkor's that I'll be mounting up - the radioactive 28, a 50 f/1.7 and a 135 f/3.5. Im looking forward to it - as these lenses haven't been used in over 20 years or so...
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    Where to find QUALITY adapters ?

    All, As the title implies - which companies make quality adapters ? Specifically, Im looking for Minolta MD mount to M4/3... Thanks !
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    Showcase Minolta 28mm f/2.5 MC W-Rokkor SI

    Nice samples. I have one of these myself - should snag an adapter...
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    photokina

    Unfortunately I'll be in the area the week after...
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    New Guy here - missed the good deals ?

    Thanks again guys. I'll see what Photokina brings. I have a trip to Spain early next month - so I'll be pulling the trigger here soon.
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    New Guy here - missed the good deals ?

    Thanks ! I just noticed a subforum here too...I'll have to keep an eye out.
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    New Guy here - missed the good deals ?

    All, Looks like I made a mistake. For the past couple of months I've been deciding between the E-M5 and the X Pro-1. Based upon my needs, I feel the E-M5 is best for me, so I was ready to pounce. Unfortunately I was a day late and dollar short - and it looks like I missed out on the $150...
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