20 f1.7, so sharp AND so soft (bokeh)...

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by gusmur, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. gusmur

    gusmur Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 22, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Another thing I love about this lens is its out of focus renderings:


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  2. banana101

    banana101 Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 5, 2011
    I've found it really sharp too! Although there are some occasions where I don't really want depth in my photo of something close up (like in your first one) but it gives me the depth anyway.. sometimes I'd rather the whole thing was in focus, but maybe I'll figure that out with the settings with time :)
  3. mqavila

    mqavila Mu-43 Regular

    I actually echo this. Is it possible to take a close-up picture without making the background soft?
  4. kytra

    kytra Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 28, 2011
    try to use smaller aperture. The Panasonic tends to favor large apertures even in good light (they know that the wow factor is in the blurred backgrounds :)

    if you want really large DOF, use a ultra wide angle or a P&S.
  5. Howi

    Howi Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 23, 2011
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    That's what the 20mm is best at, a super lens that shows just what can be achieved with m43. I have generally favored Oly lenses over Pany, but truth be known, Pany produces some super lenses (fortunately for us...:biggrin:)

    For those who want more depth of field, get the camera OFF AUTO and use aperture priority.
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  6. Khiunngiap

    Khiunngiap Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 9, 2011
    sometimes the people in the bokeh looks sketchy :)

    Pardon for the poor lighting , a spot light is near by

    it is sharp sharp and soft soft on portrait as well