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A Prime Size Comparison Photo

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by whatisinthebag, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. whatisinthebag

    whatisinthebag Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 23, 2011
    Central California
    I'm not sure who wil find this useful, but I know I would have really appreciated a photo like this when I was pondering lens sizes.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/staticantics/6645871657/" title="Micro Four Thirds lens lineup by staticantics, on Flickr"> 6645871657_2602561340_b. "1024" height="683" alt="Micro Four Thirds lens lineup"></a>

    From left to right:
    • A terrible OM mount Tokina macro zoom 28-200 f3.5-5.6
    • The 9-18mm Olympus extended to maximum length at 9mm
    • Zuiko OM mount 24mm f2.8 on the OEM Olympus OM Adapter MF-2.
    • Olympus 45mm f1.8
    • Panasonic 20mm f1.7
    • Panasonic 14mm f2.5
    • Oympus 17mm f2.8

    Huddle up, Group shot!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/staticantics/6645874085/" title="My Micro Four Thirds collection by staticantics, on Flickr"> 6645874085_a816c8a799_b. "1024" height="683" alt="My Micro Four Thirds collection"></a>
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  2. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    Personally I think it'd be a better comparison if the pancakes didn't have filters on them, but nice all the same.
  3. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Thanks! One of the reasons I am switching to m43 is the smaller size of the lenses. It gets very tiresome lugging around two fullsize or DX bodies plus a couple of extra lenses. If I bring the tripod too it becomes very un-fun! I am not as young as I used to be but still love to go hiking with as much gear as I can stand. Last time I went out I kept it to one body and two lenses but I ended up missing a few shots because I didn't have a macro or a wide with me. Bigger is not always better!:43:
  4. colt45

    colt45 Mu-43 Rookie

    Aug 7, 2011
    Thanks a lot. I have been considering the 14mm f2.5 and the 45mm f1.8 and now I can see how they compare to my 20mm f1.7.

  5. Anthonys

    Anthonys Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 17, 2011
    Nice collection, what are those filters you've got on them? 'Made in Germany'
  6. zerotiu

    zerotiu Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 13, 2011
    It's definitely B&W :biggrin:
  7. ean10775

    ean10775 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 31, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Its difficult to tell from the image due to the lenses having filters and front/rear caps on - is the 14mm a smaller or larger lens than the 17mm?
  8. Jman

    Jman Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 20, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    Is there a particular reason you still have the blue plastic around the end of your Oly 45/1.8? You know that's just there for shipping, right?
  9. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    The 17 is 1.5mm longer and 1.5mm wider according to the chart at www.four-thirds.org
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  10. whatisinthebag

    whatisinthebag Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 23, 2011
    Central California

    Yeah. I just got it that night, didn't realize I left that blue plastic on until after the fact. I did take the other blue plastic piece off :) 
  11. mie

    mie Mu-43 Rookie

    Dec 21, 2011
    sutton bonington
    Great selection of lens you have there! :2thumbs:

    I am actually more interested to know how you set up the 'product shot'. I really like the lighting. It seems like it's coming from one source of diffuse light.
  12. whatisinthebag

    whatisinthebag Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 23, 2011
    Central California
    There are two desk lamps on my six foot IKEA door-like desk special.

    If you notice the shadows off of the 17mm on the far right you can see where they converge.

    One was above and behind the second lens from the left to provide the depth and spill light around the back.

    The second lamp was in front, angled on a similar level as the camera but much closer to the images. This second lamp had wax paper taped over the front to make the light more diffuse and provide the right light for readable labels and numbers.

    As for the filters, Yup. B+W MRC UV filters. I generally slap them on all of my lenses the moment they come out of the box. I took the 37mm filter off the 17mm pancake to.protect the precious 45mm f1.8.

    The 17mm (came in my kit) is my least favorite lens as it is both noisy and slow to focus when compared to every other lens there.
  13. whatisinthebag

    whatisinthebag Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 23, 2011
    Central California
    A More Detailed Comparison

    Just in case you wanted to see these lenses mounted from the same angle, rather than in a lineup I give you the rest of my lens parade:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/staticantics/6650034437/" title="E-PL3 Bare Censor by staticantics, on Flickr"> 6650034437_41cd000df2. "500" height="333" alt="E-PL3 Bare Censor"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/staticantics/6650047621/" title="17mm on E-PL3 by staticantics, on Flickr"> 6650047621_0d19178fb5. "500" height="333" alt="17mm on E-PL3"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/staticantics/6650054275/" title="14mm Panasonic Lumix on E-PL3 by staticantics, on Flickr"> 6650054275_05c0e48a82. "500" height="333" alt="14mm Panasonic Lumix on E-PL3"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/staticantics/6650068251/" title="20mm Panasonic Lumix lens on E-PL3 by staticantics, on Flickr"> 6650068251_baffb771ed. "500" height="333" alt="20mm Panasonic Lumix lens on E-PL3"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/staticantics/6650075763/" title="45mm f1.8 on E-PL3 by staticantics, on Flickr"> 6650075763_73ef7fe8fc. "500" height="333" alt="45mm f1.8 on E-PL3"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/staticantics/6650082807/" title="9-18mm on E-PL3 closed by staticantics, on Flickr"> 6650082807_ef3854b2d8. "500" height="333" alt="9-18mm on E-PL3 closed"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/staticantics/6650085377/" title="9-18 open @ 18mm on E-PL3 by staticantics, on Flickr"> 6650085377_785fa13225. "500" height="333" alt="9-18 open @ 18mm on E-PL3"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/staticantics/6650088155/" title="9-18 open @ 9mm on E-PL3 by staticantics, on Flickr"> 6650088155_8e51cd04bd. "500" height="333" alt="9-18 open @ 9mm on E-PL3"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/staticantics/6650105113/" title="OM Adapter MF-2 on E-PL3 by staticantics, on Flickr"> 6650105113_72751932d4. "500" height="333" alt="OM Adapter MF-2 on E-PL3"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/staticantics/6650100423/" title="OM24mm on E-PL3 by staticantics, on Flickr"> 6650100423_152aa8bb98. "500" height="333" alt="OM24mm on E-PL3"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/staticantics/6650097809/" title="OM50mm on E-PL3 by staticantics, on Flickr"> 6650097809_6a3d8fe556. "500" height="333" alt="OM50mm on E-PL3"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/staticantics/6650102831/" title="OM-Tokina-28-200 on E-PL3 by staticantics, on Flickr"> 6650102831_4795e65186. "500" height="333" alt="OM-Tokina-28-200 on E-PL3"></a>

    And for those who like it animated:

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