First outing with new 7-14

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by RonSmith, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. RonSmith

    RonSmith Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Apr 7, 2010
    I just got the Panasonic 7-14 on Friday and took it out for a bit yesterday. This lens is amazing, but will take some thought and practice to get the most out of it. I have to try to avoid the symmetrical composition, but it is the best way to avoid distortion.






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  2. Ephemeral Moment

    Ephemeral Moment Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 3, 2010
    Still deciding which way to go wideangle wise and these look great, not too much distortion and really clear
  3. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Hey Ron, wonderful shots, wow. Great lens. I'm impressed.
  4. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Real Name:
    Results look excellent and what a focal range! I think you willl get some great results with it. :smile:
  5. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Really nice, Ron - and what a great place to try it out for the first time. What's the story behind this place?
  6. RonSmith

    RonSmith Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Apr 7, 2010
    Thanks BB!

    Cranbrook is an estate built in 1908. It now includes a private school, art museum and science center.

    Check out the blurb I copied to my Flickr set ...
    Cranbrook - a set on Flickr
  7. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Oh yes, Cranbrook! Have you shot there before? I will definitely check your Flickr site out, thanks Ron.

    Yup, I knew I knew of Cranbrook Academy of Art!:thumbup: My memory banks still retain somethings from my past.:biggrin: Not that I attended, but I was a fine arts major, and all that.:wink:
  8. nokiamia

    nokiamia Mu-43 Regular

    May 20, 2010
    ron smith, your pics are amazing. i like the effect that ultra wide gives. i have a question tho, is there any way to fit a polarizer filter on the 7-14?
  9. HuubL

    HuubL Mu-43 Rookie

    Feb 28, 2010
    Great shots! Here's the first shot of my newly arrived 7-14:
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  10. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    Great shots Ron and Huubl.
  11. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Real Name:
    Ray, not Oz

    Don't overlook one really important aspect about shooting with a focal length as wide as 7mm; look for interesting subjects close to you that create the lead in to the broader subject. Try to include things in the foreground as well as background, symetrical as well as asymetrical.