Fisheye + 15mm 2 Lens Kit...Dam!

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by tjdean01, Apr 16, 2014.

  1. tjdean01

    tjdean01 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 20, 2013
    I had my 12-32 and 40-150 in the lens bag all set to go out to a dam and take some photos. The camera (PM2) and the body cap (which happens to be the 15mm Body Cap Lens) and the Bower fisheye were in the camera bag. Well, after I got there I realized I forgot the two zooms! So, I made do with what I had. I was definitely missing my Sigma 30 and Konica 40/1.8! Even the speed of the 14/2.5 would have been utilized for a little bokeh. I'm in the process of buying a bag with small pockets so at least the 12-32 will always be with me the way the 15 BCL is now. Well, this is how they turned out. All are straight from camera, no sharpening or anything.

    The 15 was on the camera to start. This lens does just fine IMO for sharing on the web.


    Then I decided to try the better of the two lenses. Boy is that fisheye sharp! And sometimes when you're outside you can't even tell it's a fisheye!


    Good thing I had the fish with me though because nothing else could have captured this image except a telephoto from the other side of the river...or a normal lens from a boat. I was standing just inches from falling in the water!



    More shots with the fisheye of my walk through the woods to the dam. It's a weird time of year: 40 degrees so still cold, sunny, but no buds on the trees yet.



    The ducks were following me expecting a snack!


    If you look at the previous image you might be able to guess that I climbed on the dam to where I wasn't supposed to be!



    And then I was confronted with this guy!


    So I popped on my "telephoto" 15mm to get a closer shot of him. I was only about 5 feet away but didn't want to risk getting closer and having him attack or fly away.


    15 doesn't look bad here.



    Now on these next few the faster aperture of the 14/2.5 would have made a smoother background and less iPhone looking :(




    Snow, sun, moss...I love this picture, even with the 15!


    Finally, I needed to do some "macro work" and the 15 handled it nicely ;)


    Thanks for looking...and happy spring!
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  2. rpringle

    rpringle Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 9, 2014
    Looks like the best lenses are the ones you have with you! To coin a phrase...

    I used the 7.5mm FE for a few mill shots I did last week that came out nice and sharp, I'm impressed with it so far myself. If you're looking for a bag take a look at the Think Tank Mirrorless Mover 20. I can fit my E-P5, 7.5mm, 17mm, 45mm, and 40-150mm in it, the bag itself is comfortable and small. I'm sure it would fit the EPM2, 14mm, 15mm, 12-32mm, and 40-150mm just fine, perhaps even the FE too. Keep in mind I had to add a couple more dividers from another bag to make it all fit. I was considering posting a small review with my kit but wasn't sure there would be much interest.

    One of my favorites above is the fisheye view of the tree roots, I like the color in the shot of the spring as well.
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