Fun with one lens...or learning to love the 17mm

kevinparis

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I find myself one again in LA, and despite bringing my usual set of lenses, the 25, the 75, the 12-50 and the 50-200, I have found myself just using the 17mm on my OMD...and I am enjoying it a lot.

All or almost all the shots in this set were done with the 17mm

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinparis2007/sets/72157635771085803/

Also , I have wavered from my normal RAW only, and have been shooting RAW plus JPEG, with a monochrome setting with contrast and sharpness set to the max, and a yellow filter simulation.

Sometimes I have posted the JPEG, other times I use that as a reference to do my PP in Aperture.

here are a couple of my favs so far.... opinions and suggestions always welcome

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P9240015 by kevinparis, on Flickr

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P9240031 by kevinparis, on Flickr

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P9270052 by kevinparis, on Flickr

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P9260038 by kevinparis, on Flickr

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Nice sharp shots, and the weather looks fantastic! Love the sharpness of the first, and the 3rd made me double take - it's VSCO-style low contrast B&W subject trapped in a high contrast B&W environment!
 

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thanks

the light in LA can be a bit of a shock for those of us from Northern europe... add that to the rather odd reality of the city and some interesting opportunities arise

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That 1st one, it looks like the focus point was on the shoes. I like that. What aperture were you shooting?
 

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That 1st one, it looks like the focus point was on the shoes. I like that. What aperture were you shooting?

this was a walk-by from the hip shot... I saw the guy and the rather odd lighting from the sun reflecting off of glass buildings. So focus was where the camera decided. Just looked at the photo info and was surprised that it says f1.8 @1/4000 @ISO 200... I tend to shoot aperture priority so i guess it must be right, though it looks more stopped down than that.

cheers

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very nice set!! pls don't tempt me, i already have/i love my panny 20/1.7... :biggrin:
 

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No 1 is a real stand-out, I love the crisp lighting and the dynamic angle really suits the subject. I'll be chuffed if I ever get a street shot this good. :smile:
 

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Kevin, I pretty much consider you an LA native! Any planned trips to Samys coming up? :wink:

jonathan

already did one Samys trip to check out E-M1 .....may be back before I leave on wednesday if they get them in stock before then

in the mean time here is Tibor - the samys Leica guy, and Carmen the Olympus rep coming back from lunch

heres to the crazy ones

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P9210078 by kevinparis, on Flickr

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this was a walk-by from the hip shot... I saw the guy and the rather odd lighting from the sun reflecting off of glass buildings. So focus was where the camera decided. Just looked at the photo info and was surprised that it says f1.8 @1/4000 @ISO 200... I tend to shoot aperture priority so i guess it must be right, though it looks more stopped down than that.

cheers

K

That guy has great posture! F1.8 in focus head to toe! :biggrin:
 

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Kevin,
Wow, great pictures. Anyone who doubts the 17mm is "sharp enough" ought to take a look at #1 . . . lol, it's bitingly sharp (and a great shot to boot). I agree with pdk42 on #3 about the sky, though I can see why you thought to leave it in.
 

kevinparis

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just looked up the DOF calculations for 17/1.8 at the shooting distance of 10 ft... apparently the DOF goes from 7ft to 13ft or thereabouts.

sometimes a smaller sensor is an advantage!!!

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