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I got my 12/2! :D

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Bokeaji, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    too bad im not allowed to open it for several more hours when the SO gets home
    UGH! GIFTS!

    lol
     
  2. Canonista

    Canonista Mu-43 Top Veteran

    563
    Sep 3, 2011
    L.A.
    Congrats. :thumbup: My is in transit from Idaho. Can't wait to try it out. :smile:
     
  3. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    This thread is pointless without images! :biggrin:

    Congrats both of ya and look forward to seeing images.
     
  4. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    update:
    ive done nearly nothing with my 12 yet... *head to desk, slamming*

    i DID spend a day thinking "aha.. the 12... watch out landscape photography.. HERE I COME!"

    alas... the 12s awesomeness cannot compensate for my epicfail@landscapes

    i just dont SEE landscapes!
    i had a COUPLE photos that i liked, but then realized they were all photos a friend of mine pointed out to me
    so... i deleted them cause it was cheating! :)

    so heres some silly "YAY MY 12!" photos i took while watching tv in the dark
    and an EPIC one of my niece, Julia ;D



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    PA265989 by Bokeaji, on Flickr

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    PA255939 by Bokeaji, on Flickr

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    PA255948 by Bokeaji, on Flickr

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    PA255950 by Bokeaji, on Flickr

    nothing special, just silliness! :) but i had to post SOMEthing with this lens
    and now its FREEZING... silly texas weather
    but im hoping to get out in the next few days for some street practice!

    im LOVING the distance scale
    ill admit, i liked it before just cause it made me FEEL like .01% more leica-user-like... but it really is super useful
    and i no longer have to have a button assigned to MF/AF; i just push/pull it active on the lens!
    FANTASTIC!

    its made me want a similarly built 17mm even MORE
    *hip fisting, glare at oly*
     
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  5. Canonista

    Canonista Mu-43 Top Veteran

    563
    Sep 3, 2011
    L.A.
    Are you finding the lens very tight when mounting? I'm used to smooth and snappy lens changes with my DSLR kit. Even my other m43 lenses aren't this tight.
     
  6. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    it reminds me of the 45
    which is... similarly... built
    so mebbe the widest part of the lens is a hair thicker than other m4/3 lenses?
    its not like "OMG IM GONNA BREAK IT!" tight.. but its definately snug
    but its a "yay no gaps" snug
    to me at least :)
     
  7. Canonista

    Canonista Mu-43 Top Veteran

    563
    Sep 3, 2011
    L.A.
    Now that you mention it, the 45mm feels similar when mounting/dismounting. I hope it loosens up over time.

    Now to go out and capture images. :smile:
     
  8. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    i cant, im busy mounting and unmounting my lenses to loosen them up
    i need limber lenses for shooting tomorrow!
    lol

    oh wait, i cant cause its midnight and i need to go to bed! omg i must finish 50 billion photo tabs i have open first! *eyes wide*


    sleep tight!
     
  9. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

    859
    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    Do you find this lens to be slippery?

    I have my cr+sshairs on one.

    It looks like the O45,1.8. I find that one to be like a greased doorknob to handle.
     
  10. Canonista

    Canonista Mu-43 Top Veteran

    563
    Sep 3, 2011
    L.A.
    The 12mm is about the same length but a bit stubbier than the 45mm, so it's a tad more graspable, but I know what you mean about these lenses feeling "slippery".

    The size of these m43 lenses are so tiny when compared to my L lenses, that it's easy to fumble them, or at least it feels that way.

    This is why I don't like the fact the mount/dismount on these lenses are so tight.
     
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  11. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Well yes n no
    They don't have a rubber sleeve on them like big Nikon zooms or anything
    But they aren't being dropped either

    - Eliot
     
  12. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Patrick
    This is definitely the tightest mounting lens of all the m4/3 lenses that I have used, including the 45mm f/1.8.
     
  13. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Oh yeah, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

    [assuming this was the reason for the gift]
     
  14. Canonista

    Canonista Mu-43 Top Veteran

    563
    Sep 3, 2011
    L.A.
    I thought I was going to break mine the first time I mounted it. :eek:
     
  15. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

    661
    Mar 24, 2011
    Quick question for the other 12mm owners...

    Is it possible to have MF Assist to pop on w/ the Manual Ring pulled back?

    It works fine when the ring is the standard position & used like any other lens.
    I use S-AF/MF.
     
  16. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Ugotta hit the magnify button
     
  17. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

    661
    Mar 24, 2011
    Ouch... So I guess that means no way for it to happen automatically like it would without pulling the ring back?
     
  18. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    i rechecked... i cant figure out if you could
    but if you did, it would always be in magnify uness you pushed it back to AF... i think it works out better this way really
    it would be more awkward to move the lens ring back n forth to go from magnified to normal, than to thumb a lil button
    at least for ME :)
     
  19. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

    661
    Mar 24, 2011
    The only problem I see (unless I am missing something) is that without the MF Assist, MF is useless...
     
  20. Canonista

    Canonista Mu-43 Top Veteran

    563
    Sep 3, 2011
    L.A.
    I also originally thought that shifting the 12mm lens barrel to MF would cause the camera to magnify the focus point. The magnify function really works. I wish my 45mm was constructed the same way.
     
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