Lumix 42.5mm f1.7 . . . not just for portraits!

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by danelkins, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. I reccently picked up a used Pany 42.5/1.7 because of the price, size/weight and closer than ususal focus abilities. Wow! Very cool lens! I don't shoot much portraiture but wanted the extra stop and compact size compared to my 35-100 and find this a total winner in my bag. Here are a couple pics from a recent trip.
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  2. acnomad

    acnomad Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jan 5, 2016
    Nice set @danelkins@danelkins. I really enjoy the P42.5/1.7 also. Remarkably versatile.
  3. srhphoto

    srhphoto Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 26, 2012
    My 42.5mm f1.7 is fast becoming my favourite lens for family days out. I absolutely love the way it renders, it's focus speed and the DoF control it gives. It's absolutely brilliant
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  4. Yes it is. I think it gets looked over a lot because of the existence of the PL42.5/1.2 along with some complaints of the older Oly 45/1.8. The lens is a great value
  5. Olivier1559

    Olivier1559 Mu-43 Rookie

    Mar 23, 2016
    Whitehorse, Canada
    just got my p42.5mm and I am amazed by the sharpness and the dop i am getting.

    However, I am shooting with the EM5 markII and get a lot of chromatic aberration as soon as i shot against a source of light even at f4
    anyone else experiencing that?
  6. Pili

    Pili Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 16, 2012
    Boulder, CO
    Yes, mine does have quite a bit of CA on my EM-5. It's usually easy to fix in LR though with CA correction and occasionally some defringe applied. Have to shoot on a Panasonic body if you want in camera correction unfortunately (zero issues on my GH4).
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    Images with P42.5, GX8, some cropping. This little lens is quickly becoming more useful than I expected – nice when it happens that way!
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