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Lunch with PL 25mm 1.4 ..

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by Bhupinder2002, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    We just drove to a small suburb called Oakleigh in Melbourne .Its predominantly Greek population over there and U get a feeling of Greece .
    So I had my EPL2 with PL25 mm1.4

    Street Shots ...
    E-PL2    ---    25mm    f/4.0    1/800s    ISO 200
    E-PL2    ---    25mm    f/4.0    1/1000s    ISO 200

    Outside Restaurant ...
    E-PL2    ---    25mm    f/4.0    1/250s    ISO 200
    E-PL2    ---    25mm    f/4.0    1/160s    ISO 200
    E-PL2    ---    25mm    f/4.0    1/160s    ISO 200
    E-PL2    ---    25mm    f/4.0    1/200s    ISO 200

    Name of the Restaurant ...
    E-PL2    ---    25mm    f/1.4    1/2500s    ISO 200

    Facebook status update .. or looking for a date ??Lol

    E-PL2    ---    25mm    f/1.4    1/1000s    ISO 200

    Interiors of Restaurant ..
    E-PL2    ---    25mm    f/1.4    1/50s    ISO 200

    E-PL2    ---    25mm    f/1.4    1/30s    ISO 200

    E-PL2    ---    25mm    f/4.0    1/8s    ISO 200

    Menu Please
    E-PL2    ---    25mm    f/4.0    1/80s    ISO 200

    What to order??
    E-PL2    ---    25mm    f/1.4    1/80s    ISO 200

    My Lunch ...
    E-PL2    ---    25mm    f/1.4    1/100s    ISO 200

    Her Lunch ..
    E-PL2    ---    25mm    f/1.4    1/25s    ISO 200

    My drink and her drink ...

    E-PL2    ---    25mm    f/1.4    1/160s    ISO 200
    E-PL2    ---    25mm    f/1.4    1/125s    ISO 200

    Lunch finished ..time to go home..
    E-PL2    ---    25mm    f/1.4    1/100s    ISO 400
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  2. That food looks good!
  3. foto2021

    foto2021 Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 5, 2011
    SE England

    The food looks good and the prices look like good value. :smile:

    Some nice images, but all of these shots could easily have been taken with a kit lens set to 25mm. There is nothing here to suggest that a premium quality lens has been used, and the image of the young woman in the light top and dark skirt (5th image) seems horribly out of focus.
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  4. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    I fully agree with that . In broad day light U won't find any major difference .More over these are not original B/W images .I converted them in iphoto.That photo of out of focus girl was taken while walking .. Anyway there is nothing much to suggest that this lens is a premium lens apart from faster AF , DOF and better low light performance than 20 mm .IQ is nothing very substantial over 20 mm 1.7 Panny.
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  5. avidone

    avidone Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 24, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Lovely shots though A bit too shiny for Greece and lacking the requisite anarchists burning things

    Sent from my iPad using Mu-43 App
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  6. punkman

    punkman Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 30, 2011
    Some nice shots there. The menu looks good too and I say that as a Greek. Except that gyrosalata, not a big fan of putting meat in my salads (or excessive amounts of dressing).

    Here's what I'm having for lunch, while doing some work on the computer.

    <a href="http://www.23hq.com/punkman/photo/7662238">
    E-PL3    ---    0mm    f/1.0    1/250s    ISO 200
    "567" width="756" />

    Salted and dried cod, dipped in batter and fried in olive oil. Some raw broccoli and cauliflower on the side and half a tomato with some feta cheese.

    Testing the Pentax 110 adapter that arrived this morning, with 24mm lens.
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  7. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Cheers Bhupinder, just like your incredible shots taken with the Oly 45 convinced me to buy that lens, this set of shots with the PL25 has convinced me and I may have to give mine the boot :eek: 

    Keep an eye out on the marketplace thread for it !

    DMC-GF1    LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25/F1.4    25mm    f/5.0    1/200s    ISO 100
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  8. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

  9. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    I'll keep my eyes open for it.

    DMC-GX1    LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25/F1.4    25mm    f/1.4    1/320s    ISO 160
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  10. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    BUt I am very honest . I haven't seen a single shot of mine which is convincing me to keep this lens. I love Oly 45mm 1.8 and it has surprised me right from the start .The first shot taken was enough to tell me to keep this lens..
  11. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Beautiful shot indeed.
  12. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Look at this SOOC JPEG- Oly 45 mm 1.8

    Oly 45 mm 1.8

    E-PL2    ---    45mm    f/3.2    1/60s    ISO 200
  13. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Mouth watering ...yum I am vegetarian actually so will love cod .My wife would love it though
  14. peterpix

    peterpix Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 8, 2010
    So. Maine
    Peter Randal
    Re 25mm as a 50mm

    A few decades ago every interchangeable lens rangefinder and SLR came standard with the "normal" 50mm lens. Most of us then bought a 35mm or an 85mm (see Cartier-Bresson and others) and hardly ever used the 50 again. It's field of view is sort of boring, neither long enough or wide enough, not much good for portraits. The advantage of the new 25mm is its large aperture, something missing until very recently with m43, which is good for low light, reduced depth of field, etc. The images that began this thread are boring (sorry not meaning to be unkind), neither close to subjects or wider perspective. So I would agree, using this fine lens to just click random snap shots probably does not do justice to its capabilities. The 20mm provides a more interesting perspective. What many of us would like to have is a 17mm (35mm) 1.4, a dream lens for the street shooter, photojournalist, and family pixs. Works for landscapes as well when stopped down a bit for good depth of field. Now we have the 45 portraits, so bring on the quality 17mm!
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  15. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    I agree .. and those are exactly my thoughts . I am asking myself when is this lens gonna give me the image I want? Olympus 45 mm 1.8 is fantastic . and I even loved Olympus 17 mm 2.8 as well .My all time fav was Panny 20 mm 1.7 but its quite slow to focus as compared to PL25 and Oly 45 mm . I have next four days off and I am gonna try this lens and see If I can justify to keep it . Other wise It will be up on ebay for sale ..
  16. Choice of focal lengths comes down to personal preference. Some may find 50mm a bit boring, others will love it. Based on my own experience with the Sigma 30/1.4 on Canon DSLRs, I've still got my eye fixed firmly on the PL 25/1.4 for my Micro 4/3 cams. I can't see myself selling the 20/1.7, though.
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  17. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    That headless guy walking up the steps in the cafe is creeping me out!

    (okay, I realize he's not REALLY headless)
  18. FastCorner

    FastCorner Mu-43 Veteran

    May 28, 2011
    I have to agree with this statement in that composition for the 25mm is different from the 45mm that Bhupinder2002 favors. If you want to take a photo of 1 thing, use a long lens. if you take a photo of 5 things, use a wide. If you're in the middle and photographing 2 or 3 things, a normal is great.

    I actually got my 25mm after Bhupinder2002 25mm vs 20mm thread (so I have to thank him for provoking GAS) and have been pretty happy with it. At first the difference in framing was unsettling, but the lack of distortion leaves a much better "I feel like I'm there" effect (to me).



  19. starlabs

    starlabs Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 30, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Nic is quite right - focal length is surprisingly, a very personal thing. Some people just don't like 50mm. Others will love it. Etc.

    If 50mm is not cutting it for you, it doesn't matter if the lens is f/1.4 or f/0.01. Given the demand, you can get quite a good price selling it to someone who will like the focal length.

    Just make sure you really don't want it - seller's remorse can be unfortunate. :wink:
  20. duke

    duke Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 4, 2010
    San Francisco Bay Area
    I just got my 25 1.4 a couple hours ago and when compared to the 20 1.7 I think it's a complete toss up. Both lenses are very good and it comes down to what focal length you prefer, along with weight/size/cost issues. I just got the lens so my mind isn't made up, but I was pretty surprised by the slowness of focusing. Everyone sites this as a great increase over the 20 1.7 but I honestly haven't been able to tell a difference, probably just my shooting style though.

    I would say just sell it if you aren't happy with it and pick up another 20. I really think the lenses are basically optically in the same class so just shoot with what you like ;) 
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