Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Minniesmum, Mar 21, 2012.
And it's TINY ! Petite... the Pana 14mm f2.5. Off out for a spin with it.
Congrats Cath....U will love it
It is worth getting a lens hood (if you don't already have one) because, as with any wide angle lens, the 14mm will suffer from loss of contrast and flare if not shooting away from the sun. The filter size is 46mm which is quite large for such a tiny lens, and this enables you to use a lens hood designed for longer focal lengths without suffering from vignetting.
Here is one that should work well. It is also ridiculously cheap:
46mm Metal Lens Hood For Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 14mm 2.5 | eBay
Pics pics pics!
Actually I would prefer non-vented hood Metal 46mm Screw-in Wide Angle Lens Hood It is much more slimmer and better fit for 14mm. I don't like vented hoods as dust gets easily inside
I like the 'look' of the vented hoods though - I got one of these and it only took just over a week to arrive from China:
46mm Metal Tilted Vented Lens Hood shade for Leica M LM black | eBay
Another cheap other option is to use a 46mm-37mm step-down ring with a 37mm lens cap, for a very small hood to keep the size of the lens + hood compact, as shown here:
Micro 4/3rds Photography: Panasonic Lumix G 14mm f/2.5
(A step-down ring and lens cap only cost about £1 each (fleabay) so total cost of £2).
That hood would be a poor choice for his lens. A short hood for the 46mm filter thread will not give sufficient shading for the 14mm lens. You need something that comes closer to the angle of view.
The vented hood I suggested gives exactly the right amount of shading. It also does not retain dust. I shoot a lot in dusty conditions and a vented hood is ideal.
I think it also looks nice, enhancing the 'traditional rangefinder look' of the camera and lens. But I understand that people's tastes differ.
got this hood for my panny 14mm.... ebay special... I think it cost me like $8 USD
here's a closer look at the hood....
I've both hoods and believe me vented one does retain dust mostly during storage. The only way to avoid it is placing lens cap inside the hood which is extremely difficult and awkward operation for me. When talking about protection and shading then in case of wide angle lens I mostly need mechanical protection and cover some indirect reflections, because there is always sun in or near the picture. Fortunately I am finding this little lens quite good against sun so I prefer compact and slim look giving me right amount of protection and shading.
Thanks all ! Just back home, it's dark now and I need a glass of wine to calm down my excitement Lol. LOVE it !
I shot a lot of stuff at 2.5 in A priority to test it.Need to work out whether it's best to leave the camera set at single point AF or a broader range with it being wider angle and a prime....more test shots tomorrow.
So far love the compactness which was my main reason for buying.
Sorry guys but it's my most " girlie" lens so far !
Will put some pics on my Flickr acct tomorrow evening.
have to say the " rattlesnake " effect drove me nuts at first as thought the lens was faulty but now I know it's quite common...
Yes this lens is like an ultra miniskirt.. beautiful and sexy .. my Red EPL2 with PL25 mm 1.4 looks like Lady Gaga..hahhahah
Bhupinder you are just a tart lol
I'm a fan.
Hows this lens hood? This one is available in Australia where I live and I'm thinking of bidding on it. what do you think?
46mm Square Lens Hood For Panasonic Lumix 20mm 1.7, 14mm 2.5 pancake lens | eBay
Now as far as my knowledge goes , word 'tart' is used a slang in UK for different things .So please clarify which tart I am ?
Heheh Bhupinder ! If you were a musician I'd say a " jam" tart as I call one of my male guitarist friends on our Monday evening jam nights....will have to think of an appropriate genre of tart to suit your photographic interests and medical profession lol
Then you really should be more careful about how you store your equipment. Have a nice day.
Must admit I have never quite thought of mine that way before. :smile: Do you have a most macho lens too?
It's quite a good little lens, I must get out and use it more often. Have been having fun experimenting with cheap manual focus legacy lenses recently though - must try and resist looking for more Minoltas on ebay.
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