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My first shots with the Panasonic 7-14mm f/4

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by entropicremnants, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
    I was feeling the need for something wider than the 18mm equivalent of my Olympus 9-18mm so I sold it and some other lenses I use infrequently and bought the Panasonic 7-14mm used and got what I believe is a good copy.

    Here's some initial shots I took at Longwood Gardens and I'm not holding these up as my best, lol -- but mainly just looking at the lens to see what it can do. Mainly, I'll use it for urbex stuff.

    My conclusion is that this is an excellent lens and I'm glad I picked it up.

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    Panasonic 7-14mm Test: Morning in the Garden by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

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    Panasonic 7-14mm Test: Eye of the Temple by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

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    Panasonic 7-14mm Test: Epiphytic Box by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

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    Panasonic 7-14mm Test: Queen Palm Halo by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

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    Panasonic 7-14mm Test: 3 of 4 Dragons Love Longwood by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

    All the above were at 7mm. These next two are at the full zoom of 14mm (28mm equivalent).

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    Panasonic 7-14mm Test: Purple Bell 1 by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

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    Panasonic 7-14mm Test: Purple Bell 2 by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr
     
  2. Pecos

    Pecos Mu-43 Top Veteran

    776
    Jan 20, 2013
    The Natural State
    Nice shots!

    What FL do you like/use the most? I know it's new, but just wondering. Have you experienced many composition problems at the wide end?
     
  3. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
    Thanks!

    I'm usually fully at the wide end and YES! Ultrawides are very challenging to make "real" compositions and not just "Wow that's wide!" shots, lol.

    But, for some things I do, they are excellent for resolving subjects by making the background "recede" while still remaining focused enough to provide context for the shot. I use that a lot in my urbex work. I usually use them very close up.

    If you go to my flickr site by clicking on one of these shots, then just go to the main photostream, there are collections down the right hand side. If you click on the Industrial one and click on the Industrial Archaeology set within you'll see I use ultrawides a lot and how I generally use them.

    I do also use them for very wide shots -- but more often closer in.
     
  4. Pecos

    Pecos Mu-43 Top Veteran

    776
    Jan 20, 2013
    The Natural State
    Thanks for the info

    John,
    I enjoyed clicking through a couple of your portfolios on your site. Good stuff.
     
  5. tjdean01

    tjdean01 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    842
    Feb 20, 2013
    Wow! I'm a huge pixel peeper and sucker for sharp lenses and I think the 7-14mm is one of the sharpest out there. Sharper than say, the $800 Olympus 12mm prime, I feel, but have never seen a real word comparison. What do others think? What's you pay, if you don't mind me asking? Also you say it's sharper than the 9-18. How much sharper? Do any side-by-sides?
     
  6. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

    805
    Dec 2, 2012
    COLORADO
    Glad I could help you with the purchase.:drinks: