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My P7-14/4's Swan Song (Image Heavy)

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by yekimrd, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    Took the almighty Panny 7-14/4 for a last spin during my last trip to New York before putting it up for sale. Went to a Grace Potter & The Nocturnals concert (with the wifey) which was a blast. (Some of the images below were with the best yet MFT lens, the Oly 75/1.8)

    I haven't found a new home for my 7-14 yet but I'll surely and sorely miss this beaut once it's sold. I just wish Olympus would manufacture a MFT UWA prime with a filter thread.

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  2. Bizzarrini

    Bizzarrini Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 26, 2011
    The Netherlands
    Wow, amazing photographs! Excellent work!
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  3. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Not a prime, but the 9-18 accepts filters
  4. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    Thanks for the suggestion. I've owned the 9-18mm at the same time and was never happy with 1) it's IQ compared to the 12/2, and 2) 9mm as its widest end was too restricting at times. I know some people would argue against point one but that has been my real-world experience.
  5. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Why are you getting rid of it? Seems like a superb lens.

    Also, the portrait of wifey(?) looks not as sharp as images I'm seeing out of the 75mm... I know lenses are softer wide open but that looks pretty soft to me. It might be motion blur... anyways I always enjoy looking at your photographs Mikey, you do excellent work!
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  6. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    Thanks a bunch, spatulaboy!!

    Re: the 7-14, I hate constantly having to worry about protecting the exposed bulbous filter from dust and water elements. I rarely use it beyond 7-9mm and I find it wasteful having both this and the equally excellent 12/2, which has seen less and less use.

    Re: wifey's photo. You're right, there was some motion blur when viewed at 100%. :frown: Poor lighting conditions plus I only had seconds to snap a few shots with her standing on some bleachers. I should have driven up the ISO to keep a decent shutter speed. I also applied quite a bit of softening in LR4 to mask her blemishes (that 75/1.8 was still sharp enough to cause a problem in this photo). Hmm.. I may have to fix this with the Portraiture plugin.
  7. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Wow, beautiful photos. :cool: 
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  8. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    hey Mike!. the first one is just stunning!.
  9. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    Thanks! I've walked past that church's entrance at least a dozen times before but never noticed it till this last time.
  10. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Great shots, Mikey! Love the shot of the interior of the concert hall.
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  11. Mogul

    Mogul Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 9, 2012
    Will you post lens for sale?

    BTW, you chose a hard, heart-breaking profession. You have my deepest admiration!
  12. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
  13. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana

    Those are fabulous shots. With your demonstrated mastery of the 7-9mm FL it seems sinful to cast the good aside. Rather than deprive the world's future generations of your artistry, perhaps you could adopt Arnold E. Newman's philosophy in regards to the lens. "What - Me Worry?"

    Not trying to hijack your thread, perhaps I'm a bit more cavalier with my equipment's use.


  14. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    Ooh, I'm just OC that way. But I admire you for taking your P7-14 out in the snow like that. :p  I don't think I'm that courageous. Somehow, I'm worried that a 7.5 or 8mm rectilinear fast prime even if it does come out, will still have that bulbous front element. Your cavalierness (is that the right term?!) yielded a very nice image with the snow and all.

    No worries, I don't mind if people post photos or contribute constructive critiques; in fact, I welcome them. I mainly post a new image thread if I want to share an experience (or am just too lazy to split the photos apart into the different native lens or topic threads.. Hehe)

    Thanks for sharing!! :) 
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