Oly 17+45

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by mh2000, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. mh2000

    mh2000 Mu-43 Veteran

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  2. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Mark - an interesting read. Loved the writing in particular. The photos not entirely to my taste, but I can't doubt their technical competence or composition. Would love to read more from you.
     
  3. Christilou

    Christilou Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    I enjoyed your writing and yes, perhaps the pictures are not to my taste either although I liked the colour and tones of the one with the numbers. Do you still write?
     
  4. ldavid

    ldavid New to Mu-43

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    These are great!

    As an aside, I'm curious Mark how you find your 2 prime setup? I'm currently working with the 14, 20, and 45, and I find it a little cumbersome to move between the 14 and 20. I'm thinking of simplifying to just the 17 and 45. Would you recommend this prime kit?
     
  5. dav1dz

    dav1dz Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    @ldavid you'll find the most popular kits in film are probably 24-28, 50, 85-90 or 18-21, 35, 75-90. I think 35/90 is a great combo in film. It translates to the 17/45 for MFT.
     
  6. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Yes - totally agree about the 17/45 combo. Was out today travelling light with my E-PL5 plus 17 + 45. Great kit. In fact, it's been a while since I did much with my 45 (been using my new 12-35 too much) and I'd forgotten just how nice it is - light, really fast AF, superb IQ.
     
  7. BigTam

    BigTam Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Ron
    I once bought the Sigma 30 to fill the gap between the 17 and the 45. Very nice lens, but I never used it. Mid-range doesn't work for me. The 17/45 combination does.

    For wider, I have the 9-18 and for longer, the 40-150, but the 17/45 is my core set. And the 75, but that's a (very) special case :)
     
  8. mh2000

    mh2000 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Thanks guys!

    Christilou, working on the final draft of a novel now! :)

    Regarding the 17+45 combo. I've found it a very useful pair!

    I bought a Sigma 30 at the end of last year and find it is a superb match for much of what I shoot as well.

    I own the P14, but don't really do much wide, so barely use it.

    I can't imagine getting rid of the 17, 30 or 45 at this point. That could be my entire setup and I'd be really happy.

    Best all!
     
  9. barbosas

    barbosas Mu-43 Veteran

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    Lisbon
    Hi,

    I'm also currently in the process of migrating from 14+21+45 to 17+45 (although i bought the 17/1.8) .

    My main reasons for this change is that I rarely use the 14, only use it for landscapes or when I find the 21 too narrow, although some of those times i also find the 14 to wide, so the 17 fits nicely in between .

    With this change I'll reduce the need for swaping lens between the 14 and 21, if I have to specifically shoot landscapes I can do it with the kit lens, landscapes are not going anywhere, so no hurries on the swap lens process :)

    Cheers
     
  10. mh2000

    mh2000 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 3, 2010
    What 21mm are you using? I thought I was going to use my Color-Skopar 21 on my m43 when I first got into the system, but the corners were such garbage I bought the Oly 17/2.8 (the 1.8 hadn't been released yet).

    If I didn't already have the 17/2,8 I'd probably opt for the 1.8 version, but I have it and as I shoot almost everything at f5.6 there isn't a lot of point to it... the little sister does just fine for my needs at this aperture.

    Best!

    :)

     
  11. Pecos

    Pecos Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    The Natural State
    Could be an interesting story; the photos do not appeal to me - except for the one of the papers on the corner of the desk...makes you think about who put them there and what they're about. And I like the composition and lighting of that one.
     
  12. wlewisiii

    wlewisiii Mu-43 Veteran

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    William Barnett-Lewis
    Excellent work. I've enjoyed doing similar with abandoned barns and other rural detritus. While I agree that the writing is good, I personally enjoyed the photography even more. Thank you!
     
  13. mh2000

    mh2000 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Thanks for looking Pecos. When you say the photos don't appeal to you, are you saying you don't like the subject or you think the composition or technical aspects of the photos aren't good? Looking for some more constructive criticism if possible.

    Regarding the writing, typically, what I write is only loosely related to the actual photos, so either it's good or bad IMO.

     
  14. barbosas

    barbosas Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 7, 2013
    Lisbon
    The Panasonic
     
  15. mh2000

    mh2000 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 3, 2010
    ??? You mean Panasonic 20mm? I've never heard of a Panasonic 21... maybe just a typo.

    :)

     
  16. Pecos

    Pecos Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    The Natural State
    Mark,
    Most of the photos - especially in the first set - are "busy" and don't have a primary item of interest. Composition with so much in a frame is difficult, and the end result is (to me) uninteresting, jumbled. What you did with the desk is completely different, and very nice.
     
  17. mh2000

    mh2000 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Thank you for the clarification! I was seeing beyond the clutter, but appreciate your honesty and will keep it in mind next time I am out shooting another cluttered space! Best!

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Mu-43 mobile app
     
  18. barbosas

    barbosas Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 7, 2013
    Lisbon
    Indeed :2thumbs:
     
  19. aukirk

    aukirk Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 9, 2012
    Mark...
    Thanks for sharing, as I really enjoyed going through your site today. I particularly liked your post about Ocean City, as that is where my family spends most of the summer and I have similar memories on the rare occassion we venture down to the boardwalk. I also enjoyed your photos from the Hotel Reardon.
     
  20. mh2000

    mh2000 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Thanks aukirk! I'll have to get back there in the summer sometime! Love that part of the country! Best! :)