Showcase Olympus 12-45mm f/4 PRO

davidzvi

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I would not want to live without my 17/1.8.
The 45/1.8 has its right to exist as well. And the 60/2.8 is needed for real macro shots.
The 12-45 is just perfect when I don’t know what to expect from the day.
Your first and last sentences are where I’m at.
For me the f/4 zooms are the perfect complement for f/1.4-1.8 primes.
 

fotoppi

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Hope you don't mind the use of an art filter here... (Vintage III)
Example of depth of field with "only" f4 at 45mm.
Would I have used 2.8 or 1.8 if available?
I guess not. The focus "flow" seems just right to me.



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koei

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EM53 + Olympus 12-45mm f/4 PRO

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I've had the 12-45 f/4 PRO since it was first released, and soon after picked up and E-M5.3 to pair it with. Size, weight, versatility, and image quality - hard to imagine something else beating the system. It has pretty much become my exclusive system for outdoor activities. This is the first system I've had, because of it's size and weight, where I've never been even slightly tempted to leave it behind.

For me, autumn is a challenging time for photos in the alpine areas. Wildflowers are mostly gone - even more so this year with the drought in Colorado. The wildflowers still around are often tattered and a bit past their prime. Green colors have transformed to brown, making the grand and vivid pictures from summer hard to come by. But never leaving the camera behind only increases the chances for a few decent images....

early fall colors
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early fall colors, on Flickr

Fringed Gentian (gentianopsis thermalis)
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Bristlecone Pine, Mt. Silverheels - smokey, hazy day
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Alpine Aster
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Alpine Sunflower - the only one I saw that day....
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Alpine Sunflower - a bit tattered, and likely the last one I've seen for the year
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Wallflower - hugging the ground to stay warm, this one was less than an inch tall!
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Alpine Thistle (cirsium scopulorum) - I just love seeing this thistle - though I do keep my distance!
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Alpine Thistle (cirsium scopulorum) - a different view
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Paintbrush
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Sangre de Cristo Mountains, CO
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Juvenile vole (long tailed?) - happened to see this little guy crossing the trail just as we were passing by. It froze - thinking if it didn't move we wouldn't see it....
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andy darbyshire

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here's a couple of flowers taken with my 12-45 on an em10 mk3
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