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Showcase Olympus 12mm f/2

Discussion in 'Native Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Linh, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    Well, let's see em =)
     
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  2. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    I'll shoot some tomorrow

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  3. thearne3

    thearne3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 28, 2010
    Redding, CT USA
    Well, I've had mine 24 hours now...still steep on the learning curve for this FOV. Here are a few shots from around the house...

    f5.6 1/40 iso200
    20110720-13-26-34_0208921.

    f5.6 1/50 iso200
    20110720-13-27-13_0208922.

    f2 1/160 iso200
    20110720-13-38-00_0208934.

    f2 1/15 iso640
    20110720-13-36-45_0208932.
     
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  4. Kosta

    Kosta Mu-43 Veteran

    435
    Sep 29, 2010
    Australia
    Ooh looks nice. Ive had my hands on an om 24mm an I love the focal length on film. Great for street and landscape. I'll put some scans up at some point when I get home. This lens looks hot but I don't think it's in my budget at least this year.
     
  5. alans

    alans Mu-43 Veteran

    340
    Feb 28, 2010
    Here are a few test shots

    I haven't posted for a while - been very busy.
    Here are several quick test shots from the 12mm. It's a great lens with my E-P2 and I'll post up some more shots as I put it to work.
     

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  6. thearne3

    thearne3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 28, 2010
    Redding, CT USA
    Man, I wish my back yard looked like that!
     
  7. alans

    alans Mu-43 Veteran

    340
    Feb 28, 2010
    Me too. My backyard has too much junk in it to shoot right now...

    Here's one from this morning. I wonder if an optical finder might go well with the 12mm. I have the evf-2 but an optical finder might provide me with more spontaneity for the way I like to shoot and give me longer battery life as well.
     

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  8. sylvesterii

    sylvesterii Mu-43 Regular

    26
    Jun 21, 2011
    Wow, the distortion on the lens is more than I had anticipated. Though I suppose a true rectilinear lens that is 12mm is pretty much unheard of.
     
  9. Hikari

    Hikari Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 26, 2010
    ??? What distortion?
     
  10. sylvesterii

    sylvesterii Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 21, 2011
    Look at the picture of the bridge by Alans. Unless the bridge curvers inward and there was a strong wind blowing across the frame.
     
  11. Sammyboy

    Sammyboy m43 Pro

    Oct 26, 2010
    Steeler Country
    I don't see any distortion, what I see is a bridge with an arched walking surface.
     
  12. Hikari

    Hikari Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 26, 2010
    That bridge is not flat. Not a straight horizontal part in the design.
     
  13. Kosta

    Kosta Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 29, 2010
    Australia
    I think the bridge looks ok, it's more the trees in the mid left of frame in the distance.

    It looks pretty darn good if you ask me thought
     
  14. alans

    alans Mu-43 Veteran

    340
    Feb 28, 2010
    It is an arched bridge with a very pronounced curve. I've been on vacation and will post more with the 12mm. Just a FYI, I took the 12mm along with the 20mm and 40-150mm and I was able to cover quite a bit on a road trip, very portable and comfortable.
     
  15. alans

    alans Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 28, 2010
    Shot of Delicate Arch through a window
     

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  16. alans

    alans Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 28, 2010
    Somewhere in Zion National Park
     

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  17. jonoslack

    jonoslack Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 2, 2011
    Well, I just got mine
    so there has to be the obligatory brick wall test at f2
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    Here are a couple of the back yard:

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    I like it - and there have been so many wide angle lenses I haven't liked!
     
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  18. jonoslack

    jonoslack Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 2, 2011
    Well, here are a couple more from today - lovely lens :

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    our back yard
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  19. Hikari

    Hikari Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 26, 2010
    jonoslack, that last image is sublime. I can feel the warm wind...
     
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  20. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    Wow thats sharp I want it soo bad :(

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