And yet in that blog he says this ;And Pekka Potka'S review:
pekkapotka - Journal - Olympus 15mm f/8 - Walking the Dog and Having*Fun
Now I'm not saying he lying, but if that's true it flies in the face of plenty of visual evidence from a growing number of previews, reviews, blogs and threads.Opitically it is okayish, I would say almost but not as good as kit zoom at the same focal length. I have not tried them head to head but will check that later.
Pick any camera and lens combination and you've got some limitations in use and image quality. Minimum focus distance, maximum and minimum apertures, ISO range, image size, shutter speeds. There are always limitations. In some cases they are a bit more extreme than others.But why on earth people suddenly accept "severe limitations in use and image quality"? What's the fun of that? I'm just trying to understand.
I'm thinking the lens exists because some of the engineers and optical designers at Olympus had some fun one day while the managers weren't looking.htc said:My apologies in advance. I just have great difficulties to understand the reason of the existence of that lens. Why and what is it for? What I have seen it's not so good and it's way too dark also. Even too cheap
Is the price so strong point that it goes over the 14 mm panasonic?
Or am I just thinking too short?
They were all shot RAW with varying levels of PP in LR4. I tend to use +50 clarity a lot.Were these shot straight as JPEG, or ran thru PP? If straight off the camera, #2 and #4 (to a lesser extent) look like what happens when I move the Clarity bar to +100 in LR. Not bad, per se, but definitely an interesting character.
Thanks a lot. I'd expect the P14 to be far sharper than this, but then it's 3 times the price!I like these photos a lot. Slightly surreal, I can't work out why - perhaps that's just the magic of Essex.
I don't think I've ever shot my Panasonic 14mm at f8, I wonder how different it would be?
Many thanks. Small world, eh? Silversea is still a very nice street, I reckon it won't have changed a great deal since you left.Stonetape72.
I used to live on Silversea Drive, Leigh-on-Sea back in the late 50's.