Showcase Olympus 17mm f/1.2 PRO

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Here's a few to wet your appetite
while you wait..
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I'm renting this lens next week to give it a whirl. I bought a Canon RP w/their 35/1.8, but I don't care much for the Canon, and getting just this lens is still smaller and cheaper than a second system.

Anyone else have more sample images I can look at while I wait :)
A few more while you wait :) These were taken mostly wide open at f1.2. Only a few I took at f1.4 or f1.6.

50095279828_0a3b226d60_o.jpg PA310720_DxO by Narin, on Flickr

50094632077_be0751a894_o.jpg P7050388 by Narin, on Flickr

50095059917_60b9f306c5_o.jpg _B301284 by Narin, on Flickr

50093807143_20a7b11f9a_o.jpg _1031045 by Narin, on Flickr

_1081688 by Narin, on Flickr


50094628827_3cda298da3_o.jpg _1112554 by Narin, on Flickr

50094640447_ecafd97c8f_o.jpg EM521075_DxO by Narin, on Flickr

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A few more while you wait :) These were taken mostly wide open at f1.2. Only a few I took at f1.4 or f1.6.

View attachment 841210PA310720_DxO by Narin, on Flickr

View attachment 841211P7050388 by Narin, on Flickr

View attachment 841212_B301284 by Narin, on Flickr

View attachment 841213_1031045 by Narin, on Flickr

View attachment 841221_1081688 by Narin, on Flickr


View attachment 841214_1112554 by Narin, on Flickr

View attachment 841215EM521075_DxO by Narin, on Flickr

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Beautiful shots. Thanks for sharing. I hope this lens can whisk me away to a land as lovely as those in the pics! Is that Thailand?
 

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Beautiful shots. Thanks for sharing. I hope this lens can whisk me away to a land as lovely as those in the pics! Is that Thailand?
Thanks. Yes, 4-6 were taken while I took my family for a visit in Thailand earlier this year.

If I can only keep one lens (among the 8 I own 17 f1.2, 12-40 f2.8, 45 f1.2, 60 f2.8 macro, 75 f1.8, 40-150 f4-5.6, 40-150 f2.8, 300 f4) 17mm f1.2 is the lens.

I am confident you will enjoy using it.

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New Hall, Sutton Coldfield. Venue for afternoon tea today.

Like most English houses, it has a rather attractive moat.
 
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Cross-posted from the Show : Images made with "Live Composite" thread.

Tried my hand at Live Composite Astrophotography last night to capture some star trails from my local “backyard”. Unfortunately I couldn’t do anything about the light pollution from the office complex behind the trees.

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Eagleview Star Trails
 

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After much tooing and frowing, I've settled on the 17/1.2 as the free Prime with the Em1ii . Until I look at the 25mm gallery and change my mind again!
 

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After much tooing and frowing, I've settled on the 17/1.2 as the free Prime with the Em1ii . Until I look at the 25mm gallery and change my mind again!
It’s not just the 1.2 PRO galleries: I had to think about whether it makes sense to sacrifice my beloved 17/1.8 (15/1.7 in your case, IIRC?), or the 25/1.8 that’s technically better but I just feel more “meh” about. Or the 45/1.8 which I’ve got no reason to complain about.

I expect I’ll end up keeping both the 17/1.2 and the 17/1.8 🤦‍♂️
 
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It’s not just the 1.2 PRO galleries: I had to think about whether it makes sense to sacrifice by beloved 17/1.8 (15/1.7 in your case, IIRC?), or the 25/1.8 that’s technically better but I just feel more “meh” about. Or the 45/1.8 which I’ve got no reason to complain about.

I expect I’ll end up keeping both the 17/1.2 and the 17/1.8 🤦‍♂️

Likewise, the 15PL won't be leaving my bag. But it's not weathersealed, so that is the angle I'm working for the 17/1.2 . And the extra stop might be handy too.

Of course, all of this is only happening because of the lens offer so in some ways I'm trying to choose from lenses that I otherwise wouldn't be purchasing. I have overlap on all three Pro primes, so none of them are a clear-cut, obvious choice.
 

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Likewise, the 15PL won't be leaving my bag. But it's not weathersealed, so that is the angle I'm working for the 17/1.2 . And the extra stop might be handy too.

Of course, all of this is only happening because of the lens offer so in some ways I'm trying to choose from lenses that I otherwise wouldn't be purchasing. I have overlap on all three Pro primes, so none of them are a clear-cut, obvious choice.
Just check what focal length you use/like more and go for it.
 

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Out of interest, Have any users of this lens looked at the accuracy of the DOF scale on the lens barrel?
 

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Yesterday I got my free 17/1.2 from Olympus. It has been raining almost continuously this weekend, so I just made some test shots in the village and at home.

Rainy day:

Rainy day


Close focus:

Close focusing test

Morning coffee:

Morning routine

In the village:

Assier

In the village:

Assier

This is a very interesting lens due to its fast aperture and pleasing bokeh. I tried a shot with a flash bounced from the ceiling and 1/128 power. At f/1.2 this was already too much light (ISO 200). This opens some interesting perspectives :)
 

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Yesterday I got my free 17/1.2 from Olympus. It has been raining almost continuously this weekend, so I just made some test shots in the village and at home.

Rainy day:

View attachment 850852Rainy day


Close focus:

View attachment 850853Close focusing test

Morning coffee:

View attachment 850854Morning routine

In the village:

View attachment 850855Assier

In the village:

View attachment 850856Assier

This is a very interesting lens due to its fast aperture and pleasing bokeh. I tried a shot with a flash bounced from the ceiling and 1/128 power. At f/1.2 this was already too much light (ISO 200). This opens some interesting perspectives :)
i did find one downside to the 1.2 aperture on my g85 (max SS 1/4000) - I had to get a 2 stop ND filter to shoot wide open outside in any kind of sun
 

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i did find one downside to the 1.2 aperture on my g85 (max SS 1/4000) - I had to get a 2 stop ND filter to shoot wide open outside in any kind of sun
You could lower the ISO (not sure how low the G85 can go) or close the diafragm. But if you really want f/1.2 in sunlight you'll need a filter (or a camera with ND emulation).
 
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