Showcase Olympus 38mm f/1.8 Pen FT

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by phigmov, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Apr 4, 2010
    Starter for ten - surprisingly there didn't seem to be any Pen F Image threads -
     

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  2. krysdafur

    krysdafur Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 22, 2011
    SoCal
    This is a nice little lens. With adapter it is about 40mm in length. Focuses down to about 12 inches. It's a bit on the heavy side and has 5 aperture blades along with some swirly bokeh. Usable wide open and quite sharp when stopped down.

    Some OOC jpegs from an Olympus EPL2 on iEnhance (normal).

    1.8 - swirly bokeh
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/krysdafur/5958651142/" title="f1.8 - swirly bokeh by krysdafur, on Flickr">[​IMG]"640" height="480" alt="f1.8 - swirly bokeh"></a>

    2.8 - you can see the aperture blades starting to show
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/krysdafur/5958091017/" title="f2.8 - 5 aperture blades starting to show by krysdafur, on Flickr">[​IMG]"640" height="480" alt="f2.8 - 5 aperture blades starting to show"></a>

    5.6 - sharp with good contrast but pentagon bokeh
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/krysdafur/5958090773/" title="f5.6 - pentagon bokeh by krysdafur, on Flickr">[​IMG]"640" height="480" alt="f5.6 - pentagon bokeh"></a>

    another at 5.6
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/krysdafur/5958650422/" title="f5.6 by krysdafur, on Flickr">[​IMG]"480" height="640" alt="f5.6"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/krysdafur/5954981859/" title="Olympus Pen F 38mm f1.8 by krysdafur, on Flickr">[​IMG]"640" height="480" alt="Olympus Pen F 38mm f1.8"></a>
     
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  3. nsd20463

    nsd20463 Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 30, 2011
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Pen F 38mm f/1.8 reversed and used for macro

    I've found that the lens + its original hood work well for quick & dirty macro work. The hood seals against the camera flange, and keeps the lens the right distance for good magnification.

    Here's an example, with minimal cropping and maybe too much (now that I look at it again) sharpening.

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    And one with no post-processing except 66% cropping and resizing for the forum.

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    Baby praying mantises only hours old. View the rest of the gallery for addition photos of this sort.




    GF1 + reversed Pen F 38mm f/1.8
     
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  4. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
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  5. penfan2010

    penfan2010 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2010
    NJ, USA
    Glad to see this post

    Agree, surprised we haven't had one of these posts. :thumb up:
    The Zuiko 38 was the first MF lens I used on my E-P1, and it continues to be a favorite on the PL1 and the G1. I love its size, speed, color and sharpness.

    With the E-P1 and the Leica 35mm accessory finder:
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    Photos with the E-PL1:
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    Maybe we broaden this to a Pen F lens thread? I've been having lots of fun with the 70mm F2 as well.
     
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  6. penfan2010

    penfan2010 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2010
    NJ, USA
    Lamps and Blue Sky

    38mm F1.8 Zuiko Pen With E-PL1; some PP with Color FX

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  7. penfan2010

    penfan2010 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2010
    NJ, USA
    The Zuiko 38 F1.8 - good GAS preventer

    Shooting with the Zuiko 38mm F 1.8 from my film Pen F has always been a joy. I love the field of view of this short tele (on M43 sensor), as well as its sharpness and contrast. Helps to keep me from buying the Panasonic Leica 25mm F1.4. All shot with the E-P2.

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  8. rparmar

    rparmar Mu-43 Top Veteran

    639
    Jun 14, 2011
    Limerick, Ireland
    Hundreds of my favourite shots have been taken with this lens. It is a joy to use!

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    blue window

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    water tower

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    gull observes the collapse of capital
     
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  10. madogvelkor

    madogvelkor Mu-43 Top Veteran

    937
    Feb 22, 2013
    Connecticut
    A few shots with mine on a GX1. Focus was a little off, but I was taking them quickly.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45634447@N00/10600372295/" title="P1090444 by aggray, on Flickr">[​IMG]"640" height="481" alt="P1090444"></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45634447@N00/10600373845/" title="P1090442 by aggray, on Flickr">[​IMG]"640" height="481" alt="P1090442"></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45634447@N00/10600343826/" title="Door Hinge by aggray, on Flickr">[​IMG]"640" height="481" alt="Door Hinge"></a>
     
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  11. Azon

    Azon Mu-43 Regular

    131
    Jan 6, 2013
    One of my favorite lenses ever.

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/qqvMVLfPZyTuaJwjsmq6YtMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite">[​IMG]"533" width="800" /></a>

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/pS9HIpOb4w5j_QcTSp9CgNMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite">[​IMG]"533" width="800" /></a>

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    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ujgppLof-BdIW-AN2Bye8tMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite">[​IMG]"533" width="800" /></a>

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/zf_FPwuOxx-OXpHgLEmZ2tMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite">[​IMG]"533" width="800" /></a>

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/6fpBU6lznOb6PaRCHTBbrdMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite">[​IMG]"533" width="800" /></a>

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ahq7umVLsDotbztTF56nM9MTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite">[​IMG]"533" width="800" /></a>


    every time I put it on a camera I have an images impossible to get with my other lenses... It has it's own unique and special character.
     
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  12. madogvelkor

    madogvelkor Mu-43 Top Veteran

    937
    Feb 22, 2013
    Connecticut
    I realized that my lens had an old skylight filter on it when I first tried it out, which seems to have degraded the quality of the images some. I'm much happier now:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45634447@N00/10618327614/" title="Old leaf by aggray, on Flickr">[​IMG]"481" height="640" alt="Old leaf"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45634447@N00/10618330504/" title="Red oak leaves by aggray, on Flickr">[​IMG]"481" height="640" alt="Red oak leaves"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45634447@N00/10618338086/" title="Sweetgum Tree seed by aggray, on Flickr">[​IMG]"640" height="481" alt="Sweetgum Tree seed"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45634447@N00/10618341056/" title="Ivy and brick by aggray, on Flickr">[​IMG]"481" height="640" alt="Ivy and brick"></a>

    I quite like the lens, though focusing is still a bit tricky compared to some other lenses. I like that it can focus as close as a foot, and infinity focus is everything from about four feet out. Bokeh is interesting, but a bit busy for some uses. I don't think I'd use it as a portrait lens.
     
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  13. penfan2010

    penfan2010 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2010
    NJ, USA
    Really love the way the lens renders shallow depth-of-field; great shot of the old door.
     
  14. AdamSF

    AdamSF Shutterbugger Subscribing Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    San Francisco, CA
    Real Name:
    Adam
    I really like this lens. Small, light, fast, produces beautiful images, close focussing.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50689195@N02/11022193115/" title="Floral detail #1 by aweiss.sf, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1000" height="804" alt="Floral detail #1"></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50689195@N02/10657229525/" title="Rabbit on the sidewalk by aweiss.sf, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1000" height="750" alt="Rabbit on the sidewalk"></a>



    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50689195@N02/10657267894/" title="Marshmallows and thread, 14th Street by aweiss.sf, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1000" height="750" alt="Marshmallows and thread, 14th Street"></a>



    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50689195@N02/10657231775/" title="Rite Spot Cafe sign detail by aweiss.sf, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1000" height="750" alt="Rite Spot Cafe sign detail"></a>
     
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  15. AdamSF

    AdamSF Shutterbugger Subscribing Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    San Francisco, CA
    Real Name:
    Adam
    With the Olympus Pen F 38mm f/1.8:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50689195@N02/11022353704/" title="PB230258 by aweiss.sf, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1000" height="750" alt="PB230258"></a>
     
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  16. AdamSF

    AdamSF Shutterbugger Subscribing Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    San Francisco, CA
    Real Name:
    Adam
    OM-D E-M5 and Pen F 38mm f/1.8

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50689195@N02/11022407793/" title="PB230260 by aweiss.sf, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1000" height="750" alt="PB230260"></a>
     
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  17. AdamSF

    AdamSF Shutterbugger Subscribing Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    San Francisco, CA
    Real Name:
    Adam
    OM-D E-M5 and Pen F 38mm f/1.8


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50689195@N02/11022355024/" title="PB230262 by aweiss.sf, on Flickr">[​IMG]"773" height="1000" alt="PB230262"></a>
     
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  18. AdamSF

    AdamSF Shutterbugger Subscribing Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    San Francisco, CA
    Real Name:
    Adam
    OM-D E-M5 and Pen F 38mm f/1.8

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50689195@N02/11022409053/" title="PB230267 by aweiss.sf, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1000" height="554" alt="PB230267"></a>
     
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  19. rbelyell

    rbelyell Mu-43 Veteran

    338
    Sep 15, 2013
    Mountains of NY
    wonderful work here. i just purchased a pen f 60/1.5. what adapter are most people using?
     
  20. penfan2010

    penfan2010 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2010
    NJ, USA
    Wow, you got a very rare Pen F lens indeed! Congrats. Fotodiox works very well for my Pen F lenses on m43.