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Another one from Photo Expo. Was able to use my SD card on one of the display EM1IIs. Amazing sharpness wide open I must say. Easily rivaling the results I got using my EM5II+75mm1/8 of the same subject in the same settings.
This is at F1.2, 1/500. Processed in Lightroom from RAW with minimal adjustments. Jpeg from camera looks about the same.
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I was able to try this lens out yesterday @ ProfusionExpo in Toronto. No edits, JPEGs straight from camera.

Here are a couple shots at F1.2:
View attachment 586788_B070065 by PV, on Flickr

View attachment 586789_B070069 by PV, on Flickr

and at F1.6:

View attachment 586790_B070073 by PV, on Flickr

There a few more in the album - Olympus 45mm F1.2
Awesome. I can say that at F1.2, you can actually achieve too shallow depth of field for portraiture work on m4/3. The last shot at F1.6 looks a lot better. Nice work Olympus.
 

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Haven't had much chance to play around with the lens, only chance I got was during my walk home from work.
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I was able to try this lens out yesterday @ ProfusionExpo in Toronto. No edits, JPEGs straight from camera.

Here are a couple shots at F1.2:
View attachment 586788_B070065 by PV, on Flickr

View attachment 586789_B070069 by PV, on Flickr

and at F1.6:

View attachment 586790_B070073 by PV, on Flickr

There a few more in the album - Olympus 45mm F1.2
Those f1.2 shots are not good. Either very soft or missed focus. Honestly it looks more like a softness issue than a dof issue as nothing seems all that sharp to me. The 1.6 shot is much sharper.
 

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I'd agree that the 1.2 shots are missed focus, with most ( all ? ) focusing on the lady's nose rather than eyes. Shame really as there is plenty of detail to be seen
 

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Thought maybe some of you might be interested in a comparison between f1.2, f1.8 and f2.8.

f2.8
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f1.8
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f1.2
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Also I was taking some random photos in the morning and after viewing them on the computer I noticed some vignetting. Since you guys are more knowledgeable about this stuff, I'd appreciate some input. Is this much vignetting normal?

also I just did a test against the wall right now too
http://img.pixady.com/2017/11/458424_45mmf12.jpg
http://img.pixady.com/2017/11/974698_45mmf28.jpg

f1.2
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f2.8
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Zephon

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Hi, did you shoot RAW or jpeg?
Any filter mounted?
Hey Barry, I was shooting RAW and yup I have a UV filter on. Though it's the same uv filter I use on my other lenses and this was the first time I noticed the vignetting look as visible.
 

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Hey Barry, I was shooting RAW and yup I have a UV filter on. Though it's the same uv filter I use on my other lenses and this was the first time I noticed the vignetting look as visible.
Filters are most likely to cause vignetting on wide-angle lenses.
My 12-40 vignettes sharply at 12 with a CPL mounted.
Yours looks like it could be easily adjusted though.
 

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Those f1.2 shots are not good. Either very soft or missed focus. Honestly it looks more like a softness issue than a dof issue as nothing seems all that sharp to me. The 1.6 shot is much sharper.
To be honest I didn't find the Olympus 25mm 1.2 Pro lens any sharper than any of the 1.7 and 1.8 lenses. You get these Pro lenses more for the build quality and that extra bit of light gathering when shooting in dim conditions.
 

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Thought maybe some of you might be interested in a comparison between f1.2, f1.8 and f2.8.

f2.8
View attachment 591304

f1.8
View attachment 591305

f1.2
View attachment 591306

Also I was taking some random photos in the morning and after viewing them on the computer I noticed some vignetting. Since you guys are more knowledgeable about this stuff, I'd appreciate some input. Is this much vignetting normal?

also I just did a test against the wall right now too
http://img.pixady.com/2017/11/458424_45mmf12.jpg
http://img.pixady.com/2017/11/974698_45mmf28.jpg

f1.2
View attachment 591307

f2.8
View attachment 591308
Hey, you've on my turf! :drinks:
 

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First test with this lens for me.
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Just got my copy. Here's a grab shot of my granddaughter, Charlotte, taken at a birthday party.

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