Showcase Olympus 45mm f/1.2 PRO

Discussion in 'Native Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Steven, Oct 26, 2017.

  1. Steven

    Steven Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2012
    I was able to try this lens on my EM5II at Photo Plus Expo today. Was so excited , forgot to open the aperture to 1.2 after taking off the 45mm/1.8. This is the only photo of note I was able to take. A little out of focus, sorry :( 
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  2. notwithstanding the aperture braintoot that's still some fine feathery bokeh you've got there!
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  3. Steven

    Steven Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2012
    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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  4. Huislaw

    Huislaw Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 14, 2016
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  5. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    It certainly looks like quite the lens!
  6. Tifoso

    Tifoso Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 6, 2015
    Can't wait for this lense to be available...
  7. renesis

    renesis New to Mu-43

    Oct 2, 2017
    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:
    26488305029_c67b72cf8a_z. _B070065 by PV, on Flickr

    38209573296_0e5cd6298e_z. _B070069 by PV, on Flickr

    and at F1.6:

    26488303239_7876eb3089_z. _B070073 by PV, on Flickr

    There a few more in the album - Olympus 45mm F1.2
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  8. verbatimium

    verbatimium Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 17, 2013
    Toronto, Ontario
    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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  9. Zephon

    Zephon Mu-43 Rookie

    Mar 1, 2017
    Haven't had much chance to play around with the lens, only chance I got was during my walk home from work.
    PB222819. PB222826. PB222856. PB212670.
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  10. DynaSport

    DynaSport Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 5, 2013
    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.
  11. damianmkv

    damianmkv Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 7, 2014
    Surrey, England
    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
  12. Zephon

    Zephon Mu-43 Rookie

    Mar 1, 2017
    Thought maybe some of you might be interested in a comparison between f1.2, f1.8 and f2.8.




    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


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  13. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler Subscribing Member

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Hi, did you shoot RAW or jpeg?
    Any filter mounted?
  14. Zephon

    Zephon Mu-43 Rookie

    Mar 1, 2017
    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.
  15. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler Subscribing Member

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    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.
  16. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
    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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  17. Carbonman

    Carbonman Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jul 10, 2014
    Vancouver BC
    Hey, you've on my turf! :drinks:
  18. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    First test with this lens for me.

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  19. curtisls87

    curtisls87 Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2010
    Manhattan, KS USA
    Curt Schimmels
    Just got my copy. Here's a grab shot of my granddaughter, Charlotte, taken at a birthday party.

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  20. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Legend

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Must. Not. Visit. This. Thread.

    The 42.5 f/1.7 is good enough. The 42.5 f/1.7 is good enough. The 42.5 f/1.7 is good enough...
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