Showcase Olympus 45mm f/1.8

Hyubie

Unique like everyone else
Joined
Oct 15, 2010
Messages
1,393
Location
Massachusetts
Real Name
Herbert
I have a question - do images from this focal length improve with IBIS for available light handheld? I do not trust my hands to hold rock-steady, so I'm thinking of where to mount this lens when light becomes scarce - "should I be using the E-PL1 for low-light, and the G3 for daylight/outdoor shooting, or is the aperture large enough for me to use it on G3?" kind of stuff. :smile:

(btw, I do not want to hijack the thread into an IBIS-or-no-IBIS debate, I just want real-world experiences without complex mathematics/calculators/algorithms involved, especially from people whose hands are not made for surgery, if you know what I mean. :smile:)
 

Rudi

Mu-43 Top Veteran
Joined
Aug 16, 2010
Messages
574
Location
Australia
I have a question - do images from this focal length improve with IBIS for available light handheld? I do not trust my hands to hold rock-steady, so I'm thinking of where to mount this lens when light becomes scarce - "should I be using the E-PL1 for low-light, and the G3 for daylight/outdoor shooting, or is the aperture large enough for me to use it on G3?" kind of stuff. :smile:
Like everything in life... it depends! In this case, it depends on what you consider to be "low light". :smile: Of course, IBIS will always be of help with handheld photos, but there is another thing to consider here: To put it bluntly - good luck trying to focus your E-PL1 in low light! :tongue:
 

Amin Sabet

Administrator
Joined
Apr 10, 2009
Messages
10,903
Location
Boston, MA (USA)
Hyubie said:
I have a question - do images from this focal length improve with IBIS for available light handheld? I do not trust my hands to hold rock-steady, so I'm thinking of where to mount this lens when light becomes scarce - "should I be using the E-PL1 for low-light, and the G3 for daylight/outdoor shooting, or is the aperture large enough for me to use it on G3?" kind of stuff. :smile:

(btw, I do not want to hijack the thread into an IBIS-or-no-IBIS debate, I just want real-world experiences without complex mathematics/calculators/algorithms involved, especially from people whose hands are not made for surgery, if you know what I mean. :smile:)
Ibis helps, but I think the G3 sensor helps more. I have no problem shooting this lens with ibis on my ep3 and wouldn't hesistate to use it on a g3.

Sent from my HTC Thunderbolt using Mu-43 App
 

Hyubie

Unique like everyone else
Joined
Oct 15, 2010
Messages
1,393
Location
Massachusetts
Real Name
Herbert
Like everything in life... it depends! In this case, it depends on what you consider to be "low light". :smile: Of course, IBIS will always be of help with handheld photos, but there is another thing to consider here: To put it bluntly - good luck trying to focus your E-PL1 in low light! :tongue:
So far, I do not find a significant difference (in terms of frequency) in focus-hunting between the E-PL1 and G3 in low light - I've had both hunt for focus a few (milli-)seconds longer than normal, and I've had both miss the focus. I've learned to live with it, and those are infrequent enough not to cause too much inconvenience on my part.


Ibis helps, but I think the G3 sensor helps more. I have no problem shooting this lens with ibis on my ep3 and wouldn't hesistate to use it on a g3.

Sent from my HTC Thunderbolt using Mu-43 App
Thanks, Amin.
 

johnc

Mu-43 Regular
Joined
Oct 20, 2011
Messages
179
Taken with a Panasonic GF2, although I'm seriously considering an Oly body (probably a cheap E-P2) just to get the in-body IS to go with this lens--it's that good imo.

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


View attachment 179985

View attachment 179986

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


To me, it was well worth the money.
 

Sugarman

Mu-43 Regular
Joined
Jan 21, 2011
Messages
36
Mine arrived today, a little quicker than I expected. Looking at it still boxed on the table in front of me I hoped and prayed that I hadn't set my expectations too high. I still haven't really had a chance to check it out but I coouldn't resist firing off a few shots inside. This one I call "Beauty slowly dying". I dedicate it to all of you for your posts over the last months which I have been following and which finally convinced me to go ahead and get the lens. I have the strongest feeling that I am not going to regret my decision.

Pana G3, Oly 45mm, @f1.8, 1/160, ISO 320

Joe

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

oops.... I don't know how that thumbnail got there! (or how to get rid of it)
 

Attachments

Hyubie

Unique like everyone else
Joined
Oct 15, 2010
Messages
1,393
Location
Massachusetts
Real Name
Herbert
Taken with a Panasonic GF2, although I'm seriously considering an Oly body (probably a cheap E-P2) just to get the in-body IS to go with this lens--it's that good imo.

To me, it was well worth the money.
I just received my copy last night, and I now realize that most of the time I do need IBIS for this focal length in low-light. I got lots of camera shake on my images taken from about 2-4 feet (yes, even with IBIS). :frown:

However, in images where I nailed the focus, I can see why this lens has glowing reviews. :smile:
 

Armanius

Mu-43 All-Pro
Joined
Feb 23, 2010
Messages
1,931
Location
Houston
Real Name
Muttley
Taken with a Panasonic GF2, although I'm seriously considering an Oly body (probably a cheap E-P2) just to get the in-body IS to go with this lens--it's that good imo.

I just received my copy last night, and I now realize that most of the time I do need IBIS for this focal length in low-light. I got lots of camera shake on my images taken from about 2-4 feet (yes, even with IBIS). :frown:

However, in images where I nailed the focus, I can see why this lens has glowing reviews. :smile:
What was your shutter speed when you were using it with your G3/GF2? Also, were you shooting with the EVF or LCD (applicable to G3 only, unless you have the plug-on EVF John)? Work on how you hold the camera as well and the positioning of your arms relative to your body. Lastly, try use continuous burst instead of single shot. If you shoot 3 photos in 1 second, your odds of getting one in focus is very good.

Or even better, buy an EP3! :)
 

Hyubie

Unique like everyone else
Joined
Oct 15, 2010
Messages
1,393
Location
Massachusetts
Real Name
Herbert
Hyubie,

That's because you're getting old and shaky....
I'm afraid my hands have never been ones to be steady. I remember not being able to hold anything steady even back during my high school days especially during science lab classes, and it does seems to worsen with age (and I'm not that old!).

I think I picked the wrong hobby... :eek:
 

jim_khoo

Mu-43 All-Pro
Joined
Apr 9, 2010
Messages
1,015
Location
Kuala Lumpur
~ scarfs ~

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 

MrDoug

Mu-43 Top Veteran
Joined
Sep 5, 2011
Messages
985
Location
Boise, Idaho
I just got my lens today.. I have Cats as well.. I love your shots of those Kitties.. I will send you some of mine as well..
 

taz98spin

Mu-43 Top Veteran
Joined
May 13, 2011
Messages
843
Location
NYC

AdamThirtle

Mu-43 Veteran
Joined
Jun 10, 2011
Messages
227
Location
Newcastle, UK
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 

Caroline

Mu-43 Regular
Joined
Mar 4, 2010
Messages
87
Location
London
A combination of some lovely golden autumn sunshine (not to mention unseasonably warm weather here in the UK!) and the 45mm f1.8 at the Taste of Autumn festival at Wisley gardens today gave me the ideal excuse to indulge in two of my favourite things: backlighting and insanely shallow depth of field :biggrin:

I love this lens!!!

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

_A231315 by CJWoodley, on Flickr

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

_A231272 by CJWoodley, on Flickr

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

_A231311 by CJWoodley, on Flickr

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

_A231326 by CJWoodley, on Flickr

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

_A231334 by CJWoodley, on Flickr

Full set here:
Wisley 23 Oct 2011
 

Sugarman

Mu-43 Regular
Joined
Jan 21, 2011
Messages
36
Very nice shots those Carol! Very "alive"

This is from today with my Pana G3, ISO 160, f1.8, 1/320



Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 

Attachments

awatahurm

Mu-43 Regular
Joined
Jul 10, 2011
Messages
89
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnshare/6274612066/" title="boy meets puppet by awatahurm, on Flickr">
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
"480" height="640" alt="boy meets puppet"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnshare/6274612444/" title="boy with bike by awatahurm, on Flickr">
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
"640" height="480" alt="boy with bike"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnshare/6274624856/" title="red leaves by awatahurm, on Flickr">
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
"640" height="480" alt="red leaves"></a>
 

jim_khoo

Mu-43 All-Pro
Joined
Apr 9, 2010
Messages
1,015
Location
Kuala Lumpur
~ hot day ~

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 
Links on this page may be to our affiliates. Sales through affiliate links may benefit this site.
Mu-43 is a fan site and not associated with Olympus, Panasonic, or other manufacturers mentioned on this site.
Forum post reactions by Twemoji: https://github.com/twitter/twemoji
Copyright © 2009-2019 Amin Forums, LLC
Top Bottom