Showcase Olympus 9-18mm f/4-5.6

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  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Moderator

    Apr 10, 2009
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  2. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
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    Olympus 9-18mm f/4-5.6 Image Thread

    If ya have the lens, bring it on...
    Let's show everyone what it can do.

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  3. Streetshooter

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    Oly 9-18 Images

    Independence Park
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    City Hall
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    Chestnut Street
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    Visitor Center
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    Suburban Station
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  4. PeterB666

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    Some very artistic shots there. Love them.
     
  5. Streetshooter

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    Peter,
    You have this lens, would you, could you post them here to help the thread along...?
     
  6. PeterB666

    PeterB666 Mu-43 Top Veteran Charter Member

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    Oh, allright - its just I don't think my shots can compete with yours, I think they are expectional compositions and some of the best street photos I have seen in a long time.

    Here are some pretty standard shots of Circular Quay (Sydney Harbour) and "The Coat Hanger". I was going to try for something a bit more adventerous but it started bucketing down with rain and decided to head home for a nice hot chocolate (its almost winter this side of the world).

    There is no noise reduction (other than camera default on jpeg) or any other fancy stuff, just a tweak of the white balance. Play spot the photographer (no it isn't me).

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  7. Streetshooter

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    Peter,
    Thanks but I'm chasing 61 real hard. My daze of competition have long passed.
    So let's just do what we do and enjoy each others images.
    By the way, you have great low light work.
    You really have it down.
    Get it......Don
     
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  8. BBW

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    Peter, you are too modest. Enough said. Don you're not a geezer, yet, and you have miles to go!

    I just got a chance to look through this lens on LisaO's E-PL1 and now I'm going to really have to control myself. I love it at its widest. I almost swooned!:cloud-9-039:
     
  9. Streetshooter

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    BB, I never said I was a geezer, just that I'm to oldt to compete.
    Besides, when all those young Harley gals stop chasin me, then it's time to be a geezer.....
    Or The Wife is around........
     
  10. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    Gotcha, Don.:wink:
     
  11. Streetshooter

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    Your forgiven because you have lust for the 9-18....
    We have bets going to see how long you can hold out....
     
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  12. Bokeh Diem

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    That reflective cloud in Image 01 really turns the trick.

    Bokeh D
     
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  13. Ray Sachs

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    I have the lens, and I've used it a fair amount, but I have to admit that most of what I like that I've taken with it has been at the longer end and could have just as easily have been taken with the 17 or the 14-42 kit lens. So I'm not gonna post those as examples. Although they do point out one of the strengths of the lens - its pretty versatile for certain environments. I don't think I've gotten comfortable with the wide end of this puppy yet. Here are four, including a gratuitous shot of a Philly landmark that's only in here because of that. Oh, and the fermenting beer was taken at the wide end, but cropped, so it should probably get demerits too!

    -Ray

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/4626904157/" title="9-18 059 by ramboorider1, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1367" height="900" alt="9-18 059" /></a>

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/4626904095/" title="9-18 058 by ramboorider1, on Flickr">[​IMG]"710" height="900" alt="9-18 058" /></a>
     
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  14. Ray Sachs

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    Near Philadephila
    A couple of ballpark shots I forgot about

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  15. PeterB666

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    Thanks. Its one of the benefits of living in a big city with a lot of light pollution. The downside is that shots of stars and the moon suck.

    I have a passion for night photography and I find the E-P1 a revelation for what it can achieve. It was something I never really ventured into in film or cine work (the former due to cost and lack of flexibility although it was feasible when I had 2 SLR bodies, the latter due to too slow film stock).
     
  16. LisaO

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    I've just had mine a week now and these are some of my images. I really like that it is small and light. I would love to get a shade for it and I can't find the new Oly shade available anywhere.

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  17. PeterB666

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    Some lovely pics coming through guys.
     
  18. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Took a bunch on a walk with my dog today...

    The sky was waaaaay blue and the 9-18 sure can get a lot of it:
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  19. PeterB666

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    This is from a set of shots taken a few weeks ago, my second dawn shoot with the 9-18.

    The 9-18mm zoom is such a versatile little lens. Prior to getting this lens, I had the Panasonic 20mm lens on the camera more than 90% of the time. Now it is the 9-18mm lens that gets that treatment and I cannot see that changing in the near future.

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    This shot was taken after first light and before sunrise. It was a very overcast morning and it started raining moments later. This is actually a blended shot made from 3 exposures using +/- 1EV bracketing in the E-P1 and then combined using the Photomatix's Exposure Fusion process (which I find better than combining images using the HDR process).

    The shot was composed at the 9mm end (but cropped slightly to around 10mm equivalent). The 3 shots were at ISO100 and f/9 with exposures of 4, 2 and 8 seconds.

    The fusion process allows me to get the detail out of the rocks without blowing out the sky.
     
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  20. LisaO

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    From the 29th floor upper east side NYC.

    I had to hold my camera out the window for this. It was something only an m 4/3 could do as it was a window that opened on top and the opening was only about 2-3 inches (maybe 100 mm). I had my wrist strap on I would poke my camera out, wait for some yellow taxis to come to the scene and shoot a few. Due to the angle I couldn't see the display so I had to do several tries to get it held right.
     
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