Showcase Panasonic 30mm f2.8 Macro

Discussion in 'Native Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by battleaxe, May 2, 2016.

  1. battleaxe

    battleaxe Mu-43 Top Veteran

    I don't have this lens, but am a bit interested in getting one. I didn't see a thread here so, I thought I make a thread for the users who have one.
     
  2. BosseBe

    BosseBe Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Aug 7, 2015
    Stockholm, Sweden
    You supplied the thread, the least I can do is to supply a picture. :th_salute:
    I have the 30mm Macro but haven't used it yet, just some indoor tries.
    But here is a picture. (Swedish krona coin, about 25mm across.)
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    Converted to BW in DxO.
    Adding a picture of the coin in full.
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    Both GM5 + 30mm, with lens almost/just touching the table.
    /Bosse
     
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  3. JNB

    JNB Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nova Scotia, Canada
    I know lots of people think this is a weird focal length, but I happen to like it very much for general 'walkabout' (especially when paired with the 17mm)

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  4. battleaxe

    battleaxe Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Speaking this lens CameraStoreTV in their review of GX85 are using this lens(which counts as a mini review of sorts).
     
  5. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    Back when I had my Pentax K-x, my favorite lens was the DA Macro 35mm f/2.8 Ltd. I never used it for macro, just close focus and general shooting. If this lens had been released before the Oly 25mm f/1.8, I'd have snapped it up. Now, not so sure this lens would get that much use, as I've got extension tubes and the MCON P02. I keep thinking about it though....

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  6. rav

    rav Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jul 28, 2015
    Anyone tried food photography with this lens ?
     
  7. DavideF

    DavideF Mu-43 Regular

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    Torino, Italy
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  8. DavideF

    DavideF Mu-43 Regular

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    Torino, Italy
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    E-m10 f2.8 1/125 ISO320
     
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  9. DavideF

    DavideF Mu-43 Regular

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    e-m10 f4 1/60 ISO500
     
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  10. DavideF

    DavideF Mu-43 Regular

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    Torino, Italy
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    f3.2 1/60 ISO200
     
  11. DavideF

    DavideF Mu-43 Regular

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    f5 1/200 ISO200
     
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  12. DavideF

    DavideF Mu-43 Regular

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    Torino, Italy
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    f3.5 1/4000 ISO160
     
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  13. JNB

    JNB Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Davide, you're really putting this lens to good use.

    One of the things I like about this focal length is that magnification that I see in the viewfinder (E-M5 ii) closely matches what I see with the naked eye. In other words, I look at something, raise the camera to my eye and the subject appears the same distance away from me. With a wider angle lens or a telephoto lens, the subject appears more distant or closer all of a sudden. It's a momentary adjustment, of course.
     
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  14. DavideF

    DavideF Mu-43 Regular

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    Torino, Italy
    well thank you John! I like much this lens, very versatile, very nice colors and contrast.
     
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  15. Aquatimer

    Aquatimer Mu-43 Regular

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  16. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Most of this stuff was posted 6 months or older. What do folks think of this lens now? Still have it?
     
  17. Aquatimer

    Aquatimer Mu-43 Regular

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  18. grcolts

    grcolts Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2010
    Texas
    Gary
    When I shot Pentax the DA Macro 35/2.8 Ltd was almost always on my camera. I loved that lens and have some wonderful captures with it.
    One of the things I do miss not shooting Pentax was their great DA series of lens.
    GR
     
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  19. Neigel

    Neigel Mu-43 Rookie

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    Aug 28, 2017
    Switzerland
    My very first macro lens arrived yesterday.

    I LOVE IT :thumbup: and i think we will have a lot of fun.

    Pana GM5 F/2.8

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  20. Oldwino

    Oldwino Mu-43 Rookie

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    Dec 19, 2016
    Henry Beckmeyer
    It seems very sharp up close, but how is the sharpness and resolution at mid and far distances? Often, these macro lenses are not so good at that.
     
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