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Showcase Panasonic 42.5 f/1.7

Discussion in 'Native Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by jedanie85, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. jedanie85

    jedanie85 New to Mu-43

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    Anyone have some test photo's from the Panasonic 42.5 f/1.7? Is it just a clone of the Olympus?
     
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  2. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Panasonic & Olympus do not clone, copy, or share lens designs.

    (the mount design and most electronic standards are shared by m43 partners)

    Barry
     
  3. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Someone posted some results from a Swedish site that did a comparison between the Oly 45 and both the Panasonic 42.5s. Seems the order was 42.5/1.2, 42.5/1.7, 45. The new 1.7 was notably better in the corners than the Oly.
     
  4. gravijaflare

    gravijaflare Mu-43 Veteran

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    A planet called Gaia
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    gravijaflare Mu-43 Veteran

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    A planet called Gaia
  6. jedanie85

    jedanie85 New to Mu-43

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    Oct 2, 2014
    Hi, thanks for the response guys. Maybe my intention was not quite clear. I was looking for user shots from people who own the lens. Just like the other threads in this forum.
     
  7. sdb123

    sdb123 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Steve
    The lens hasn't been released yet....
     
  8. Serhan

    Serhan Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Bunch of shots from yesterday and today taken with GM5. It is a long post, but hopefully it shows the lens character like the bokeh and the mfd... Exif's are in the photos...

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  9. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Hmm, the bokeh seems very busy...
     
  10. Serhan

    Serhan Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 7, 2011
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    Because they were shot against busy backgrounds:) It's f/1.7 lens, so I don't expect miracles. I like it a lot so far. The advantage is the 1:2 macro mfd. There are not many lenses that can do that esp with its size and its aperture is faster then regular macro lenses. It is perfect for gm5.

     
  11. Serhan

    Serhan Mu-43 Top Veteran

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  12. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    You're right, these last ones have much nicer OOF backgrounds. Did you ever own an Olympus 45mm? If so how do you find it in comparison?
     
  13. Serhan

    Serhan Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    I have Oly 45mm also, but I have not compared them. I use gm5 most of the time and that is one of the reasons I got the lens plus the mfd... I wanted a black 45mm anyway:) I think cameralabs did a good comparison of these 42.5 and 45mm lenses:
    http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Panasonic_Lumix_G_42-5mm_f1-7_H_HS043E/

    It looks like he compared 42.5mm to the new 30mm macro also in his 30mm review:
    http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Panasonic_Lumix_G_Macro_30mm_f2-8_H_HS030E/

     
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  14. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Thanks for posting those reviews. The comparison with the Oly 45 was interesting with the 45 delivering some pretty poor corner sharpness. I've never noticed anything that bad with my copy - I think I'll do my own test and see if Gordon Laing's result is an outlier or not.
     
  15. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I would keep in mind some of Gordon's words from the review:

    "Indeed the Olympus looks quite poor in this comparison, but this performance is not uncommon for most lenses, which are generally softer in the extreme corners at their wider apertures. It's the Lumix here that's performing above average."
     
  16. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    Fred
    On the four-thirds.org site the close focusing is listed as .2x which is 1:5. Is it actually closer?

    Fred
     
  17. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    It is 1:5, which is about twice as close as the Olympus at 1:9.
     
  18. Serhan

    Serhan Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    I was comparing to FF mfd's, but I was wrong due to sensor size. 42.5mm mfd is roughly twice of PL 45mm mfd so 1:5 sounds right... Zeiss 100 Makro mfd is 1.44x of Canon 100mm mfd which converts to 1/2 magnification...Cameralabs review has that wrong also:
     
  19. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    It would be equivalent to 1:2.5 on FF so not too far off.
     
  20. leendertv

    leendertv Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 22, 2011
    Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Leendert
    Panasonic GX7 + Panasonic 42.5mm f1.7

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