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Panasonic Summilux 25mm 1.4 with ND filter - Few shots

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Bhupinder2002, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Hi Guys
    I was quite frustrated while unable to shoot wide-open in sunlight with this PL25 mm 1.4 so I decided to get ND filter .
    I bought this one ..
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    Last Saturday and Sunday I took this lens out in harsh sunlight and shot with my ND filter on . All these shots are wide open at 1.4 so enjoy and feel free to comment .These are all straight OOC JPEGS shot with my EPL2
    Cheers
    Bhupinder

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    P4010825.
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    P4010877.

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    P4010828.
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    P4010813.

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    P3310658.
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    P3310594.
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    P3310599.
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    P3310603.
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    P3310584.
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    P3310583.
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    P3310579.

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    P3310572.

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    P3310567.
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    P3310561.
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    P3310554.
     
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  2. sokar

    sokar Mu-43 Veteran

    392
    Nov 30, 2011
    Good results with this variable ND filter. I am in the process of purchasing an ND for the reason you state and also for flash use in bright light. I have read varying reports on the quality of variable filters, and had decided to purchase either a Hoya or B&W ND8 filter.

    Hw do you find the clarity of the filter when the maximum amount is utilized? I have read that the filtering capacity is reduced significantly and the color is uneven across the frame.
     
  3. hodad66

    hodad66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    806
    Jan 27, 2010
    Indialantic, Florida
    great results! I ran into that problem with a recent sunrise.
    There was this burning umber sun but all thet I could get
    was a burned out circle..... gotta look into this.
     
  4. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Bhupinder- I have a feeling your favourite colour is red:smile:
     
  5. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I haven't tried maximum yet.I will try it soon.
    Cheers
     
  6. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Hahahah
    I just saw that .Almost all shots have red colour somehow .Its not my fav colour but I can't help it.
    Cheers
     
  7. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Lol.. It over kills the red actually .
    Cheers
     
  8. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul Mu-43 Top Veteran

    729
    Aug 15, 2011
    Aberdeen Scotland
    Great shots, very good IQ, I've just bought a Hama variable ND filter too, just a few days ago but haven't tried it out yet, I bought mine with the idea of getting long exposures on flowing water etc but never thought to use it to give shallow DOF, good idea!!

    Paul
     
  9. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    You could try the black point adjustment. I find it way better than contrast.
     
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  10. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Thanks a lot . I will try that .
    Cheers
    Bhupinder
     
  11. toobacat

    toobacat Mu-43 Regular

    59
    Mar 21, 2012
    Is there a certain setting on this filter that you use the most? I'm just wondering what I should get if I buy a non-variable filter.
     
  12. starlabs

    starlabs Mu-43 Top Veteran

    856
    Sep 30, 2010
    Los Angeles
    IMO you don't need a variable ND filter unless you shoot a lot of landscapes. A plain ND filter with the 25 is fine, if you're shooting portraits etc (that's what I use). I would recommend a 3-stop ND filter. I have a 2-stop filter and I thought that was fine but I have encountered situations where it was still bright enough to hit the 1/4000 shutter speed with the filter on.

    So Bhupinder, how are you liking the ND filter?