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Perfecta- Maybe trifecta

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by fastcar888, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. fastcar888

    fastcar888 Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 2, 2011
    Yesterday I had an wonderful day mostly taking a photos (8 keepers) of my family, mostly my 17 year old nephew. I took the photos of with the 45mm Panny/Leica and was dazzled by how well it performed (to my liking). The results just astonished me. Afterwards, I used Aperture 3 to work on the the keepers. Although I shot in JPEG Fine it showed me what the lens can do. Aperture 3 does not have a RAW patch yet for the Olympus E PL2 (it is coming). Normally, I shoot in RAW. Nevertheless, JPEG Fine was superb and more can adequate for my requirements.

    Today, in the early evening, my 20mm 1.7 Panny came in earlier than I expected it. As many of you know, it became a difficult lens to acquire of recent.

    I went on my balcony and took some photos. Afterwards, I put them on the computer and worked on them for a few minutes. What a lens! It is also enormously impressive. No matter what the acclaim of this lens, IMO it is warranted. So sharp with outstanding resolution. So now I am looking at what I consider to be the Trifecta (in my opinion) of Micro Four Thirds- the ultra wide angle.

    I guess my next decision will be which way to go with an ultra wide angle. I am leaning towards the Panny 7-14mm over the Olympus 9-18. That 2mm (X2) is significant to me.

    First, thank you all for your opinions and reports. They have been enormously helpful and relevant to me. I can now travel to see my 10 month grandson with light, high-grade equipment, that meets my needs including movies. In addition, I can take everything on a trip in a small bag. That is big! My wife an I have two cruises planned in the next nine months, one to Alaska and a long one to South America. I dreaded the thought of carrying around a DSLR with numerous lenses, weight and bulk on those trips. That is history.

    I realize that inside 90mm (45mmX2) is my optimal range as a photographer. All the comments and past posts (before I got here) have been quite helpful and are greatly appreciated.:smile:
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  2. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    Just a note: you can use the free Adobe DNG Converter to convert your RAW files to DNG, and Aperture 3 should be able to import them. This is what I am doing with my old version of Lightroom 2 that doesn't support my GH2. It's a bit of a pain, but worth it to be not constained to JPG.
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  3. Fastcar, I'm glad to hear that you were able to use mu-43.com as such a valuable resource to determine what m4/3 equipment would suit your needs. There is a great bunch of very helpful members here who are always very generous about sharing their knowledge and experience. Enjoy your cruises and be sure to bring back some images for us to see.
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  4. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
    Pictures! Pictures! Pictures!! :) 
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  5. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    So, where are the pictures........?
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  6. fastcar888

    fastcar888 Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 2, 2011
    My files are too big to download to the site. I used Large Fine. I am trying to figure out how to reduce them. Have a very busy day today, so it may take me a while. Need to contact Apple Aperture support.
  7. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England

    Get a Flickr account. Post them there, thn use the html code paste in on the site.
    We have a movie showing how.

    In Aperture:

    1. Go to the pull down menu under "Aperture"

    2. Select the "presets" drill down

    3. Select "Image Export"

    4. Choose a nice size for upload up to 1024x1024

    Export your images to a folder (then compress / zip them if you like)

    Perfect uploads to your Mu-43 Gallery....
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  8. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    Or you can use Apertures's automated link to Flickr to post the photos full size there but then link to a smaller version to post them here. There are MANY options!

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  9. fastcar888

    fastcar888 Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 2, 2011
    Photo of my Nephew with Panny Leica 45mm

    Listened to you and opened a Flickr account. This is my first posted file EVER.
    The original is far sharper, but I am just happy to have this one posted. Thank all of you for the Flickr advise.

    My nephew was looking at his computer, this is the light off the computer.

    Attached Files:

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  10. Jimboh

    Jimboh Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 17, 2010
    Vote for DNG

    I think going to DNG immediately is the best policy. Older Nikons already have issues with their RAW files no longer being supported. By converting as-you-go, you avoid one HUGE headache perhaps a decade from now.

    Adobe has positioned DNG to be the successor to TIF. While TIF has been around for a long time, there are so many ways to create a tiff (compression, color space, bits per pixel, etc, it's less a standard, more a suggestion. I have tiffs some editors can open and others cannot.

    I no longer retain my Panny RAW files, only the DNG conversions. I can't tell the difference.
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