Portrait Session with 20mm 1.7

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by pathlesspedaled, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. pathlesspedaled

    pathlesspedaled Mu-43 Rookie

    Nov 16, 2011
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  2. jumbotron

    jumbotron Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 9, 2011
    Vancouver, Canada
  3. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin .

    Oct 9, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
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    Lovely, third shot is killer!
  4. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Panny Portraits

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I love this lens.These are few shots with my EPL2+ 20mm
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  5. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Some great work there Russ. Loved your Portland Fall photos, as well!
  6. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Stunning shots Russ. I love the second one the most
  7. pathlesspedaled

    pathlesspedaled Mu-43 Rookie

    Nov 16, 2011
    Actually not my family, it was a paid portrait shoot. First assignment without the DSLR. A little strange getting use to. Miss a VF, but it still worked out. I picked up the VF2 recently and I think it will help the usability immensely.
  8. Aniseedvan

    Aniseedvan Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 25, 2011
    Beautiful, there's something extraordinary when a big eyed baby stares straight at you, almost like a window into their soul.
  9. zpierce

    zpierce Super Moderator

    Sep 26, 2010
    Minneapolis, MN
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    X2, very nice!
  10. coast2coaster

    coast2coaster New to Mu-43

    Sep 25, 2011
    E-PL2 with 20mm f1.7

    Panasonic 20mm works quite well for portraits although you do have to get a bit close. First two are at f1.7, third one at f2.
  11. Brewed4Thought

    Brewed4Thought Mu-43 Rookie

    Nov 18, 2011
    Santa Rosa, CA
    Here are a couple portraits I took with the 20mm lens on my PL-1





    The last one my daughter took of my neighbor. Dumb luck? likely, but she did do it on purpose.
  12. pathlesspedaled

    pathlesspedaled Mu-43 Rookie

    Nov 16, 2011
    Yeah, I like the 20 overall, but it has some issues. For me I feel that:

    -focuses a bit slow (using an EP3)
    -have to be in close to take advantage of shallow DOF
    -a little prone to flare when shooting backlit (and no stock hood)

    Picked up the 45mm 1.8 recently and will be playing with that as a portrait lens.