Succumbed to the UWA appeal and bought 7-14mm

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by orfeo, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. orfeo

    orfeo Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 27, 2013
    I know this is expensive and that it's a big lens. But as I just acquired GX7 and playing with the new 20mm 1.7 mkII I just love to use it with other lenses too. I have such a wide array of lens in various focals but I miss an specialty lens such as UWA (my lenses are jupiter 3 50mm f1.4, jupiter 8 85mm f2, nikon 85mm f2 leica mount, canon RF 35mm f2, canon RF 35mm f1.8, summicron 50mm f2 tabbed leica M mount, canon RF 100 f3.5 tiny leica mount, canon RF 135mm f3.5, 24/35/50/100/135/200/300 SMC takumars, Cosmicar 75mm f1.9 C-mount, Pentax 110 18mm/24mm/50mm/70mm/20-40zoom, voigtlander color skopar 25mm f4, and some more...) All I miss is more wide than the 20mm!

    I never owned one UWA because I thought that the prime UWA would be too strict in FOV, and I never bonded with DSLR with UWA zooms as it's way too big and heavy for my style of shooting (amateur style).

    But the 7-14mm just is everything I always wanted and expected for the price (seeing from reviews). So I just bite the bullet and spent the cash! Waiting for it to arrive and I'm thrilled! (I love architecture BTW).
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  2. Darren Bonner

    Darren Bonner Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 1, 2013
    Poole UK
    I have this lens, it a joy to use. I can't believe how close I can get to very large objects and still fit them in the field of view, it's crazy.
  3. tomas

    tomas Mu-43 Regular

    A Very Useful Lens

    I use this lens a lot when traveling for outside architecture shots. Just be sure to keep it level when shooting or you'll get some weird skewing of lines etc.
  4. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    For the real UWA experience, get a copy of the Samyang/Bower/Rokinon 7.5mm fisheye. It's just so much fun for the money!

    However, the 7-14 is fantastic too - no doubt about that.
  5. F/Stop

    F/Stop Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 9, 2013
    West Virginia
    Brian Y.
    Jealous that you can use the lens without purple flare, but hey, olympus released a roadmap saying they plan on wide angle zoom....we will see..

    but congrats.!
  6. EarthQuake

    EarthQuake Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 30, 2013
    7-14mm is awesome and really not that big, its about the size of the Pana 24/1.4 with one of those cheesy screw on wide angle converters on the front.
  7. orfeo

    orfeo Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 27, 2013
    I read everywhere that the lens is small and compact, but when I see pictures of it with GX7, it seems quite big. But really the gx7 is tiny!

    I bought from japan because in Europe you cannot get a good deal on one.
  8. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord Subscribing Member

    Nov 4, 2010
    compared to other format's 14-28mm lenses (35 mm equiv), its tiny.

    look at nikon's 14-24... its a beast i tell you, beast!

    im sure youre gonna have fun using the 7-14, most used lens of mine.
  9. dav1dz

    dav1dz Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 6, 2012
    Nikon 12-24 is huge. I'm barred from 7-14 also due to a preference for Olympus bodies. :(

    I've been meaning to sell my 9-18 for the 7.5 fish. Defishes easily in Lightroom. Might just do it.
  10. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    You know, it's really not a show-stopper. Sometimes it can even be 'artistic'!
  11. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    rob collins
    I really dont get this.

    To fit a back filter to the 7-14mm takes approximately 15 minutes.

    You then place a haze 2A gel filter in it and leave it there - it will probably last 2 months. Then no more purple flare.
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