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    Fun with the 17mm f2.8

    I think it's only fair that this lens gets it's shot too. I don't have it but as I will soon have it I'm starting to set my ground So bring it on, gang.

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    Re: Fun with the 17mm f2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by Rawfa View Post
    I think it's only fair that this lens gets it's shot too. I don't have it but as I will soon have it I'm starting to set my ground So bring it on, gang.
    Look forward to your images, Rafa.

    Here is one of mine:

    Last edited by Vivek; 1st December 2009 at 00:52.

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    Re: Fun with the 17mm f2.8

    Good idea, I'll probably go back to the 17mm f2.8 now that I'm using Capture One v5 PRO, which does good CA correction and reasonable distortion correction.

    E-P1 + 17mm f2.8
    1/100s f/2.8 at 17.0mm iso200


    E-P1 + 17mm f2.8
    1/500s f/5.6 at 17.0mm iso200


    E-P1 + 17mm f2.8
    1/160s f/6.3 at 17.0mm iso200


    Kind Regards

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    Re: Fun with the 17mm f2.8

    And you have produced very nice photos..
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    Re: Fun with the 17mm f2.8

    Toronto:


    Quebec City:

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    Oh, I love Quebec City! I have lots of family in Montreal and they took me to visit Quebec City a few years ago during X-Mas. Such a lovely place...specially with snow.

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    Re: Fun with the 17mm f2.8

    Florence with 17 mm

    They walk



    Its too early



    Steep



    They know how to catch the boys..

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    Heaven can wait !

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    Re: Fun with the 17mm f2.8

    Some mice images popping up here.

    Vivek, if the 17mm is on the camera, praytell,
    what did you use to make the photo?
    I'm just sayin'....

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    Re: Fun with the 17mm f2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by Rawfa View Post
    Oh, I love Quebec City!
    Quote Originally Posted by kweide View Post
    Florence with 17 mm
    Oh, I love Quebec City AND Florence!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetshooter View Post

    Vivek, if the 17mm is on the camera, praytell,
    what did you use to make the photo?
    I'm just sayin'....
    I don't know what your problem is Don. I thought if the thread starter can have fun with the 17mm without owning one I could have fun posting a picture of my 17mm. Perhaps you are the sentry who watches over the lens that originate an image. I was not aware of that.

    Not a big deal. I can easily make that vanish.

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    Re: Fun with the 17mm f2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by Streetshooter View Post
    Some mice images popping up here.

    Vivek, if the 17mm is on the camera, praytell,
    what did you use to make the photo?
    I'm just sayin'....
    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    I don't know what your problem is Don. I thought if the thread starter can have fun with the 17mm without owning one I could have fun posting a picture of my 17mm. Perhaps you are the sentry who watches over the lens that originate an image. I was not aware of that.

    Not a big deal. I can easily make that vanish.
    I would have said that it was a "self portrait" and let him figure out how I did it.

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    Geeze Vivek...I just asked a question with humor....
    Sorry, it won't happen again....
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    Greg, That would have been easy (because of the swivel screen).

    I take your suggestion and post this to figure out how it is done (G1, 17mm just to help out Don). 0.22X magnification (another hint).



    Quote Originally Posted by Streetshooter View Post
    Geeze Vivek...I just asked a question with humor....
    Sorry, it won't happen again....
    Don
    Don, If that was humor then mine (reply #2) has totally escaped you.

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    Vivek,
    Not to worry my friend. I had an old age moment.
    Actually my brains on vacation.
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    Re: Fun with the 17mm f2.8

    Time to bump the thread up?

    Some mornings I feel just like this tree...

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    Re: Fun with the 17mm f2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by Rawfa View Post
    I think it's only fair that this lens gets it's shot too. I don't have it but as I will soon have it I'm starting to set my ground So bring it on, gang.
    A few shots from my first weekend with the E-P2...

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    Love this lens...

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    I've finally got my 17mm and I'm really loving it so far. I'm in Portugal with no access to my pc, so I can't post any results or view them on a pc monitor...so I'll have to wait a little longer to come to my final conclusions. I really love the fact that you can focus REALLY close to subjects and the fact that you can get dof from a moderate wide. I have the 20mm f1.7 coming and I was thinking about selling the 17mm (it came with the kit), but I'm having so much fun with the 17mm that now I just don't know. It's a shame both lenses have such a similar fov. It would've been cooler if the 17mm was like a 14mm or a 12mm.

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    Re: Fun with the 17mm f2.8

    Rafa,
    There is a marked difference between the FOV of the 17 and 20.
    Keep both, I did....
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    Jpeg - punched up a bit in Lightroom

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    Re: Fun with the 17mm f2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by Rawfa View Post
    I've finally got my 17mm and I'm really loving it so far. I'm in Portugal with no access to my pc, so I can't post any results or view them on a pc monitor...so I'll have to wait a little longer to come to my final conclusions. I really love the fact that you can focus REALLY close to subjects and the fact that you can get dof from a moderate wide. I have the 20mm f1.7 coming and I was thinking about selling the 17mm (it came with the kit), but I'm having so much fun with the 17mm that now I just don't know. It's a shame both lenses have such a similar fov. It would've been cooler if the 17mm was like a 14mm or a 12mm.
    Rawfa,

    Let us know how you feel about the 20mm compared to the 17mm once it arrives. Personally, I prefer the 35mm FOV but everyone has their preference.

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    GH1 _ 17mm f/2.8






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    Uwe, is the second photo a reflection? It looks really nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Show Performance View Post
    Rawfa,

    Let us know how you feel about the 20mm compared to the 17mm once it arrives. Personally, I prefer the 35mm FOV but everyone has their preference.
    With hesitation I can say I prefer the 35mm FOV (I also REALLY LOVE the fact that you can focus really close with the 17mm), but the 40mm is really faster. I will probably end up using the 17mm during the day and the 20mm at night for for particular situations where I need more dof. So far the 17mm is REALLY fun to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawfa View Post
    Uwe, is the second photo a reflection? It looks really nice.
    Yes, Luxor Vegas.

    Vegas was a good exercise. I had only the GH1 and the 17mm for stills and video. This helped me to see in a different way.
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    Re: Fun with the 17mm f2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by Rawfa View Post
    I think it's only fair that this lens gets it's shot too. I don't have it but as I will soon have it I'm starting to set my ground So bring it on, gang.
    Sorry to keep flooding the thread here...just having fun with this lens.


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    A few from my trip to D.C.




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    At f/2.8 indoors


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    Quote Originally Posted by Devon Shaw View Post
    A few from my trip to D.C.
    Love them all - well done

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    Uwe, I cannot see your photos. I use firefox but I've also tried with IE and Chrome and the pictures still don't show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawfa View Post
    Uwe, I cannot see your photos. I use firefox but I've also tried with IE and Chrome and the pictures still don't show.
    I hope they are back by now.
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    They are and I'm glad they are

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    Re: Fun with the 17mm f2.8

    Since this poor little lens doesn't get any respect, here are a couple shots taken on the GF-1. Film grain added in post.





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    lots of nice ones here, makes me want the 17
    NEX and some manual glass

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    Re: Fun with the 17mm f2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by kahren View Post
    lots of nice ones here, makes me want the 17
    Get it! You won't be disappointed. I have both the 20mm and the 17mm and I keep going back to the 17 for any shots that I don't need the extra stops for.

    IMO it is an exceptional lens for close focus subjects.

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