Panasonic Lumix G 20mm / F1.7 ASPH pancake

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Panasonic Lumix G 20mm / F1.7 ASPH pancake

Postby PrinzMegahertz » Fri May 14, 2010 10:49 am

Hello everybody. I just received my Olympus EP-2 and this little lens yesterday and I want to show you a bit of what is possible with this very small and light photo equipment.

First, a low light shot:

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ISO 100, f1,8 , 1/13s

And then a portrait:

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ISO 200, f1.7, 1/1600s

I really like the size of this camera/lens combination. I'm going to Berlin for a couple of weeks and plan to only take the EP-2 and the 20mm pancake with me. Let's see what comes out of it.
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Postby Bob Andersson » Fri May 14, 2010 1:03 pm

Hi PrinzMegahertz,

Duly added to the Index. Congratulations, it was the first entry from Panasonic. I've edited the thread title slightly: hope that's OK.

BTW, I've cleaned up the thread as we are really trying to stop posts in this section which don't include sample images. Whoops, I've just broken that rule! :oops:

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Postby jeremy1302 » Fri May 14, 2010 1:20 pm

Sorry if this post isnt allowed Bob, but I find it interesting that the lens allows you to choose an aperture of f1.7 and f1.8. I would have thought the next step down would be f2.
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Postby Citruspers » Fri May 14, 2010 1:29 pm

Sorry for my post, but I thought this thread was for discussing the lens' qualities/specifications without the need for a full-blown user review?

It would make sense to be able to ask questions to the lens' owner, along with him/her posting examples (even by request?)
I take pictures so quickly, my highschool was "Continuous High".
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Postby Bob Andersson » Fri May 14, 2010 2:11 pm

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This is stupid. If the section title isn't enough then check the descriptive text for this section right under the section hyperlink from the main forum Index. It states:
    The place to view and share sample images from various lenses! Please ask any questions in the manufacturer sections.
What's to misunderstand? I don't delete posts from a thread just for the fun of it and frankly I've better things to do with my time than housework. :evil:
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M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm 1:1.8, Leica D Vario-Elmar 14mm-150mm f/3.5 - f/5.6 ASPH.
OM-D E-M5, H-PS14042E, Gitzo GT1541T, Arca-Swiss Z1 DP ball-head.
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Postby PrinzMegahertz » Fri May 14, 2010 2:40 pm

Thanks Bob,

I'll add one more from that evening.

Note that these shots aren't particularly impressive from an artistic point of view.

Again, ISO 100, f 1.8, 1/15s, -1,7 ev.

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I really like that large aperture in combination with the EP-2 IS. Without it, I would have needed 1/40s to get a shot without motion blur.

Regarding the f1.8 question: I was using P-automatic to see how smart the camera would handle this low light situation. It seems the camera itself is able to adjust the aperture in finer steps than the user could.
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Postby PrinzMegahertz » Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:30 pm

As promised, some more shots with this awesome lens from my trip to berlin. It's really versatile and I seldom had to change to the 14-42mm kit lens because i needed more wide angle. But see for yourself!

All night shots were taken free hand.

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0,013 sec (1/80)
f/1.7
ISO 1000
-1EV

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0,013 sec (1/80)
f/1.7
ISO 200
-1EV

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0,013 sec (1/80)
f/1.7
ISO 1000
-1EV

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0,001 sec (1/1250)
f/1.7
200

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0,001 sec (1/800)
f/5.6
200
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St. Nepomuk

Postby PrinzMegahertz » Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:15 am

Hi guys,

I recently started to make low light hdr images and for this, the 20mm funcake is actually very useful.

This image was created from 3 shots taken freehand with the EP-2 and the lens. ISO were 250-500-1000 for the three shots, shutter speed was 1/80 and aperture was f2.8

Enjoy

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Autumn is coming!

Postby PrinzMegahertz » Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:59 pm

Let's enjoy the great colors why they last!

Both shots taken with the EP-2 and f1.7

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Postby PrinzMegahertz » Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:25 pm

That's sharp

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Postby gingerpaul » Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:48 pm

I thought this thread would benefit from a few more examples. All were taken on a GF1. EXIF data should be available if anyone is interested.

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I hope they're useful for someone. If you're in doubt it really is a fanastic lens. I'm an idiot and managed to get a few ok photos. Imagine what you could do if you knew what you was doing!
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