Olympus 45mm f1.8 Image Thread

Discussion in 'Micro Four Thirds Forum' started by Ray Sachs, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

    Sep 21, 2010
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    you should be able to figure it out...
    OK, we've had David's review of this lens and Tom's comparison with the 50mm. But this lens is primarily wonderful for making images, so I'll start with a few. I never anticipated using this lens for street shooting - I thought it would be good for family events, sitting around after dinner, etc. I'm used to using a wide angle for street work and hated the couple of times I'd tried it with a long lens, so I didn't think I'd like it at this focal length either. But I love it! You're still close enough to be involved in the scene - you don't feel like a spy or voyeur like you can with a long telephoto, but you can get more intimate more easily. And the wide aperture is wonderful for pulling your subjects out of the muddle around them. We had a chili cook-off in town today, so I took the EPL3 up and shot with the 12 and the 45. These are a small sampling from the 45mm, several more on Flickr...

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    -Ray
     
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  2. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 12, 2010
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    Ray, the boy and the baby are definitely worth your efforts.
    Outstanding....
     
  3. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    My favorite is the man dressed up (as an apple???)
     
  4. retow

    retow SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 24, 2010
    Looking great, thanks for sharing. Another "must have lens" for mft shooters. My future travel bag will hold EP3 with 12 and 45mm and the splendid X100. All I have to do now is to find a 45mm.
     
  5. Boyzo

    Boyzo SC Veteran S.C. Charter Member

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    GREAT shots super lens :biggrin::wink::tongue::tongue:
     
  6. christilou

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    Sunny Frimley
  7. thearne3

    thearne3 SC Regular

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    A variety pack from NH...

    Thanks for this thread, Ray. Here are a few I took this past weekend visiting a college buddy, Peter, in NH. The 45 was on most the time...followed by the 14 Panny. Locations are: woodworking shop, Falling Waters Trail near Mt Lafayette, home garden...


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    Other shots here: https://picasaweb.google.com/107545217796689240354/NH102011#
     
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  8. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
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    Great photos Ray and Tom!

    Ray, I love how the 45 brings your subjects closer to the viewer vs your wide angle photos.

    Great work folks!
     
  9. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

    Sep 21, 2010
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    Nice shots Tom. I'm really drawn to this lens as a portrait lens, so your people shots hold a bit more appeal, but you're obviously seeing what else is possible with it too, which I'm gonna have to explore more...

    -Ray
     
  10. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

    Sep 21, 2010
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    Missed this earlier - it was a chili cookoff - he's a CHILI!! A very yellow one, too!

    -Ray
     
  11. jim_khoo

    jim_khoo SC Veteran S.C. Charter Member

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    ~ stringing ~

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  12. Hyubie

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    One of the first shots I took with the lens, and it's of my niece. Haven't had time to work out the lens, though. One of these days, I hope.

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  13. jim_khoo

    jim_khoo SC Veteran S.C. Charter Member

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    ~ rela ~

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  14. Bill Gordon

    Bill Gordon SC Regular

    I think that this is just a beautiful photo and it certainly tells a story. The framing also helps to show off your work.
     
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  15. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo! Subscribing Member

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    The quality is also pretty awesome!!!
     
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  16. jim_khoo

    jim_khoo SC Veteran S.C. Charter Member

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  17. dzemomona12

    dzemomona12 New to SC

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    Which software do you use for the image frames?
     
  18. jim_khoo

    jim_khoo SC Veteran S.C. Charter Member

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  19. Hyubie

    Hyubie SC Veteran

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    From both Olympus and Panasonic bodies

    A few from both the G3...

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    ... and from the E-PL1 (btw, whose OOC JPEGs I am in the process of "rediscovering" again):

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  20. BBW

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    Hyubie, I just love the photographs of your children - or children....yours or not. This unwrapping of the cake is wonderful!
     
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