Sole tree with GX1+25mm

Discussion in 'Micro Four Thirds Forum' started by Iansky, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. Iansky

    Iansky SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 8, 2011
    Cotswolds, UK
    Stopped on the way home tonight and grabbed this image of a Sole tree.

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  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    I like how it seems to be leaning into the image. Nice wide crop too.
     
  3. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Great use of that PL25. It's interesting to see the PL25 being used for more than close up photos. Did you have to stop down the lens a lot for this photo?
     
  4. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    There is a tendency to shoot a fast lens like this at big apertures and close focusing distances to get that shallow depth-of-field effect, but the PL25 is brilliantly sharp across the full frame once it is stopped down to f/4 or less. Great lens!
     
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  5. Iansky

    Iansky SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 8, 2011
    Cotswolds, UK
    This was shot at 1/1600 @ f4 and 160ISO, I did want separation from the background to emphasize the tree and I was drawn to the lean of the tree away from the main cloud formation.

    The lens is great and versatile as well and personally, I like the 50mm equivalent focal length for most of my general work.
     
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  6. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Thats a cracking image! I love the clouds and how the tre is leaning over. Nice one!
     
  7. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Great image, Ian. I usually use a wide angle for something like this, so like Nic said, cool use of that lens. I know that m4/3 is going to get a DoF advantage for something like this, but I am curious what you used for the focus point here. Assume the tree?
     
  8. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    If you shoot the 25mm at f/4 and focus to 10m you'll have virtually everything from 5m to infinity in acceptable focus. I think that f/4 or f/5.6 is just about the sharpest that the 25/1.4 gets across the full frame, which makes it a great landscape lens at this setting assuming that the angle-of-view is appropriate.
     
  9. Pelao

    Pelao SC All-Pro

    Jul 11, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Stephen
    Nice one. Would make a beautiful print.
     
  10. nikki

    nikki SC Top Veteran

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    Sep 12, 2011
    Dublin ,Ireland
    Beautiful shot Ian
     
  11. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
    SoCal
    Bob
    nice shot
     
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  12. Iansky

    Iansky SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 8, 2011
    Cotswolds, UK
    Thanks folks for the feedback.

    It is a great combo that delivers the goods and the 25mm is razor sharp.