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Some Olympus Pen-F 38mm f/1.8 love
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Anacondo



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:20 pm    Post subject: Some Olympus Pen-F 38mm f/1.8 love Reply with quote

Hi everyone! Long time no see Very Happy

Since some of the shots on my [old thread] are no longer available, I wanted to create this post with more pictures from the Zuiko 38mm f/1.8 from a recent trip to Finland. I chose to bring this lens with my NEX-C3 over the new Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN for its extra low-light ability and bokeh, and i'm glad i did! This lens' sharpness, even wide open, combined with today's camera's low light ability make for a killer general purpose, low weight combo while traveling!

Here's some low light stuff, mostly f/1.8-f/2.8 @ mid to high ISOs:






It's lovely for daylight, too:





Works beautifully on a tripod, too! All shots @ f/11:





It works for portraits, too! Both shots wide open:



Hopefully this will help some of you decide in case you're considering this lens! I bought the newer Sigma 30mm to replace it, specially for its AF, but after this trip I decided I'm no longer going to sell this little gem Very Happy

Regards and Merry Christmas to all the manual focus lovers out there!
Anacondo.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, very nice indeed! Too bad the images are so small as they are really good!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kds315* wrote:
Yes, very nice indeed! Too bad the images are so small as they are really good!

You can see them a little bigger in my flickr stream after you click, but yeah, that's the biggest I'm comfortable with for web use Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, just did and you have some great stuff there! Not just Finland btw.!!
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http://www.macrolenses.de for macro and special lens info
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http://photographyoftheinvisibleworld.blogspot.com/ my UV diary
http://www.travelmeetsfood.com/blog Food + Travel BLOG


Currently most FAV lens(es):

X80QF f3.2/80mm
Hypergon f11/26mm
Zeiss UV-Planar f4/60mm
Lomo Уфар-12 f2.5/41mm
Nikon UV Nikkor f4.5/105mm
Zeiss UV-Sonnar f4.3/105mm
CERCO UV-VIS-NIR f4.1/94mm
Pentax Quartz Takumar f3.5/85mm
Rodenstock UV-Rodagon f5.6/60mm
Pentax Ultra-Achromatic Takumar f4.5/85mm
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, thanks a lot, sir! I'm glad you liked it Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well deserved! Wink
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http://www.macrolenses.de for macro and special lens info
http://www.pbase.com/kds315/uv_photos for UV Images and lens/filter info
http://photographyoftheinvisibleworld.blogspot.com/ my UV diary
http://www.travelmeetsfood.com/blog Food + Travel BLOG


Currently most FAV lens(es):

X80QF f3.2/80mm
Hypergon f11/26mm
Zeiss UV-Planar f4/60mm
Lomo Уфар-12 f2.5/41mm
Nikon UV Nikkor f4.5/105mm
Zeiss UV-Sonnar f4.3/105mm
CERCO UV-VIS-NIR f4.1/94mm
Pentax Quartz Takumar f3.5/85mm
Rodenstock UV-Rodagon f5.6/60mm
Pentax Ultra-Achromatic Takumar f4.5/85mm
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey, just saw this - it is an excellent series - keep your old lens and show more of it
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 beautiful series, great quality !
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Superb really, I also miss larger size..
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

great samples, amazing clarity, congrats and wishing much fun with this very likeable lens!
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all in good condition ( but some that have issues as described in notes ) prices in Euro + shipping worldwide from Austria, interested please P.M.
lenses M42: Vivitar f3.5/17mm (*) 50.- Auto Yashinon f2/5cm 55.-
M42 Takumars: presets: f2/58mm ( rare Sonnar ) 320.- f3.5/135mm 60.- f5.6/200 50.- Auto Taks: f3.5/35mm 65.- f2/55mm 45.- Super Taks: f3.5/135mm 35.- S-M-C Taks: f3.5/28mm 80.- f2/35mm 160.-
Pentax K: Kiron f2.8/28mm 35.- AF lens Sigma f2.8-4.5 17-70mm incl. 72mm UV filter 180.-
Olympus OM: Olympus H-Zuiko f2.8/24mm 150.- Olympus Pen-F Zuikos: f2.8/25mm (**) 125.- f1.4/40mm 190.-
Rollei QBM: Voigtländer Color-Skoparex AR f2.8 28mm 80.- Nikon F: Nikkor-NC Auto f2.8/24mm 120.- Nikkor-S Auto f1.4/50mm 80.-
Sony E mount AF Sony SEL f2.8/16mm 120.- Tamron Adaptall: f2.5/28mm 35.-
notes: Vivitar f3.5/17mm (*): defect on coating or beginning separation of second to rear element -- Pen-F 2.8/25mm (**): coating damage on rear lens
camera Pentax AP, the 'Original Pentax 50.- or + 30.- if bought in set with it's lens, the f2/58mm Takumar

photos of and by manual lenses on Ricoh GXR M, Sony NEX5N, Pentax K-x and*istDs:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kuuan/collections/72157604973031858/
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some more from this wonderful little gem:







All three wide open. Now for something a little different, a panorama of 5 or 6 shots:



One at f/4:



This one was at f/8 i believe:



And the last one, wide open:



Here's a 100% crop of the last one:



Sharp enough for me! Happy Easter to everyone Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wonderful, again stunning high quality of photography!
the stitched panorama is quite jaw dropping
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FOR SALE sales on hold now, shall commence again in may when I shall be back in Austria. Inquiry and reservations any time!
all in good condition ( but some that have issues as described in notes ) prices in Euro + shipping worldwide from Austria, interested please P.M.
lenses M42: Vivitar f3.5/17mm (*) 50.- Auto Yashinon f2/5cm 55.-
M42 Takumars: presets: f2/58mm ( rare Sonnar ) 320.- f3.5/135mm 60.- f5.6/200 50.- Auto Taks: f3.5/35mm 65.- f2/55mm 45.- Super Taks: f3.5/135mm 35.- S-M-C Taks: f3.5/28mm 80.- f2/35mm 160.-
Pentax K: Kiron f2.8/28mm 35.- AF lens Sigma f2.8-4.5 17-70mm incl. 72mm UV filter 180.-
Olympus OM: Olympus H-Zuiko f2.8/24mm 150.- Olympus Pen-F Zuikos: f2.8/25mm (**) 125.- f1.4/40mm 190.-
Rollei QBM: Voigtländer Color-Skoparex AR f2.8 28mm 80.- Nikon F: Nikkor-NC Auto f2.8/24mm 120.- Nikkor-S Auto f1.4/50mm 80.-
Sony E mount AF Sony SEL f2.8/16mm 120.- Tamron Adaptall: f2.5/28mm 35.-
notes: Vivitar f3.5/17mm (*): defect on coating or beginning separation of second to rear element -- Pen-F 2.8/25mm (**): coating damage on rear lens
camera Pentax AP, the 'Original Pentax 50.- or + 30.- if bought in set with it's lens, the f2/58mm Takumar

photos of and by manual lenses on Ricoh GXR M, Sony NEX5N, Pentax K-x and*istDs:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kuuan/collections/72157604973031858/
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you have got great pictures, do you pp them in any special way? All your pictures look in similar way color like. I like it a lot. BTW just added you on flickr Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys! Glad you liked them Smile

Yeah, I like to play with my pics in lightroom, I have some presets that I've tweaked over the years and if I feel a picture is worth it, I process it until I feel it's right. There's no subtitute for good light, though! But yeah, I've been told color is kind of my trademark Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anacondo wrote:
Thanks guys! Glad you liked them Smile

Yeah, I like to play with my pics in lightroom, I have some presets that I've tweaked over the years and if I feel a picture is worth it, I process it until I feel it's right. There's no subtitute for good light, though! But yeah, I've been told color is kind of my trademark Smile


any chance of sharing those settings? Smile not sure if it is possible to share presets though
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