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LBWHF is growing like a weed. Nearing three years of age and already in preschool. Where has time gone?

First day out with the newly acquired Lumix 25mm f/1.4 lens. Great colors, contrast, sharp wide open and the color is great. Sorry 20mm pancake, I think you might have just been replaced...

@DeeInna, saeyl1, RQUI Photography, and 9 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. @DeeInna 53 months ago | reply


  2. igylo 53 months ago | reply

    very nice!

  3. dolanh 53 months ago | reply

    Thinking of retiring the 20/1.7 in favor of the same lens, though that newly announced Oly 17/1.8 sounds equally tempting!

    Great shot :)

  4. 53 months ago | reply

    Great shot Tyson! Hurry up! these might be the last times on 'that' side of the camera ;)

    I read a lot about to decide whether the Pancake 20/1.7 or the PanaLeica 25/1.4, but being the only expensive lens I'd ever bought it seemed worth the money effort.
    BTW: Don't you find it kind of noisy when auto-focusing (everything else is perfect, I wonder if others think the same)

  5. MisterSqueeze - (tyson robichaud) 53 months ago | reply

    Thank you all :)

    dolanh, I'm going to be doing a comparison between the 20 and 25. I love the 20, and it is a legend in its own right, but there is something to the files from the 25, a signature is the only way I can really think to describe it. The 17/1.8 is next on my wish list, and I feel would be justifiable with the it and the 25 in the bag, possibly. Now, I want to see an UWA pancake prime (7mm or 8mm). It can be slow, I don't really care, just keep it under $400.

    El Nando, thank you. I think you're hearing the "rattlesnake" or aperture chatter. It is loud, and annoying, but as far as I can tell, it is the lens itself adjusting the aperture when idle, or just before exposure, to keep too much light from hitting the sensor, or just "adjusting" for whatever reason. There are other lenses I have on other systems that do something similar. You can look into the lens and see the aperture opening and closing. It's odd, and an issue I'd read much about before buying the lens. I don't think it has any negative effect, other than the noise :)

  6. 53 months ago | reply

    Tyson Robichaud Thanks again (not the first time you help me), you're totally right, now I realize it cant be auto-focusing (I never use AFC, just AFS and MF on a DMC-G3). I was just worried about mine being damaged/defective.

    On a side note: I have considered to get in the future a Zuiko 45mm/f1.8 f but since G3 has not IS on body, do you think that would be trouble (e.g.: for hand held night shots at small venues)?

  7. MisterSqueeze - (tyson robichaud) 53 months ago | reply

    Nah, I think the 45/1.8 would do wonderfully. While it would be nice to have the IS, shooting bands, and moving musicians is going to be more down to shutter speed where image stabilization won't account for subject movement. I think wide open, shooting at like ISO 3200 will do just fine :)

    I almost bought that lens! Ended up walking out with the 25mm instead though :)

  8. bOw_phOto 53 months ago | reply

    You're killing me Tyson, the 20mm was and is my most loved 4/3 lens but, I have been really being lured lately to the 25mm. I had myself talked out of it until you started talking about the look...hmmm, will wait for your comparison. Really a lovely shot by the way. It's just too bad that you can't get shallow DOF with m4/3 cameras =).

  9. MisterSqueeze - (tyson robichaud) 53 months ago | reply

    I know! I too had myself convinced, but the half stop and more traditional standard angle of view produced a siren song I found myself unable to ignore. In short, better? No, just different enough to provide an argument.

  10. jerryms 53 months ago | reply

    Hi Tyson.. great focus on the eyes on this pic.. something I've been struggling a little bit with for some reason on the omd. I'm curious to know if you had face recognition turned on for this shot and generally if you think it's worth bothering with? Lovely child portrait BW

  11. MisterSqueeze - (tyson robichaud) 53 months ago | reply

    Thanks Jerry. I don't think I've ever used face recognition in any camera. One thing that I really appreciate with these newer mirrorless cams is the ability to assign focus by touch anywhere on the screen allowing for a really quick adjustment. By default, I have my AF point resting on one of the intersections of the third lines (grid) and I make it as small as it will go (14x) as this will help me pinpoint exactly what I want to focus on. I have my AF Mode set to S-AF+MF which allows me to focus and recompose without the fear of the focus point refocusing on whatever it may rest on once I do recompose. I don't shoot much in the way of consistently moving subjects (action) so I don't normally worry about tracking or continuous AF.

  12. jerryms 52 months ago | reply

    Thanks for the advice Tyson.. you've just liberated me from Olympus's slightly dodgy face recognition system. I've tried a few indoors shots on my constantly moving kids this morning and found your method works much better! Cheers!

  13. James Allen Visual 33 months ago | reply

    Man this lens! Wonderful shot and yeah that focus really makes it.

  14. MisterSqueeze - (tyson robichaud) 33 months ago | reply

    It's a little bit of micro 4/3 magic ; )

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