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Old May 17, 2012, 8:42 AM   #1
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Those shot were taken in Calgary, Alberta ...

First one with E-PL2 and Rokinon 7.5mm f3,5 fisheye:



Second one with the E-PL2 and the Olympus 17mm f2.8 Pancake:




Both were edited in Photoshop Elements 9 using the Topaz filters.

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Old May 17, 2012, 9:06 AM   #2
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Great shots. That Rokinon is sure a beauty. I thought you would have the Rokinon on your new OM 5D
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Old May 17, 2012, 9:16 AM   #3
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I did put the Rokinon on the OM-D ... but I don't have any shot good enough to be posted ... yet
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That's funny. Olympus says all your shots will be great with the OM-D.
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At this point of time, I think the problem is behind the camera
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Hah! I'm in the same boat. I believe there are a lot of good pictures out there but you have to have the ability to recognize them rather than looking for that "perfect picture". Reminds me of an old movie I saw quite a while back where the photographer used his forefingers and thumbs to compose/frame a picture before shooting. Makes sense when you think about it.
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Nice shots with that Rokinon. Last month I went on a short three-day trip to the coast and dedicated the EPL1 to shoot with the Rokinon. I thought I could pretty much focus on infinity and get good results but that was not the case. I ended up with a lot of OOF shots. I haven't played with the lens since. I need to revisit my technique.
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I thought I read somewhere that "infinity" on that lens doesn't necessarilly mean infinity. Seems like you have to back off just a tad. Maybe Folob will chime in as I believe he uses that lens quite often.
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Old May 19, 2012, 9:24 AM   #9
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The Rokinon Fishere is kind of a very forgiving.

1) Set your camera to Manual (yeah, I know, it is obvious)
2) Set your IS to 8mm (which is as close as you can get)
3) Set the Lens at f3.5 ... and basically forget about !

You can change the quality of the shot by changing your shutter speed, ISO, etc... and once a while I change the Aperture on the lens ring itself (to slow it down).

It always try (like for any Wide Angle lens), to have something in the front of the shot or something the lens can play with (read "Twist")...

This is two examples made with the OM-D :






Also, I also love to tweak the shot using the Topaz Adjust Plug-in in PSE9 ...
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....you, Tullio & Greg will convince me yet that I 'need' one of these, looks really fun.

Of these, the first I like the subject and composition very much...well done, it is pleasant to look at.
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