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Old Aug 1, 2013, 9:40 AM   #1
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Default Panasonic 42.5/1.2

Gonna be out of my price range for sure, but wow this is gonna be a sweet lens:

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Old Aug 1, 2013, 2:38 PM   #2
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I know I'll never own one, waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy out of my range I'm sure.
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I know I'll never own one, waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy out of my range I'm sure.
I'll "settle" for the Olympus 45. Just picked up a used one for a great price, should be here soon.
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Yeah, I'm figuring $1,100-$1,200, and that could be low.
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I was thinking 1500, but yeah.
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I'm sure my 14-54 f2.8 will be the best lens I will ever own with the 70-300 next in line.
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I am sure it will be stellar but I can't help but thinking you could buy three 45mm f1.8 lenses for the same price and I can't imagine it will be three times better than the already very good m. Zuiko 45

It would be like buying the Voigtlander 17.5mm f0.95 instead of the M. Zuiko 17mm f1.8

I just could never justify it... Maybe if I made a living off of photography
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For what I shoot, I wouldn't have the need for an f1.2 lens thank God. I like shooting on bright sunny days at the time of day (if possible) where colors are at their best so I'm always around f8 or in that area with plenty of shutter speed range.
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I am sure it will be stellar but I can't help but thinking you could buy three 45mm f1.8 lenses for the same price and I can't imagine it will be three times better than the already very good m. Zuiko 45

It would be like buying the Voigtlander 17.5mm f0.95 instead of the M. Zuiko 17mm f1.8

I just could never justify it... Maybe if I made a living off of photography

Yeah . . . I'm sure most of the "betterness" would be lost on me being such an amateur.

But anyhow, my new to me (well-used) Olympus 45 came last night! I was able to sell my kit lens for 85 bucks and got a good deal on this one, so I made the jump. That along with the Panasonic 20 (and of course the 14) makes for a pretty small, tight portable "system."

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The Panasonic 45/1.2 lens would be an extremely specialized lens. Shooting head and shoulder portraits, you already see a pretty narrow depth of field at f2 with the 45mm f1.8 from the required distance to capture such an image. At f1.2 with a head and shoulders shot, if you focused on an eye, would have the eye (maybe just one eye) and part of the head in focus with everything else starting to blur out. I absolutely see the utility in it for some, but for me?

F2 at 45mm. You can see focus already going out along the shoulders, the area around his tie and back of his head. I can only imagine how narrow DOF would be at f1.2.


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