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Old Mar 28, 2010, 6:09 PM   #1
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Default My 20mm arrived...

Needless to say, Sunday deliveries aren't normal, but my 20mm arrived today

By now, most folks probably know this is a great wee lens, and I can only concur - it's absolutely superb. The build quality is first class, and it produces very sharp results, even wide open. The focal length (40mm equivalent) is absolutely spot on - for me at least - giving me a slightly wider field-of-view than my old Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 did on my 40D. The focusing is obviously noisier than the 14-140 'HD' lens, but much more precise, quieter and less clunky than the old nifty-fifty.

I thought I'd share a couple of first-day GH1+20mm shots. Again, nothing spectacular or technically brilliant, but they serve to illustrate how sharp and also just how shallow the wide end of this lens can be......

"Backup, backup, backup..."
This one highlights that extra cleaning and dusting of objects may be required before shooting!



"Pencil full of lead..."
Getting shallow dof won't be an issue with this lens; this was f/1.8 (and sharp at 1/50)



"Little people..."
Again, pin sharp, nice bokeh and amazing subject/background isolation even at close quarters



"I love baking..."
Had a bit of fun - this is a shot I'll go back and setup and shoot properly!



Anyway, hope you like these - I thought it was interesting to share just how sharp this lens is, and how shallow the depth-of-field can be. Shooting video with the 20mm is perfectly fine too, albeit the focus is obviously slower and noisier than the 14-140.

I forgot how much I loved shooting the 50mm prime - I kinda feel like I've got my groove back!!
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Old Mar 28, 2010, 6:14 PM   #2
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Looks great, you are making me want to not wait to add the 20mm to my wife's kit.
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Yes, I agree, I love shooting with a 50mm prime on film, but now I am loving my 28mm on my T1i.
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Looks great, you are making me want to not wait to add the 20mm to my wife's kit.
LOL!! Thanks shoturtle.... it is a really nice lens. Very happy.
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Congratulations from 'over here' (the right side of the North Sea!)

Wish you good luck with your new toy!
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Congratulations from 'over here' (the right side of the North Sea!)

Wish you good luck with your new toy!
LOL! Good morning "over there", and thanks Walter.
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Nice pictures! ... comes to my next Xmas-wish-list ... :-)

Oooouuuch, I'm missing EXIFs :-(

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Nice pictures! ... comes to my next Xmas-wish-list ... :-)

Oooouuuch, I'm missing EXIFs :-(
Thanks DonalDuc! Was I supposed to leave EXIF data in then...?
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It helps out if you editing program allow the exif date to remain, my program strips it out. Aperture and Iphoto
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very nice pics

and they've helped convince me what to get next after my gf1 arrives.
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