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Re: [OM] Olympus 12mm is not 12mm?

Subject: Re: [OM] Olympus 12mm is not 12mm?
From: Bob Whitmire <fujixbob@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2015 10:01:34 -0400
I don't really have a dog in this fight, er, discussion, not anymore,
anyway, since selling my Nikon kit. Limited now to a Fuji 23mm on the
X-100s, which, as I recall, is roughly 35mm on full frame. But on this past
trip I did make several wider shots than the camera allowed by stitching
two images, sometimes three, as I tended to shoot portrait mode when I
intended to stitch. Can't be sure at this point, but I _think_ this might
be preferred for wide angle shots, especially when time permits use of

--Bob Whitmire
Certified Neanderthal

On Sun, Jun 28, 2015 at 1:22 AM, Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 6/27/2015 10:08 PM, C.H.Ling wrote:
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Moose" <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx>
>>> It's good to be aware, as I can use DxO when I need it. OTOH, I don't
>>> think it much effects me, personally. As I discovered when looking for an
>>> example, I don't shoot at 12 mm very often, and with most of those, the
>>> small loss doesn't matter. 12 mm isn't wide enough for any broad
>>> landscapes. I'm usually carrying the tiny 9-18, and even that is mostly not
>>> wide enough for that, so I shoot stitched panoramas.
>> I don't shot landscapes much except the buildings for test shots ;-) For
>> landscapes I think I may not need very wide, as you said stitching with
>> shots from mid-to-tele might suit better in most cases. But I do like
>> cityscapes and building interior, stitching is not always applicable. With
>> the interior shots, a wider and faster lens is a better choice.
>> In the pass I use WA a lot for party events now it is mainly for street
>> snap and family shots in tight spaces like restaurant. I like large
>> aperture to separate the object and background. Even with the small 4/3
>> sensor, F2.8 will do much better than F4 or 5.6.
> I'm just not willing to carry the size and weight of a lens like the Oly
> 7-14/2.8. It would just be an expensive paperweight. So the f4 of the tiny,
> light 9-18 just has to do for me.
> I wonder if someone will make a faster 9 mm or less rectilinear prime for
> µ43 someday.
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