GM-1 and PL 15mm f/1.7 go Mountaineering in the Rockies

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burnymeister Senior Member • Posts: 1,563
GM-1 and PL 15mm f/1.7 go Mountaineering in the Rockies

As promised, I took my brand new PL15mm f/1.7 out for a spin in the "real world" last weekend on my GM-1. Overall impressions?

  • Great color / contrast / detail rendering
  • Sharp enough for me! (I don't really pixel peep...)
  • Very much like my beloved Sony RX1 on the GM-1
  • MUCH better than trying to use that finicky little scroll wheel to adjust aperture!
  • Better IQ than the kit lens but at f/5.6 or f/8 is it worth the extra $$$? Not sure. For me, yes. I like the option of f/1.7 but others will feel limited with no zoom.
  • LOVE the 30mm FOV. I think this is my favorite prime FL of all time. It's the perfect compromise between 28mm and 35mm. Perfect for almost any landscape IMHO.

Here's some shots from the weekend. Some are with the el cheapo Olympus 40-150mm which I also carried. Many are stitched panoramas - the 30mm FL is perfect for this.

Story and background to the trip along with many more photos with the PL15 at my website as usual.

Thanks for looking!

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Vern Dewit
Calgary, Alberta Canada

 burnymeister's gear list:burnymeister's gear list
Olympus E-M1 II Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm 1:4-5.6 R Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 Olympus 7-14mm F2.8 Pro Olympus 8mm F1.8 Fisheye Pro +2 more
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm 1:4-5.6 R Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 ASPH Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1
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