Sunday E-P1/Nokton walk (img)

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coyanis Regular Member • Posts: 112
Sunday E-P1/Nokton walk (img)

Some shots from today's walk with the E-P1 and Voigtländer Nokton 50mm f1.5.

I like the smooth focus ring, small DOF and the nice bokeh of this full metal lens.

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Oelph Contributing Member • Posts: 621
Re: Sunday E-P1/Nokton walk (img)

Nice pictures!

With the second cat photo the focus is spot on. Do you have a good success rate?

coyanis OP Regular Member • Posts: 112
Re: Sunday E-P1/Nokton walk (img)

The success rate on moving objects is not that good, perhaps one out of five. Nevertheless I prefer using my manual focus lenses with the E-P1 - it's just more fun

Oelph Contributing Member • Posts: 621
Re: Sunday E-P1/Nokton walk (img)

I've enjoyed trying my manual lenses (old minolta ones) but none nearly as good as the Nokton

coyanis OP Regular Member • Posts: 112
Another Sunday, another batch of E-P1/Nokton shots (img)

All done with the E-P1 and Voigtländer Nokton 50mm/f.1.5 wide open:

I just love this combo

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Michael Yung Regular Member • Posts: 466
Re: Another Sunday, another batch of E-P1/Nokton shots (img)

Lovely combo and excellent photos !!

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Nice...

... I really like your shots and what you are able to achieve with that camera and lens combo. Thank you for sharing these. How does the VF work with that lens?

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coyanis OP Regular Member • Posts: 112
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SirSeth wrote:

... How does the VF work with that lens?

The VF can only be used for framing, not for focusing - so it's more of a stylish accessory when I shoot at f1.5 or f2.0 with shallow DOF.

I'm waiting eagerly for the E-P2 and its EVF.

neekoh_dp Regular Member • Posts: 361
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Very very nice! Perhaps the first set would have been better without the first cat picture, though. The second set was just beautiful. The Nokton seems wonderful wide open. I've found the GH1 + Canon FD's quite natural to use after getting used to the combo, but I can't think of doing it without the EVF. You get better resolution to focus with (and some extra stabilization useful with GH1, obviously the IBIS wins hands down). I bet your success ratio would go up with that. Mine isn't necessarily any better than yours, but it must be the operator. Anyway, very nice pictures, please share the subject of the second to last image with the paint cracks(?)...

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Love the contrast and colours in the last 3, cheers
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PhillipA Veteran Member • Posts: 5,505
Really excellent images...

I must try my Canon and Oly OM primes ! .. thanks for posting
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ruy Forum Member • Posts: 61
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Nokton 50/1.5 is my all time favor, especially the one that made in German rather than Cosina. the photos that you captured are great by the way. if it is the quality of 35/1.4, then, I will definitely get one for myself.

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Thanks for there great pictures.
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coyanis OP Regular Member • Posts: 112
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neekoh_dp wrote:

... I've found the GH1 + Canon FD's quite natural to use after getting used to the combo, but I can't think of doing it without the EVF.

I just can't wait for the E-P2 and its EVF - very odd for me to use the LCD for framing and focussing.

... Anyway, very nice pictures, please share the subject of the second to last image with the paint cracks(?)...

It's the fuel tank of a motocycle, a Honda Shadow I guess. The sun here in Switzerland seems to be to hot for the painting...

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coyanis OP Regular Member • Posts: 112
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cheddargav wrote:

Love the contrast and colours in the last 3, cheers

Thanks, and it's so easy to achieve:

I use the fantastic freeware IRFANVIEW, and play with Gamma Correction, Contrast and Saturation - et violĂ  - great colours and contast

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plevyadophy Veteran Member • Posts: 4,258
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Very nice images.

The good thing about your setup, as I have pointed out in another thread, is that you get image stabilisation (do you?) and Oly TTL flash works with manual lenses. So the only modern thing missing is autofocus, which is a given. It must be so much nicer to work with than for me on a Panny body.

BTW, does the I.S. still work even though there is no communication between lens and body?

Thanks in advance.

Regards,

coyanis OP Regular Member • Posts: 112
50/1.5 or 35/1.4

ruy wrote:

Nokton 50/1.5 is my all time favor, especially the one that made in German rather than Cosina. the photos that you captured are great by the way. if it is the quality of 35/1.4, then, I will definitely get one for myself.

I would even argue that the quality of the 50/1.5 (mine is from Cosina) is better than the 35/1.4. And I can't focus very well with the 35's focus tab - here's an exception where it worked with the 35mm at f1.4:

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coyanis OP Regular Member • Posts: 112
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plevyadophy wrote:

The good thing about your setup, as I have pointed out in another thread, is that you get image stabilisation (do you?) and Oly TTL flash works with manual lenses. So the only modern thing missing is autofocus, which is a given. It must be so much nicer to work with than for me on a Panny body.

BTW, does the I.S. still work even though there is no communication between lens and body?

Yes, image stabilisation is there for EVERY lens, thanks to the E-P1 In Body I.S.

Regarding autofokus: You can be fast without it

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coyanis OP Regular Member • Posts: 112
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Djordje Jevtovic wrote:

Thanks for there great pictures.

Thank you

I've seen on your Flickr site that you're using a USSR M39 lens Industar 50 f3.5 with the E-P1. Does it work good (aperture change, focussing, sharpness, bokeh, etc)?
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sproket1 Senior Member • Posts: 2,762
Excellent

Your photos have that certain "look" which I find so appealing.
Which viewfinder are you using? That silver one?

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