23. February 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: All Posts, At Home, Baby Blues, Photography & Cameras · Tags: ,

Another lens came in through the post – the Panasonic Lumix G 14mm F2.5. The lens is a somewhat old model for the micro four-thirds system, first appearing in 2010, and is available in both retail packaging form and also bundled with Panasonic m4/3s cameras. The former costs quite a bit at about nearly S$400, but the bundled version is routinely sold used here for half that price. That’s the option I went with but picking up a new copy on eBay, and it arrived just yesterday.

The ultra small compact pancake lens returns a sleep profile to the E-M5.

The ultra small compact pancake lens returns a sleek profile to the E-M5.

To begin with; the lens is really small and light too – even more so than the 20mm f1.7 I sold away last month. The lens focuses briskly on the E-M5 if ever so slightly slower seemingly compared to the recently acquired 25mm f1.4, is pretty sharp in the frame center, and has just some slight barrel distortion. The widest aperture won’t give the degree of subject isolation and bokeh that one can get with the f1.4 lens, but it’s still fine for me.

Some first pictures. Ling was at work for a weekend event in school, so it was time for daddy and daughter bonding again.:)

Shot wide-open. The lens doesn't offer resolutions as high as the other primes I've got, but it's still pretty good.

Shot wide-open. The lens doesn’t offer resolutions as high as the other primes I’ve got, but it’s still pretty good.

Occupying herself with coloring activities.

Occupying herself with coloring activities.

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