prenzlauer berg

obliquity

DSC09837berlin prenzlauer berg, 2017

gojira

dsc08194berlin prenzlauer berg, 2017

bluebedoo

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAberlin, prenzlauer berg, 2014

sentinel

P3131671berlin, prenzlauer berg, 2016

“a machine designed for one thing: search and destroy” – the matrix, 1999

aren’t that actually two things? anyway, it’s not true in this case, of course. this is probably just a harmless relative of the Endverzweiger (EVz) jellyfish from this post.

ring my bell

P3131615-Bearbeitetberlin, prenzlauer berg, 2016

twins amazed

twins

from prenzlauer berg, berlin.

window to the woods

window to the forestfound in prenzlauer berg, berlin. made with the leica m and the 75mm f2.5 summarit lens.

 

closed down

geschlossen

only temporarily for the holidays of course. see you all on the other side and thanks for all your friendly support of my little site. i sincerely appreciate that!

this is the door of a flower shop at prenzlauer allee, berlin.

cut out

cut outpart of a balustrade at s-bahnhof schönhauser allee in berlin, prenzlauer berg. i know it’s quite a busy picture but i found it quite interesting.

the bridge was completed in 1911 and there are definitely elements of the jugendstil movement visible in the cut-out pattern.

into the great wide open

UPDATE: of course i’ve taken some more shots with the gwc-1. you can find them here: https://dothob.wordpress.com/tag/gwc-1/

========= original post starts here >>>>

as i promised here are some more pictures taken with the panasonic gwc-1 wide angle conversion lens attached to the very nice panasonic lumix 14mm pancake. that combination amounts to a ff-equivalent focal length of 22mm and that’s pretty wide.

the pictures have been shot in prenzlauer berg and friedrichshain, berlin. some of the pictures are cross-processed but otherwise unchanged so you who might be interested in achievable shallowness of  depth of field, corner sharpness and – oh yes – barrel distortion should get an impression of the capabilities of the converter by simply clicking on the pictures…

i failed at capturing the same scene with and without the gwc-1 attached, though. but if i get a request to do so, i will seriously consider doing it…

the gwc-1 is quite (and to me surprisingly) small and very light so it does only  add neglectable bulk to the equipment. of course if you’re used to travel only with the 14mm pancake the gwc-1 will most likely double your load. but that’s about it.

corner sharpness?

some vignetting

shallow dof (quite close admittedly)

quite close (obviously)

barrel distortion? oh yesssss!

so these pictures should be enough for a first impression of the merits of the gwc-1. i think corner sharpness is acceptable though not great, vignetting is ok, achievable shallowness of dof is great (@f2.5 and reasonably close), barrel distortion is absolutely unacceptable for critical subjects but absolutely tolerable in most of (my) shooting circumstances.

but now for some more pictures…

beware!

harmonium

the twins (cropped, of course)

double decker chair

second hand portrait (flea market boxhagener platz)

empty fridge

bottom line: if you are looking for a moderately expensive wide angle solution for your micro four thirds camera, get a de-kitted 14mm pancake on ebay and try to get the gwc-1 somewhere. i think you won’t regret it. i definitely don’t.

thanks for reading! the nexts posts will be less technical again… but i thought i’d share my experience since there wasn’t much to find on the gwc-1.

but just in case you don’t trust me, trust john:

http://johntodaro.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/view-from-the-haerter-bridge-panasonic-wide-converter-dmw-gwc1/