Another week, another new plaything:
This time, it is a new lens. A 12 mm f/2.0 Micro 4/3 lens, designed for the Olympus PEN and OM-D cameras. It comes with a good reputation for tack-sharpness, and ease of use. Does the reality match the hype? I took the lens, mounted it on my EM-5, and walked around the apartment complex where I live. Let’s see what I got.
So far, so good.
And now, off to the Zen Garden:
Looking up at the sky:
And, on the way back, I took a moment to stop and
smell photograph the flowers:
One nice feature of this lens is a manual focus ring, coupled with a scale which can be used to make sure you have the proper Depth of Field set. This scale used to be found on all lenses, but has mostly disappeared since auto-focus has become so popular. It is really useful for street photography and other situations where precise focus isn’t essential, but speed is (the scale allows you to quickly set the focus so that the subject is in the area of sharp focus.)
Anyway, I plan on using this a lot this coming weekend, when I am at my 38th(!) high school reunion! My, how time flies! It seems like just
38 years ago yesterday that I was fresh out of school, looking for something to occupy my time my first career move.
Happy WW, and see y’all next week!
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