I prefer 24 roll drug store grade film with the Olympus PEN FT (review here) because it makes for 48 exposures. With 36 exposures I tend to start wasting exposures to muscle through the last frames. The PEN FT is a beautiful camera that is great to use. Especially impressive is the 40mm f/1.4 that really squeezes a great amount of detail out of such a small exposure. Also enjoy the default portrait orientation. Here are some sample shots below and here is a link to all of my PEN FT shots.
- Costs $149 new as I write this.
- Small and light.
- Flexible focal length.
- Not the fastest focuser…
- but neither has any other macro I have used been. Acceptably quick. Unlike any other macro I have used autofocus is actually useful.
- 2.5x. (Woot!)
Continue reading “Olympus 30mm f/3.5 Macro. Could be my shortest review.”
I wanted the Olympus PEN-F since the moment it came out. Why?
Combine the two bullets above, along with my appreciation for the film Olympus OM10 (on the left below),
Continue reading “Olympus PEN-F… No, not that one. The new, digital one.”
…and time, and the camera used, etc. Had this lens before, but kvetched about the focal length a bit before moving on to the Olympus 25mm. Did not appreciate it as I should have. Did not expect to buy it again. What happened? Glad you asked. Simple. I used it with a new perspective. Recently it was the lens I used to test drive a second hand PEN-F that Southeastern Camera had in store. I do not know what I was thinking before, but I now love this lens. Why? Here is a list.
- Let’s get the non-technical bits out of the way first. All metal premium construction. Has nothing to do with the optics, but it matters. Feels like my favorite old film lenses and looks the business on the PEN-F. Even stacks up well aesthetically next to one of my all-time film favorites that also happens to be an Olympus.
Continue reading “Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8: What a difference experience makes…”
As shared in a recent post I have re-entered the MFT system. With that I have started re-acquiring my favorite lenses from my earlier foray and acquiring a few that have become available since. Some are an amazing value and this lens sits on top of the MFT, or any system, bang for buck pile in my opinion. The Olympus M.Zuiko 40‑150mm F/4.0‑5.6 ED.
Continue reading “Take 2: Olympus M.Zuiko 40‑150mm F/4.0‑5.6 ED”
I started my digital interchangeable lens journey a few years ago with the wonderful, humble little Olympus E-PL5 with a kit lens.
This was a wonderful starting point that allowed me to capture some wonderful shots of DC day 1. Continue reading “Full circle: Olympus 45mm f/1.8 take 2”