Black Eye

Black Eye

Still playing with the Olympus E-P2 and still shooting in black and white.  I have tried to shoot these flowers Saturday and the 20mm Panasonic just wasn’t doing it for whatever reason.  I thought to myself what lens would do this and be tack sharp in the center?  Oh.. the Olympus 45mm 1.8 that collects dust.  Still free handing these shots, no viewfinder except the LCD screen.  It’s been rather liberating not looking through a viewfinder.  I stopped using the E-P2 when I got the Panasonic G3 (which I now own 2 of) because it didn’t have a built-in viewfinder.  I find myself more interested in the subject instead of how I am composing the shot or if I’m level or using the rule of thirds.  I just walk up, look at the LCD in black and white and press the shutter button.

I have been debating on a rangefinder camera, in particular one of the Leica models and was snooping around the internets and found a piece by Steve Huff before I started to read his site.  Pretty interesting that a camera that cost me a little over $600 and a lens that cost me around $250 is holding its own against a camera that costs $8000.  My Leica lust has cooled considerably.

I did zero modifications to this except a resize.  What you see is what the camera and lens produced.

Photo Nerd Info: Olympus E-P2, Olympus 45mm, ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/1000.

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