Living life at F/1.1! 
Olympus OM-D E-M5 + Voigtlander 50mm F/1.1 Nokton 
You can see the whole set here, on my Flickr! 

Living life at F/1.1! 

Olympus OM-D E-M5 + Voigtlander 50mm F/1.1 Nokton 

You can see the whole set here, on my Flickr

Infrared images from my DIY converted Olympus E-P1

Train in the Fog on Flickr.
Taken with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and the 25mm F/1.4 Summilux

Train in the Fog on Flickr.

Taken with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and the 25mm F/1.4 Summilux

Some photos that I took this week, of a friend of mine who wanted some photos of herself like this. 

Taken with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 with various lenses:

  • Panasonic-Leica 25mm F/1.4 Summilux
  • Olympus 45mm F/1.8
  • Contax-G Sonnar 90mm F/2.8 T*

Some are lit up with the Elinchrom Quadra Ranger, some are lit with hotlights reflected onto the wall, the top one is lit with a single FL-36R on a sync cable and I dragged the shutter speed to let in the ambient light. 

A photo I took this week of a friend of mine who wanted some photos of herself. 
Taken with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 with the Panasonic-Leica 25mm F/1.4 Summilux (with a variable ND filter set fairly strong), lit up with the Elinchrom Quadra Ranger at minimum power

A photo I took this week of a friend of mine who wanted some photos of herself. 

Taken with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 with the Panasonic-Leica 25mm F/1.4 Summilux (with a variable ND filter set fairly strong), lit up with the Elinchrom Quadra Ranger at minimum power

Showing what the Sony (Canon) 17-102mm F/2.1 looks like at F/2.1 & F/4. 
I love the sharpness of F/4 and how choppy the bokeh is, but there is something about the dreaminess of F/2.1 that I just love. There is a little bit of a glow that I am just in love with. 
I have not used any other of my lenses in 3 days… I am really enjoying this lens. 

Showing what the Sony (Canon) 17-102mm F/2.1 looks like at F/2.1 & F/4. 

I love the sharpness of F/4 and how choppy the bokeh is, but there is something about the dreaminess of F/2.1 that I just love. There is a little bit of a glow that I am just in love with. 

I have not used any other of my lenses in 3 days… I am really enjoying this lens. 

Some more with the Sony TV lens in C-Mount, and my OLYMPUS OM-D. It is the Sony 17-102mm F/2.1 TV lens (Made by Canon is stamped on the back mount)

This is one of those “This lens is so awful it is AWESOME” kind of lenses.

It flares up at the drop of a hat
the colours can be muted in some cases, and too contrasty in others
the bokeh is choppy in some images and swirly in others
and it vignettes terribly…

And I LOVE IT!!!

Some time ago, I acquired a C-Mount lens, it is a Sony 17-102mm F/2.1 TV lens, on the back of it is says it is made by Canon. This lens vignettes pretty bad, and it flares up at the drop of a hat, and colours are soft and muted sometimes and the bokeh is so awful it is AWESOME. It kinda has the swirly bokeh thing going on at times.

I love it!

Went out shooting with my friend Terry and Cait on Saturday evening, Cait was dressed so cute, we forgot about what we had planned to shoot, and ended up taking photos of just her. 

Taken with the OM-D E-M5 and either the 25mm F/1.4 Summilux, 45mm F/1.8 M.Zuiko or the Contax-G 90mm F2.8.

Mixture of natural lighting, reflector and wireless flash

Street Shooting with the M.Zuiko 12mm F/2.0
Was roaming around downtown Victoria, and was shooting from the hip with the 12mm, Camera was set to F/11 and hyper-focaling (set the infinity to the F/11 mark) on Aperture Priority. I didn’t even bother to look through the viewfinder, just walked around with my hand on the side shutter button with the camera upside-down on my RapidStrap. Guessed at the framing, and walked around shooting. 
I saw this couple leaving the building on the left here, and watched from across the street as I waited to cross, as he stepped down the couple stairs, offered his arm to her to help her down, then they held hands as they started to walk away slowly. 
I hope when I am in my 80’s, that Dianna and I are like this still. 

Street Shooting with the M.Zuiko 12mm F/2.0

Was roaming around downtown Victoria, and was shooting from the hip with the 12mm, Camera was set to F/11 and hyper-focaling (set the infinity to the F/11 mark) on Aperture Priority. I didn’t even bother to look through the viewfinder, just walked around with my hand on the side shutter button with the camera upside-down on my RapidStrap. Guessed at the framing, and walked around shooting. 

I saw this couple leaving the building on the left here, and watched from across the street as I waited to cross, as he stepped down the couple stairs, offered his arm to her to help her down, then they held hands as they started to walk away slowly. 

I hope when I am in my 80’s, that Dianna and I are like this still.