Monday, December 24, 2007

SASKATOON, CANADA. (December 2007). Taking a few test shots with the latest acquisition in my lens lineup, a retro OM Zuiko 50mm f1.8, which is a throwback from the Olympus OM-System film cameras of the 1970s and 80s. Definitely still learning how to use the new lens, but so far I like the results - I think it'll work nicely in low-light, portrait situations. Not bad for only $35. The above picture was shot wide open with no post-processing applied. Original photo properties: Olympus E-410 dSLR, OM Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f1.8 lens (100mm, 35mm equivalent), handheld, manual focus and exposure, matrix metering, 1/25s f1.8, ISO 400, 3648 x 2736 pixels, RAW.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

LUND, SWEDEN. (November 2007). The incomparable Josefine. Really pushing the limits of the high ISO performance of the Four-Thirds sensor on my Olympus E-410 in this photo - virtually shot this one in the dark with the wrong kind of lens. Original photo properties: Olympus E-410 dSLR, Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm lens at 29mm (58mm, 35mm equivalent), handheld, single autofocus, shutter priority, matrix metering, 1/15s f5, ISO 6400 (ISO 1600 with 2 stop EV push), 2927 x 2196 pixels (after crop), RAW.