I have the lens, and I've used it a fair amount, but I have to admit that most of what I like that I've taken with it has been at the longer end and could have just as easily have been taken with the 17 or the 14-42 kit lens. So I'm not gonna post those as examples. Although they do point out one of the strengths of the lens - its pretty versatile for certain environments. I don't think I've gotten comfortable with the wide end of this puppy yet. Here are four, including a gratuitous shot of a Philly landmark that's only in here because of that. Oh, and the fermenting beer was taken at the wide end, but cropped, so it should probably get demerits too!
That reflective cloud in Image 01 really turns the trick.
Thanks. Its one of the benefits of living in a big city with a lot of light pollution. The downside is that shots of stars and the moon suck.
I have a passion for night photography and I find the E-P1 a revelation for what it can achieve. It was something I never really ventured into in film or cine work (the former due to cost and lack of flexibility although it was feasible when I had 2 SLR bodies, the latter due to too slow film stock).
This is from a set of shots taken a few weeks ago, my second dawn shoot with the 9-18.
The 9-18mm zoom is such a versatile little lens. Prior to getting this lens, I had the Panasonic 20mm lens on the camera more than 90% of the time. Now it is the 9-18mm lens that gets that treatment and I cannot see that changing in the near future.
This shot was taken after first light and before sunrise. It was a very overcast morning and it started raining moments later. This is actually a blended shot made from 3 exposures using +/- 1EV bracketing in the E-P1 and then combined using the Photomatix's Exposure Fusion process (which I find better than combining images using the HDR process).
The shot was composed at the 9mm end (but cropped slightly to around 10mm equivalent). The 3 shots were at ISO100 and f/9 with exposures of 4, 2 and 8 seconds.
The fusion process allows me to get the detail out of the rocks without blowing out the sky.
I had to hold my camera out the window for this. It was something only an m 4/3 could do as it was a window that opened on top and the opening was only about 2-3 inches (maybe 100 mm). I had my wrist strap on I would poke my camera out, wait for some yellow taxis to come to the scene and shoot a few. Due to the angle I couldn't see the display so I had to do several tries to get it held right.