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Cathedral Interior

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Luckypenguin, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Sometime last year I visited a local cathedral (St Johns in Brisbane, Australia) and shot mostly with the Panasonic 20mm f1.7. Recently I returned there with the intention of trying out an adapted 50mm lens to see how an older lens would handle low light interior shooting. The lens in question was an OM Zuiko 50mm f1.4 Silvernose (the first version of the OM 50/1.4) mounted on my E-PL1. The lens is not at it's best wide open so the following images were shot an f/2 or smaller.

    The cathedral itself is Anglican by denomination and constructed from sandstone as you'll see below.






    The full set of images including those from my first visit can be found here.
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  2. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 2, 2012
    Love these Nic especially the last image...great.
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  3. capodave

    capodave Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 4, 2010
    Southern Cal
    Great Pics Nic!
    I keep looking at this lens and I think you just pushed me over.
    Thanks for sharing!
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  4. ean10775

    ean10775 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 31, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Nice, shots Nic. I own the silvernose as well and despite also owning a 50mm f1.4 SuperTak and an FDn 50 f1.8 that are both sharper wide open than the Zuiko, I find I prefer shooting the OM lens at f/2 than using the others.
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  5. Cheers guys, thanks for your comments. As far as I know the OM 50/1.4 that I have here is one of the earliest models without multi-coating. Even at f/2 it gives a somewhat "vintage" look (the first image above was shot at f/2), but as you stop it down further the IQ is quite impressive for it's age. The later non-Silvernose and multi-coated versions should be sharper and more contrasty wide open and less prone to flaring.

    The silvernose lens has a very distinctive colour to the front element when light hits it at the right angle. Looking straight into the lens it appears clear.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5519772680/" title="IMG_3414-PPR Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3 by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr"> 5519772680_5866f0aef9_z. "640" height="426" alt="IMG_3414-PPR Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5519181755/" title="IMG_3418-PPR Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3 by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr"> 5519181755_f961cb1cbc_z. "640" height="426" alt="IMG_3418-PPR Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3" /></a>
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