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First day out with OMD and 45 f1.8

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by Adstars, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. Adstars

    Adstars Mu-43 Regular

    70
    Feb 7, 2012
    Ok, so I had a G5 and a nice set of three lenses. The PL25, P12-35 and P35-100 f2.8s

    Now the G5 is a fantastic camera, and all lenses above are outstanding when it comes to image quality, but strangely enough I found myself using the 25 about 80% of the time, and the 12-35 the rest. The 35-100 never really saw the light of day. It was just something about the way the 25 rendered the image.

    So, I decided I would take the leap and go all prime, with the thought that it would force me to think a little more about my subject and composition.

    So I went to the local bricks and mortar store and traded in my G5 and the 12-35 for an OMD,(just to get the IS), OL12 f2, OL45 f1.8. Yesterday was the first day I used the new setup in anger using only the 45. (trying to get familiar to one lens at a time).

    I took my favorite subject with me, my 10 month old son Aaron, so here is just a few shots from the day.









    Olympus menus are terrible but I am loving the retro feel of the omd.

    Oh and I have the 35-100 up for sale.
     
  2. klee

    klee Mu-43 Veteran

    367
    Mar 20, 2013
    Houston, TX
    Kevin
    you traded straight up? or did you have to add cash for the oly set up?

    how are you liking the 12+45 combo versus the 12-35 zoom?
     
  3. Adstars

    Adstars Mu-43 Regular

    70
    Feb 7, 2012
    I had to add a little cash, but not too much.

    I have the 12, 25, 45, and I am really enjoying them all, although not had much time yet with the 12.

    I really only get a chance to take family portraits at the moment, work and the baby keep me too busy for much else. The 25 and the 45 both are great lenses and what I like is that they have a different 'feel' and image rendering (not just the FL). So it adds a little dimension to the images. The 12-35 is an awesome lens, just amazing, but I think I work better with the primes. Forces me to change things about a little more.

    Soon to add the 75 and 17 once I sell the 35-100 (up for sale on mu43).

    I am only a novice but just find primes a more enjoyable way to learn.
     
  4. klee

    klee Mu-43 Veteran

    367
    Mar 20, 2013
    Houston, TX
    Kevin
    I've got a 16mo also. love shooting the 20/1.7 and hexanon 50/1.8. not a fan of the kit 12-50 and missing shots while changing lenses.

    the new upcoming oly 12-40/2.8 is really tempting, but I don't think I can justify the cost.
     
  5. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer


    Congrats and this is an awesome set of images :2thumbs:. Olympus menu is very interesting and customisable . I take any new thing as a challenge and try to learn and master it . There is very little to complain about OMD EM5 and did I tell u that Oly 45 mm is my fav lens ?:2thumbs:I did have 14-54 mm and I was using it more and more .Enjoy ur new today and hopefully we will see more pics of ur fav subject:happy-084:
     
  6. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    The second shot has a great sense of depth
     
  7. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Yes .. I love it :2thumbs:
     
  8. Adstars

    Adstars Mu-43 Regular

    70
    Feb 7, 2012
    Yep, I like this one. I did find the OMD colour reproduction is a little too over saturated for my taste (default). Adjusted it in LR.

    If anyone knows any good links with regards to baby portraiture I would be grateful for any tips or tricks.
     
  9. billybob

    billybob Mu-43 Regular

    29
    Jul 23, 2013
    I too recieved my 45mm..
    Its a stellar and a game changer..
     
  10. Adstars

    Adstars Mu-43 Regular

    70
    Feb 7, 2012
    Yep, for price and size, I think it is hard to fault.
     
  11. ddekadt

    ddekadt Mu-43 Regular

    129
    Aug 30, 2013
    Cambridge, MA
    Daniel
    I love the second shot! Congrats.