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I'm going to the supermarket tonight, help me decide which lens to take

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Ulfric M Douglas, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    Do I go with the 18mm and get everything in, from the frozen peas to the fishfingers?

    Do I use the glowy FED and portrait all the checkout girls?

    Do I use the CZJ 135mm to get a deep and meaningful interrogation of the olives on the deli counter?

    SupermarketLenses.

    (Not really going to the supermarket)
    I'll get me coat ...
     
  2. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 5, 2013
    San Diego
    Doug Green
    Might I suggest that if you start showing up at the local supermarket and start taking photos of all of the checkout girls, you really need to ask their permission before doing so, or you might get bounced to the sidewalk on your posterior. And if you start taking photos of the fish and the vegetables, the folks in the store may think you're short of a few fruit loops.
     
  3. madogvelkor

    madogvelkor Mu-43 Top Veteran

    937
    Feb 22, 2013
    Connecticut
    The FED is best if you intend to take pictures of people in lines for bread.
     
  4. Ian.

    Ian. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2013
    Munich
    Ian
    Be sure to use flash in the cleaning products aisle.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. ptolemyx

    ptolemyx Mu-43 Veteran

    290
    Jun 19, 2012
    Vancouver, BC
    Ben
    Seriously... just take the feckin' lot!!! :)
     
  6. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul Mu-43 Top Veteran

    729
    Aug 15, 2011
    Aberdeen Scotland
    And make sure your shoes match your OM-D, nothing worse than clashing shoes and camera!!! The fashion police will arrest you!!! :wink:

    Paul
     
  7. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    This.
     
  8. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
    Jim
    There's a story from Formula One racing years ago (probably apocryphal but it's from the British so one never knows for sure) that a driver pulled into the pits to change from brown to black shoes "because one doesn't wear brown shoes after 6 p.m.".

    Drivers today have better safety equipment but drivers of old had more panache.

    :2thumbs:

    Regards,

    Jim

    *I don't think this response is off topic because I don't think the topic had a topic :biggrin:.
     
  9. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 5, 2013
    San Diego
    Doug Green
    Actually, ONE thing would be worse - if the surface of the shoes was flaking off.
     
  10. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    :dash2::dash2::dash2::smile::frown::cool::cool::tongue::wink::confused::smile: P3044885.
     
  11. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    The 135. Nothing like going sniper in the supermarket :mischeif:
     
  12. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Essex
    John
    Aww, and he was serious, too! :biggrin:
     
  13. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 5, 2013
    San Diego
    Doug Green
    probably as serious as my reply was - sometimes it's hard to see someone's tongue in cheek over the internet.
     
  14. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Essex
    John
    Hehe, fair point, Doug. That's the Internet's biggest failing - well, one of them anyway! :smile:
     
  15. darosk

    darosk Mu-43 Top Veteran

    705
    Apr 17, 2013
    Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
    Daros
    Definitely don't forget your lighting gear, I'm thinking a couple of 50" softboxes, maybe a beauty dish or three... Don't want to be caught out wanting when you come across that particularly ripe grapefruit.
     
  16. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Essex
    John
    Some great replies so far, I particularly like the advice to use flash in the cleaning aisle and the FED for the bread queues. :laugh1:
     
  17. tjdean01

    tjdean01 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    842
    Feb 20, 2013
    Are you saying the FED has a nice "glow" to the colors? I say go with that one because A) I would love to see it's colors B) 105mm-equivalent will be an interesting FL!
     
  18. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Essex
    John
    More fun taking pictures of them coming out! :wink:
     
  19. RajC

    RajC Mu-43 Regular

    82
    Jul 6, 2013
    Good info ...

    This will be very helpful when I try to determine which lenses I should take when I go lens shopping.
     
  20. Ian.

    Ian. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2013
    Munich
    Ian
    A pancake lens can be quite useful.