For those who do not follow me on facebook, I have made the decision to move my weekly blog from Friday to Wednesday. Welcome to the new Hump Day, hump over blog.
Even thought I am a Nikon user through and through (sorry Ash 🙂 ), just over 12 months ago I purchased a “little” camera “OLY” that has all the same manual functions as my Nik but due to the fact that it is a Micro Four Thirds body it is smaller and lighter, which makes it perfect to carry around 24-7. Even though I love my Nikon, OLY has been a dream, gem and sometimes a lifesaver. It has kept me actively taking photos every day and grabbing those OMG moments that sometimes happens in life. My little OLY has become so much a part of me that at the beginning of the year I decided to trial the 12-40mm f/2.8 “pro” lens (Thanks to Jason at Ted’s Brisbane). This pro lens has some weight behind it and feels very nice and solid, whilst the glass itself offers you sharpness that you expect to have in any and every pro lens. This “little” lens, I must admit, I have fallen in love.
I love to push this lens and use wide open (f2.8) and I am constantly blown away just how sharp and precise focus this lens gives me time and time again. Oh course my favourite subject to photo at f2.8 is Missy, my loyal mascot. I could almost write a whole story based on the photos, poses and expressions that only Missy can offer.
Doing a search throughout my catalog just this year alone I have taken over 300 photos with that lens set wide open. It is amazing how many different things I have found to photograph and make interesting using this DOF (Depth of Field), which for those not into photography is very shallow.
My verdict – This pro lens is worth it’s weight in gold and certainly worth the price tag, which compared to many other pro lens it is cheap. As long as the Accountant doesn’t tell the “holder of the money” 😉 this lens will be staying in my kit and on my OLY, that is for sure.
Until next week.