Since last December 2012, I have the chance to bought a new Olympus OM-D E-M5 along with some interesting lenses such as the Oly 75mmF1.8. I have already experimented the Olympus system with the Pen model EP-3 and beautiful optics like the 12F2.0 and 45F1.8 that are still part of my camera case. Many friends who know me for several years are aware of my love for beautiful 35mm film cameras which I have worked personally and professionally many years ago just to mention some like Nikon F, F2, F3Hp, F4 series and Leica M4P/6 and R4.
Photo industry have taken a different direction privileging post-creativitiy through graphic hardware and software equipment instead of the reality interpretation approach of the last century. You can call it a kind of photo painting expressionist with its own esthetic rules.
But as a more classical photo enthusiasm I am not really found of this figurative trend. I think photographs in a large view have a duty of reporting direct reality even considering that it always represent in fact our own aspect of it.
But enough philosophy for today and let speaking “camera” (and lenses) as beautiful artistic tool. What really hook me with the Olympus M4/3 system are their selection of prime lenses which are in essence the eyes of the photograph. Even some of their zoom lenses are interesting.
|The Olympus color rendering was another strong factor to invest more in the system. This “River Scape” was capture with the Olympus 14-150mm zoom lens at 14mm.|
|Modern Cuban architecture (around 1980) with the M.12-50mm lens.|
|Cuban Interior Court, Cayo Largo Pelicano|
|Casual Abstraction. E-M5 / 12-50mm at 50mm|
|Winter rainy day at the bus window. E-M5 / 12-50mm|
|Ice over the riv
er. E-M5 / Zuiko OM 200mm F4 MC