f/1.8

Introduction

For this week’s instalment of my “Shot Wide Open” project, I worked exclusively with an Olympus Zuiko MC Auto-S 50 mm f/1.8 in Olympus OM-Mount, adapted to an Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1. Since Monday technically marked the arrival of spring, I’ve elected to include a substantial number of flower photos.

For an overview of the project, and a list of its instalments, click here.

The Photos

The ornate entranceway of an old building on lower Dowling Street, Dunedin. Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 with Olympus OM Zuiko MC Auto-S 50 mm f/1.8. 1/80 s, f/1.8, ISO 800.
The ornate entranceway of an old building on lower Dowling Street, Dunedin. Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 with Olympus OM Zuiko MC Auto-S 50 mm f/1.8. 1/80 s, f/1.8, ISO 800.
A near full moon over Dunedin Railway Station. Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 with Olympus OM Zuiko MC Auto-S 50 mm f/1.8. 1/25 s, f/1.8, ISO 200.
A near full moon over Dunedin Railway Station. Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 with Olympus OM Zuiko MC Auto-S 50 mm f/1.8. 1/25 s, f/1.8, ISO 200.
Burns Hall, beside First Church, Dunedin. Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 with Olympus OM Zuiko MC Auto-S 50 mm f/1.8.1/15 s, f/1.8, ISO 1600.
Burns Hall, beside First Church, Dunedin. Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 with Olympus OM Zuiko MC Auto-S 50 mm f/1.8.1/15 s, f/1.8, ISO 1600.
A streetlamp shines through the first buds of spring growth, in a tree near Dunedin Hospital. Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 with Olympus OM Zuiko MC Auto-S 50 mm f/1.8. 1/100 s, f/1.8, ISO 1600.
A streetlamp shines through the first buds of spring growth, in a tree near Dunedin Hospital. Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 with Olympus OM Zuiko MC Auto-S 50 mm f/1.8. 1/100 s, f/1.8, ISO 1600.
A kowhai tree in bloom. Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 with Olympus OM Zuiko MC Auto-S 50 mm f/1.8. 1/800 s, f/1.8, ISO 200.
A kowhai tree in bloom. Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 with Olympus OM Zuiko MC Auto-S 50 mm f/1.8. 1/800 s, f/1.8, ISO 200.
Rhododendron flowers, Dunedin Botanical Gardens. Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 with Olympus OM Zuiko MC Auto-S 50 mm f/1.8. 1/250 s, f/1.8, ISO 200.
Rhododendron flowers, Dunedin Botanical Gardens. Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 with Olympus OM Zuiko MC Auto-S 50 mm f/1.8. 1/250 s, f/1.8, ISO 200.
Rhododendron flowers, Dunedin Botanical Gardens. Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 with Olympus OM Zuiko MC Auto-S 50 mm f/1.8. 1/800 s, f/1.8, ISO 200.
Rhododendron flowers, Dunedin Botanical Gardens. Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 with Olympus OM Zuiko MC Auto-S 50 mm f/1.8. 1/800 s, f/1.8, ISO 200.
Bluebells marking the coming of spring. Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 with Olympus OM Zuiko MC Auto-S 50 mm f/1.8. 1/500 s, f/1.8, ISO 200.
Bluebells marking the coming of spring. Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 with Olympus OM Zuiko MC Auto-S 50 mm f/1.8. 1/500 s, f/1.8, ISO 200.
Cabbage trees against a cloudless sky. Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 with Olympus OM Zuiko MC Auto-S 50 mm f/1.8. 1/800 s, f/1.8, ISO 200.
Cabbage trees against a cloudless sky. Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 with Olympus OM Zuiko MC Auto-S 50 mm f/1.8. 1/800 s, f/1.8, ISO 200.
New meets old: the back of the Countdown Supermarket and the Dunedin Gasworks Museum. Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 with Olympus OM Zuiko MC Auto-S 50 mm f/1.8. 1/800 s, f/1.8, ISO 200.
New meets old: the back of the Countdown Supermarket and the Dunedin Gasworks Museum. Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 with Olympus OM Zuiko MC Auto-S 50 mm f/1.8. 1/800 s, f/1.8, ISO 200.

The End

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3 thoughts on “f/1.8”

  1. i think it works nicer in b/w. i love the bluebells, but would love it better with a bit more dof as things are just a bit too fuzzy.
    happy spring to you as we here in california are slipping into fall

    1. Happy autumn to you! I hope you get the chance to head out and capture those colours.

      I agree on the b/w front; the OM lenses all seem to have a colour cast, which I haven’t seen in any other lenses (bar my Pentax K10D many moons ago, but that wasn’t down to the lenses).

      Bluebells are something I normally shoot at f/4-5.6, depending on how dense they are. However, since it was a project week, I had one lens, and it was stuck on one aperture. I’ll probably catch them again when I do my spring sweep of the Botanical Gardens in the next few weeks.

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