A week or so ago I received a Facebook message from a gentleman in Brooklyn, NY. He had some Olympus and Panasonic gear for sale. I didn't know this gentleman, but in looking at his profile, he appeared to be legit. Long story short, I decided to purchase two of the lenses he had: the Panasonic 25mm, f/1.4 and the Olympus 45mm, f/1.8. I made the one-to-one purchase with some trepidation, but it all worked out and I received the lenses last week before going to the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph event in nearby Charlottesville, VA. I mention this because this meant I was on the Downtown Mall - a several block-long pedestrian street in Charlottesville with many shops, street vendors and performers, and, of course, people. This is a perfect place to try out new lenses.
And try these new lenses out I did! I fell in love with the shallow depth of field possible with the 25mm opened up to its widest aperture of f/1.4. Though a bit larger physically than my Olympus 25mm, f/1.8 lens, it is is great lens. In fact, I immediately decided to sell my Olympus 25mm. At a 35mm equivalent of 50mm, the 25mm is a nice lens for street photography. The 45mm, however, is also okay but for getting shots of things a bit further distant since it has a 35mm focal length equivalency of 90mm. It is quite small and a sharp lens. Both of these lenses have found a permanent place in my camera bag!
If you would be interested in virtual tutoring sessions using either Skype or Google Hangouts, please contact me or leave a private message to me on Facebook or Google+.
Please follow my Photography Learning Center videos on my YouTube Channel!
Check out my free eBook on Mastering Your Camera's Priority Modes: http://www.infotor.com/ebooks. Download and enjoy!
I am available to do one-on-one tutoring or small group lessons designed to meet YOUR needs and what you want to learn in the area of photography, using flashes, or the use of Apple products and software. Give yourself the gift of learning and check out my tutoring bundles: http://www.boozphotolearningcenter.com/tutoring/. Download my "Bundle" Brochure for 2016.