It is no secret that the new Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm F1.8 (BLACK!!) has become my favourite lens, and will be the one I use most. I love it so much that for today's shutter therapy session I have left every other lenses behind, and only had one lens on the OM-D E-M5. Did I wish I have the other lenses with me when I was shooting on the streets? Nope, the 25mm perspective was good enough to cover everything that I needed to shoot. Of course I acknowledge the fact that if I wanted to do a lot of street portraits close up shots that 45mm F1.8 would have been a better lens. However, the 25mm is just so much more flexible, and covers a lot more ground which the 45mm is just too tight to do.
Today's hunting ground was Chow Kit. The markets in Chow Kit are some of my best shooting places, I always, always come home with a lot of personal favourite shots. There is one drawback shooting in the markets, some parts are rather low in light and require use of very high ISO settings (6,400 and above) which may not be something that Micro Four Thirds shooters can do comfortably. Nevertheless, the E-M5 did not let me down. Having F1.8 wide aperture on the 25mm did help a lot, and staying at ISO 6,400, I can afford to slow down the shutter speed a little because we have the 5-Axis Image Stabilization (as long as the subject is not moving). Today's photowalk reminded me of why I fell in love with Olympus in the first place, and why my faith has not been misplaced. The camera just works!
All images were taken with Olympus OM-D E-M5 and M.Zuiko 25mm F1.8 lens
The Cat Knows
The Cat Knows 2
Onion Peeler 2.
Accidentally taken at ISO6,400, immediately after the Onion Peeler shots.
Girl in Pink
ISO5,000, pushed up by one stop exposure (accidentally underexposed, my own fault)
Portrait of a Stranger
If you can only have one lens, which lens would you choose? I know zoom lens would be a popular choice, but what if you were to just stick with a prime lens? I know my answer. It is in the title of this blog entry.