It is not secret that the main reason I bought the Zuiko Digital 14-54mm F2.8-3.5 was to be used on my still alive Olympus DSLR E-1. I am falling more and more in love with this dinosaur from 20 years ago, the first Four Thirds system DSLR. While the camera is far from perfect, and has some limitations, I did not think they affected me much for my street shooting. The 5MP CCD sensor may not have enough megapixels for most people, but I find that liberating - it allows me to pay closer attention to framing on the spot, and the images from that sensor has breathtaking color rendition, and unmatched beautiful skin tones. Olympus got many things right in the E-1, which the modern camera makers should learn a thing or two from - logical camera layout, simplistic menu system, ergonomic buttons and dials placement, and that handling was second to none, as you hold the camera in your hands, you know that it feels right. Oh and let's not forget the shutter sound, the sweet, addictive shutter clicking, it just begs to be used! I made a video to share my thoughts on using Olympus E-1 in 2023 (click here), and of course, plenty of fresh street images.

I recently got my hands on a used Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-54mm F2.8-3.5 lens to be used on my Olympus DSLR E-1. This lens was also the first ever Four Thirds DSLR lens, and is about 20 years old now. The lens adopts telecentric optical design, which was then reused by Canon and Nikon much later when they launched their mirrorless full frame system. I thought it would be fun to test the Zuiko Digital 14-54mm on my OM System OM-1, as I was curious about the AF performance on newer Micro Four Thirds bodies, and the capabilities of the lens to handle newer, higher resolution image sensors. I shared my thoughts in my latest video here (click). Here in this entry, I post fresh photos, all taken with the Zuiko Digital 14-54mm lens on my OM-1 camera.