Eye Candy From Olympus

on November 18, 2014

There is no excuse for this post save the pictures. The camera shown is the Olympus E-M1 - a mirror-less system camera of superb quality - in this case fitted with a prime 25mm lens.

The mathematics of the micro 4/3 system mean that this lens has the equivalent field of view of a 50mm lens on standard 35mm camera - what we used to refer to as "normal".

As I have gotten older I have realised that the land of "normal" is getting smaller - the borders shrink each year. They have taken down the barriers and shut the customs house. You can freely cross into it and out of it without showing a passport or bribing the guards...

Nevertheless, if this focal length corresponds to the angle of view with which you regard the world, then this is a very, very good optic to do it with and an equally good camera to record those observations. There is a school of thought that says you should put it on to the camera when you buy it and never take it off. Here at the shop we would prefer it if you would buy about half a dozen different lenses and change them frequently...but then we are a commercial enterprise...

The camera looks like a film camera, which it is not. The digital programs inside it are of the latest and the results are all you can ask for - photo-quality prints to A3+ size. The body and lens form such an attractive visual whole that you might well be stimulated to take it out and use it at every possible opportunity...just to see it.

Eye candy.