Okay, so it has been nearly 8 weeks since my last real blog post. I am still here, just busy, as I indicated in my last couple of posts. Life is finally starting to settle down, which means I have more time to get back to photography. As many may have noticed, Tamron yesterday announced their first m4/3 lens (a super zoom) and Sigma has refreshed their 19 and 30mm lenses. More interestingly, Sigma has also announced the release of an all new 60mm f/2.8 lens in NEX and m4/3 mounts. Now THAT is interesting. It looks pretty promising based on the MTF charts Sigma has released. Now lets just hope it lives up to it, and also isn’t terribly expensive. It might make a nice medium telephoto. Though I would have prefered a 67mm f/2 lens, a 60mm f/2.8, at the right price and of good optical quality could still be the right choice for me.
Sadly, or maybe not so sadly, even if it is released soon, it’ll have to wait awhile. I need a wider angle lens than what I have right now…and with my 30th birthday coming up in a couple of months, a Zuiko 12mm f/2 might just be in the cards for me. After that, it could be the 60mm (Christmas time?). Or maybe it could be the Olympus 17/1.8. I could really used a fast and fast focusing 17mm lens. Choices, it is nice to have them.
For now, actual pictures from the last few weeks. All of the work on the new house, moving and stress kind of put me off my pace.
Panasonic 25mm f/1.4: f/2, 1/100s, ISO800
Panasonic 25mm f/2.4: f/2, 1/80s, ISO400
Panasonic 25mm f/1.4: f/2.8, 1/1250s, ISO200 (Christmas morning out my kitchen window)
Panasonic 25mm f/1.4: f/1.4, 1/160s, ISO800
Panasonic 25mm f/1.4: f/1.4, 1/13s, ISO800
Panasonic 25mm f/1.4: f/1.4, 1/50s, ISO800
Yes, all of these were taken with the PL25. It is my favorite lens (I’ve always loved fast 50s. I guess I need to start calling them fast 25′s with m4/3rds). Also not a lot of chances for anything other than kid pictures the last few weeks, but as spring draws near and my weekend “honey-do” list gets shorter and shorter, I should be able to start getting out and taking pictures. I need to wander down to the state park which is now only a mile and a half from my house.
Time seems to be flying by. The work on the house, moving, renting the old place and the holidays have conspired to make it seem like time is slipping away. It doesn’t help that over the next few weeks my kids are turning 5, 1 and 3.