Playing with an Olympus 75mm f1.8 lens on the streets and beyond

Shooting the streets of Brisbane

I unexpectedly received my Olympus 75mm f/1.8 lens this morning and couldn’t wait to find something to shoot with it.  I had ordered this quite some time ago, however this lens has been quite difficult to come across (especially in Australia).  I had briefly shot with this lens back in June while shooting on the streets in Malaysia with Robin Wong (see his reviews at http://robinwong.blogspot.com) and was super impressed with it at this time. I had predominately bought this lens to use for portraiture shooting but decided to take it out on the streets with me for a quick play today because I could. The lens unfortunately ships without a lens hood so I had ordered this at the same time, though it had shipped nearly immediately after placing the order.  I have been lucky enough to just be able to look at the lens hood imagining what a lens would look like attached to it.

My preference for shooting on the streets is definitely for a wider lens, however I still managed to grab a couple of photos with this lens in the hour I had on the streets.  The remainder of the photos were taken while playing around my house and trying to work out a few optimum settings.  All photos were shot wide open at f/1.8 unless stated.  I was merely playing and getting to know the lens.  I believe in understanding how a lens works best with your camera before using it for professional work.  I used the Olympus OM-D E-M5 for all photos.


Angelic Pretty - Olympus 75mm @ f/1.8

With the Gerbra's  - Olympus 75mm @ f/1.8

Mother and son - Olympus 75mm @ f/1.8 (you can easily notice the shallow depth of field here)

Those pesky mobile phones - Olympus 75mm @ f/1.8

A glimpse of spring sun - Olympus 75mm @ f/1.8

Difference - Olympus 75mm @ f/4

A Mulberry ready for picking - Olympus 75mm @ f/1.8

Lavender and bokeh - Olympus 75mm @ f/1.8

red fingertips - Olympus 75mm @ f/1.8

yellow bokeh - Olympus 75mm @ f/1.8

A lonely peach - Olympus 75mm @ f/1.8

An australian native flower - Olympus 75mm @ f/1.8

Another Australian native flower - Olympus 75mm @ f/1.8

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