And enjoy your new lens:
More photos of the day will be coming later. Thanks for viewing.
P.S.: Some notes about this lens:
It’s – after the Panasonic 20mm f1.7, and together with a nice but pricey metal 12mm f2 – one of the first real compelling reasons to buy into the micro four thirds system. Others – like Sony – may have the better sensors in their cameras, but no one except Olympus and Panasonic have built a real nice system with great lenses so far.
This one is like the optimal portrait lens, it compares to a 90mm on a “full frame” (or film) camera, and it’s really nice and sharp at all apertures – go and check out the blur graph over at SLRGear.com. It’s also T.O.P.’s “lens of the year 2011“, it won a comparison with 11 other lenses in that focal length range done by Jordan Steele, Robin Wong has shown an impressive two-part test of it, and everybody I know on the internet (like Bill or Andy) or in real life who has one, just loves it. There are Flickr groups like this one, where you can watch slide shows of photos taken with it, in case you’re interested.
Mitchie had the Panasonic 1.7 20mm lens already, and together with this 45mm Olympus, it’s a real nice 2-lens system. For a system with 3 lenses, I would get this one together with the Panasonic Leica DG 1.4 25mm, and either the 17mm Olympus or 14mm Panasonic as a wide angle. Four lenses, add the 12mm Olympus, and more fast primes like a 60mm macro or a 75mm telephoto will probably be announced in a week from now.
Like Canon and Nikon do with the “big iron”, Olympus and Panasonic are clever enough to really build a system. That’s what makes these cameras so interesting, especially if you want small and still good.
Thanks for reading.