The widest lenses I have are the kit lenses of my DSLR and the Pen, which both have 14mm. Together with the crop factor of 2 of the Olympus (Micro-) Four Thirds sensors, that is equivalent to an 28mm lens on a 35mm film camera. Just what I had some 30+ years ago with my analog Canon camera. Today I decided to use the Pen with its kit lens at this wide end.
The first photo I’ll show here was taken during lunch break between the buildings opposite of the ones where I work – so these are not my colleagues. Arno was standing beside me, just outside of the frame:
Of course using a wide angle lens means that we were much closer to these people than it looks here. That’s the “problem” with wide angles: you have to get real close. Not everyone likes that.
The second one shows Arzu at work (I’ve made portraits of her before). The reason why I show this one here is that I have no idea why her left eye – and only her left eye, plus some wood in the foreground are in sharp focus, and the rest is most probably blurred because I wasn’t steady enough. The only explanation I have is that Arzu possibly moved in exact the same direction like me, and that direction was somehow parallel to the wood…
Strange but fascinating, this thing called photography, isn’t it?
Thanks for viewing.