Last Sunday or so, I mounted the 14mm lens onto my Olympus E-PL5 camera, on which the angle of view is comparable to the one of a 28mm lens on a film (or “full frame”) camera.
And today, on assignment, I had to break that cycle. But let me show you some of the photos I took during the week:
The sky above Moerfelden-Walldorf, March 2014. Exposure time: 270 seconds. Aperture: f/8
Tuna the cat, March 2014. Cropped 3:2.
Setup shot: Film
Our cat was hurt… Cropped 16:9.
Toyota Auris Touring Sports, “Life Plus” version. Cropped 16:9, in-camera black & white conversion.
Self portrait, looking at some of Salgado’s work. Cropped square 1:1 (or 6×6), in-camera black & white conversion.
And this is what I was asked to take today – and for that I mounted the 45mm lens which I used at f/8:
“Most Moser Männchen”, also known as the “Greatest Grumble Guy”. Cropped 5:4. In-camera jpg, slightly adjusted with The Gimp on Linux.
So while a 14 (or 28) mm wide-angle lens isn’t my favourite – for me, 25 (or 50) mm is wide already – sometimes I still take it and try to see compositions which work for me. Plus, as you can probably see, you have many possibilities to crop the image into other formats, either before taking the shot (an electronic viewfinder will show you what you’ll get), or afterwards.
Thanks for viewing.