Arno x2

One week ago, I took a photo of my colleague Arno with my Olympus E-PL5 and its 14-42mm “kit” lens set to 17mm. That small zoom lens opens up to f/3.8 at this focal length. Looked like this:


And today, I took almost the same photo of him, but this time I used my Olympus E-M10 (different camera but same sensor) with the Panasonic Leica 25mm/1.4 lens fully opened to f/1.4, which then looks like this:


Both are in-camera black & whites, with a simulated orange filter (at least this is what I’ve set when converting them from the raw .orf files using Olympus Viewer 3).

I like both. 17mm shows a bit more surrounding, while 25mm concentrates more on the subject. And of course the wider aperture of the prime lens blurs the background more than the zoom can do. But I also like the reflection of the Deutsche Bank building in the first picture, so it will take some time to decide whether I prefer one of these over the other.

Thanks for viewing.