Month of the kit zoom

I have decided that this November should be my month of the kit zoom. Wanted to go a bit more to taking wide-angle photos, and although I have a very nice Panasonic Lumix 14mm/2.5 I’ll opt for the Olympus kit zoom instead which also offers other focal lengths up to 42mm – very convenient.

Of course it has maximum apertures of f/3.5 at the wide and f/5.6 at the long end, and November isn’t the brightest of all months, but I’ll see how I’ll get along. For inside, there’s always flash, right?

Here are some three shots (of my favourite model) using daylight only:

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Tuna the cat, Moerfelden-Walldorf 2019
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Tuna the cat, Moerfelden-Walldorf 2019
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Dust, Moerfelden-Walldorf 2019

First and last one are at 14mm (which is like 28mm on film), and the middle one at 42mm (like 84mm on film).

I’ll show you more after I took any. For now and as always, thanks for viewing, and for reading.

Update, in the evening:

Here are two more photos – or in fact it’s one photo taken with two different focal lengths (of the same kit zoom lens), 14mm and 35mm:

Cat cup, Moerfelden-Walldorf 2019
Cat cup, Moerfelden-Walldorf 2019
Cat cup, Moerfelden-Walldorf 2019
Cat cup, Moerfelden-Walldorf 2019

Notice how the cup seems to be kind of ‘flatter’ in the second photo, taken with the longer focal length? And how that flower vase seems to be coming closer to the cup as well? Well, you’ve just discovered the main characteristics of tele vs. wide angle perspectives, that’s the exact reasons for using one vs. the other.

Oh, and these two photos are the jpg files straight from my camera – no post-processing whatsoever.

Thanks again for viewing, and for reading.

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