Category Archives: portraiture

Panasonic 15mm Review and Field Test For Portraiture

Quick disclaimer. I’m a portrait photographer and this is a wide angle lens which means it’s probably not that suited for creating flattering pictures of humans. The well-known “honey, you’re not fat, the lens really does add 100lb” is always useful in case you find yourself in trouble. Failing that, just make sure your subject weighs 30lb initially and you’re golden. Anyway…

Ivy Beech Bamboo

Took the 15mm for a spin with actress Ivy Beech. (Panasonic GX7, Leica 15mm 1.7, 1/800 sec, ISO 200 at f1.8)

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Olympus M. Zuiko 45mm f1.8 Quick Impression

Panasonic GX1, ISO 200, 1/1000 sec, Olympus 45mm 1.8

Panasonic GX1, ISO 200, 1/1000 sec, Olympus 45mm 1.8

I’ve had my eyes on this particular lens for a while now but always postponed its purchase, preferring to stay with the tried and true Panasonic Leica 25mm f1.4 almost exclusively for most of my work. Lately though, I craved an even more compact system and bought the Olympus 17mm f1.8. On the Panasonic GX1, the 17mm is great and pocketable but it lacks the versatility of the 25mm normal. In my case, it lacked the ability to take flattering close-up portraits . And that’s where the Olympus¬†45mm 1.8 comes in. And it’s awesome. Continue reading