Olympus 12 - 40 mm 2.8 Pro
Martin Mojzis / Fine Art Photography and Graphic Art Atelier.

OLYMPUS M. ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12 - 40 MM 1:2.8 PRO.

OLYMPUS PHOTOGRAPHIC GEAR REVIEW – PART 2.

March 3, 2018.
First sample images, lens specifications and how photographies has been created and edited you can find in ►part 1. In the second article about Olympus professional photographic gear we will introduce next photographies created with M. Zuiko digital ED 12 - 40 mm 1:2.8 PRO lens.

Olympus 12 - 40 mm 2.8 Pro

Olympus 12 - 40 mm 2.8 Pro

↑ GATE OF MEMORIES. Focal length: 40 (80) mm, exposure time 1/640 second, aperture f/2.8, ISO 200.
Second photograph is crop from 100% size at 150 dpi.
Drawing is great even at 100% magnification, moreover with aperture fully open! Note the softly blurred areas beyond the depth of field. But it is also true, that I was very close to the gate.


Olympus 12 - 40 mm 2.8 Pro

Olympus 12 - 40 mm 2.8 Pro

↑ UNREST. Focal length: 12 (24) mm, exposure time 1/250 second, aperture f/8, ISO 200.
Although the difference between the color and the black and white image is not directly related to the lens, I found it interesting to show it here for completeness. The black and white image is more contrastly edited.


Olympus 12 - 40 mm 2.8 Pro

Olympus 12 - 40 mm 2.8 Pro

↑ LIFE. Focal length: 40 (80) mm, exposure time 1/320 second, aperture f/2.8, ISO 200.
Second photograph is crop from 100% size at 150 dpi.
Taking pictures with fully opened aperture without any worry about image sharpness, it's really not too common. With Olympus M. Zuiko digital ED 12 - 40 mm 1:2.8 PRO lens it is quite usual. And we get used to it very quickly.


Olympus 12 - 40 mm 2.8 Pro

Olympus 12 - 40 mm 2.8 Pro

↑ BEFORE RAILWAY STATION. Focal length: 22 (44) mm, exposure time 1/1600 second, aperture f/2.8, ISO 200.
Second photograph is crop from 100% size at 150 dpi.
At 22 mm of focal length, we can not expect too much background blur. However, equivalently it is almost fifty, and with a 36 mm film or sensor, the background at f/2.8 would look "little bit" different. Here is the pay for smaller dimensions, weight and, last but not least, the relatively favorable price, clearly visible ...


Olympus 12 - 40 mm 2.8 Pro

Olympus 12 - 40 mm 2.8 Pro

Olympus 12 - 40 mm 2.8 Pro

↑ BY THE DEPOT. Focal length: 12 (24) mm, exposure time 1/500 second, aperture f/2.8, ISO 200.
Also, does the 12 mm focal point now appear to have less depth of field than the above 22 mm? Oh no. The focus is not only the distance we focus on, but also how far away from the lens there are places to have looks blurred. However, for such a short focal lenght very good, what do you say?


Olympus 12 - 40 mm 2.8 Pro

Olympus 12 - 40 mm 2.8 Pro

↑ RAILWAY TECHNIC. Focal length: 40 (80) mm, exposure time 1/800 second, aperture f/2.8, ISO 200.
Second photograph is crop from 100% size at 150 dpi.
As I've written, photographing with fully opened lens is quick and easy to use, if you know, that photographies will be sharp. Here is, moreover, really beautiful bokeh. It's true that I was very close again, but still ... good.

And that's all for today. In ►the third part, we will introduce some sample photographies and summarize the findings.

© Martin Mojzis, 2018.
Photographies: © Martin Mojzis, 2018.

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