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02/06/13
Olympus OM 135 f2.8

Olympus OM 135 f2.8

The processing here tends to compliment the mood of the image. It was winter after all. I must admit it's not my favourite time to go photographing. It's very drab.
Note the background here is busier than in the other images, that's because there wasn't enough background separation. I wouldn't call it ugly but it's not exactly pleasing either. I couldn't open the lens any more because it was already at f2.8.
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E-PL1
Focal Length: unknown
Aperture: f/1.0
Exposure Time: 1/80 sec
ISO: 1250
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02/05/13
Olympus OM 135 f2.8

Olympus OM 135 f2.8

This is going to be the last of the Olympus Om 135 f2.8 images for the present and I really don't know when I will be using it again. I find the f3.5 lenses easier to use the m4/3 cameras and I might just stick to them for this focal length.
While I was out taking a walk in the park I came across an open air exhibition of floating chairs. They even had a bed suspended in the air. Well, I must say, I just didn't understand it at all, I really don't understand this modern art thing anyway. It just doesn't do anything for me.
Saying that, it did get me another image to show you I suppose, so there must be something to it.
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E-PL1
Focal Length: unknown
Aperture: f/1.0
Exposure Time: 1/200 sec
ISO: 200
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02/04/13
Olympus OM 135 f2.8

Olympus OM 135 f2.8

This image shows just how sharp these prime lenses really are (mind you, I've seen some terrible older lenses so make sure you get a good copy). I stopped the lens down to f4 for this one. Note also the smooth bokeh you get. Some prime lenses tend to give you busy backgrounds, especially if you have some branches in the background but not this lens though.

1050
E-PL1
Focal Length: unknown
Aperture: f/1.0
Exposure Time: 1/125 sec
ISO: 200
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02/03/13
Olympus OM 135 f2.8

Olympus OM 135 f2.8

Wide open at f2.8. Not a lot of DOF in the image. But then again that's what I like in these images.  The 135 also got me closer (35mm equivalent = 270mm). Took me a few tries to get this one also because the light levels were really low.
Note the E-PL1 coped well with ISO 400. A lot of people complain about the noise in the old Panasonic 4/3 sensor, but I don't find it particularly harsh in this one.
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E-PL1
Focal Length: unknown
Aperture: f/1.0
Exposure Time: 1/100 sec
ISO: 400
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02/02/13
Olympus OM 135 f2.8

Olympus OM 135 f2.8

Another one of those images that catches my eye every time I see it. This time though it was me who took it. It really didn't quite lok like it is above when first processed in Lighroom, but then again hardly an image ever is. Post processing didn't start with the digital age because photographers have been fooling around in the darkroom for decades. I think people tend to forget that.
What impresses me in this image is the detail in the ferns. Again I believe this is the sort of rendition and quality you can only get from these old manual lenses.
1235
E-PL1
Focal Length: unknown
Aperture: f/1.0
Exposure Time: 1/100 sec
ISO: 500
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02/01/13
Olympus OM 135 f2.8

Olympus OM 135 f2.8

When looking at images like the one above, I realise why I like using these long manual focus prime lenses. It has a quality that I find hard to get with the modern AF lenses. Apart from that, at the time of this post you can't get a prime of this focal length for the m4/3 system. Panasonic have stated that a 150 f2.8 is due out in 2013 which makes it a 300 f2.8 equivelent. Nice, but it's going to be quite expensive I think, considering the price of their 12-35 f2.8 and 35-100 f2.8 lenses. I'm actually considering the Olympus 75 f1.8 lens which gives me the equivelent of 150 f1.8 lens because the images I've seen from that lens are really really nice. Time to save up again I think.

1023
E-PL1
Focal Length: unknown
Aperture: f/1.0
Exposure Time: 1/125 sec
ISO: 800
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01/31/13
Olympus OM 135 f2.8

Olympus OM 135 f2.8

The reason I like using lenses of this focal length is that it gets me closer to places that i can't get to normally. Take the image above, I was not able to get all that close to it and the 135 brought it to me. I saw what I wanted to get and this was the perfect lens for it. I also had the 100 f2.8 with me but that didn't get quite what I was after. I'm just wondering if the 135 f3.5 would have gotten me the same image. Probably not quite but it would be damn close. The perspective would have been the same but what about the aperture and that fern in the background.

1158
E-PL1
Focal Length: unknown
Aperture: f/1.0
Exposure Time: 1/125 sec
ISO: 640
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01/30/13
Olympus OM 135 f2.8

Olympus OM 135 f2.8

Note the shallow DOF in this image. The pistils are sharp but the rest of the flower is not. That takes some skill to get on the first shot (which I didn't by the way). It took me around 5 attempts to get what I wanted. I took so many frames because I really wasn't sure I had the shot after looking at the images on the LCD. That's one reason I also don't delete the images in camera. You really can't tell what you have until you download them onto your PC/Notebook and look at them closely.

1036
E-PL1
Focal Length: unknown
Aperture: f/1.0
Exposure Time: 1/125 sec
ISO: 800
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01/29/13
Olympus OM 135 f2.8

Olympus OM 135 f2.8

I wouldn't have thought that the depth-of-field would change much between the 135 f3.5 and the 135 f2.8 but I find them worlds apart. It's much easier to nail the focus with the f3.5 lens. But when you do nail it with the f2.8 then it is very sharp and the rendition is great. I think the E-PL1 is one of the best cameras Olympus released in this category because I just like the images so much. Many will disagree with me on this point, but everyone is entitled to his / her opinion I suppose.

1066
E-PL1
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Aperture: f/1.0
Exposure Time: 1/125 sec
ISO: 1250
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• Olympus • OM • 135 f2.8 • manual focus 

01/28/13
Olympus OM 135 f2.8

Olympus OM 135 f2.8

The Olympus 135 f2.8 isn't my first f2.8 lens of this length. I have the Minolta 135 f2.8 and that is quite heavy. The OM 135 f2.8 is quite a bit larger than the 135 f3.5 which I also have and dind it quite pleasing to shoot with. My only problem with this one is balancing it ont he Olympus E-PL1 which is my favourite m4/3 camera for manual focus lenses. I must admit the OM 135 f3.5 is much better on this camera.

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E-PL1
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Aperture: f/1.0
Exposure Time: 1/100 sec
ISO: 1250
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