I had a huge realization today. What could that be you may ask yourselves? Well, I must say or more like a confession that I enjoy shooting manual lenses. I would never have thought this to be the case, but so far this has been my experience.

I’ve tried several manual focus lenses including the Hexanons and the Olympus OM series and I must say I enjoy the latter more. So much, that I recently added the OM Zuiko 28mm f/3.5(purchased at KEH). Still, some of you may remember I also have the 28mm f/3.5 Hexanon as well. Talk about an obsession with this focal length ah, but after having what I consider to be decent results with with OM Zuiko 50mm f/1.8, I decided to give this lens a go so I ordered it yesterday.

Lumix G1 + Olympus 50mm f/1.8 MF

Let me take you through this shot. I was standing in the corner, zone focused at f/11 or f/16 with the 50mm, I think it was the latter, and this was my vantage point for all the shots I took today. To be honest, the area is adjacent to Jackson Memorial Hospital and its got to be one of Miami’s most “difficult” zones to be at, much less to do some street photography, so I decided to just hang out there, actually talking the guy from the hot dog stand and shoot as I saw fit. I particularly like this frame which I did crop. I normally don’t crop my shots but I thought it was warranted in order bring this gentlemen up to the forefront of the frame(some nuggets I recently read on the book titled “Within the Frame”).

Note: edited in Lightroom 3 and Silver Efex Pro 2 inspired by Eric Kim.