My New Lens

For the past several months I have lusted after the sharpness and detail that other photographers seem to be able to achieve, but that has escaped me.  I studied their work and arrived at the conclusion that it might be time to take the plunge and invest in a better quality telephoto lens.

I settled upon two possible lenses, and decided to rent both of them for a week from  before making the sizable investment that buying a lens was going to entail.  It turned out to be a smart thing to do, and at the end of the rental week I had decided to order the Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm 2.8 PRO lens with a 1.4x Teleconvertor.

My lens arrived a few days before I left on my Hawaiian vacation. It is bulky and heavy, but that’s the trade-off for picture quality that I have not been able to achieve until now. I am very happy with my lens and can take more time thinking about what I want my picture convey and less time changing lenses and settings.

Below are a few shots from paradise, taken with my new lens.  I have included shooting data. I have done some cropping and adjustment of whites,  blacks and shadows in Lightroom. The sunset photo has a few tweaks in Google Nik Vicenza.

1/160, f 11, ISO 200, 200mm

1/1000, f 5.6, ISO 200, 210 mm

1/200, f 3.5, ISO 1600, 95 mm

1/250, f 2.8, ISO 1000, 150 mm

1/800, f2.8, ISO 1600, 150 mm

About Susan Gutterman

I am an amateur photographer and occasional blogger, living in northern California. I also enjoy reading, walking, traveling, volunteering and spending time with my family and my yellow lab, Gabby.
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7 Responses to My New Lens

  1. Ellen Bien says:

    Absolutely amazing photographs. You are a real pro!


  2. It is a lovely lens, the images of the birds especially really sparkle ☺💜


  3. Worth every penny 😁!


  4. Wow that lens was worth it. 😊


  5. Gorgeous shots. Congrats on your new glass!


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