Sunday, September 25, 2016

140 degree learning curve......



Normally standing in this spot directly in front of Wesley Church in the city I would find it impossible to fit the whole height of the church into the frame but a few weeks ago I bought a 9mm fish eye body cap lens for my Olympus OM-D. A small lens and as lens go really reasonably priced at A$99. It has a 140 degree field of view as opposed to the full fish-eye 180 degrees so the fish-eye effect is not as strong but you still get the advantage of the wide angle view. Before I even think about buying a lens I always check to see what Robin Wong thinks about it, he does the best reviews, with images, for Olympus lenses. It's tricky focus wise so I'm still playing and learning but I think it's going to be a useful lens in those tight situations :)


Couldn't resist a quick shot of the train station below.. love the way it curves the overhead steel structure!  Hope your weekend is going well.. thanks to HRH the Queen we are having a long weekend here in WA, merci beaucoup and many happy returns :) Happy Sunday, take care and stay safe...


21 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful and distinctive looking church! I like the effect with the station too.

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  2. It is nice to see the whole church. I also like the way you are always improving. Having a quiet weekend here...Which is nice.

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  3. Nice church, Grace! We have Will & Kate arriving in Canada today but no holiday. ;-(

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  4. Nice shot of the church Grace. Quite impressive with the new lens. It's frustrating to not get the whole image in your view finder.

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  5. I'm not a fish-eye lover, but the first shot left me with no words. Arianna

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  6. Wide angle lenses can be fun for some photos, like your church or train station shots. Really love the patterns in the train station with the train heading to the vanishing point.

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  7. Perhaps Santa will bring me one for Christmas.

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  8. Nice results with the new lens. Looks like the towering high-rise is rising right out of the church.

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  9. It's such a joy to see you growing and finding such zest in life! That's why you're my pal

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  10. Your new lens is awesome. You got me interested.

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  11. Interesting but makes me feel kind of woosy!

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  12. I didn't know Olympus made such a lens. Need to bookmark that review site. You can get so much into the frame with it but you still need software to straighten out those curves.

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  13. Love that wide-angle effect. years ago I had a fish-eye converter which screwed onto the front of my 28mm lens to give a fish-eye view. It worked well for a reasonably low cost.

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  14. Sure you are going to have lots of fun with your new lens. Before we went to the Grand Canyon earlier this year I bought a Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 Ex DC HSM F/Nikon Wide angle lens. Wow what fun I have had with that since buying it, so pleased that we splashed out a bit for it, certainly worth while. Have a good week Diane

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  15. I love your curves, Grace (oh, get your minds out of the gutter!)....

    I also really like the contrast between the church and the buildings surrounding it.

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  16. The lens certainly demonstrates size and depth so well. Love the effect in both the first and last photos especially.

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  17. Fisheye lenses are lots of fun and you've done well with this one. Love those shots of the church - great compositions; superb color; wonderful subject matter.

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  18. Wow, that 1st photo is amazing, Grace ! What a contrast !

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