I related that I had picked up a telephoto zoom a while back, and I posted some comparison pictures. Today, I made it a point to shoot some telephoto. I didn’t get a lot of good pictures necessarily, but I do remember why my 55-250 EF-S lens was my most used.
I had forgotten the composition option available to me without telephoto. Okay, yes, in the specific instance posted above, that is within the kit zoom range, or near to it, so I could have gotten that if I brought the kit zoom. Which I never do. What I have been telling myself is that basically, I can just crop in and be fine, or that I don’t zoom in much, and that’s right, I don’t…but I’m thinking it’s largely just because I don’t have one of these things. I’m really enjoying it, so much so that I want the 75-300! Yeah, I know, that’s a little farther away, but still. It’s a want.
My entry level used zoom (The 40mm-150mm I’ve been talking about) is soft wide open. Say it with me. Sssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhoooocker. Something I’m being impressed by, though, is the bokeh quality. Here, let me give you some examples. Following are the 40-150 at 150, the 42.5 at 1.8, the 12-40mm Pro lens at 2.8 and the 25mm pro lens at 1.2
Yes, the lighting had changed by the time I got to the 50. But you can compare and contrast with those lenses quite a bit actually. You can see the same ambitious spider web, but all the Olympus lenses have a smoothish quality to their bokeh. While the 2.8 has more depth of field than the Xiaoyi lens, it seems noisier. Angrier or something. Compare that to the 25mm 1.2 with its outrageously smooth bokey, I mean, holy smokes. It’s not a telephoto, either.
But, again, I have enjoyed creating decent bokeh with the 150mm lens, especially when I don’t have to get close to it. I ended up taking some photos that I wouldn’t have taken without it, mostly because they’re not good, but people seem to like plant and flower photography, so here’s some of the stuff I got earlier today.
This was cool, because I would never get to take a photo of this window with anything but a telephoto. Maybe I’m a creep. I might be a creep.
I’m a little bit concerned I’m going to hit a wall with some photos soon. I don’t live in a city, I live in the suburbs, and don’t really have an excuse to go anywhere or so anything. Gonna definitely run out of stuff to take pictures of soon. D: