"Rose Glow", Last Bit of Autumn - NEX-5N & Olympus 35mm f2 @ f2
Friday, November 16, 2012
The Allure of Olympus' New Lenses
Olympus, like Pentax, have been making small and wonderful lenses for decades. Back in the film days, Pentax was more popular and common, Olympus lens lovers are a more cult-like following. In their OM days, the 90mm f2 macro, 21mm f2 wide angle, to name just two, were, and still are, phenomenally good lenses. Lately, they are on a roll with superbly designed lenses: 12mm f2, 45mm f1.8, 60mm f2.8 macro, 75mm f1.8, and now the 17mm f1.8, all excellent lenses. I can't say I am not attracted to these lenses, despite how much I like manual focus lenses. This is making it even harder for me to choose between the OM-D and the Sony NEX-6.