I caught the street photography bug and I can’t shake it off! This summer, I bought myself a micro 4/3 camera for the purpose of improving my photos on this blog. At first I thought I would only take pictures for lifestyle posts and those cliché travel posts but little did I know that I would fall in love with street photography. As an early Christmas present from Jess (and myself), I got an Olympus 25mm f/1.8 lens as my very first prime lens! I was so excited!
There’s just something to fixed focal lengths. It forces you to think, to calculate, to get closer or farther from the subject. Zoom lenses have their place in photography but prime lenses forces you to be so much more involved!
The Olympus 25mm f/1.8 Prime Lens
To a 35mm camera, the “Oly 25mm” is equivalent to a 50mm focal length. It’s what they call a “nifty fifty.” You can’t go wrong with it and I think it’s a must have for every photographer.
Some shots with the Oly 25mm Day 1
These are also taken by my handy dandy Olympus E-M10. I’ve only had one full day with the Olympus 25mm and here are some shots I took with it. I have to say, I don’t really miss my kit lens right now.
The Olympus 25mm f/1.8 is really good under low-light conditions, getting bokeh, and taking street photography. I haven’t really tried it on any products yet but that’s for another blog post. I can’t wait to actually go out and take pictures with this. I’ve only taken indoor shots so far and a couple of test outdoor shots. All I could say right now is: so far, so good.
For future photography on this blog, this will be the lens that we’ll use the most. But of course, I still have the kit lens (14mm-42mm) and will still use the 14-17mm focal length for those wide angle street shots.
If you’re looking to get your first Micro 4/3 prime lens, I highly recommend this Olympus 25mm prime lens. It also makes a great gift. You won’t regret it! Get this great prime lens on Amazon now!
Do you own a DSLR or a Micro 4/3 camera? Which focal length do you prefer? What’s your go to prime lens? Leave a comment below!