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Monday, April 28, 2014

Wayne's Old Farm, Perkins OK

A group of us took my wife's elderly uncle out to his old farm in Oklahoma so he could look around a bit.  I took  my Olympus OMD E-M10, and I think I got some photos he, and you, might like.

I used the Olympus Zuiko, DSLR lens 14-55 mm Mark I lens with the OLY DSLR to m4/3s adapter.  This was the first extended shoot I had with the combination where I wasn't trying to compare it with the kit lens, and I think it worked out well.  

The lens is a bit heavier and larger than the kit lens. And Auto-focus is slow enough that I personally found manual focus to be just as effective. 

The lens and camera combination is a bit out of balance.  It took me a while to find the right way to hold it and to work with it. Basically, I hold the camera to my eye, and I zoom with my left  hand and get 'some' idea of how I want to frame the photo.  Then I support the camera/lens combo by holding the barrel of the lens with my left hand with my index and middle finger extended out to the focus ring.

I depress the shutter button half way to auto-focus with my right hand, if I feel like it, but I have Fn2 button set up as manual focus, and I generally press it for M.F. (Right hand).  Manual focus is generally done with the index finger of my left hand (which is supporting the lens body combo).

I steady the camera body with my forehead, and right hand, frame and shoot.  It takes MUCH longer to describe than do!

I think the extra image quality it is worth the very tiny extra bit of hassle.  Follow the link here, Wayne's Old Farm, for all the other photos I am sharing.

#OMD #E-M10 #PerkinsOK #ManualFocus #Zuiko

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