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Street photography in Milan (Italy) – b&w





Street photography in Milan (Italy) – color








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OM-D E-M5 Mark II, Availi

New Olympus camera and old Canon prime lens

This article is not about the subjects in the photographs. This is not a detailed analysis of the lens itself. Here you can only see some photos taken with an incredible (approximately 30 years old) lens. The following photos have been taken with my Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II and the Canon FD f 1.4 50mm vintage prime lens which I bought a week ago for 59 EUR on ebay. Canon produced FD mount lenses between 1971 and 1987. So I bought the cheapest FD to M43 adapter I could find on ebay and connected it with my camera. I cannot complain about its quality.

Wide open with 1,4 and a lot sunlight you can see intense purple fringing which gives the photos a soft and “dreamy” look (e.g. the first photo of the woman). I love this look and currently I do not want to take any photos with my much more expensive Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12‑40mm 1:2.8 PRO lens. The look, probably not everybody likes, is just so different to the clean look of my new Olympus lens. With smaller aparture (higher numbers) you can also achieve very sharp photos like the one of the woman with the short hair. Click on it to see it in high resolution.

A 50mm lens on a Micro Four Third camera is definately not the best combination for street photography and capturing scenes in the streets, but currently I just cannot stop taking photos with it and cannot wait to take a potrait of someone with this prime lens. Canon also produced a 28mm, f 2.8 lens. I might buy this too.


9,99 EUR at ebay
9,99 EUR at ebay
  • None of the following photos have been edited!
  • Please click on the photos to see the full resolution
  • This is a manual lens which does not have auto focus. So keep in mind that a lack of sharpness also could have been caused by me and bad focussing.
f1.4., ISO 100, 1/3200 sec.
f1.4., ISO 100, 1/3200 sec. – Take a look at the light bubbles in the tree, her soft skin and the purple fringe around her white clothes.
Probably f1.4, ISO 100, 1/1000 sec. Look the bag of the girl. Purple fringing makes it glow.
Probably f1.4, ISO 100, 1/1000 sec.
Look the bag of the girl. Purple fringing makes it glow.
ISO 100, 1/2000 sec.
ISO 100, 1/2000 sec., – approximately taken with f8 so that the man is pretty sharp
ISO 100, 1/6400 sec.
f1.4, ISO 100, 1/6400 sec. – wide open you can see the white glow
ISO 100, 1/640 sec.
ISO 100, 1/640 sec.
ISO 100, 1/800 sec. Take a look at the details in her face.
ISO 100, 1/800 sec.
Take a look at the details in her face.

In the following video (which I found on youtube) you can see some video footage with the Canon lens:

Can I join you?

1/8 sec., 12mm (M43), F 7.1, ISO 1250
1/8 sec., 12mm (M43), F 7.1, ISO 1250

Available Light Photography / Street Photography

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