Olympus Zuiko 35mm Shift

Added on by John Sturr.

It has been a while since I've posted anything with the Olympus Zuiko 35mm f2.8 Shift.  

I never really plan to use a particular lens, and there are times when what I thought I was going to use, ended up not being the case.  Today was no different - and as luck would have it, I thru myself a curve and adapted the lens to the NEX versus the D3s.

I really wanted to capture the spired East facade of this building - but the impending storm clouds kept the Sun away - so I used the diffused light to showcase the dramatic interior lighting of the North entrance.

As I set up the scene - I knew I was going to shift it - and then I decided to use the NEX - and of course because of the cropped sensor, the 35mm became a FOV of 50mm.  With a few steps back - I was able to fill the frame, confirm critical focus - and boom.  Thats the short form - it really took about 20 minutes for it all to come together.

Lessons learned;  if you think you will need a tripod - you will need a tripod.

As I've said before - this is a good lens - critical focus is unforgiving, and micro contrast is about 1/2 of that of a state of the art lens.  Post processing eats up clarity and contrast and of course sharpening.  Bring all that in balance and the results are very good.  I've used this at 35mm many times on the D3s and this is really the first use Architecturally at 50mm FOV on the NEX.

I cropped square - and I'm pushing the envelope here - as I don't crop.  But -- for this view the crop reflects the subject very, very well.  And so I went for it.

Salt Lake City County Building - Sony Nex-7, adapted Olympus Zuiko 35mm f2.8 Shift

Salt Lake City County Building - Sony Nex-7, adapted Olympus Zuiko 35mm f2.8 Shift