Friday, March 02, 2012
Breakfast with a 14
Out for a quick pick-up of a baker's dozen of bagels. I carry the E-P2 with me where-ever I go, usually with one of the pancakes on it. This morning it was the Panasonic 14mm. As I stood in the queue waiting to pay for my bagels I passed in front of the cases containing these walnut muffins and cinnamon twists. Once upon a time I used to eat these with abandon, but not so much anymore.
I shoot aperture preferred auto the majority of the time. This morning I was shooting at f/2.5, with the 14mm wide open. I keep the E-P2 on auto ISO and limit the range between 200 and 800. The E-P2's programming always defers to the lowest ISO possible, followed by the shutter speed, in deference to the aperture. The E-P2 selected ISO 200 for both of those photos. It did what I would have done if I manually selected the ISO.
I squared those photos in post. In the top photo the original center is the tray of walnut muffins; cropping I shifted it to the left. The lower photo has the center of the photo shifted left too, but not as much as the upper. In spite of this I find the image sharp and crisp where it should be.
I'm glad I got the Pen, and I'll always have one at hand for as long as I can continue to photograph the world. If I have to give up any of my Olympus cameras, I'll give up the DSLRs before I give up the Pen.