Prime time in Las Vegas

I am loving my little prime lens!

As you may know from previous posts, I bought a little prime lens for my Olympus OMD EM-1 camera - the Panasonic/Leica Summilux 15mm f/1.7.  It's a wonderful lens, and I am getting a lot of use out of it - and plan to get a lot more on some upcoming trips.

If you are interested, you can read my full review of the lens here.  In short, it's fantastic, and I can't believe I waited so long to get a prime lens.  What was I thinking? Oh yeah, I was addicted to shooting with a wide angle lens.  That's what happened.  :-)

Now I am thinking about another one, so this habit could start to get expensive!  I will let you know if I pull the trigger, and which one I get!

I was in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago, and got out to shoot down along The Strip one evening with a couple of my buddies.  Specifically, I was gunning away around the NYNY Casino all the way through sunset and into blue hour.  Although it's a touristy area, it's a lot of fun to shoot.

THAT'S WHEN I PUT ON THE PRIME.  I FIGURED LOW LIGHT WAS THE PERFECT TIME TO SHOOT AT F/1.7 - AND IT WAS.  WOW THIS LITTLE GUY WORKED SO WELL!

There really is a lot to shoot in Vegas.  Man, that place is a photographic wonderland.  After shooting there we walked up to the Aria and The Shops at Crystals, which has so many awesome architectural angles and such.

So today's post is a collection of shots I took there in Las Vegas that evening.  All were taken at f/1.7, and all were taken handheld.  That's another thing I find with this lens - I leave the tripod in the backpack.  Now if I can just get brave enough to leave the tripod at home - that would really be something.  Talk about traveling light!

I may try that on one of my upcoming trips - we'll have to see.  Old habits die hard.  I have carried a tripod around for so long that it's just part of what I do.  But at least my tripod is awesome - small and light, perfect for mirrorless!

And one last thing - these are all single exposures.  No HDR today, but honestly, I don't need it a lot of the time!

Well thanks for swinging by and hope your day is a great one!  Enjoy the pics!