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!