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Jan 29

Evening Fog on the City

Was at work late last night, and stopped very quickly on the way home for a few shots, as a fog had settled over the city.  Just snagged my OM-D with the tiny Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 pancake, and got some nice shots.  Hope you enjoy! (Click any image to enlarge)

Columbus in the Night Fog - Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Panasonic 14mm f/2.5

Columbus in the Night Fog – Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Panasonic 14mm f/2.5

 

Night Street - Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Panasonic 14mm f/2.5

Night Street – Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Panasonic 14mm f/2.5

North Bank Park, Columbus, OH - Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Panasonic 14mm f/2.5

North Bank Park, Columbus, OH – Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Panasonic 14mm f/2.5

 

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Jordan Steele

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Admiring Light; Photographer; Electrical Engineer and Dad

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  1. Wolfgang Lonien

    Wonderful! I love night scenes, and I also like that 14mm lens a lot. Just took some myself with it on my E-PL1 (but since we’re nowhere near the city center of Frankfurt, it’s hard to compete with yours) ;-)

  2. Frank Villafane

    Jordan,

    Fantastic images. Read your article, “Full Frame Equivalence”, and fully agree. If this is what you can achieve with the Olympus OM-D then “Momma, buy me dat!”. Great evening fog scenery…I’m a night photographer (at least, that is my preference) of city scenes and your OM-D shots are excellent.

    If you can, please check out some of my night city scenes of New Brunswick, NJ or Baltimore, MD (I even have a couple of shots of the NYC skyline from Weehawken). These were all shot with a Nikon D600. But, I’m REALLY considering getting that OM-D!

    Take care…

    Frank V.

  3. Jordan Steele

    Thanks to both of you. Frank – the best thing about the OM-D is the ability to shoot night shots handheld due to the great in-body IS. Everything above was taken hand-held, and being able to use a fast wide prime without a tripod at night is really liberating. Noise performance will, of course, not equal what you can get with a D600, but for subjects like the above, where you don’t have to worry about motion, you can make that up with the IS. The first image was hand-held at 1/8 second at ISO 1600, and I probably under most circumstances could have gone with 1/4 second at 14mm and ISO 800, but I wasn’t in the most stable position (standing on two rocks). I’ve shot as slow as 1/3 second with the Olympus 12mm f/2, allowing night shots at ISO 400…and, going even crazier…shooting with the Voigtlander 17mm f/0.95 allowed me to get some city night shots hand held at ISO 200! :)

  4. Bob Levy

    Beautiful images! I just purchased the 14mm f2.5 for my OMD-EM5, and I am really enjoying both the small size and the excellent image quality. If I may ask, what was your aperture setting for the images, and did you focus at the hyperfocal distance for that lens (if not, do you remember what your focus point was)? Thank you.
    Bob

    1. Jordan Steele

      Thanks! The second and third are wide open at f/2.5, the first is at f/3.2. I didn’t specifically set it at hyperfocal, since there wasn’t all that much up close that was critical to the composition, and DOF is quite deep on this lens. I generally do try and focus about 2/3 into the scene, though on the first one, I think I just focused on the city and let the near focus fall where it may, given that there wasn’t any real detail until at least 20 feet from me.

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