Friday, April 19, 2013

My Plant Photography

My tripod with the Olympus C-740 Ultrazoom attached got knocked over and is now history. It is not the finest camera in the world and the clasp on the battery cap was broken, but it was held shut if in was on the tripod. I had already bought a replacement camera but was still using the C-740 for indoor shooting. I knew how to work it and how to do the post-processing quickly.

The replacement camera is the Olumpus PEN Mini E-PM1. The reason I have not made the effort to learn how to do the indoor shooting with it was that I didn't have to. Now I have to.

The biggest obstacle is the lens that came with the camera. It is a 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6. At the close range and the generally low light level, I am getting a poor depth of field. I have ordered 17mm f2.8 lense that is equivalent to 34mm on a 35mm camera.

I am not certain that it was the right move but I need to make this new camera work. I have a good chunk of change invested in what I have so far. The use I have made of it so far (pictures of Maggie) could have been done with a point-and-shoot for far less money.


  1. The Pen has less depth of field because it has a lager sensor. the 17 mm 2.8 will have the same depth of field as the zoom you currently have at the same focal lenght and aperture, but ot will most likely have better image quality being a prime rather than a standard zoom

  2. I am trying to work with aperture priority, but need more light. Maybe a fill flash. I don't like the flash shadow, though.

  3. Thanks for the pictures. Can I use one or two?