Olympus 75mm f/1.8 bokeh, soft focus, and a little HDR

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Willy Chu
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Olympus 75mm f/1.8 bokeh, soft focus, and a little HDR
10 months ago

When I first bought the 75mm, I thought the relatively odd focal length would limit its usefulness.  I was wrong, turns out it's an excellent all around lens; great for tight cropping and subject isolation.  All of these photos were taken with this lens on an EM-1; only cropping done was squaring one image.

Very nice bokeh:

f/1.8

f/5.6

f/2.0

Used the "soft focus" Art Filter here to soften the window light (cliche or nice?):

f/2.8  Walter is a year old Mute Swan; got him the day after he hatched.  He likes his pond and doesn't come up to the house much now, but the cold and snow last week changed his mind.

For these last two, I used just a touch of HDR (Nik Software) to bring back the windows, otherwise they were completely blown out:

f/2.0

f/2.0

Hope these are good illustrations of what this lens is capable of.

-Willy

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