Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8 Day X

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Robert Evagelista
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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8 Day X

Fresh from the Olympus Brand Store Midvalley.
I finally have the 3 out of 4 Olympus Premium Primes that I set to complete.
I started with regular zooms.
But inspired by the Images that Robing Wong constantly churns out from his 45mm 1.8.
I got the 45mm 3 years ago.
Since then I never looked back and set my eyes on getting Primes.

I took a move I should have done long time ago.
I got my self the 25mm 1.8.
It is the sweet spot I am missing for Food Photos.
Does not have the distortion that the 17mm have.
Does not require me to step backwards to get subject in Frame.

So fresh from the store.
I went to my cafe for the month.
Almost done going thru their Main Menu and tested all their Desert.

Here are some snaps I am able to get with this shiny new 25mm 1.8.

First Impressions:

  • More chuncky than the 45mm.
  • The front element is significantly bigger.
    Having that slightly bigger glass in front, is inspiring.
  • Usable wide open, but my guess the sweet spoty is f/2.8
  • The MF ring as ussual is smooth as butter.
    I have fallen in love with the Build Quality of this prime lenses.
  • Fortunately it comes with the hood.
  • The focal length suites my latest obsession, food photography.
  • When the situation calls good for wide portraits.It did not disappoint also.
  • Focusing distance is surprisingly close, great for food photos.

Tomorrow I will have another go.
As normal Practice. I will constantly update this post with the kind of compositions that the 25mm 1.8 allows me to. But My guess it will be mainly Food Photos and occasionally Portraits.

Last Menu Standing. I am sad I will not going back to this place any time soon.The Crew by this time know me and I enjoy the place better. It starts to feel like a hang out.

 Robert Evagelista's gear list:Robert Evagelista's gear list
Olympus E-M1 Samyang 85mm F1.4 Aspherical IF Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm 1:1.8 Canon Pixma Pro-100 +11 more
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8
Prime lens • Micro Four Thirds • V311060BU000
Announced: Jan 29, 2014
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