I’m not sure what came over me but recently I made the decision to jump ship on my current main 35mm film camera, my Voigtlander R3M, and move over to an SLR. The decision was not because I don’t like shooting with the Voigtlander, I love that camera to death, I just felt it was time to try something new. Something fresh to experiment with. My first thought was immediately the Olympus Om series. I have had my eye on it for a long while now and after doing some research and deciding on a lens I went on an eBay hunt and ended up getting really lucky and found exactly what I was looking for in perfect shape for a fair price considering its condition.

I ended up with an OM-2n and the Zuiko 55mm f/1.2 lens seen above. It seemed unique and versatile and right up my prime loving alley. While I am still running through a couple of test rolls and the verdict is still out on how well of a fit it will end up really being I have a still have good feeling about it. I also ordered a simple converter for my 5D so I will be able to also use it with my digital work as well so all in all it’s a pretty exciting venture in my eyes. I will write more about the camera and my experience in the future but for now I wanted to leave you guys with a fresh wallpaper.

I was shooting the camera in its fresh new to me state at a coffee shop and sort of stumbled across this idea. The beautiful wide aperture and elements in the lens lent itself perfectly for the shot. The juxtaposition between the focusing ranges of the lens I shot the photo with and the 55mm lens as the subject is so perfect and my brother there, the always willing model for my little experiments, added a needed depth to the idea. It really does make for a great desktop because at its larger resolution you can see the details in both the close foreground focus as well as the distant room being engulfed the 55mm. I hope you enjoy it!


  1. thedoo - September 30, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    i can’t wait to see what you come up with that lens!

  2. carlos - October 1, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Hi, J. this picture is Amazing, talking about film cameras, I have a present for you, I don’t know if you can used or possible feature on your website or just add it to your film cameras, but any way this is a ( MINOX 35 EL ) that I want to give you, just because you deserved. it is in very good condition,.. Ok just let me know…=)

  3. Raj - March 20, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Great job!

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