Monday, July 17, 2017

Nighthawk, Olympus Pen FT

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Olympus Pen FT, F.Zuiko Auto-S f/1.8 38mm

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Nighthawk, Olympus Pen FT

'Five frames with the Olympus Pen FT, on a night out with the F.Zuiko Auto-S 38mm F1.8'

This is my take on Edward Hopper's Nighthawks, interpreted on an Olympus Pen FT with an F.Zuiko Auto-S 38mm F1.8 lens. The images here are nothing close to the painting though, it was never meant to be.

Olympus Pen FT, F.Zuiko Pen 38mm F1.8

The whole point here is the fact that using film and film camera for night photography may have more advantages than doing so with the digitals. All you need is a mechanical film camera with a cable release for B(bulb) exposure and a stable surface or a tripod will do.

The choice of film type (color negatives, slide film) is yours to decide, and the ASA film speed will determine the graininess of the image.

The next best thing is to use a fast, prime lens, such as a 35mm F2 for night shots. These here were taken with the F.Zuiko 38mm F1.8. It might be possible to use an f/4 lens in areas that are brighter, but the idea of having a good depth of field control and expanded opportunities shooting at f/2.8, f/2, or even at f/1.8 is the way to go.


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