When I started into photography back in 2010, I had a cheap (kit-)zoom lens with an equiv. 28-84mm zoom range on my camera. I zoomed the crap out of the small M.ZUIKO 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 and noticed that I rarely used the “short end” of it. When I switched to prime lenses, my results were best with the 40 & 50mm, but I didn’t even get that classic “35mm-reportage-wide-angle-thing” at all. So I thought I might just not be that typical wide-angle guy.
However in february ’11 I was brave enough to buy a ZUIKO 24mm/F2.0 and forced myself to use it as the only lens for about one week – with great success so far! I fell in love with the wider field of view and the extreme perspectives you can achieve with those lenses in given situations.
But you need a matching subject to pull of the best effect of 15mm (FF) focal length. Combined with a fast film, this lens is perfect for small rooms and tight places. I’ve been to such a place before to shoot the X(-pro)periments and so I decided to give the Heliar a ride through that old wagon too.
Loaded up a roll of Fujifilm Neopan 400 Professional (which I quite like in terms of contrast and tones) into my Leica M4 to compensate for the relatively slow max. aperture (F4.5) of the lens and went out on a rainy sunday. “Unfortunately” the rain stopped as soon as I managed to climb into the wagon and the sun came out to produce some burned highlights in the windows 😦
OK, OK! These are the last shots of this wagon. I promise to look for other subjects now 😉