A Walk Along The Coast. Mumbles To Blackpill

It was such a gloomy morning, but the photography session had to go on! By the time we headed across the bay to Mumbles, the sun was out, the coats were off and we were ready to take photographs of an area that we had not ventured before!

Armed with the Olympus EPL8 and the 17mm F/2.8 lens, today was a day of 35mm equivalent photography. You know me, I love walking around with just the one prime lens with a 35mm reach, there’s just something about that focal length that I love. Its wide enough to useful, long enough to get the shot, and gives the look that your eyes see. Its perfect, and this lens is so small that it was a joy to use.

All these images have been cropped to 5:4 ratio, as it’s not much difference to the cameras 4:3 ratio. Talking of the cameras aspect ratio, 4:3 is amazing! Why can’t all cameras be 4:3! That extra headroom on compositions is very handy, and the cropping possibilities are far better than the standard aspect ratio of all other cameras. Anyway, these are edited in Darktable from the cameras raw files today (see the last post for jpeg examples).

I hope you like the images, I will be doing a side-by-side comparison of the Fuji’s versus the Olympus dynamic range, colours and low light abilities in the near future. I have had a few people telling me I would struggle with the Olympus, but the reality is, as a day to day camera, it has not let me down in my testing! But more to come. Back to the Fujifilm X-T3 for the next few outings as I need the wider angles for the planned meets!

Until next time, don’t forget to comment, like and subscribe!


Published by Mark G.Adams

Fujifilm And Olympus Documentary Photographer, YouTuber & Blogger.

6 thoughts on “A Walk Along The Coast. Mumbles To Blackpill

  1. Hi Mark
    My favourite lens on the Fuji is the Viltrox 23mm F1.4 but on my Lumix GX-80, one of the best M43 ever made, I’m in love with the 12-60mm which to my mind is the best walk-about lens ever. Glad you’re loving your EPL8, M43 is very under-rated but both Olympus and Panasonic created some fabulous cameras.

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    1. I will check that lens out, but I bought the Olympus for the pancake lenses only. I just love the Viltrox 23mm on the Fuji myself also, I have found this 17mm 2.8 takes things to a whole new level. So much more comfortable than my old X-T20 which I thought was small!


  2. These shots are amazing Mark, even (and please don’t take that the wrong way) better than when you’re using your X-T3.
    I think this also has to do with the fact that this camera slows you down, and shoots more like an old analog camera/rangefinder.
    It makes you work more I think. Anyway, great !

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    1. I’m very impressed with it. It’s basically the same generation as the X-T20, so cells very modern. Autofocus is tremendous and I’ve not missed focus yet! Composing with the back screen certainly makes you think more too.

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