Out and about at Pudu and the Pavilion

All in orange

Saturday morning I was back in Kuala Lumpur and it was time to catch with some great friends Robin Wong, Luke Ding and Kelvin Ng for a little street shooting at the Pudu markets and then later at the Pavilion, after a little food and chatime (a recent drink addiction).  I was really looking forward to this street shoot as Robin had the Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm F1.8 with him for review - see his awesome review of the lens at http://robinwong.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/olympus-mzuiko-75mm-f18-review-street.html.  This was another one of those fun relaxed mornings on the streets with a camera in the hand and also a moment in time where I fell in love with the Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm F1.8 lens for portrait photography.  Given the little hands-on time I had with this lens I did not necessarily think it was going to be a street photographers choice of lens due to its focal length, however, for portraiture - it was going to rock!  See Robin’s review for more on this lens as it covers a very practical use of the lens and what it is capable of. 

I shot mainly with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 with the Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm lens mounted most of the time.  I often shoot a lot wider then this but thought I would play with this lens for a while.  I then moved back to the 17.5mm voigtlander lens which seems to be my favourite street lens at the moment and I mixed a little Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm in amongst all this. The Olympus OM-D E-M5 was straight back form repairs and had been factory reset which meant that I had not quite configured it exactly to my liking - I need to work on this a little more later.  What is needed in this camera is a way of saving your profile or even multiple profiles so that you do not need to reconfigure it after a firmware upgrade or factory reset.

To view a larger size photo please click on the actual photo, though I am working on how to include the larger photos directly in my post.

"Look this way" Olympus 45mm f/5.6

"In Orange" Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8

"Happy and Wise" Olympus 45mm f/1.8

"Jewellery Olympus 45mm f/2.8

"Eating Breakfast" Olympus 45mm f/2.5

"Smoke and a chat" Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8, 1/160th, iso 640

I was playing with a little auto iso (something I rarely do) to see what the camera wanted to do in terms of the selection of shutter and iso.  Personally I think this photo could have been comfortably taken at a much slower shutter speed and lower iso setting given the excellent image stabilisation capabilities in the new Olympus OM-D E-M5.

"Sad Puppy" Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8

"Rest Time" Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm f/3.2

"Waiting with the fish" Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm f/4

"Mother & Son" Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm f/4.5

"Stopping the Sun" Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm f/4

"Really Happy" Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm f/4

"The Light" Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm f/4

"The chance of winning" Voigtlander 17.5mm 1/30 sec

"New baby" Voigtlander 17.5mm f/0.95 and 1/200 sec 

"Haircut time" Voigtlander 17.5mm

"Work Break" Voigtlander 17.5mm 

"Soup" Voigtlander 17.5mm

"Art School" Voigtlander 17.5mm 

"Really?" Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm f/4

"Natural Smile" Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm f/4

"Time for a pic" Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm f/5.6

"Glasses" Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm f/5.6

"In love" Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm f/4

"The Portrait" Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm f/4

Robin with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and the 17.5mm Voigtlander lens

Luke in Action at Pudu

Kelvin (photo taken by Luke with the 17.5mm Voigtlander)

This was another fun day shooting on the streets of Malaysia and I look forward to my next visit back there to do a little more street photography.  At the moment I have a number of blog entries to catch up on and with all the travelling it has been a little difficult to write when I have wanted to.



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