January is upon us, and Malta has been getting colder and colder for the past few months. That means the sun is all the more welcome when it pays a visit. This Sunday’s sun lead to a small hike on the east coast of Malta, where I got to test my brand new Olympus Pen-F.
I’m still nowhere near ready to write a proper review for the Pen-F, but it’s on it’s way. That said, I have to say the little camera has impressed me this far.
Hike along the coast
The girlfriend and I decided to go on a hike along the east coast of Malta this Sunday. In fact, it was the same hike I did with some colleagues a couple of weeks ago. The weather was great and it’s nice to be able to enjoy the outdoors, even in January. Not something I’m used to during the nail biting cold of Norway.
Impressed with the Pen
The usability of the camera is great, and I love turning the screen towards the body, essentially turning it into a more analog experience. I’m always happy when a camera let’s me tuck away most of its advanced functions. When it comes to auto focus, I usually prefer to have my focus fixed to the center point, and then use the focus and recompose-technique to focus where I want. Eventually I’ll use manual focus, which by the way, is a breeze with the pull-back focus clutch on the 17mm.
17 and 25 f1.8
As you may have read already, I bought the Pen-F along with the 17mm 1.8. But Santa actually dropped by this Christmas too, with the 25mm 1.8! Effectively these two lenses give me what I need for 90% of my photography. In full frame equivalents we are talking approximately 35 mm and 50 mm respectively. And while these two lenses are by no stretch of the imagination the most fancy or expensive lenses, I’ve been quite impressed by both of them this far. Just like my Pen-F, these two lenses will eventually get the review treatment here on the site.
Summer all year is great
Those of you who have taken the time to read about me (thank you!) may know that I come from Norway, but currently reside in Malta. This move has proven to be a great choice for me as, you see, I hate winter. I guess you could say I was born in the wrong country. Therefore Malta has proven to be the perfect choice for me, especially during winter. Temperatures rarely go below 10 degrees Celsius, and usually stays above 20 as long as the sun is present.
Safe to say my weekend was great. Hope yours was great too!
Below are a few shots I got with the Pen during the hike.