Finally had the chance to test out the Olympus 30mm f3.5 Macro lens outside! Will be posting more photos whenever I have the opportunity to capture interesting subjects.
Over the past month, I decided to switch it up and experiment with the Ilford Delta 400 Black and White Negative roll to see how much I would enjoy black and white. While I thoroughly enjoyed the results that came back, I didn’t like how long it took to process the roll. Samy’s Camera is my go-to place to develop my rolls and the process to develop color takes about a day while black and white they would have to ship it out to another place for processing and that takes about a week. That reason alone is why I’ll probably go back to color for now until I find another place that can process black and white a bit faster. It takes me quite a long time before I finish a roll so it would be nice if I could see the results a day or two afterward.
*On a side note, having 36 exposures on a roll is quite wonderful!! You get your money’s worth everytime you process them.
Thought I would try something new by taking a picture of my process/set up before shooting a particular shot. I have not been doing this often since I usually like to shoot through the viewfinder but whenever I get the chance I will be posting on here.
Here are just a few examples:
With a 30mm focal length (60mm equivalent on a full frame) this lens can double as an everyday and macro lens.
For a lens that retails for $300, I was disappointed at the content and packaging. The lens came inside a simple box with a couple warranty and manuals. Then there was the lens enclosed in cardboard with the front and rear lens cap and that was it. It would have been nice if Olympus included either a lens hood or drawstring bag along with the lens. Luckily, I was able to get it for less than $100 during black Friday so I didn’t mind it as much, but I would definitely not pay $300 for it.
Grand Central Market, a downtown landmark for 100 years, brings together a variety of cuisines and cultures of LA. It is a popular destination for locals and tourists so be sure to come early!* Although the place is fairly small there are plenty of food options that will make you want to come back again and again.