Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95 – my next lens?

Since I bought Voigtländer lenses (Ultron 40mm f/2 and Color-Skopar 20mm f/3.5) for my 5D MkII, I have been very interested in Nokton 25mm f/0.95 for micro four thirds system. I have found Voigtländers very pleasing lenses which are extremely sharp and which produce very beautiful bokeh.

I posted here earlier that my next camera may well be Fujifilm Finepix X-100 but now I am reconsidering that because of this wonderful Nokton lens is haunting me all the time. It would be very nice for my E-P1 or any other m4/3 body later on.

Here is one short review in German (includes some nice pics shot with it).

And here is a Flickr group for this Voigtländer.



Future cell biologist?

Future cell biologist?, originally uploaded by Jonne Naarala.

We did quite a lot microscoping with Kaapo at the weekend. It is so nice to see how passionate children can be when discovering new things. We were studying plant leaves, algae, yeast cells, blood, hair, and water samples.

I was so delighted as a cell biologist how happy Kaapo was when he was able to see cells and other things through the microscope.

The microscope in the pic is Lomo Biolam research microscope (Made in USSR) capable for 945 x magnification in maximum.

Wood horsetail

Wood horsetail

Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH lens is very versatile tool which will shine also when shooting close-up shots.

Landscapes, low-light indoors, candids, close-ups. You name it and this little wonder delivers. Very compact package with my Olympus E-P1, very comfortable to use.

No snow anymore!

Yesterday (May 11th) I checked our yard and didn’t find any snow. Wow, how cool is that! The yard is quite grey and brown though as you can see from the pic. No proper green grass yet but soon I have to take the lawnmower out.

Weather forecast has promised some very warm (even over +15 C) days for the rest of the week. Let’s enjoy!

Do you love pancakes? I do!

I got today my new Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH Pancake lens for my E-P1. I really said “wow” when I attached it to my camera. Really small in size and fast in nature. I think this lens may well be one of my favorites in near future. With this lens the E-P1 is really pocketable. So, an all-rounder lens I think.

Next thing that I am thinking to do in the micro4/3 field is to see how camera bodies will evolve. I hope there will be some interesting options by the next summer. If there will be a body with in-body IS and fast AF, I may well change my E-P1 to a new body. But we’ll see.