6:45am and with my full Olympus kit bag sitting next to me in the car I headed off to Brighton marina. As I reached the top of the south downs there was still little light over the rolling hills (image to right), I jumped out just to test the Olympus 17mm f/1.8, it locked on extremely fast even in the lower darkest areas of the frame.
The first two images below were captured with the Olympus 17mm f/1.8.
The Olympus 17mm f/1.8 ticks so many boxes for me, build quality is amazing, It focuses extremely fast and with the added benefit of the snap ring it means I will now switch between manual and auto a lot more frequently. from initial testing it seems sharp throughout the aperture range and finally it looks amazing on the OM-D E-M5.
As I arrived at the east edge of the Marina the sun was just starting to pop up on the horizon. There was low sea mist rolling around the cliff's which just seemed to add a little more feeling to the early morning winter sun.
The image below was captured at 90mm, ISO 200, f/14 @ 1/50
The image below was captured at 22mm, ISO 200, f/16 @ 1/250
The image below was captured at 150mm, ISO 200, f5.6 @ 1/50
The image below was captured at 120mm, ISO 200, f/5.6 @ 1/25
As the sun continued to slowly climb I loved the way the promenade following the edge of the cliff reflected the early morning sun with the low lying sea mist rolling onto the beach.
The lonely bird