And here it is, my snobbism. Along with the PEN-F I’ve used the all-metal 12/2.0 (yesterday’s image) and the all-metal 17/1.8 (today’s image). You can be sure that the third lens in my bag was the 75/1.8. It’s not because I needed those lenses, it’s just because they look gorgeous on that most beautiful camera that Olympus has ever produced 🙂
It’s interesting to see how things change. This is one of a few high-rise buildings that have been built around Vienna’s new central railway station. Some of the architecture is boring, some is interesting, and sometimes even the boring gets interesting when seen from the right angle.
In any case the whole area looks strangely empty. There’s no organically grown infrastructure, and when you leave the immediate vicinity of the station, you are alone on empty sidewalks.
The 45/1.8 is a lens that I very rarely use. It’s not that it does not perform well. It does, and it does extremely so. It is also not the angle of view. In fact the 90mm (eq) focal length is what I find most satisfying for street photography. At that focal length the size of the frame best matches my area of attention. Seeing with the 45/1.8 is completely effortless.
No, it’s the same reason why I tend to prefer the 17/1.8 over the 25/1.8: metal over plastic. Stupid, huh?