om-d photography playground

photography playground

maybe you have already heard of the olympus-sponsored om-d photography playground that takes place in berlin this month and features a lot of interesting artists in the interesting surroundings of the spacious ex-opernwerkstätten in berlin mitte.

since the entry is free and one can borrow an om-d in exchange for the hard currency of personal data, i gave it a try.

it’s a really nice exhibition and i can definitely recommend visiting it but i was a little more interested in the building itself and took the liberty of taking some shots a bit off the beaten track (most probably intended by the clever marketing people of olympus anyway).

i think olympus was quite bold to feature the not too bright m.zuiko 12-50mm on the om-d in this exhibition context because the lighting was not too good indoors and the camera was almost constantly at iso1600 and even above, but in the end it really worked out quite well. what i liked about the 12-50mm is definitely the 12mm… and the near-macro capabilities are a lot of fun. but in general it seems to be a bit on the softer side and it is a bit too long (physically) to qualify.

after returning the camera i (and everybody else) could keep the memory card so i can feature some of the pictures here…

the exhibition can be found at zinnowitzer straße 9 and is open daily from 11:00 to 19:00 until 24 may 2013.