January 6, 2015


This is one of my favorite images from the second stop on last Fall’s NXNW trip, Perkins Cove in Ogunquit, Maine.

It was a very stormy morning and I have to admit to being a little disillusioned when I saw all that sea foam that had washed into the cove. But then I noticed that it seemed to almost consume this boat in the foreground. It started to work for me.

For this trip I decided to leave my D700 at home. I brought only my Olympus OM-D system — the E-M1 and E-M5 bodies, and a limited selection of lenses. The only thing that my full frame Nikon system gives me that my Olympus doesn’t is an ultra-wide lens, so I rented the Olympus 9-18 (18-36 eq).  Which I used for this shot.

I was happy to have it for this shot, but I have to say, I was happy to return it. The image quality was decent, the overall build quality of the lens felt cheap and the telescoping aspect of it felt clunky. It didn’t feel like it could stand up to a lot of banging around. And I don’t believe it is weather-sealed.

On the plus side, it is affordable and the image quality is pretty good!


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  1. You definitely captured the foamy mess perfectly! I totally missed this boat too. So great catch.