The new toy / by Mario Mirabile

I recently succumbed to temptation and bought a new (used) lens. It's the Olympus 35-100mm f2.0, one of the better lenses in the Olympus E-system line-up. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get out and shoot with it due to the hip replacement. Well, even though I'm still using one crutch to get about, the lure of a street festival was too much. I hobbled up to the local shopping center and tested the lens on  a band performance.

The "festival" was very disappointing. The band was good, but the location of the stage was very poor. It was the wrong end of the shopping strip, and didn't make use of the Bentleigh Rotunda - there were at most 30 people watching the performance. Never the less, they gave it everything like true pros and the lens lived up to it's reputation as well.