Disaster Strikes

01st March 2015
One of the lenses I have used extensively lately, the Olympus 9-18mm, unfortunately met with it's end last week. Fortunately my insurance company has come to the rescue so I could replace it at minimal cost to myself - but I am having second thoughts.

The little Olympus lens whilst a good performer came from the Consumer Grade section of the catalogue, this meant it was made with a plastic construction, and this was why it met with an unfortunate end. If this was the only option out there then that would be that, but it isn't. There is a Panasonic lens which is of more robust construction and capable of fantastic results, although with a couple of achilles heals which detract slightly - and there is an Olympus Pro lens due out shortly too. The latter has me really interested and I think may be worth holding off for!

These two photographs, now in the gallery, were the last two shot with the now defunct lens:

I am quite pleased with both of these photographs though, they capture two different sides of the Lake District, both with dramatic weather. It is a diverse region really, and surprisingly given the compact nature of the National Park and county itself!

Today has been further filled with disaster as the snow came down hard leading to an epic rescue of my good mate Dave as he had to abandon his motorbike on the M6, tomorrow we will try and retrieve it! Otherwise back to the grindstone in the morning.

Next week I will try and get the eCommerce side of the site restored!

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