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Brigada: Adventures in Marogondon, Cavite

I was a guest and co-host for this segment of Brigada to feature Maragondon as the next travel and adventure destination near Manila. Go watch and discover what the town can offer for tourism.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

new lens: Olympus m.Zuiko Digital 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 Zoom lens

I’m so happy today that I have this new lens as my new partner in blogging and photography. This lens haunted me for 3 days and then yesterday, I finally picked up my iPhone and contacted a seller that I found in www.Sulit.com.ph that sells this expensive lens with a very nice deal, its funny that I was in the event of Fujifilm X-E2 launch when I started that last minute mobile shopping. LOL

After my 14-42 m.Zuiko lens broke its AF function and then acquiring a 19mm Sigma lens from a friend, I felt that I still need a wider and standard lens for my Olympus E-PL1.

And here’s my wish…coming true. Olympus m.Zuiko Digital 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 lens right in front of my face and my new partner whenever I go around the country.

M.Zuiko Digital 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 Standard Wide Zoom for Olympus PEN - Olympus Imaging Australia 2013-11-06 13-20-24

and the awesome part here is that….it is priced at $499 in Olympus website and I’m not sure how much it is priced here in our country and I haven’t seen yet this being sold in our local stores. The only way to grab this is from OMD EM5 camera users that will dispose their 12-50mm m.zuiko lens.

according to Olympus website:

”A weathersealed standard wide angle zoom Lens. A perfect compliment for the weather proofed OM-D E-M5.

24-100mm f3.5-6.3 equivalent in 35mm format

The ideal standard zoom lens for video and stills capture. Its motorised zoom mechanism provides a smooth constant rate zoom action for optimum video zooming quality. Splash and dust proof.”
I’m using Olympus E-PL1, now I have this feeling that I’m already using an OMD-EM5 haahaha bec. of this lens. OA lang sa reaction pero I’ so happy to have this.

Btw..I bought this at 40% off if you will base this at $499.

here’s the 12-50mm lens

Thanks to the seller named “Tillet” for adding a free HOYA filter

12mm wide is astig!! I’m excited to go out today and shoot more pics

its funny that there’s an arrow to show how to switch to zoom and wide.

I’m not sure if Macro will work.. Im going to check some tips on the net on how to use this macro setting

here’s the perfect marriage! woohohoho

It’s a bit long..but that’s okay, more important is that this can shoot wide and it can zoom up to 50mm.
The digital zoom is quiet and I can now shoot videos without those lens noise.

Yeah!!! let’s do more photography!!!!

and here are some test shots

12mm in Starbucks

the seller’s Olympus OMD EM5 camera
btw, she’s a mommy and a photo hobbyist, she sold the 12-50mm lens to me because she’s raising budget to acquire 75mm prime lens. On her camera, that’s a 45mm lens

more test shots

close up

wide version

color test

I took some photos of toys, here’s a bullet train and a nearby parking lot hahaha
those are my son’s Tomica toy car collection

and here’s his Tagamoto toy car collection

no space for parking

crossing the intersection

pulled over by cops


parking haven

cute cat bus

the dino race

our pet cat named “Puteh”

sleepy cat

”hey! no pictures of me while sleeping!”

here’s our pet dog named “Cotton”

he wants to lick the camera hahahaha.

flower close up shots

took all of this in P mode


Spider web


Puteh and my foot

my son Ashton playing some games using his stylus

The blogger

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.

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