A few months ago my friend Julia’s parents approached me, asking me if I wanted a few old Olympus OM series lenses, as a photographer relative of theirs left them a number of them. They had old Canon SLRs and bodies, but no Olympus body, and kindly gave me five beautiful lenses!
Two wide angle lenses, a shift lens, an enormous zoom lens, and a basic zoom lens later, I was stuck trying to figure out which was my favorite!
I find myself using the Tamron 17mm wide-angle lens a lot, because:
a) It looks awesome on the Olympus body- a lot more legitimate than my usual 50mm f/1.8
b) It is supremely wide-angle and warps everything.
However, the focusing is rather tricky, and I find myself taking quite a while until I finish a roll of film with that lens.
I really like photographing orderly thinks like grocery store aisles, and with the wide-angle lens I have a lot of fun doing that. As you can tell by my photograph of the cheese section of a local convenience store.