Regular readers will know that I am investing in a new camera system.
I want to move to small cameras for travelling – and micro four thirds is my system of choice.
What is micro four thirds?
Well if I get my act together you will be able to learn all about this wonderfully compact system next week on my blog.
For now, what progress have I made?
I have bought the following gear
Arriving today is a Three Legged Thing Corey tripod
And that is it for now. Well sort of.
I want to get an Olympus OM-D EM5 Mk 2, which I am looking at now.
And this will be my travel photography kit.
A word about the size of micro four thirds cameras
I can fit my EM10 in my pocket with my 14-42 pancake zoom lens. I bought the 12-40mm Pro lens as my go to lens. It is a great lens, but it is bigger and heavier than the tiny pancake zoom.
So not quite as small as I was hoping for….
And I have noticed walking around that the grip on the EM10 needs adding to. Sure I can buy a grip but I will do this to the EM5 when I get it.
How have I paid for this stuff?
I have sold my Canon tilt shift lens, which I have not used in years to be honest, along with lots of stuff that was sat in a drawer. This transition is funded solely by selling gear.
So, to buy the EM5 I have to sell another lens and some other bits.
I cannot tell you how good it feels to sell gear I haven’t used for ages anyway, and have the money sat in my Paypal account that I can buy stuff with guilt free!
Sell a lens, and all I am lookng for then is an EM5 on Ebay.
And in the meantime I am getting out and about actually taking photos.
This is a photo I took on a commercial shoot for an architect. I did the shoot with my Canon 6D and took shots with the EM10 for comparison.
Pretty good eh?
And I can hardly tell the difference between the Canon shots and the Olympus photos which is interesting.
Don’t tell anyone but I did a full set of images using the Olympus EM10 and issued them to the client and guess what – nobody noticed!!!!
I have the full set taken with my Canon 6D but this was the first time I have done a full shoot using both systems, and the first time I had issued photos from the Olympus OM-D EM10 to a client!
It is time to stop looking at gear and get out and take photos using all this lovely new stuff. Can’t wait!!