Switching Gear(s) – Nikon to Olympus (#304) 05-19-13

Yes, after several years of using a Nikon DSLR with the bevvy of heavy lenses, it's time to make a change. I now have, and use, an Olympus OM-D E-M5, a micro 4/3 setup. The impetus is size and weight. I don't print real large or endeavor to produce "fine art" (whatever that is). The micro 4/3 sensor is plenty large enough to make 13X19 prints and do anything on the web. Read about the camera HERE.

The lenses are also MUCH smaller than those for a DSLR, so traveling should be much easier.

After 10 days of use, there are two unintended benefits, for me. First, the camera has a retro look, sort of like the film cameras of 30 years ago. Several strangers have asked about it, so it has become a topic of conversation.

Second, it not only features live view, but the LCD tilts both up and down. I am now doing a little classic candid street photography. When shooting with the small camera at waist, or mid-thigh level, no one seems to pay attention. Or get upset. Here are a few candid shots that I got at a Farmer's market in St. Petersburg. Of course, I will not be posting those images on this blog, as permission is not obtained.

All good things much occasionally change.