Christmas Shopping vs the Olympus OM-D

December 04, 2013  •  1 Comment

The plan today was to head to Brighton, find my wife's Christmas present and then head out with the OM-D. But only a few minutes into the shopping trip Gordon Laing from Cameralabs was also out in Brighton so we decided to meet up for a coffee. After catching up for a while I looked at my watch to soon realise that the day was disappearing fast and I was now faced with the dilemma, shopping or photography. After pondering for almost a whole 3 seconds the OM-D and I took to the streets.

keeping in the Christmas spirit I first headed towards the indoor small market within the North Lanes. The images below were captured with the Olympus 45mm and Olympus 12-50 Kit lenses.

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I have reviewed and commented on the 12-50 kit lens in previous blogs and it still remains apart of my kit. Whilst it is not as sharp or bright as any of the amazing Olympus prime lenses, I do enjoy shooting with it. Today it had the variable density Hoya filter attached to it enabling me to smooth the sea using the amazing Live Time feature built into the OM-D. The great thing about the Live Time feature if you have not used it before is not only can you watch your exposure build and stop it when you see what you like but you can also apply any of the Olympus Art filters during the process.

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It was a great day (although my wife hasn't any Christmas presents yet) and after talking to Gordon I have a feeling the Olympus 17mm f/1.8 lens will be joint my kit soon, only question left is do I dare buy the lens before I buy my wife's Christmas present? Stay tuned.....

 


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1.Chris Hall(non-registered)
Really enjoyed reading this James. I've just ordered the OM-D EM-1 and can't wait to use it. I have the 17mm f/1.8 and it's a great lens. So glad I moved from a full frame Canon 5D3 to the MFT format.
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