For many years, all of my digital work was shot with large fullframe SLRs.
The Canon 5DmkII and a set of lenses for it have been my main kit for color
work for the last six years. The image quality was magnificent, and the
camera has been reliable, but I've gotten to the point where I just cannot
carry that much weight around anymore.
I'm someone who carries a camera EVERYWHERE I go, and with all of my health
problems, I needed something smaller and lighter.
For 35mm film, I have used the Olympus OM system since I was a kid. They
were the ideal cameras for me; tiny, light, well built, and excellent
lenses. I wanted a digital version.
I started thinking about Olympus again. I had always thought the M4/3
sensors were too small, but I began looking at images made with them, and
decided to try one. I bought a Pen-F and two Olympus lenses, the 17mm f1.8
(35mm) and the 45mm f1.8 (90mm).
Once I got all the settings figured out, I have been VERY impressed. The
images are slightly noisier than those from the Canon at the same ISO
settings, but Lightroom's noise reduction eliminates it without losing
detail. I think I like the tone and color reproduction better on the
I have had the camera and the two lenses for a week now, and decided I
needed a 50mm equivalent lens, too. So, I bought one! The FedEx man will be
here with it some time today.
Here's a few snapshots I have done to test out the camera and the 17mm and
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