I have had an interest in photography for many years, when at school I used to do my own processing and printing (B&W only). My time spent doing it has varied and in recent years I have had less time than I would have wanted – and if I am honest the move from film to digital was not a comfortable one. My old Olympus OM1n, OM2spot and OM3 were awesome bits of kit (the OM3 especially) and the initial digital OM cameras really didn’t do it for me.
That all changed a few years ago with the introduction of the Olympus micro 4/3rds system, and the purchase of my PEN EP-1. This is a small non SLR that takes quite amazing quality photos for its size – it is small and very portable, beautifully made and almost a compact which takes (almost) DSLR quality shots . It re-kindled my love of photography and set me wanting more – but what to go for?
Well around 12 months ago Olympus launched the OM-D EM5 which looked amazing. As with much of today’s gear it has a retro look and feel – it harks back to the old OM cameras I used and loved.
It transpired it was just what I had been waiting for, results were terrific apparently. I have managed to resist the urge until now, but finally caved in due to the offer of a free 45mm lens as well as part of an Olympus promotion. Well, my pre-Christmas present has just arrived and I am itching to play! I will update the blog as I get to grips with it – it looks like it will be a photo rich holiday season!