Sunday, April 29, 2012

LensProToGo 52 Week Photo Project - Week 17 Submission

My submission for week 17 themed "Coffee"

Mr. Coffee making me a pot of coffee. I brew it at home and take it to work in a thermos. Gotta have my coffee!

LensProToGo 52 Week Photo Project - Week 16 Submission

My submission for Week 16 themed "How Do You Get From Point A to Point B"

My 2006 Honda Accord getting filled up with gas so I can continue to get from Point A to Point B. Love this car!

LensProToGo 52 Week Photo Project - Week 15 Submission

My submission for week 15 themed "Paper Airplane"

A very small paper airplane sits in front of three of my RC airplanes.

Friday, April 6, 2012

LensProToGo 52 Week Photo Project - Week 14 Submission

My submission for the week themed "Think Small"

Without realizing it I have been thinking small for several days now. I have been reading, with great interest, about the Olympus OM-D E-M5 micro 4/3rds camera. From all that I've read about it I think it's going to be a winner. I've already placed a pre-order for the kit with the 12-50 zoom and battery grip. This picture is a screen capture from the web site comparing the size of the E-M5 to Canon Rebel T3 which I would assume is similar in size to my Rebel T2i. Another way I was thinking small is I took the picture of the screen with my iPhone which has the smallest sensor of any camera that I have.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Thinking Hard about a Switch

Olympus OM-D EM-5

Isn't that a mouthful! I have been reading tons of great things about the new Olympus camera lately and almost everything I have read about it is positive. I've discussed it at length with fellow Canon user Brent Pennington. In fact I either have Brent to blame or thanks for turning me on to the Olympus camera :). Several of the blog posts I've read about the camera have included numerous sample images and I've been blown away by the quality of them and these were taken with non L-quality glass. Given that waterfalls and nature are the things Donna and I primarily shoot and will continue to do so in the future I'm thinking the time is right for this move. From what I've seen from the Canon line up the everything is getting more and more expensive. I realize there aren't as many lenses available yet for the Olympus as there are for the Canon but in time I'm sure more will become available.

I've already begun selling off my Canon gear and after getting the EM-5 later this month (hopefully) I'll most likely sell off the remaining gear we have and buy a second one for Donna to shoot with. Listed below are links for the kit I've ordered along with the battery grip which I'm ordering tonight. Finally there's a link for the body only.

So how about you? Have you seen anything that looks interesting enough to make you want to switch camera systems?

Black body with 12-50 Lens

Battery Grip

Body only