Nobody does colour like Olympus. My first shot with my new Olympus E-PL1. No post processing. Straight from the camera using the 14 – 42 kit lens.
I have wanted an S.L.R. for some time. My son is a professional photographer so I have been lucky enough to play with some very high end cameras and lenses. He has over $20,000 invested in enough gear to fill up his hatchback. I nearly bought a Canon 60 with a Zeiss 35mm lens. They were beautiful. Were the expense to stop there I think I would taken the plunge. I would like to shoot with primes which would mean two more Zeiss lenses (another two grand!) and, while primes are great, you really need a wide angle three to five times zoom for hanging around with your camera when the unexpected occurs and you haven’t got time to slap on the right prime. Even at this I could see starting “the collection” and increasing the added pieces over time. Something to work for.
The money I could work with. The weight was another issue. I want the camera for travel and carrying a fifteen pound bag full of expensive camera gear and the associated concern with it’s whereabouts at all times just doesn’t work for me. So after a ton of research I ended up with an Olympus E-PL1.
Gary Dennes (http://garydenness.co.uk/) and Kirk Tuck
(http://visualsciencelab.blogspot.com/2010/03/quick-report-on-olympus-epl.html) were both very influential in my decision to go with Olympus. I’m not sure how to attach these links on WordPress but both are worth a cut and paste. Thanks guys!
More pics to follow!