Five years after I originally purchased my Olympus OMD EM-5, I started looking out for a new camera. The choice of brand was super obvious. With three lenses already I’m fairly invested in the Olympus micro four thirds range but I went through an agonizing few weeks trying to decide if I reached an EM-5 Mark II or an EM-1 Mark II. The price tag of the latter was pretty hefty and I felt that my kind of photography could work well with the EM-5 anyway. Plus what was I going to do with all the BLN-1 batteries that I have accumulated.
So the camera finally arrived today and I obviously couldn’t wait to take it out for a spin.
The first time I loaded the battery, the old 12-50mm kit lens and clicked I knew I was going to love this camera. There is something just way too smooth about the way the shutter operates.
I went near the beach to get a few shots of the sunset. The camera amazingly has inbuilt WiFi so you can transfer images to the phone directly and then use the Olympus app to edit them. Like I did the photo above. Awesomeness!
Here’s the sunset incidentally.
Straight out of the camera. No edits.
I’ve also been very excited about Olympus’ Live Composite feature. It’s where you can do long exposure photos without the bright parts burning out or your having to take many individual shots and blend then together in the computer. The camera itself is programmed to do what you’d do manually so you get beautiful light trails straight out. Of course you’d need a tripod if you’re doing 20 second exposures. Not just prop your arm on a railing but look at what this camera did.
I look forward to sharpening my skills with this camera.