Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Goodbye Nikon, Hello Olympus...





Took the decision to trade in my ten year old Nikon D70 and two lenses for the Olympus OM-D E-M5 ยต4/3 digital camera.
I went for the OM-D kit but the dealer had run out of stock, so came away with the body and a 'loaner' lens until they got a restock of the 24-50mm lenses.

I was finding that I was not using the Nikon due to the size of the whole system. On trips and general shots I'd been using the Panasonic DMC-TZ7 'point+shoot' but was getting frustrated with the lack of a viewfinder.

So with a reasonable offer made on the Nikon I took the leap to a whole new system! I'd lusted after the original OM1 and OM2 back in the 70's but owned a Praktica LTL3 then Canon AE1. It's a bit like handling the AE1 in size - the OM-D is a bit smaller and more 'pocketable'.



I've taken advantage of the free HLD-6 battery grip offer (worth £200) which might assist handling in colder weather.

I hope to be able to get a Zuiko 75-300mm super telephoto lens at some point - that should be more than enough zoom for me.


Duxford :: 11/9/13

Finding my way around the Olympus OM-D E-M5 - only got a 14-42mm lens on it at the moment until  the store gets the kit lens in stock.
F-86 took off for a fly around somewhere and on its return put on a spirited display...



Elsewhere a familiar pair were on display...


Not shot with 'tilt shift' - it is just a model ;o)



Shot using the 'tilt shift' filter - the toy box look!