(6 images and some news!) – On our way to Mole Creek a few weeks ago, my wife drove the first shift up the Midlands Highway while it was daylight – and I stuck my head out the window like an eager dog, lapping up the late afternoon light with camera in hand.
I finally got around to some evening editing and decided to strip out the colour and turn up the contrast on some black and white quintessential Tasmanian Midland landscapes.
And the news? …
Last week I thought about getting a second camera body as a spare for the upcoming wedding. I started looking at second-hand EM1 Mark II’s as I have now, which can be had for about $800 – a bargain for such a great feature packed camera. It also occurred to me that it might be a good chance to perhaps upgrade, instead of buying the same body, so I started looking at and considering used EM5 III and EM1 III.
Earlier this month, Olympus – now OM System (or OM Digital Solutions, or Olympus-imaging?), launched their latest “flagship” camera, the digital OM-1 – 50 years after the original film OM-1 was launched – apparently the last camera to be branded “Olympus”. I started checking it out, watching early “ambassador reviews” and could see that it would be a big leap, with a new 4 layer sensor, much faster processor, way better focus tech, and most importantly for me, much better low light performance.
After my first drone (which is what started this blog), I’m now very hesitant to be one of the first to take up new unproven products. I considered and hunted around for a week while thinking about it. Local suppliers had none in stock, cheaper online Aust suppliers, none in stock, Olympus-imaging.com.au indicated they had it “Available: in stock”. I contacted them to confirm “We do have limited stock available on our online store”.
Still keen, but unsure, I tossed a coin and let fate decide … three times … three times heads. I ordered it today, excited and nervous.
Hopefully it will arrive early / mid next week to give me a week to set it up and get familiar before the wedding on April 2 … and maybe, hopefully, I won’t need to use a flash! In the meantime, my head will be firmly buried in the user manual 😀
Thanks for visiting, I hope you enjoyed a little slice of paradise and if you want an honest, unbiased user review of the OM-1, and comparison to the EM1 Mark II stay tuned! I’m really hoping I won’t have much to complain about 😉