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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Olympus: OM D E-M5 meets OM D E-M1

Early morning of Saturday, September 14th 2013, I was really excited of what to expect during our KL Street Photographers' First Gathering.

Which camera to bring Nikon D7000 or Olympus OM D E-M5? Do I need to bring flash as it is an event? Do they allow me to capture the moment? I just can not sit still when there is an event. What activities they have in store? Street Walk and shoot before and after the gathering?!

In the end, I packed all the tools (2 camera, lens and flash) I have in my camera bag with a bottle of boiled water. Still I prefer 100Plus when I am really thirsty.

I started off with Olympus OM D E-M5 with it's kit lens 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 as that's the only lens I have which I intend to utilize to the fullest. In the future, I may add two more lens for lower lighting condition and longer focal reach.

Let's follow my journey for the day and see who I have met and what I have seen along the way.

All images taken with Olympus OM D E-M5 with Lens 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3

Breakfast with Nasi Dagang which is very famous in the East Coast of West Malaysia.

Start off from Kelana Jaya LRT Station at 9.05AM

104: LRT Front Passenger

Queue from LRT ticket.

The weather looks encouraging.

Act of Charity

Palm Reader

Tyrek and MJ asking for direction.

Tyrek and John

Variety of Hats

I meet Robin Wong for the first time at Petaling Street.
Olympus OM D E-M1: Touch and Try
Thank you, Robin Wong for the opportunity to hold and try the awesome Olympus OM D E-M1 with and Zuiko Digital Four Third Lens 14-35 f/2 SWD. The handling feel is awesome and it's the same feel as my own Nikon D7000 if not better. Though it's a bit heavy due to the awesome lens but the handling is good with perfect balance. Bigger hand's shooters will love this camera.

OM D E-M5 is also good with the grip but without the grip as mine, it's will put too much pressure on your two last fingers after a long walk. Battery Grip is highly recommended if you are shooting long hours with OM D E-M5. If you are tight on budget like me, suffering a bit for the passion is alright.

The look of OM D E-M1: I am falling in love at first sight and touching make it extremely tempting to bring one home.

Upgrade? That's a GAS thought, right?
Practical and budget constraint: Stay with OM D E-M5. Just add two new premium glass and that will be great. Beside it's a tool for photography.
Heavy user and long hours of usage: Go for OM D E-M1. You will love it's solid build, fully weather sealed body and DSLR feel grip. Beside there are improvement in certain areas as compare to OM D E-M5. Please visit Robin Wong's review on OM D E-M1 for better information.

Then Robin and I walk to our meeting place at Colisseum Cafe and Hotel at Jalan TAR.
Checking the Weather

Bitternut Vendor

Ice Transporter

Meet a team of KL Street Photographers

Walk and shoot


Extra change


Operate a kitten (doll)



Robin Wong captured her portrait

Smartphone Street Vendor


Robin Wong in action for his OM D E-M1 review

The three Masters: Raja Indra Putra, Robin Wong and Rees


Waiting for the train

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