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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

New Photography Gear: Olympus OM D E-M1 (Silver version)

When I took up Olympus OM D E-M5 as my backup camera in April 2011 to my Nikon D7000, I dream that one day I will have enough money to purchase the bigger brother of OM D E-M5 namely OM D E-M1. My Olympus OM D E-M5 is a silver version as I love the classic looks.
The initial launch of OM D E-M1 was black which looks elegant and sexy. I love it. But on October 2014, OM D E-M1 silver version hit the Malaysian market. Maybe this is the one that I have been waiting for.

On one good Sunday, November 9th, 2014, we purchased the silver version of Olympus OM D E-M1 at DY Divine, Digital Mall, Section 14, Petaling Jaya.

Why Silver version?
The silver makes it not that obvious I have changed my photography gear amongst my photog friends.

Did I ever thought of other camera before I make the final purchase?
I have FOUR awesome cameras in mind namely Olympus OM D E-M1, Fujifilm X-T1, Sony A7r and Nikon D750 (earlier was D610). Sony and Nikon pinch my pocket and if given a choice I will pick Nikon D750 as I grow up my photography with Nikon. I valued that precious moment of learning and growing with Nikon camera. Nikon D7000 era is where I learned photography seriously and practice and practice until I can get the picture I want.

The tough choice is between E-M1 and X-T1 as I love both but when I started getting serious with photography, I used to screw up my Olympus UTough 810 which I always treat as a DSLR. By the way, Olympus UTough 810 is a waterproof compact camera which I also infuence my wife and I to get a weather-sealed camera. Sound crazy and childish, right? When you don't have the money to get the real one, sometime you dream on and treat the one you have as the real one. That little camera teaches me alot on Aperture, Shutter speed, ISO, EV and their usage in photography. During this time also I learn how to properly hold a camera. That's why when I got my Nikon D7000, I shoot like crazy with the knowledge I gained.

The thought of puchasing a Fuijifilm X-T1 ended when I reach the counter and my wife ask me, "Have you make up your mind?" Deep inside I have this thought, "Should I have a deeper pocket, I may get both."

The dream become a poison for OM D E-M1.

Olympus OM D E-M1 on Display

OM D E-M1 having shower

OM D E-M1 - Skeleton
As Olympus gives me choices, I go for Olympus OM D E-M1 Silver version.


Thus my Nikon D7000 has a competitor for event photography.

And my lens looks more sexy and smaller.

Tamron SP 17-50mm f2.8 VC and M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO
(25.5mm-75mm and 24-80mm)

Next is the test run of this new camera as I need to familiarise myself with it's function real fast. The venue will be the KL Street. See you there.


1 comment:

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Good to know that you had a chance to know more about your new DSLR by experimenting it on KL Street Night walk. You will soon learn all the professional usage of this camera.