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Epic Olympus E-M5 OM-D User Review

To me the Olympus OM-D marks the tipping point where the Micro Four Thirds format made the leap from a good idea in theory to a good idea in practice.

OM-D OMG!!!

If you have done similar research, and as evidenced by the photo at the top of this post, you surely know that there was only one camera choice for me: the remarkable new Olympus E-M5 OM-D. So, right after Christmas I ordered up an OM-D along with an Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens and Panasonic’s 14mm f/2.5 and 20mm f/1.7 pancake lenses. Over the first 3 weeks I have already logged over 2,000 shots on the OM-D and have sold my 30D kit on eBay. I can tell you that the OM-D is really quite an amazing camera system.

Another beautiful end to another beautiful day

So far the summer up here in Adams, NY has been amazing. The warmest days have only been about 90┬░ with relatively low humidity and the lows dropping into the low 60s/high 50s at night. And, each night we get treated to a sunset like this right off our back porch!

SD to Compact Flash adapter

My new MacBook Air has a built-in SD card reader. I finally broke down and bought this CF-to-SD card adapter from Amazon. Now I can just pop the SD card out of my 30D and into my MacBook without having to mess with any stupid card readers or cables. My camera is only 8MP and [...]

Experiment concluded

Well, that didn’t take too long. What has it been, 7 months? Here we see my new Canon 30D (bought used from B.H. Photo) and Canon 17-40mm f/4.0 L USM lens next to my “old” Olympus E-P1 PEN with the 14-42mm kit lens it came with.