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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.

Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic

Continuing my quest for fewer but finer things, I received this Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic watch for my birthday this week. It’s a wonderful modern interpretation of a classic watch design that should be a perfect fit with my casual-outdoorsy-look.

Wise investment

I have incredibly thick and wavy hair. Most of my life I have struggled to keep it looking neat, mostly failing. For Millenium New Year I decided to solve the problem by clipper cutting my hair short. After Anna Kate got over the initial shock she decided she liked my new low maintenance ‘do and offered to cut it for me. We bought a set of Wahl Senior Model 8500 professional clippers and a 1/4″ guard from our local Sally Beauty Supply. That was 12 years ago and Anna Kate just used them to cut my hair again this afternoon.

Timberland Boot Company® Mudlark 3-Eye Boat Shoe

The older I get the more I find myself gravitating towards owning fewer, nicer things. I’m also finding that the style that I’m most comfortable with is a kind of casual outdoorsy look – more of a modern interpretation of the classic L.L. Bean style than the Bear Grylls “I’m going to have to drink my own urine to survive” kind of stuff. So, when I ran across these Timberland Boot Company® Mudlark 3-Eye Boat Shoes I knew I had found the perfect addition to my wardrobe.