Olympus OM-D E-M5 – First Pics

Well, I have been playing around the photo aspect of my new toy, the Olympus OM-D E-M5. I’ve been getting a feel for the different types of shots I could set up. Everything was semi-new to an amateur photographer like myself. I knew the modes P, A, S, and M because of my 60D, but the SCN, iAuto, and Art modes and their different functions are new to me. I should have kept up more religiously on the camera specs as they were released.

Let me confirm that, yes, there is a humming noise when the camera is on. Just like one user on youtube described it, they could hear the ocean. It’s a sort of white noise that fades into the background. Besides, the digital sound of the shutter is way louder than that.

The 14-42mm kit is okay, but I really wanted the macro function of the 12-50mm lens kit. I know there are better ones out there, but having it on hand when the camera arrived would have been fun. The 14-42mm will not focus nicely onto “in-your-face” objects, so I have to pull back a little and allow it to do its thing.

One of the things I find a little frustrating is the switch from the touch screen back to the EVF. I love the fact that I can touch any part of the screen to focus, but the sensor around the EVF is very sensitive. If you put your finger 1/2″ away from the viewfinder, the screen will switch back to the EVF. It gets to be a problem sometimes when I see a shot, then the touch screen accidentally blacks out because of my fingers.

The 9fps shooting mode was terrific, but I do need more practice in focusing on the subject moving. I need to know how to make it continuously track the subject. This mode helped me capture a lot of moving actions from my dogs which look more intense than when I just used my 60D with a 50mm f1.8 (yes, I have the budget of a college student).

Those are my initial thoughts of the camera. I’ll be updating more as I try to learn the cute little camera. I’ve been trying to sort out which lenses I would need, so if anyone has any suggestions, please leave a comment.

It’s taken so long for me to upload these because Yahoo.com had disabled my account and the whole thing has been frustrating and didn’t even yield any results. Suffice to say, I made a new account to upload my pictures. I didn’t process any of these photos except resizing them. Without further adieu, here are some sample shots from the OM-D!

PineapplePiggy BankSkyPiggy Bank 2Pan and KaiKaiPanBeer Lime ShrimpBeer Lime Chicken Shrimp with Wild Rice


Olympus OM-D E-M5!

I’m finally getting the Olympus OM-D E-M5! I haven’t waited as long as some people, and I really wanted the silver body, but I’m finally getting the black body kit on Tuesday!  😀 Really really wanted the silver body – did I mention that?


Spending Money Like Crazy

I remember telling my mom when I was a teen, “don’t give me any money – I’ll spend it all”.

Well…I did manage to spend my whole checking account on paying bills and buying office supplies (cute office supplies, I might add). Oh let’s not forget the pre-order purchase of a mystery item that has me waving bye-bye to my next paycheck. I’ll reveal this little item once it arrives (here’s a hint: it’s silver), and hopefully bring you all more eye-candy in the coming weeks!

Trying out my new camera = more dog pictures

Pan tired

Rokinon 35mm, f2.8, ISO 800

Pan panting

Rokinon 35mm, f2.8, ISO 800

Rokinon 35mm, f2.8, ISO 800

Rokinon 35mm, f2.8, ISO 800

Rokinon 35mm, f2.8, ISO 800

Photographers are funny people

After drooling over my new camera obsession – a micro four thirds (M43, M4/3, M-4/3, etc) – I found that photographers when travelling in groups are hilarious.

Enough about them. Let’s talk more about my dream camera.

It happens to be an Olympus PEN EP-3. Fastest AF on a M43 camera as of its release. The next thing I’d love to decide on is body color: black, silver, or white.