Shooting With A Micro 4/3 Camera
Earlier on, I had shared about my photowalk with my friend, Symon at the Gardens By The Bay East.
I mentioned that we had fiddled with each other’s cameras and today he sent me shots that I had taken with his camera.
Symon has been dabbling in photography way earlier than I did. And he’s a firm believer in the Micro Four Thirds system for his photography needs. I, on the other hand, went straight to DSLRs when I was ready for a camera that was fancier than a standard compact camera.
The camera he had was the Olympus E-P3 and it was pretty impressive. It has functions that are comparable to my DSLR and is less than 1/3 the size of my gear. The major disadvantage of such a system is that it has a much larger crop factor, which means to get the same shot as a DSLR, you would have to move backwards a little.
The thing I loved most about this camera was its image processing. There was a filter called Dramatic Tone which I loved. It made all the shots look like they were artist impressions!
For a comparison of the shots which I had taken with my DSLR on the same day, go to my post on Gardens By The Bay.
Symon has invested in some sweet lenses and one of my favourites was his 45mm f1.8 lens. He shot me with this lens and I am just drooling at the creamy bokeh.
If I could start my photography journey all over again, I think I would have seriously considered going for a Micro 4/3 system instead of a DSLR. If what they say is right.. that it’s the photographer, not the equipment that matters.. then I wouldn’t mind not lugging 4kg of equipment everywhere I go. =p
Just for fun, go read my earlier post on Why You Should NOT Buy A DSLR too.