I mentioned last week that I was moving into a fun but dangerous territory for gear acquisition. I recently purchased two cameras, one about a month ago from Precision Camera, the other got delivered this week from KEH, a place specializing in used gear. I’m having so much fun shooting the camera from KEH that I’m starting with that first.
I shot the photograph above with an Olympus E-1. A 11-year-old DSLR with a 5 megapixel sensor. It’s ancient (by digital standards), primitive and slow — and I love it. You didn’t expect a mirrorless camera guy like me to get a DSLR, right? Well this camera is kind of special, for many reasons. I’m not going into the specifics just yet — you’ll have to wait for a future post. Olympus historians, however, will know why this camera is so ground breaking.
The July 4th, Independence Day holiday is upon us and I’ll be shooting the E-1, among others, to see how it does. How can this ancient compete with the young whippersnapper digitals? I think you’ll be surprised. I have great hopes, at least. We’ll see how it measures up.
I told you I’m getting into some wacky cameras.
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