Last week, I decided to do some some shootings with my camera in Delémont and my home village.
I’m a casual photographer, but since I have a good camera and very good lenses, I made my decision of carrying it more often with me, and take some time to make photography.
When I bought my camera, it took me several months to decide which one I would choose. I wanted a light body, old-fashion (retro style), efficient and poylvalent. That lead me to choose Olympus OM-D E-M5 (the first model), which is really great. After a few months, I invested in a 12mm f2.0 prime lens which is simply awesome. And a few days ago, I added a nice small tripod and another 75mm f1.8 prime lens which is also simply great. I don’t like zooms and prefer using primes to enhance my creativity and composition. And, most of all, I hate all Photoshop and all photo-retouching software. I simply use legacy Olympus Viewer 3 software, which helps me convert my RAW pictures to jpeg, adjust some color settings and that’s all (and does it perfectly, for free).
The full equipment including tripod and bags weights less than 2Kg, and 3Kg if I include my Macbook Air, which is just perfect for travel, especially when taking low-cost companies such as Easyjet, which forbids more than 1 cabin luggage. My 2 small bags (1 for the E-M5 and the second for lenses, and everything else) are perfect. The weight drops to 1.2Kg (the Macbook Air is 1Kg) if I don’t include bags, AC charger, and the lens cleaning kit. Which is a real relief when walking or taking the plane.
Have a nice day.