It’s been a while. But I’m back. Today’s post will be filed under “photography” because other than musical theatre, that’s another passion of mine. I talked about selling my Nikon gear in a previous post and switching to another system. Goodbye, Nikon. Hello, Olympus.
My camera bag sat empty for a month and a half doing nothing but collecting dust. I was cameraless. An interchangeable camera body and lens to be exact. I still had my point-and-shoot with me. After watching countless YouTube videos and reading dozens of reviews on the camera, I decided to go ahead and purchase an Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III. I bought it on Olympus USA’s website. To save some money, I went with a “Recertified” kit. That’s just their version of refurbished.
Yes, I went from a 35mm full-frame sensor camera to a micro four-thirds. Not really an upgrade. As a matter of fact, the E-M10 is the Olympus entry-level camera. But as long as you have the right lens, full manual controls, and editing software, any modern day digital camera can give you amazing results.
I finally took the camera out for use in the real world not too long ago. It was nice to take pictures of other things that weren’t my action figures and collectibles. I mostly shot downtown Long Beach one night after a family dinner. A few days later I went back downtown to checkout the Aquarium of the Pacific.
Full size images can be found at my Flickr account.