New Beginnings

Well, I am either totally mad or quite wise and the jury maybe still out on which. In an effort to rationlise what I do, and the equipment I use, I have changed all my Nikon gear for a lovely Olympus Pen E-PL2 and a Panasonic GH2. I am now embarked on a new voyage of discovery learning what this new equipment can and cannot do. The plus side is, without a doubt, that I can now get everything I need including zoom lenses with the equivalent 35mm focal lengths of 28 to 600mm into the smallest Billingham bag. The rational is that I wanted to get back to the portability of my old Leica film days, but in all honesty could not justify the cost of a new Leica M9 and the lenses to accompany it.

I am having a few problems with distortion at the wide end of the lens range. I am pleased to say that in general it disappears pretty quickly once I zoom in a little, and can be corrected relatively easily in Lightroom (although I will be pleased when the correction presets catch up with Olympus and Panasonic lenses. It will come, but not yet maybe.

I am now doing more street photography which has always been a love of mine, and below is a sample shot only yesterday with the Olympus Pen, and I think it shows what this fine little camera is capable of.


About Gerry Walden

I am a stock photographer with far more years of experience than I would care to mention. Located in Southampton (UK) I am sandwiched between two national parks and my home town is a major seaport. I shoot mostly people related images, and travel when I can. I am resident photographer at a major concert venue in the town which means I get to shoot a variety of musicians.
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