Saturday, May 19, 2012
Olympus E-P1 and the Evening Light
I recently purchased a brand new Olympus E-P1 (the original Olympus digital PEN) camera from Best Buy. I've been pining for a small, fun camera with great image quality, and I finally have one. I have quite a bit of cash invested into my Canon system, so I didn't want to spend hundreds of dollars on a secondary camera. When the Best Buy outlet offered brand new in the box E-P1's bodies for $139.99 I finally took the plunge.
The quirks of the E-P1 do not bother me. I'm using a 40-year-old Pentax Asahi Takumar lens, so the camera's well-known autofocus issues don't bother me. The LCD screen is better than adversited. And more than anything, this camera is just fun to take pictures with. I look at it and I hear it screaming "pick me up- me me up now!"