I bought a new camera last week. I got myself a new Olympus pen ep 3. It’s a pretty cool little camera.
I’ve never really wanted a dslr camera. I’ve always liked the idea of having one but two things put me off them. The cost for one. I know you can buy entry level ones pretty cheaply now but once you start adding in a few lenses it adds up. The main reason I didn’t want one though was because of the size. I like to have a camera with me all the time so I like something that I can put in my handbag. I’m not going to tote around a camera bag with a whole lot of equipment in it. I have friends who have dslr’s and they never have the bloody things with them.
So my new beautiful little Pen is a fairly new breed of camera called an Interchangeable Lens camera, its a micro four thirds syystem. They don’t have the mirror like a dslr so the body can be a lot smaller. But you can put different lenses on them. And the auto focus on them is freakishly fast. Another thing thats pretty cool about it is that you can just tap the screen on the back to take a photo – you don’t have to use the shutter button. Just tap and snap. Actually not having a viewfinder is probably the only thing about it that bothers me but you can buy one and attach it if you want and the screen is huge and clear anyway.
And they have a nice retro look to them. In fact I remembered on the weekend that my very first camera was an Olympus pen as well. That was back in the 70’s and as you can see they haven’t changed much.
Stay tuned for photos.