April 29, 2012
Here’s my first “roll” from the Olympus OM-D. All photos (except those indicated) were taken using the Automatic mode. I didn’t bother going manual to play with aperture/shutter. I wanted to see how good the camera was on its most basic mode. Plus it was over 37 degrees C that day. Getting out of the car felt like hitting a burning building. It was that hot.
Last weekend, my family and I went for lunch at a fishpond in Laguna. Then Patrick decided to drive around the lake back into the city. I love Laguna lakeshore towns. Really rustic and pretty. We stopped by Pakil and visited the church. My mom also insisted on buying some balut and salty eggs from a specific vendor.
I have to say that I’m so in love with this OM-D. It’s like I’m having an affair behind the back of my PEN E-P3, which I really love and appreciate. Both cameras are excellent. They’re different machines. OM-D is more powerful and much faster. But it’s not like the E-P3 is noticeably slow either, it’s just different. First, there’s the budget. The PEN E-P3 is in the 44,000 range while the OM-D is around P62,000. So that should already be a deciding factor. The PEN doesn’t come with a view finder. I had to order an electronic viewfinder for my PEN. Still waiting for it. The OMD has a built-in view finder. Also another major breakthrough is that the OM-D is weatherproof. Rain, dust and moisture won’t affect the camera.
These photos are all on Auto mode – idiot-proof. I like the sharpness of the images. Autofocus was really fast. And now that I’ve had a week to play with it, my newer photos (which I haven’t posted yet) are more fun and interesting. The camera does everything you want a DSLR to do, except it is smaller and lighter. Love.
Back to the Laguna loop. I love this drive around the lake. Pretty.