Last updated on September 19th, 2018 at 02:10 pm
If you follow me on facebook, you already know I made the switch from DSLR to mirrorless.The need to reduce overall weight was the primary reason for moving away from DSLRs.
The weight of the DSLR and my lenses became too much for me to haul around. Moving out of my DSLR comfort zone was (and continues to be) scary. I had grown to love my Canon systems over the last 14 years and felt comfortable using the cameras. Fearing I wouldn’t know how to fully utilize the features of a mirrorless and may be sacrificing image quality for size and weight I took the plunge, selling all of my Canon equipment.
Conquering my first fear is just a matter of time. It’s not a sprint and actually, it’s not even a race. I plan to take my time and read all the books and watch the video tutorials I’ve purchased. Or maybe just use them for reference (grin). A full day of shooting will be the first step in conquering my second fear. Though really, I need to know how to effectively use the camera and its features in order to get the best images. It’s a chicken and egg thing.
In case you’re wondering, I chose to go with Olympus micro four thirds systems. I know Sony gets all the hype these days but a full frame system uses lenses sized accordingly. My objective was to downsize so micro four thirds seemed the best option. Panasonic ran a very close second. If you are interested, a very good comparison between the Olympus and Panasonic models I was considering at https://mirrorlesscomparison.com/panasonic-vs-olympus/g9-vs-em1-mark-ii/.
What’s in my camera bag now:
Cameras: Olympus OM-D E M1 Mark II & OM-D E M5 Mark II
Lenses: Olympus 12-40 2.8 PRO, 40-150 2.8 PRO, 7-14 2.8 PRO, 60mm Macro; Panasonic 14-140, 20mm
I plan to add the Panasonic 100-400 in the future.
This morning I ventured out into my backyard, camera in hand, to try a few shots. When I uploaded the images, I realized I had not changed the camera to capture RAW, sigh. It’s not a sprint, it’s not a sprint…