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6 months of going mirrorless with the Olympus Pen-F

It’s been just over six months since I got rid of my dSLR and went mirrorless with the Olympus Pen-F so I figured it was time to review.

My main reason for changing was the bulk and weight of the Canon (with the Sigma lens) I had which, due in part to how I carried the camera, was actually causing physical pain – even when I wasn’t holding it.  It seemed to me that mirrorless Continue reading “6 months of going mirrorless with the Olympus Pen-F”

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Photo month challenge

Now that I have this new camera I want to get familiar with it and so I thought I would challenge myself for the next month. Continue reading “Photo month challenge”

Mirrorless: final chapter.. or just the beginning

Okay done it, pulled the trigger and I now have a smart new camera to play with; very exited 🙂 Continue reading “Mirrorless: final chapter.. or just the beginning”

Mirrorless part 6- time to call it

A weekend with the Olympus Pen-F and I am sold. Continue reading “Mirrorless part 6- time to call it”

Mirrorless: Part 5½, the countdown to Desert Trip and Pen-F try out

Just a few days until Desert Trip where I’ll be seeing some of the biggest names in rock, see my previous post here. Continue reading “Mirrorless: Part 5½, the countdown to Desert Trip and Pen-F try out”

Mirrorless part 5 – indecision

Wow! Continue reading “Mirrorless part 5 – indecision”

Mirrorless part 4 – the try out – Sony a6300

So I spent last week with a Sony a6300 with a 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 lens rented from Borrowlenses.com which I took on holiday to Florida.   Continue reading “Mirrorless part 4 – the try out – Sony a6300”

Going mirrorless? part 3

Just putting down my thoughts on the two cameras I have in mind for going mirrorless should I decide to make the switch (apologies if I have said any of this before).

As mentioned previously the SLR has been giving me pain and I am thinking that technology is at the level where the difference between SLR vs Mirrorless (for my needs) is close enough.

So I have in mind two camera options having looked around; Sony a6300 and Olympus Pen-F digital. Continue reading “Going mirrorless? part 3”

Mirrorless or not? Part 2

I thought I would follow up on this subject and probably try to document this further over the next few weeks.

Following the last post on this I have been continuing my investigations whilst my SLR is in for repair.

I have fairly well convinced myself at this point that I do want to move to a smaller camera but not ready to make the decision yet.  To help me on the way I am renting a Sony a6300 from BorrowLenses.com for my vacation starting this weekend.  Hopefully this will give me what I need to make a decision of some sort.

There are two things i want to get out of it.

  1. Try mirrorless in the real world and see if it makes the difference I am expecting.
  2. Try out the one of the two cameras I have in mind and check operability.

The two cameras I am considering at the moment are the Sony a6300 and the Olympus Pen-F digital.  Both fit with my needs in terms of features so it comes down to usability and livability.  The Olympus is more expensive but look beautiful the Sony more affordable ;it’s not beautiful but is well designed and I like the look of it.

A week with the Sony will give me a good idea of what it is like to use and if it is good I will probably go with it leaving extra cash for lenses and accessories.

I’m thinking of going ‘mirrorless’

Is it time for me to switch?  I’ve been casually thinking about the idea for a while and now I am looking at specific cameras. Continue reading “I’m thinking of going ‘mirrorless’”

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