Over the last couple months, I have been fortunate enough to buy me some new gear. A bonus check at work helps out a lot when its unexpected, and allows you to buy some things that's not on top of the priority list. First off, I purchased a Nikon prime lens 50mm 1.8. I wanted a lens that would produced sharp images of my family along with having nice bokeh. Next, I wanted a new camera with modern features along with a compact design to bring it along more places than my DSLR. So I purchased into the micro four thirds system with an Olympus O-MD E-M10 mark ii camera. The camera came with a 14-42mm 3.5-5.6 kit lens which happens to be a great lens. I wanted a nice prime lens to go along with this camera as well and found a used vintage Olympus 50mm 1.4 OM mount lens. These additions should help improve my photography in various aspects.
OM-D E-M10 MARK II
The last couple weeks I have had my Olympus camera, I love it. I couldn't make up my mind if I wanted to buy a Sony a6000 which is highly rated and reviewed. The Sony also has an APS-C sensor which can produce better image and video quality. With that being said, I choose the Olympus because of the build quality and ease of use with the controls on top of the camera. Image Stabilization was also a plus when shooting video of my kids. The lens system is a lot better along with cheaper when times I want an upgrade. All in all I am very happy with my selection. Below are some specs of the camera.
- 16 Megapixel Live MOS Sensor
- Advanced 5-Axis Image Stabilization
- Touch AF and Shutter Release
- Interactive OLED Electronic Viewfinder
- 8.5fps Sequential Shooting
- Full HD 1080p Video
- Built-in Flash
- 81-Point Selectable Autofocus
- Built-in Wi-Fi
- 1/16000s High-Speed Electronic Shutter
- Focus Bracketing
- 14 Unique Art Filters
Below are some sample shots I took with the Olympus OMD EM10 Mark ii
I really wanted a good prime lens along with inexpensive to take sharper portraits of my kids. I choose the Nikon 50mm 1.8. Then first couple shots with this lens I immediately noticed a difference in how sharp it was compared to the kit lens. It also creates nice bokeh at 1.8 which is hard to do with the kit lens. All in all I am very happy with this lens and plan on getting some great shots of my family.