Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Saturday, March 19, 2016

2016 #12 - King of his domain

This very nice guy is selling freshly squeezed juices and juice cocktails just across Tel Aviv city hall. Highly recommended!

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Enter the Olympus

It turns out I might have chosen a rather limiting name to this blog. Some time ago I mostly switched from Pentax K-5 to Ricoh GXR-M as my tool of choice. However, AF and other advantages of K-5 have their use.

Unfortunately, recently it has become progressively more difficult to use my K-5. With DA* 16-50/2.8 lens, even not taking into account battery grip and sometimes flash, it weighs 1.3 kg, which meets very strong opposition from my wrists.

So, after a bit of research, deliberation, and general doubtfulness, I have decided on my next move. Pentax K-5 is about to be retired. Instead, I have bought into micro four thirds (m43) with Olympus E-M1 and Olympus 12-40/2.8 zoom lens.

It seems to me now that this combo is just the right tool for my needs whenever I need AF, zoom, touch AF, flip out screen, and other modern goodies. 

The operating of the camera is different, though the responsiveness of E-M1 is excellent, focus is accurate and very fast. All in all, in terms of camera operations, this is a good step up from K-5, though it will take me time to fully get used to it and to sync to its rhythm. 

The lens is very sharp even wide open, and in terms of size, it balances very nicely on a largish EM-1 camera body.

As far as IQ goes, K-5 has less noise and more room for error in the dark tones department. However, EM-1 compensates rather nicely by being smarter than me and exposing to the right, but not too right. 

So, I am a happy camper in the process of learning my new gear.

To be continued...

P.S. I am not changing the name of my blog. By Pentax Ways is certainly making a turn or a twist...

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