Olympus

 

At the end of 2016, I switched to shooting with Olympus.

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

How do you like shooting Olympus?

LOVE!

 

What did you use before?

Canon. From a film canon rebel in high school to the 1D-X with a caseload of L series lenses, it was and remains a fantastic system, it just no longer suited my photography needs.

 

What made you switch?

Weight, Wi-fi, Weather-sealing, truly silent shutter, price.

 

Did you consider Sony?

Yes, but because it's full frame, pairs with full frame lenses so the weight and size difference from Canon or Nikon doesn't apply. (More via PetaPixel)

 

What camera bodies do you use?

I shoot with OM-D E-M1 Mark II bodies with a grip for all my professional work

 

What lenses do you use?

Mostly M. Zuiko PRO lenses

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What lenses do you suggest for sports?

Depends on the sports and your style. A basic system would include

A wide and a zoom: 7-14mm f/2.8 and 40-150mm f/2.8

 

The wide will get you great team, venue and other wide angle photos. The zoom will get most action

 

Go Long: 300mm,

If you can afford to add more to your gear set, especially if you shoot field sports, this is the lens that convinced me I could move to Olympus. A 600mm 35mm equivalent at f/4 that you can handhold

Just for fun: 9mm fisheye

I love this body cap lens. 

 

Other options 

 

14-150mm

 

What settings do you use for sports?

Here's a quick peak at my Super Control Panel.

 

What lenses do you suggest for weddings?I still opt for a wide and a zoom,

You will never miss the shot. f/2.8 will be important for creating nice bokeh or dealing with low light

 

 

Beautiful bokeh

To get more shallow depth of field, shoot in low light, or as a prime lens purist

 

 

 

What's the biggest drawback of switching to micro-four thirds?

High ISO not as capable

Why that's ok by me:

1) Photography is Latin combo of photo (light) and graphy (draw), drawing with light. I want my images to have light. If the scene is so dark that I can't create an image at the cameras capabilities, it's probably not much of a dynamic image anyway.

2) Sensor technology improves so rapidly, I'm confident each generation of the OM-D will continue to improve noise handling