My Camera Gear
In the past I've had various dSLRs all of which have been Nikons and I have loved them. In the past year I've made the change over to mirrorless and I haven't looked back.
Below I'll go through my favourite cameras and the choice of lens. You'll find a choice of cameras depending on your budget.
New Camera - Panasonic G7
For the past few months I've been using a Panasonic G7 which is another Micro Four Thirds camera. I have created a separate review of this so make sure you check it out. Panasonic G7 Review.
Good Camera - Olympus OM-D E-M10
A brilliant camera, this is the entry level OM-D camera and it really won't disappoint. This is the Mark I version and you'll be able to pick up this model for around £370 which is a bargain.
There is a Mark II of this camera available which has slight improves on everything and the controls have changed slightly. If you picked the Mark I over the Mark II you won't be upset.
Best Camera - Olympus OM-D E-M1
This is the top end of the OM-D range with the OM-D E-M5 Mark II sitting between the two. This one has been out for a number of years and there is rumours that a Mark II version will be released in 2016. The price of this is £879 which is still cheaper than most dSLRs.
A weather-sealed casing with a 16.3 megapixel Live MOS sensor and next-generation TruePic VII image processor, which uses Fine Detail Technology II to get the very best still image and movie quality out of every lens. Equipped with 5-axis IS to counteract movement and dual fast AF which Olympus claims to be one of the world’s fastest AF systems.
We all know that lenses can cost anything from £90 up to £40,000+ and I'm not in the market to spend this sort of money on lenses so these are my lenses that I'd recommend for the average person.
- Olympus 70-300mm f4.0-5.6 ZUIKO Digital ED - If you're looking for a lens with some extra range then this is a great choice. For the price you really can't go wrong. Highly rated at the price of £350.
- Olympus 45mm f1.8 ZUIKO Digital - This is my new everyday lens. This covers all the bases I need, from portrait to landscape this is awesome. I rate this massively at around £179.0
- Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 Asph. Power OIS - A sharp and quick lens that compliments the OM-D range of cameras perfectly. Once you fit this to your camera you'll wonder how you lived without it. You should be able to find this for about £699
- Olympus M.ZUIKO 60mm f/2.8 Macro - If Macro is your thing then this is the one for you. Great for portraits too, I am yet to see a back review or comment about this. You'll find this for around £350 which is a great price.