Every Thursday we feature a member of the Blurb staff, and the camera they love. And this edition of #Camerathursdays marks the third appearance of a camera from the Olympus Pen family in our series. Longtime readers will remember that the E-P1 was the second camera we featured, and that the E-P2 is the camera of choice for our CEO, Eileen Gittins. And while the cameras are pretty much the same, the photos that have come out of them are very different.
Camera: Olympus Pen E-P2
For the last couple of years, I’ve been faithfully carrying my Olympus Pen E-P2 around every day. It’s completely changed the way I shoot street photography. While my Canon DSLR was conspicuous and garnered a lot of “are you a photographer?” comments from strangers, the Pen allows me to shoot without affecting the subject. That means I take more shots. I love the retro styling, and the silver finish makes this a really pretty camera. Now the comments I get from strangers are, “that camera looks cool!” With the tiny, 17mm pancake lens, the feather weight of the camera means I never have a sore back. The camera does get noisy even at mid-range ISOs, but I’m pleased with the image quality overall. The micro four-thirds market is still new and growing. I expect amazing things from this class of camera in the next 10 years.
Here are some of Ryan’s photos:
Next week we’ll be with another dispatch from our corner of camera-nerd heaven. Don’t forget to follow blurb_books on Instagram for the latest.