Friday, 17 October 2008
OLYMPUS - The new Nikon?
After reviewing the new E3 for Digital Photo Pro magazine - Olympus called me up to ask if I would be interested in a sponsorship deal. For those who are unsure, this basically means that Olympus throw me a load of free kit and I er..just use it!
The weeks that followed started to feel freakily like Christmas the only difference being that the fat man delivering my parcels was not dressed in red and did not have a white bushy beard or unconvincing laugh.
I've used the E3 quite a lot already and I genuinely love it. OK, I'd like a few extra pixels and I'd like it to deal with noise at high ISO numbers a snippet better than it does but I tell you, apart from these two minor observations, I can genuinely say this is one of the most intuative cameras on the market. And don't even ask me about the live view screen! This has and will transform my photography. I can now see what I am actually doing on self portrait shoots and I no longer have to look like a child whose been munching on mud when I take low angle outdoor shots.
I now have an E3, E420 and the very cool MJU 1030SW. For my test reports on the E3 please see here and here and for an article on the Photogirl kitbag, go here.