Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review

Earlier than expected, I received my new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Friday afternoon. Since then, I’ve shot hundreds of frames with it. On Friday night, I attended a group shoot with three models. On Sunday, I strolled through Chinatown in New York City with camera in hand. In between, I bugged my family and chased our new puppy. A thousand shots later, I can share my first impressions.

Since this is my first review, I should point out where I’m coming from. I’m not a pixel peeper and I have no desire to shoot brick walls or some setup with colorful dolls on a table. Ain’t gonna happen. I shoot with a new camera like I shoot with an old one: in real life, with real people and real obstacles encountered in the real world. Afterward, on my computer or after I make prints I judge if the images satisfy my standards. If I have fun using the camera, encounter no frustrations using it and love the end result, the camera passes go.

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