So, two new things for you today.
First being this gorgeous wild bleeding heart I found in my yard today. Never before have I seen or photographed the wild variety and so when I saw it today, I got right out there.
I didn’t use the E-30 though.
New camera making its debut on the blog this Mother’s Day. The first non-Olympus camera I have ever owned.
A Panasonic Lumix GH3.
And the OM 90mm macro.
What? You were expecting total change?
Well, maybe in future posts. I did get the Lumix 12-35mm f2.8 as well, but didn’t keep it on the camera for these.
I’ve had the thing all of 28 hours now and I’m still messing with its millions of settings, menu selections and buttons. It’s a bit overwhelming, but if I concentrate on finding, using and becoming proficient with the things I used most often with the E-30, it helps keep my head from exploding. This is one serious camera. Woah.
I say again. Woah.
This is almost too much camera for me. I mean, I shot with an OM-1 from 1988 to 2005 or so. Interspersed with an OM-3 in the later years. All manual. All mechanical. Could shoot without batteries as long as I could meter in my head, which I used to be able to do. I should try it again just to see if I still can.
Anyway. I decided on the m4/3 flagship from Panasonic for a lot of reasons and I don’t think I’m going to be disappointed at all. It’s weather-sealed. It has a level. It has a flip and swivel screen. It has 16 megapixels. It takes my old glass just fine. It has an incredible image processing engine. It’s slightly smaller than my old rig. It has some excellent weather-sealed lenses with fixed apertures all through the zoom range. It feels good in my hands. It has a million customizable buttons and settings.
It’s going to be a while before I really get comfortable with it, but so far it’s been pretty terrific. And I have some snazzy HD video options, too, so look out!
So watch this space for more Lumix GH3 images. It’s going to be a wild ride.