Photography

The posts in our blog here tend to be picture-heavy, on account that we take a lot of photos! We especially posted a lot of pictures of our children in the past years, but have gradually tapered that off on account that we want to juggle sharing our happy times with our children against privacy concerns too.

The photos taken at our blog have been taken using a variety of equipment over the years. We’ve used three interchangeable lens systems: Konica, Nikon and Micro Four Thirds.

Here is the current and past outlay of our equipment.

Currently

Olympus E-M1 (2015+): the current workhorse when I have to take pictures at occasions that are less casual.

Olympus E-M5 (2012+): the first DSLR-styled m4/3 camera body I owned, and now a backup to the E-M1.

Olympus E-PL6 (2013+): compact m4/3 body that I brought everywhere to take casual shots of the kids.

Panasonic GX85 (2017+): a very new acquisition to gradually replace the E-PL6.

Panasonic LX7 (2012+): an old compact camera that still produces great pictures when used in good light.

The main lenses used are Olympus 12-40mm f2.8, Olympus 40-150mm f2.8, Olympus 17mm f1.8, Panasonic 25mm f1.4, and the Olympus 45mm f1.8.

The four m4/3 cameras that I am currently using.

Past

Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D (2006 to 2008): the first digital ILC camera I used.

Nikon D300 (2008 to 2012): my first Nikon DSLR, and – at the current moment – still the camera I took the most number of pictures with, though the E-M1 is fast catching up!

Olympus E-PL1 (2010 to 2012): my first m4/3 compact that also came along for several oversea trips.

Olympus E-PL2 (2011+): a fairly brisk replacement to the E-PL1 given its technological improvements over its predecessor.

Nikon D7000 (2012 to 2014): my second Nikon DSLR, but bought at a time when I was already considering a full switch to m4/3.

Panasonic DMC-LX100 (2015 to 2016): a large sensor compact camera with great styling, but couldn’t get past the idiosyncracies of its images.

Fujifilm X70 (2016 to 2017): another large sensor compact camera that I couldn’t get used to.

 

Updated Feb 2017.