Camera gear downgrade?

So recently I wrote about how smartphone cameras are getting so good that, as a casual/enthusiast photographer like me, lugging a separate camera and lens during my travels is no longer an attractive option for me. Smartphone cameras has gotten so good that I feel it is no longer worth the effort in bringing all... Continue Reading →

Budgeting for 7-14mm f2.8 lens

If I am serious in getting the Pro lens from Olympus, the 7-14mm f2.8, it will seriously throw a curveball at this year's budget of expenditure and potentially threaten my savings target for 2019 that I have created as part of my New Year's Resolution. All the holiday destinations I have planned has already strained... Continue Reading →

Sold my lens with a tinge of regret

In 2016, sometime in the month of June, I bought my second lens for the Olympus OM-D EM5 Mark II camera. It was the 40-150mm f2.8 lens. At that time it costs almost S$2000. But I loved the lens to death. It was one of the sharpest lens I ever owned. Incredible bokeh, thanks to... Continue Reading →

Olympus 17mm f1.8 vs Voigtlander 17.5mm f0.95

The next lens on my mind would be an equivalent focal length of 35mm on a full frame camera. That would roughly translate to about 17mm on a MFT system. There are 2 leading lenses available that I have set my sights on. One is from Olympus and the other, Voigtlander. The Olympus released the M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f1.8... Continue Reading →

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