About a year ago, I sold my Olympus E-3. The E-3 is the "pinaccle" of the 4/3rds format, the "pro" camera in the line up and all that- if we want to believe everything marketing says. Truth is I had it for six months and I started to hate the interface. And it's not a small camera.... and this and that, so I sold it.
And a year after, I have bought it back. Why you may ask? As I am starting to shoot more weddings, while I can do that with my little e-420, I realized that for one particular situation I could use all the help I could get to shoot in the dark. Also I began noticing that though having a great lens helps immensely to the image quality, the E-3 seemed to have these.. um.. "blue crystals" that just made it look like "there"- like you can touch it. And that got me thinking that professionally, I wanted that "extra." I got a good deal with one of the newer great lenses so I got it back.
But wait, there's more. I also bought a FILM medium format camera from my first photography teacher. Yes, FILM, Can you believe it? Finally I am going to be "a real man" according to some of my film friend lovers. So we'll see what I get out of this. I must say when I got it, I was impressed. Several coworkers pointed out that "wow, it looks like a real camera" and the manual focusing is super fanstic. The E-3 has one of the niciest view finders in the market and this view finder is like twice as nice. We'll see what I do.
But wait, there's even more... Olympus just came out with a camera that quite frankly, is like they asked me "Hey Ricardo, so what do you want in a camera." It's like a "pro specced e-420" - small, nimble, fast, full articulated LCD/live view, NO more banding at high ISO... 12 megapixies (not that I cared from 10 to 12 really). Uses the same battery of the e-420 and it's fantastic. The only thing missing here is weather sealing... one day Olympus... probably will do that. In fact, one day I hope they do a true pro specced "e-420/620" that does the great E-3 color, but frankly, this camera has so many pro options and configurations, the price is just a steal.
ASo I bought it. And with that, NO MÁS for a while, really. I will admit though, buying the e-620 is a complete utter luxury at this point. This was supposed to be my wedding camera, and not the E-3, but since I bought the E_3 back, my "need a camera for making work better on me" excuse no longer holds. Well, I am selling two of my other cameras at least, and the weddings in the summer will cover both the E-3, and the 620.
I want to share a photo I got with it. This camera has a few art filters Olympus decided to introduce... I feel a bit ho hum about that but I love the B&W grainy one. And yes, I barely have time, I am uber crunching at work. Blah.