Gear Slut

I use Olympus cameras to take photographs.

I’m used to the awkward silence that usually follows that statement.  It’s not the easy choice to shoot.  Most people with a serious interest in photography fall broadly into two camps, Canon or Nikon.  Of you’re super cool then Leica. ( Hi Glendyn )

And if they’re on a film film set with a stills camera these days it’s 90% likely to be a Canon 5D or maybe a 7D because of their video capabilities.

So pulling out an Olympus DSLR just tends to cause a bit of confusion.  People don’t really seem to know much about them.

I shoot Olympus because their lenses are sharp and have better colour reproduction.   DPREVIEW described the 50mmF2 macro as “nearest yet to technically perfect” This is because their lenses are telecentrically designed, meaning they are optimised for digital sensors only rather than for both film and sensor like other legacy lenses have to do.  And they have some amazing lenses.  Like the 14-35 F2 or the 35-100 F2.  And of course the 50mm F2 Macro.

Their cameras are indestructible.  They are practically waterproof and dust sealed.  Yet they are smaller and lighter than their equivalents in other brands.

The pictures just look damn good.  So I’ll keep shooting Olympus thanks.

Olympus E5

Olympus E1

7-14 F4

14-35 F2

35-100 F2

150 F2

50F2 Macro

35F3.5 Macro

Leica / Panasonic 25mm F1.4

Sigma 50mm F1.4

About johnbrawley

Director Of Photography striving to create compelling images
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2 Responses to Gear Slut

  1. I’m really enjoying your site, I originally clicked in from the DPReview Olympus forum and its so great to read about how you go about doing your job, it sounds so interesting and challenging. I am going to be keeping an eye out for the shows you work on now.

    Looking through you Oly list makes me a tad jealous, but rest assured someday I will have one of those F2 zooms and an E5, but until then though I think I will be more than happy with my E3 and ZD50.

  2. Pingback: Olympus comes in from the filmmaking wilderness…. | johnbrawley

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