Canon vs Olympus – a very quick update

This was written in 2015 and time moves on..

Hello! Before reading the post I thought I’d quickly add that a LOT has changed since 2015. After shooting for a while with Nikon (and loving it!) I switched to Fujifilm for my wedding work with a pair of the fantastic XT-2 cameras…. and, wait for it, switched again in 2019 but this time to the class-leading Sony mirrorless system with the perfect blend of groundbreaking full-frame image sensors and fast, accurate and all-round fabulous prime lenses.

… it’s now 2023, and I’m still shooting Sony 🙂

If you saw my previous posts around switching from Canon to Olympus cameras, or maybe my first few trial shots with a Panasonic Lumix GX7, well I have some news for you…

After a very enjoyable trial, I’ve all but decided to switch wholesale from shooting with Canon dSLRs to an awesome pair of Olympus OM-D EM-1 mirrorless cameras.  I’ve not yet parted with my Canon gear, but however none of it has  been out of the bag since my E-M1’s arrived.

Unlike my Canons, the E-M1’s are surprisingly lightweight and compact, yet can deliver excellent image quality through a comprehensive line up of razor sharp lenses. I already have a couple of favourite chunks of glass – an unbelievably sharp and gorgeous Panasonic-Leica 42.5mm f1.2 Nocticron, and the excellent Olympus 75mm f1.8 prime.

I’ll write more soon around the awesome lenses available for Micro Four Thirds, but for now will leave you with a handful of examples… There will soon be many more E-M1 galleries over on 🙂


The absolute best bit however is that the gear is so ultra compact, lightweight and superbly portable. Quite a nice change to be able to fit 2 camera bodies (with grips) along with a full lens lineup including a couple of f2.8 Pro zooms (12-40mm and 40-15mm), 17mm, 42.5mm & 75mm primes and a simple flash all in a smallish bag (ThinkTank Photo Retrospective 7) 🙂IMG_6819

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