It isn’t a new camera in the sense that it was never used before, but it’s close enough! I hasn’t been used much and this is the first time I’ve gotten a new camera and immediately seen an improvement in photographs. The OMD M1 Mark II (the three is out, but that’s way out of my range) and since my friend Ben got a nearly new three from a friend, he sold me his nearly unused II and voila! Also, Olympus supposedly is selling out. We don’t even know if there will be any new Olympus cameras — or lenses — after this year. Which is distressing since I’ve been using Olympus’s cameras since I was in my 20s.

All the pictures of the Blue Jay were not post-processed. This camera focuses really fast!

This is one amazing camera. It reminds me of the OMD EM5 Mark II in terms of it’s size and shape, but it takes a bigger battery and it holds two CD cards. So you can shoot one in RAW and one in JPG. Or one in color, the other in black & white. I haven’t figured out what I want to do with it, so for the moment, I’m doing nothing about it. But I did take 133 pictures with it today. The birds, hearing about the improvement in seed, have come back. Are they spoiled or what?

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17 replies

  1. Great pictures. Isn’t it great when you find a camera that does exactly what you need it to do.


  2. We love our toys! Happy experimenting!


  3. Wonderful Marilyn!!

    This particular bird always makes me wish I knew how to make a stained glass hanging!!!


    • They are very aggressive birds, but they are also beautiful. Just all that patterning on their wings. They actually LOOK like a stained glass picture. So despite their bad habits (like eating the eggs of other birds), I welcome them for their beauty. Their color should be a separate color: Blue Jay Blue 🙂

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      • The pictures are really wonderful. It’s like you were next to the birds who waited patiently. I know better.

        I hope the new camera gives you all that you want.


  4. How beautiful! I’m so pleased that a ‘new’ toy (or tool, whichever you like to call it) has worked out so very well! A bright spot to treasure when you think back on the possibly “worst year in history” aka 2020.

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    • I wasn’t going to buy it — and as it is, I’m paying in pieces. But because Olympus is selling out their camera section (or were supposed to be — I know they were still making deals about who got which piece of the cameras), none of us know what will happen after the turn of the year. This is the top of the line camera — or was until a few months ago — of the OMD line of which I am enamored. They are sturdy, fast, solid cameras. Smaller than a DSLR and a lot lighter. This works for me because my wrists don’t like a big heavy camera. For that matter, neither do my shoulders. These are small enough so I can carry one plus an extra lens and not be crippled by it.

      I know we sometimes call these toys, but they really are tools. Cameras and computers are where any money that doesn’t go into feeding us, paying doctors, or repairing something in the house, goes. I have a great set of cameras now, including one Panasonic that takes brilliant pictures, but I haven’t a clue what the menu means — and I have the manual which also means nothing to me — so I can only use it in automatic. Probably not an altogether bad thing since it sees better than I do and a whole lot further!


  5. Very good focus Marilyn.


  6. Nice indeed!
    I hardly ever post any images that I don’t work on first though. And some can be improved greatly.



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