Somewhere in the middle of the madly medical week, the camera I’ve been waiting for showed up. I’m sometimes astonished at Amazon’s packing. They send me a bag of spices packed so well you could shoot it into space. Then, they send me a camera in its own box in a bigger box without a shred of packing. Good thing Olympus packs their equipment well. I think a bit of protective packing might have been a nice touch.
Now that Amazon has laid off 13,000 workers, I don’t think their packing will improve.
I had to try out the new camera. It was interesting. Although it is very similar to my other Olympus OMD cameras, it is just different enough to make it an adventure.
Using the same lens I have been using, the focus was different. Not bad, just different. Only one orchid is currently blooming. I have three others with tiny buds, but I think it will be a few weeks before they bloom.
It did occur to me I was shooting in very low light. This might have had an impact on the pictures. Regardless, this is a very familiar lens I’ve used to take hundreds of macros though usually in better light.
Since I don’t have a doctor to visit tomorrow, I’ll try again. If it isn’t raining or snowing (which it has been every day for weeks), I might take it outside and see how it handles. This model is not water resistant.
I don’t think we’ve had more than a few hours of sun since January began. I wouldn’t mind an afternoon with the sun shining.