Olympus OM-D E-M5 (see above).
iphone X (my oh sh1t, i forgot my camera, camera). These phones are brilliant in good light.
Left to Right: Olympus 45mm f1.8 | Leica 25mm f1.4 | Olympus 75mm f1.8 | Panasonic 7-14mm F4.
Not featured: Panasonic 20mm f1.7 | Voigtlander 42.5mm f0.95
- Without filters / hoods – vertical size comparison.
- Without filters / hoods – lens size comparison. (as featured on Flickr Explore).
- With hoods – vertical size comparison.
- With hoods – view from above.
I’m experimenting with:
- two high end SLRs – the Nikon FM3A and the Pentax LX
- two high end compact film cameras – the Contax T2 and Ricoh GR1V
All bought on ebay and inspired from this article by Ming Thien. I’m mainly using Kodak Porta 400 or Ilford HP5 film. Film is not cheap, neither is developing and scanning.
This is my favourite over the Pentax LX – faster quieter shutter (1/4000s v 1/2000s), better quality build and better viewfinder (rangefinder like approach, which really works well for all manual cameras).
The advantages of the LX over the FM3A are:
(a) Cheaper body
(b) Cheaper and possibly better glass
HIGH END COMPACTS
I really like this camera. It’s beautifully constructed, looks amazing and has a brilliantly clear view-finder.
Smaller than the Contax T2. I’ve been throwing this into my bike bag for the commute. See here for a review.
Footprint wrist strap
The UK alternative to the Gordy straps – handmade and sold direct on ebay. Great value for money.
link to Olympus site description.
After less than one month and limited use, the flash developed sync issues and would no longer work direct from the Hot Shoe – it would only work in remote mode. I sent it back to Olympus for repair – and to their credit they replaced it quickly.
I’ve only ever used it indoor for product shots, and for that purpose it’s been great.
Decent review on youtube here.
Billingham Hadley Pro, Khaki Canvas & Billingham LARGE Pro, BLACK FIBERNITE
These handmade in britain bags are awesome. I also use them as work bags. Link to the billingham site – can buy direct.