Thursday, November 24, 2022


Neighborhood squirrel, photographed with the Olympus E-5 & Panasonic Leica Vario-Elmar 14-150mm f/3.5-5.6 Asph Mega OIS.

This is just a bangin' superzoom, and I really like this camera/lens combo for general purpose walking-around-the-neighborhood stuff.

As Thom Hogan has pointed out, 12MP is plenty of resolution for the internet (it's plenty for magazine photos, too) and the Olympus pro-grade Four Thirds DSLR bodies, the E-3 and E-5, are crazy rugged and weather resistant.

If I'd bought them new, this would have been $1700 worth of camera with another $1300 of lens on the front, but thanks to the magic of depreciation and electronics buyers needing the latest and greatest, I shopped around and waited and gave about three hundo each for the body and the glass at Roberts and KEH, respectively.