At this stage in life, when I can quite contentedly say "been there, done that" to most things, photography is still one of my little joys that I have never really given up.
Today, someone again paid me a compliment after viewing my photo blog.
But inevitably, and I am very sure without any malice, the oft asked question arose.
What camera did you take these picture with?
You must be a Canon or Nikon user.
I still take that as a compliment in that assumption that good pictures come from better equipment. Well, perhaps, or perhaps not?
Here's a quotation from the world famous South African photographer, Sam Haskins.
He nails it with his anecdote on the comment faced by most photographers.
My hobby is definitely still at an amateur level.
And what cameras do I use?
My equipment is very basic.
I carry the point & shoot Olympus u1030 all the time in my satchel, and occasionally bring along my other Olympus E-PL1.
The E-PL1 is a micro four-thirds camera, if you know what that is. (haha).
It's supposed to give comparable DSLR quality pictures but is less bulky as it does not have a reflex mirror system like an SLR. Just to my liking.
|E-PL1 on the left, u1030 on the right. Taken with my iphone.|