Long time no post!
I had to go back to Indonesia for some urgent visa matter, and I’ve been busy since.
I’ve been wanting to buy a new camera for a long time. I want a camera that works better than a basic pocket camera, but smaller and lighter and more simple than a dSLR. I’m sick of carrying my stupid dSLR wherever I go, and I can’t even maximize the use of a dSLR camera, so why bother. Plus, I’m going to New Zealand soon, I really don’t want to bring my dSLR. I’m basically just… not that into photography, but I still want to be able to take nice enough pictures.
So when I went back to Indonesia, I had a camera in mind. I wanted to buy in Indonesia because the price is obviously so much cheaper. I wanted Nikon J1, because I saw a blogger carried it around during the Nuffnang Blogopolis 2012 and I fell in love with the white one. Nikon J1 is so cute and sleek, and takes good quality pictures.
However, long story short…. someone gave me a totally free (as in, I don’t have to take part in some competition or lucky draw, and I don’t have to ask or beg someone to give it to me, and of course I didn’t steal it from anybody!) brand new Olympus PEN E-PL 1 !!! How lucky am I? Well sure, it’s not the latest in the Olympus Pen Light range (the E-PL3 is out already), but it’s free, so that’s so much better than spending money to buy a new one. Plus my photographer friend told me that Olympus PEN is still the leading mirrorless camera brand, and the pictures quality is better than Nikon J1. Well, to be honest I don’t really know if that’s true, but I’ve decided to believe him.
Anyway… it’s free. What more can I ask for. I’ve been so attached to it ever since. I brought it everywhere and take pictures of anything or everything. Although the LCD is so much worse than Nikon, but the result on my computer screen is pretty good. However, I haven’t go out much since I got the camera so I haven’t take anything interesting. I’ll post some test shots by the end of my trip!