MATTHEW NORDHAGEN :: PHOTOGRAPHY

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Missoula Montana

River Rock

While I have enjoyed my Fujifilm X-H2 and lenses, what I haven't enjoyed is the total weight of the kit. My camera kit weighs about 7.5 pounds and when I add my tripod it becomes more than what I'm interested in carrying around. I've been looking at different camera systems and I rented for a few days an OM System OM-1 Mark II with the M.Zuiko 12-100mm F4 IS Pro lens. Having owned an Olympus E-PL1 many years ago, it was a nice reminder of how compact and capable a micro four thirds camera system is. The combination of the lens and in-body stabilization renders a tripod almost unnecessary. In the end, the OM-1 Mark II wasn't quite what I was looking for, which I'll write more about later, but what I couldn't argue with was the way that it renders colors. The RAW files required very little work and all of the colors of the river rock seen here came through beautifully.