So for the past 8+ years I have wanted one of those nice cameras that you see photographers carrying around. I got my first point and shoot 10ish years ago in my senior year of high school and I love documenting moments. When I moved to Japan in 09′ I brought it with me but technology is fast moving and I wasn’t able to get the picture to turn out how I see it in my mind. Living in Japan, I have had so many wonderful moments and chances to travel and see the beautiful culture that is Japan. Out of convenience and due to technology, my iPhone 3s camera was more than enough and portable to carry around and use.
It was enough all the way through the 5s that I now use. My friend/roommate for three months had a mirrorless camera and let me play with it. I loved the photos I was able to get with it. I asked her to come with me and look at some cameras since I had no idea what I was looking for. I know I wanted something between a point and shoot and a DSLR. I wanted a camera I could learn on but still be able to use right away. We came across this Olympus E-M10. I picked it up and it just felt right to me. We looked up reviews right then and there and there were not many bad things to say. People looking for the same things as me out of a camera had bought this and were satisfied. The only negative review I saw, was that it was too small for someone’s big hands. I’m 4ft11in, it fit perfectly in mine and it wasn’t too heavy.
I stepped away and we went to a cafe where we could research a bit more and then I had decided. This was the one for me. It would be my 30th birthday present to myself from myself. I have never paid a credit card in installments, so this was my first big purchase. I was really nervous but confident that it would be worth it. I’ve had it for a little over a month and I have to say I am pleased!
Here is a photo of my Olympus on top and my Dad’s camera on the bottom. I had a choice of colors and everyone told me to go for the black on black because the lens was black but I liked the silver. I couldn’t explain why, it just felt familiar to me. Apparently this was the camera I played with when I was younger. I even found myself looking at a similar strap that is not my normal style, but I was drawn to it. It looked exactly like Daddy’s.
Here are some photos I took with my camera! I am 100% satisfied with my purchase!
Ah, this just feels like warm weather!
These were at the squirrel park
These were during cherry blossom season