(Left to Right)

  • Rokinon 35mm f1.4 lens
  • Sigma 70mm to 200mm f2.8 telephoto lens
  • Olympus E-5 DSLR camera
  • Bower Wide Angle 14mm f2.8 lens (mounted on camera)
  • Nissin Digital flash
  • Rokinon 80mm f1.4 lens
  • Olympus 14mm to 54mm f2.8 lens

The #1 feature I like about the Olympus E-5:
The Olympus E-5 DSLR camera has two (2) memory card slots (Compact Flash & SD). This feature allows you to go on a photo shoot without the worry of filling-up the memory card or loosing a full replacement card. . . I've actually done both!

The worst feature about the Olympus E-5:
Olympus has stopped building 'full-mount' DSLR cameras. With this finding additional lenses and accessories is starting to become difficult and expensive. I'm starting to look at O-Ring adapters that will allow me to use other types of lenses from different camera manufactures. There are image quality draw-backs going this route but it may be the only option aside from moving to a more popular DSLR camera manufacturer!

The habit:
I got the camera bug back in the film days. My first 'professional' film camera was a Konica T-3 and it traveled with me to hell and back for many, many years. My first 'real' DSLR camera was the Olympus Evolt E-500 and like my Konica, it traveled to and from all parts of the globe with me. Having the need to get an upgraded DSLR, I searched the internet and landed a great deal on my current Olympus E-5 from Cypress Greece. The Olympus E-5 is everything I could ever ask for in a DSLR camera. The options and features are seemly endless and I really enjoy the 1080p digital video feature. On the negitave side, who ever designed the 'eye-cup' should stop designing and find another occupation. It's the little things like this that can turn something special into something terrible!