Model Railroads Open House … with Micro 4/3 Gear


The Model Railroaders had an open house here at Homewood the day after Thanksgiving so that the residents and family members could come and see the displays.  It was well attended but they will have other open houses in Dec. if you missed it; but, that isn’t what I want to write about here.  As you read in previous postings, I am trying to decide on whether or not my micro 4/3 gear, along with my Ricoh GR, is good enough for the majority of my photography.

So far it seems to be working OK for me as long as I’m careful with the processing of the raw files.  The above picture was taken when the room lights were turned off with the Olympus E-PL5 camera and the Panasonic 20 mm f/1.8 lens.  The settings for this picture were f/1.8, 1/60 sec., and ISO 5000.  I held the camera up high and used the tilted LCD to compose the image.  I also cropped the image some to cut out a few people who were facing the camera and used the LR WB dropper to select a different white balance.

So far, the biggest thing I miss with my E-PL5 is the lack of control dials.  I wish it had a thumb wheel since it is a pain to make adjustments of aperture and shutter and exposure with the rear wheel.

Since I do not wish to spend any more money on currently available cameras at this time, I am thinking that I will concentrate on using prime lenses on my E-PL5 and GR cameras for the majority of my photography for a while.  I enjoy the element of challenge in seeing what I can do with just my prime lenses with these two cameras.