This post is to see what pictures made with a micro 4/3 camera look like that were taken under less than ideal conditions. I am still experimenting with a used Olympus E-P5 camera and an all-purpose zoom lens, the Olympus 14-150mm 1:4-5.6 II. This camera/lens combination is a smaller micro 4/3 system, and it doesn’t make as good images as I can get with my better Fujifilm camera and lenses; but is it good enough? I assumed that with perfect lighting conditions and time to work with them, that pictures made with it would be fine for my blog as well as for various printed outputs.
I thought that as long as I didn’t make pictures inside under poor lighting conditions that I could make micro 4/3 gear work. But, while walking the other day I made these pictures. The first two were inside under very poor lighting. The results surprised me, especially with a lens like this slow zoom lens at the widest aperture.
These results have encouraged me and I have decided to continue with micro 4/3 gear and other lenses, but there will be a delay. I am going to return this used camera since it has a minor problem that is an irritant for some of my other types of pictures. I will then have to pick and purchase another camera.
For those who are wondering why I would want a “lesser” camera when I have the excellent Fujifilm X-T2 camera, the answer is weight when using longer focal length lenses. The micro 4/3 lenses are much smaller and lighter. If I wish to walk with a longer focal length lens, I need to drop down to a smaller sensor camera system.