Pondering & Looking

An intermediate strategy is to do most of my personal photography with my Olympus PEN-F and with prime lenses.  I used the PEN-F with the 60mm macro lens to make these images.  I have owned this PEN-F for a year now.  That is a long time for me since I have purchased and sold cameras continuously since moving here almost seven years ago.

As I think harder about cameras, I’m going to use the PEN-F and prime lenses for a while and concentrate on finding and making images with them.  I like nice cameras that are marvelous well-designed simple devices that are enjoyable to carry and use, and I have always wanted to find “the one camera” that I could do everything I want to do.  I have never found that camera.

What I want to do now is to reevaluate my requirements and establish what I want that camera to be able to do, even if I have to make some self-imposed restrictions like long focal lengths and low light capabilities.  I want to decide on the optimum focal lengths, sensor size, ability to be carried, ergonomics, and crop-zoom ability.

Since I can photograph for Homewood publications, etc. with the Olympus E-M1 Mk II and just the Olympus 14-150mm lens for outdoors and the Panasonic 12-35mm F2.8 and 35-100mm F2.8 lenses for indoors, I might focus on finding one camera to replace the Pentax gear, and the PEN-F and prime lenses, and possibly the TG-5 with one camera for my personal photography.  Warning, I have tried to do this before and wasn’t successful so I’m now thinking that I might need to reduce and/or alter my photography to fit a system.  But, I might also find that I have the appropriate set of cameras and don’t need another.

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