Still Fighting my Photography Dilemma
Many buds, etc. are still to open fully. In the meantime, I have been thinking about the need for getting a micro 4/3 macro lens for my E-M5 III camera. The above images are about the closest I can get with my X100F camera while retaining some of the surrounding environment. I could crop a little tighter and then upsize, but do I want, or need to that? This size may be all the tighter I need to go. If that is so, I really wouldn’t need a macro lens.
But, my dilemma is bigger than just the macro lens. I prefer to get used to, and then use, only one camera system. The micro 4/3 gear is a lot more versatile and I can photograph a wider variety of things with it. Do I want to keep and occasionally use the X100F camera? Or do I wish to sell my X100F and my GR III and use the money to buy more micro 4/3 gear? Hmmm, I could stick with the Olympus, now OM system, and purchase an additional camera as well as lenses. That would reduce my “which camera dilemma” down to deciding if I really need the Nikon Z5 and lenses which I only use for indoor Homewood events.
I just exchanged an x100S and a Ricoh GR for a Panasonic Lumix GX7 and 2 lenses. So far, I am very happy. I am thinking hard about adding either the 60mm Olympus Macro or a Lumix 42.5mm f/1.8. Obviously, they are different types of lens but I want something I can use for both close focus (flowers and plants but not necessarily 1:1 magnification) and portrait type uses.