Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Out with the old...

It is time. I am selling my Nikon equipment and buying a micro four-thirds system.

My criteria for photo gear for years has been:
1) 8fps motor drive
2) Good low light performance
3) Fast lenses
4) Big, professional-looking cameras

Now, I'm updating that fourth criterion to read: Small, light camera system I can travel with.

As such, my Nikon gear goes up for sale 

Nikon D300s with Vertical Grip -- $450
100,000 shutter actuations

Nikon D300 with brand new shutter -- $300

Nikkor 35mm 1:1.8 G DX lens -- $135

Nikkor 50mm 1:1.8 FX lens -- $85

The Nikkor 70-200mm 1:2.8 VR II ED lens I sold already, and the Tokina 11-16mm 1:2.8 I am giving to my lovely (soon to be) wife for use on her Nikon D7000.

I am replacing my Nikon gear with the Olympus OMD-EM10 and a grip of lenses that I hope will cover my basic needs.

The new gear will be:
  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 body (black)
  • Olympus ECG-1 Grip
  • Olympus 15mm 1:1.8 body cap/lens (really excited about street photos with this)
  • Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm 1:1.8 prime (used)
  • Olympus 12-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 kit lens
  • Olympus 40-150mm 1:4-5.6 zoom
  • Plus a couple extra batteries

Whew! Reviews to come. If it sucks, I'll sell it and try something new.