As you know I’m currently working with the Olympus PEN E-PL7. As it is shown on a few photos on my instagram I often get a lot of questions about that camera. Things like, if it’s worth the money and with which lens I work.
I thought to write an article about it and tell you my opinion:
Are you happy with the Olympus PEN E-PL7?
I can say honestly, I am. I haven’t touched another camera for months. Of course at the beginning I was a bit skeptical; How should such a small camera be as good as a super expensive DSLR cam? As it always is, I first had to get comfortable with it and learn how to use it and how to work with it (it offers 14 art filters and 9 art effects, so cool!). But once I (and especially my sister and boyfriend, who take my blog photos) got used to it, we were super happy with that small, white beauty. It’s so much more comfortable to work with it, than with other cameras.
It comes along with a lot of advantages, such as; the size, that means no heavy weight to carry around, it looks good, so it can be also used as accessoire and the quality of the photos is pretty impressive. Oh and yes of course the thing I appreciate the most about it; the wireless function, that gives you the opportunity to easily upload your freshly shot photos on your phone and immediately upload them on your social media platforms. But I’ll tell you something more about it skills further down.
Which lens do you use?
For my outfit photos I use the strong-light 45mm prime lens with fixed focal length, which sets the right focus on my outfits. For the daily use or on travels I prefer the wide angle lens 14-42mm.
What offers the Olympus PEN E-PL7?
The Olympus offers a huge range of advantages, I just listed the (in my opinion) most important ones:
Compactness: Bloggers are always fully loaded on the go (at least I am). Be it for events, shootings or on journeys. So the more important it is, to have a camera, which didn’t add some additional weight to the bag or luggage. I remember being on the road with my DSLR with the huge and heavy lens, that was so impractical and tedious.
I’m really happy, that these times are definitely over now. Thank you Olympus, for creating a camera for the needs of a blogger!
Changeable lenses: The standart kit comes along either with a 14-42mm 3.5-5.6 zoom lens or with a 14-42mm 3.5-5.6 Pancake zoom lens. Or if you are on the search for a lens, which gives you the typical „blurry backgrounds“ Olympus offers the 45mm prime lens.
WiFi function: As mentioned above this one is one of my favorite functions. After downloading the Olympus app, you can easily connecting the camera to your smartphone and copy all the photos immediately to your phone.
Appearance: Well, there is definitely no denying, that this little system camera is a real beauty. It comes along in a stylish retro look in three different colors: white, silver and black.
Even if I’m a professing black lover, the white and beige one stole my heart!
Oh and by the way Olympus also extended its fashion accessoires, which means you can now embellish the PEN with a pretty shoulder strap or supporting loop or carry it around in the matching sling bag.
I’m really happy to have had the opportunity to start working with this technical gem. I appreciate its pretty appearance, such as all the above listed features and gadgets.