So first blog post to my photography blog. I will start off by listing my current equipment I use to shoot all my photos I have listed today.
As you can see my camera system of choice is the micro four thirds system with Olympus camera bodies. I have been slowly upgrading my camera bodies over the years and my first camera with a detachable lens was the Olympus Pen E-PM1. I used the Pen series of camera for awhile and then quickly wanted something with more features and options. So I upgraded to the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark 1. This camera satisfied my needs for awhile until I started getting into more sports and action photography. So I eventually upgraded to the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark 1. Once I made the switch to the Olympus E-M1, shooting my son’s football, basketball and track meets became easier with the E-M1 Mark 1. It’s higher burst rate with faster autofocus greatly improved my hit count of being able to capture the action of the games.
I still have these manual focus lenses (Olympus 50mm f1.8 and Soligor 300mm f4) for nostalgia but I rarely use them anymore. They were great when I was first starting out and wanted an inexpensive way to get into photography. But I mostly now concentrate my time on using my newer autofocus lenses. It’s hard to believe my first telephoto lens was the Soligor manual focus 300mm lens that I used for capturing photos of birds.
The Mindshift PhotoCross 13 camera bag is a sling style camera bag that works perfectly for me and my camera equipment. The build and quality of materials of the bag is excellent. I am able to carry in the MindShift PhotoCross 13 my camera body with a 25mm lens attached, M.Zuiko 75-300mm, M.Zuiko 40-150mm, M.Zuiko 45mmf1.8 and still have room for another lens if needed. The name of the bag PhotoCross 13 denotes that it is big enough to fit a 13 inch laptop. For me I am able to fit my 12.9 inch iPad Pro. Also there are pockets for extra accessories, batteries, memory cards, etc… Overall I highly recommend the Mindshift Gear PhotoCross13 camera bag it is very comfortable and works well with a mirrorless camera system.
Camera Equipment list:
- Panasonic LUMIX G Lens, 25mm, F1.7
- Olympus M.ZUIKO 45MM F1.8
- Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 R
- Olympus M.ZUIKO ED 75-300MM F4.8-6.7 II
- Olympus 50mm f1.8 - Manual focus
- Soligor 300mm f4 - Manual focus