That was quick. I ordered that new Olympus camera on Monday at about 10am and it arrived at my door Tuesday at midday.
Phwooaaar. It’s like a jewel. Even opening the box is a sensual experience. It’s all black, black packaging, black cloth bag for the camera, tiny add-on flash in a black velvet pouch. All so beautifully made. Manufacturing has reached such a pinnacle that you wonder how it can get any better. Flawless! PS: it’s been named Camera of the Year by three of the most respected web sites. Didn’t influence me, of course …
So I went out and took some pictures in the afternoon. I have the Olympus 14-150mm (28-300mm in familiar terms), so I only need to carry that one lens. But at last I can adapt my Zeiss Contax G lenses with their legendary image quality to this superior camera. The Contax G film cameras were so damned frustrating to use that I never got any decent results. Here we are 13 years later and the lenses are out of their pouches again, ready to be used properly. I nearly sold them off – glad I didn’t.
Samples from yesterday:
Always carry a camera if you want to get shots. These are at a local supermarket.
More from past years:
The books arrived dead on 9am this morning. Heavy and luxurious. Very pleased.