What I am Doing Now (16 September 2022)
Besides Nikon Z 6II + Nikon 18-35mm (f/3.5-4.5) which is primarily for my cityscapes with long exposure at blue hour, I do own Olympus PEN E-PL10 and M.Zuiko 17mm (f/1.8) that I’m using for casual shots and when I want nice background bokeh.
PEN is a Micro Four Thirds camera with a crop factor of 2x, so it’s 34mm equivalent (17mm x2) when compared to full frame cameras, which is a good focal length for family snaps, etc.
Personally, I really like Olympus being smaller, lighter (and cheaper 😅). I’d be happy to shoot everything with Olympus, but unfortunately that’s not happening, because Micro Four Thirds cameras don’t handle long exposure noise well.
I’m now planning to add M.Zuiko 45mm (f/1.8) to the mix (90mm equivalent) to shoot things that require a bit of distance. For example, to shoot a cat with 17mm lens, I need to get very close to them, but 45mm can let me shoot without getting too close.
Of course I could get Nikon 85mm (f/1.8) for that purpose, but I’m thinking about using my Nikon Z 6II specifically for cityscapes, and shoot the rest with Olympus. In fact, I didn’t bring my Z 6II to Bali for my recent trips, as there is no cityscape to shoot in Bali. 😅
In the near future, I’m hoping to upgrade to Olympus OM-D E-M5 III and let my kid have my PEN to pick up the basic knowledge of photography, though. 😅 Anyway, one thing at a time, as always!
Updated on 16 September 2022 from Singapore.