I’m back in the air this morning, this travel day taking me once more from Nuremberg via Amsterdam to Portland, Oregon. The direct routing from Europe to the Pacific Northwest avoids weather induced travel delays while connecting through an eastern or central US airport. Fingers crosses, of course, but I’m leaving the sunny streets of Nuremberg for the, according to my iPhone weather app, equally sunny but even warmer Rose City. Not that I will get much out of it, as I’m staying only four and a half days and it will be all work (plus maybe a dinner or two).
Still, I’m hoping for some evening shooting opportunities in Portland, to further thoroughly test a newly acquired camera body. Yes, I have to admit I succumbed to a serious case of G.A.S. (gear acquisition syndrome). After five years I upgraded from my faithful workhorse Olympus OM-D E-M1 to the new star cam on the micro four thirds sky, the OM-D E-M1X. I guess Olympus put an “X” behind the name because the camera is equally overpriced as the latest Apple iPhones.
Still, I do love my new baby (The Significant Other rightly stated I better do), after a first shooting session on the Streets of Nuremberg on Saturday. The new features are totally amazing, ergonomics is as good as any camera can be. Although marketed as a sports and wildlife camera for professionals, I it is also a perfect street shooter, mainly to the significantly improved auto focus that blew me away. A real upgrade over the E-M1. Stay tuned for my in-depth hands-on experiences.
Have a great week!