Joined on Mar 17, 2014

danieladougan's current gear

Olympus OM-D E-M1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 (Lumix DMC-G80)
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8
This camera is wonderful, but it has gotten a little long in the tooth now (which is how I was able to buy it for under $500 used). The focus is lightning fast, and the burst rates leave nothing whatsoever to be desired. Could it have more PDAF points? Yes. Would it be nice if it offered 4K video or even 1080p / 60? Definitely. Would a few more pixels help? Sure, especially because I crop a lot. The Mark II version corrects these things, but it's still a lot more money than this one is used. And this is good enough for many situations.
This lens is compact, affordable, and sharp enough to use confidently wide open in most situations. Perfect for portraiture, and since I don't currently own a true macro lens, it works very nicely with the MCON-P01 macro converter...ideally at f5.6. Highly recommended.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 Pro
Panasonic Leica Summilux DG 25mm F1.4
You. Yes, you! Go out and buy this lens immediately. Place your order right now. And if you don't have an Olympus camera, this lens is reason enough to get one. You will absolutely not regret it for a moment. It's so versatile for everything from wildlife to portraits to even macro. It's ridiculously sharp, even wide open at f2.8. The focus speed is downright absurd, and it's built like a TANK. It's pricey, but if you think about what an 80-300mm f2.8 full-frame lens would cost, then it's a steal. Add on the MC-14 1.4X and/or MC-20 2.0X teleconverter, and it's even better.
This is my go-to lens for street photography, and it really shines at night. Sharp enough to shoot wide open with confidence. And, boy, does it open wide at f1.4. It's incredible how much latitude that gives you to shoot handheld in the city at night at reasonable ISOs like 1600. An exceptional piece of glass.
Other gear:
  • Olympus MC-14 1.4x teleconverter
  • Olympus MC-20 2.0X teleconverter

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Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm F4-5.6 OIS
Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm F4.0-6.3 ASPH Power OIS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 300mm F4 IS Pro
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm 1:2
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm F1.8
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm F2.8 Macro