Joined on Mar 17, 2014

danieladougan's current gear

Olympus OM-D E-M1
Olympus PEN E-PL5
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm 1:2.8 Pancake
This is one powerful little camera that can produce usable images at full size up to ISO 1600 and at smaller sizes up to ISO 6400 as long as you don't crop too much. Paired with the superb VF-4 viewfinder, it's fast and wonderfully compact. The flip-up LCD screen is handy, but I would have preferred a flip-out articulating screen instead. Like most Micro 4/3 cameras, this one falls down when it comes to tracking fast-moving subjects. I have been thoroughly betrayed by it on many occasions with birds in flight and sports action. And my expectations aren't all that high for the images I get in those situations -- just something usable. The grip is not as deep as I would like for a camera this size - perhaps I shall invest in a slightly larger one. But even compared to my old E-PL1 it's not as comfortable to hold. As long as you're not worried about capturing action, then it's quite a fine camera.
It's not the fastest, the sharpest, or an ideal focal length for me, but some people might like it. I have gotten good shots on the few occasions when I've used it. I would not have ordinarily sought out this lens, but I found a deal on Craigslist and couldn't pass it up. Great for walking around and keeping the camera as compact as possible.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 Pro
Panasonic Leica Summilux DG 25mm F1.4
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.
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.
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-200mm F4-5.6 OIS
It's a basic, cheap kit lens. I have it, but I almost never use it because the prime lenses for Micro 4/3 are so much faster. But, as kit lenses go, it's pretty decent. I have gotten a few good shots out of it before it got permanently relegated to my camera bag.
The focal length range is extremely versatile, which I love. Unfortunately, the autofocus is VERY slow compared to other telephoto lenses I've used. There is a new Mark II version of this lens on the market, and I might end up getting that at some point.