Lives in Australia Melbourne, Australia
Works as a Retired Engineer
Joined on Jan 26, 2018

cba_melbourne's current gear

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II
Olympus PEN-F
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1
A solid and reliable workhorse! Very well built.
The best looking body in the system. By far. This was an impulse buy, just fell in love with it. Essentially replaced the EM5.2, which has become the backup camera.
The very smallest camera in the system. Bought used in mint condition with just 170 clicks. Always swear at the oversensitive multi-function wheel. Apart from that, a jewel of a camera.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm F1.8
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8
My favorite camera in the past 40 years. Bought this used in mint condition with under 1000 clicks. Smallest camera with EVF in the system. Just love it. Love it.
Bought this used and like it very much, despite some field curvature. It just renders nicely. Love the snap focus.
Bought used. If only it had snap focus....
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm 1:2
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 Pro
Bought this new. It is a perfect lens, albeit a bit large. Love the snap focus ring.
Bought this used. Has some field curvature, but less than the 17mm. Beautiful rendering. Love the snap focus and build quality.
Bought it new with the MC-14 kit. Fantastic lens, but big and very heavy. Love the snap focus too. But that sliding lens hood design.. not a good idea in hindsight.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm F2.8 Macro
Panasonic Lumix G 14mm F2.5 ASPH
Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH
Arguably the best macro lens in the system. A must have.
Bought this used. The smallest and lightest AF lens in the system. Very much underrated.
Panasonic Lumix G 25mm F1.7 ASPH
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 35-100mm F4.0-5.6 ASPH Mega OIS
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm F4 ASPH
The cheapest AF lens in the system. My least used lens, simply because I do not like the FL.
Bought de-kitted from Japan. Ideal companion to the 12-32. This is an underrated lens. Incredibly small.
Bought used in mint condition for less than half shop price. Love it very much. But needs careful composition to minimize flare, it flares a lot, more than other UWA lenses.
Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 Mega OIS
Canon Pixma Pro-100
Bought this de-kitted from Japan. Best small pancake zoom. Only fault, it has no manual focus ring.
I imported this from the USA, cost me despite postage only 1/4 of what it sells in Austalia. Expensive ink, but otherwise a brilliant photo printer up to A3+ size. Only drawback it can not do long panorama prints
Other gear:
  • SLR-Magic 8mm Manual lens