Happy Tuesday everyone!
Hope the start to your week is good 🙂
As some of you may already be aware, I finally faced the truth and gave in and bought a camera.
Ever since I started blogging earlier this year, I have always used my Iphone7 to take photos and edit for my blog and for Instagram etc. I actually really enjoyed taking flatlays and experimenting using my phone, and to be honest, if I say so myself, the photos didn’t turn out that bad.
However, after scrolling through Instagram endlessly and seeing all these beautiful shots with blurry backgrounds, it made me was to buy a camera more and more.
I suppose it has been a long time coming, but a few weeks ago I took the plunge and just went for it.
I bought the Olympus Pen Epl-7
I don’t need to go into too much detail about the camera, as I’m sure a lot of you reading this will have seen so many posts about this camera, but it’s safe to say it has to be one of the prettiest, most aesthetic cameras going.
It is an elegant, compact system camera which has quite a weight due to it being made of premium metal and finished in a lovely white leather (Black is also available).
The camera features a flip and tilt touch screen which makes taking selfies a lot easier! The camera comes with a kit lens which is the 14-42mm EZ lens, which is pretty small and compact and shoots beautiful photos, but the aperture isn’t that high and the highest it goes to is 3.5. This creates a slightly blurred background, but I wanted a lens with an aperture of at least 1.8.
Soooooo, that’s why I bought the 45mm lens, which does the job just perfectly. You can find the 45mm lens here, and it’s £209
Why I love it
It’s only been a couple of weeks since I bought the camera and the 45mm lens, and I have completely changed the way I photograph. It has allowed me to shoot photos at different angles and create a really lovely image with different depths of fields.
It is a lovely size, and can be carried around in a hand bag quite easily, and although it is slightly heavy due to its good quality material, it is so compact and neat, it doesn’t make carrying it around difficult at all.
I love the flip down screen for taking selfies, and I’ve even used it to shoot my very first VLOG! You can find that here on my Youtube channel.
The only thing I can imagine that would be difficult is if you’re doing a sit down video, the screen flips down and not up so the tripod would get in the way, so that might be a slight pain, and also you’ve got to be careful with not scratching/damaging the screen as it down fold back towards the camera, the screen in always exposed.
Would I recommend it?
Yes, yes, yes. Obviously, it all depends on what you’re main purpose of the camera will be, whether it’s, videos, vlogs, or taking nice photos, it may be good to take into consideration the last few point I made.
However, for me it’s perfect, and I am so glad I bought it. If you are looking to get the blurred background adding more depth, then I would definitely buy the additional 45mm lens, although it is expensive, I’d say I do use that one a lot more than the kit lens.
Soooo, that’s my little round up!
Have you got a camera? If so what do you have and would you ever buy another one?