Why I Finally Caved In And Bought An Olympus Pen!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Hope the start to your week is good πŸ™‚

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

Olympus 45mm lens

About 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 Β£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 Β 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.

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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?

Love,

Rebecca

xx

13 Comments

  1. 9th August 2017 / 20:50

    I’m thinking of buying this camera as I struggle to carry my DSLR around all the time. Your photos are making me want it so much more <3

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    • Rebecca
      10th August 2017 / 06:38

      Yeah DSLRs are quite bulky aren’t they.. ah thank you, it’s honestly just the camera working its magic πŸ™ˆπŸ˜ x

  2. luxblush
    9th August 2017 / 15:24

    Great post! I’ve thought about getting a camera for a long time, but never got around to it! This one sounds really great, and your pictures are stunning xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    • Rebecca
      9th August 2017 / 16:46

      Ahh thank you so much!! That’s so lovely to say ☺️☺️ It’s such a good camera and I’d highly recommend it πŸ™‚ xx

  3. 9th August 2017 / 13:30

    I have wanted one for the longest time and seeing how it transformed your photos I now want one more than ever. You’ve definitely now made me realise I need the 45mm lense too!

    Ellie x

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    • Rebecca
      9th August 2017 / 13:31

      Ahhh Ellie, you need to get one, its so good, worth splashing out on! xx

      • 9th August 2017 / 13:33

        It’s definitely back on the agenda for this year if not definitely next year! I need to get my domain and theme sorted first though πŸ™ˆ which still scares me haha xx

  4. 9th August 2017 / 11:38

    I have the Nikon D3300, it’s all I use to take photos for my blog. But I don’t like the quality of my photos, I don’t know that it’s because of the camera or it’s because of my lack of experience taking photos lol

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  5. 9th August 2017 / 07:32

    Thank you this post has really helped me to understand what I need to look for. I really want to get a decent camera that I can shoot vlogs with and take pictures with for my blog and as I haven’t owned a camera in years this has been very insightful 😊

    • Rebecca
      9th August 2017 / 09:18

      Ah I need glad this was helpful, I just fell in love with the camera and it’s opened up so many opportunities ☺️☺️

  6. 9th August 2017 / 04:15

    I use my phone camera and for now, I’m happy with it but maybe in the future, I may need to upgrade. I’ve heard so many bloggers raving about how good this is but I’m not ready to part with the money just yet xx Nikita

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  7. 8th August 2017 / 19:56

    Congrats on getting yourself a new camera! I’ve seen this camera all over the blogging community, and you seem to mention why! It’s just such a pretty camera. Not only does it work wonderfully, but it also look beautiful when you actually want to put it in the photo xxx

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