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Today, professional comic book artist/photographer Tom Nguyen details his full switch from Canon DSLRs to micro 4/3rds on his blog, with many examples of his work with the Olympus OMD-EM5.
“Coming from the Canon DSLR system professionally, I found it more cumbersome to carry around my equipment for my on-location photoshoots and for traveling. I feel that the micro four thirds system is the best mirrorless system for my increasing mobility needs now as it is the best compromise in size/image quality. The Olympus OMD-EM5′s autofocus speed/reliability, weather sealing, IBIS, ability to add a battery grip, and vast array of lenses for the m43 system is what made me choose it over over systems such as Fuji and Sony.
My blog entries show the OMD in use, for my model jobs and as a travel camera. For example, I relied on the OMD (and my E-PL5) for my Vietnam trip this year, whereas last year I had all my Canon equpiment.
Moreover, I wanted to show that in the end, it is the artistic eye, lighting, composition, and storytelling that will always be the main factors to determine a pleasing photo, no matter what system one may choose. I hope readers will follow me on my website as I put this system through its paces in the upcoming many gigs that I will document.
In 2 parts, professional comic book artist/photographer Tom Nguyen details his full switch from Canon DSLRs to micro 4/3rds on his blog, with many examples of his work with the Olympus OMD-EM5.
From DSLR to Micro Four Thirds Part 1:
From DSLR to Micro Four Thirds Part 2:
Earlier this year, he used only the OMD and E-PL5 for a trip to Vietnam. Many of those photos can be seen in this gallery:
And most recently, Tom put up some street photos he took on his trip to New Orleans, Louisiana: