One Love

I recently traded-in my old cameras and lenses. After a diligent research I decided for a mirror-less camera.

First Love

When I saw the Olympus with its old-style design, I remembered my very first love, my first Olympus bough long time ago, which I still keep for affection.

Mine was love well matched; my old Olympus gave me great satisfaction and left me with beautiful memories, although in old-fashioned photo paper.

What I was looking for now, was a small camera to keep in my pocket/purse that would replace the iPhone, all the while improving the results.

Olympus OM10 Mark III

First impressions

The Olympus is certainly light, but it is not necessarily something as practical as a smartphone. But it is far more versatile.

It comes with a Zuiko Digital 14-42 mm 1:3.5-5.6 lenses. For the purposes I had in mind—architectural photography—I was slightly disappointed about the rather narrow sized frame.

The image on the left is with Olympus; on the right with a smartphone.

But, the relatively small size of the Four Thirds sensor is great for a camera systems to be as portable as possible.

However despite its diminutive size, the 14-42mm still packs in some fairly exotic optics to deal with aberrations, and that was a most welcomed upgrade for me.


The lenses also come with a tiny cover. No string to keep it tied to the camera. Be ready to lose it within the first week, or second for the very organized person.

But, I found that the Silicone Stretch Lids sold by Amazon to be used in the kitchen are perfect to protect the lenses.


The camera has a lot of wonderful features. I love the crispness of certain images. I was never able to capture those crisp snow-capped mountain range with my phone during a morning walk.

Touch Screen

It comes with a touch screen. Sometimes very useful, sometimes not so much, I accidentally snapped unintended photos at my feet quite often.

I also didn’t understand why there is no feature for “delete all,” rather one must select the images and press the small button for “select,” which is near the “protect” button.

The same operation is possible by selecting the photos to be deleted directly on the touch-screen.

But this one seems to be another great love.

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I lived the most part of my life in Washington DC, now in Italy getting to know again my country. Plenty of surprises, for good and bad, and lots of nostalgia for DC.

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