Disclaimer: This post is written in partnership with and sponsored by Olympus America. My opinions, as always, remain my own. I ride or die for the products I recommend which means I’d never suggest something I don’t personally love.
My friends at Olympus hooked me up with a brand new OM-D E-M10 MARK III for the holidays and after shooting with it the whole day at Bryant Park in Manhattan – I’ve become obsessed with it! The OM-D E-M10 Mark III is a relatively small, mirrorless (which in short means, “lightweight” and “perfect for travel”) camera that packs a huge punch for such a small camera. With a tilting touch screen (with flawless focus and shooting capabilities) this camera shoots video in 4K, has awesome 5-Axis image stabilization, built in wi-fi, 15 unique art filters, an electronic viewfinder and so. much. more.
On top of the shiny new camera, Olympus also hooked me up with two lenses: a 7-14mm 2.8 which fits right up my “wide angle and lots of bokeh/depth” alley and a 14-150mm 4.0-5.6 which is much more practical for travel. In all honesty, the 7-14mm is probably not the most practical for travel as it does pack on some weight to it at a little over 1.1 lbs and actually weighs substantially more than the camera itself. The 14-150, while still able to achieve some awesome wide frames, is much more practical for travel at about half the size and weighing in at only 10oz (making the camera and the 14-150 together weigh in at less than a half a pound, I mean, can it get any easier?).
I had so much fun shooting in Bryant Park with my new Olympus OM-D E-M10! I haven’t been to Bryant Park for the holidays in a few years and it was actually a bit hectic/overcrowded (as can be expected) but it was also amazing to see how big the holiday market has gotten! The last time I was there for Christmas was three or four years ago and there were only about 1/5 of the food stalls, shops and stands than there are now.
If you know me and my photography style, I prefer a shot with no people in it so the expansion of the Bryant Park Holiday market made my particular style of shooting a bit challenging as more stalls, shops and stands means more people!
All in all, in just one day and a few hours of shooting with my newOM-D E-M10 Mark III, I’m in love! I can’t wait to take this camera with me on my new adventures and travels in 2020. I’d love for you to drop any questions you may have below because I’m preparing to do a full comprehensive review of this camera after my first trip with it in two weeks!