When I first bought the Olympus OM-D E-M5 at the beginning of 2013, I spent a lot of time learning the ins and outs of the camera, taking it out on the streets on weekends and using it while on holiday. It wasn’t long before I started to see the potential of this fast little mirrorless for my job.
Its small size and weight, fast autofocus and amazing quality forced me to update my approach to photography. This was only reconfirmed when the Fuji X100s entered my life. I had bought the X100s thinking that I would use it for personal purposes only, but it always seems to find its way into my camera bag for work. In fact, I almost use it as much as the OM-D, if not more on some occasions.
Last week, I did my first “mirrorless wedding” using the OM-D as my primary camera, and the GH3 and X100s as my second cameras for specific shots or moments. I use the E-M5 regularly for my job at the Cinema Museum of Turin, whilst my old Nikon D700 continues to gather more and more dust on my shelf.
My plan in the near future is to write a series of in-depth articles about my experience of using mirrorless cameras for professional purposes. This post is just a sneak preview, as well as an occasion to share some pictures with you, our readers.
Update: you can check out our latest Mirrorless on the Job articles below!
Last week, I was commissioned to do a last minute event reportage about the opening of a very popular co-working space here in Italy called Talent Garden. The Turin headquarters is the sixth opened in the last two years. One of the founders, Fabio Sferruzzi, is a good friend of mine, and a great partner for many jobs I do with his Echo Creative Company, so despite the last minute call (and a surprise 38 degree fever), I accepted with great enthusiasm.
Below you will find some of the shots I took. For this event, I used the E-M5 with a Lumix 35-100 f/2.8 and the M.Zuiko 12mm f/2, and of course my X100s in manual focus mode. Enjoy!