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More thoughts on Olympus OMD EM1

I was looking through the pictures I had taken with the EM1 today and I found a couple that I liked and thought I'd share.

I've been reviewing my thoughts on this system and It's size especially with one of the Olympus prime lenses is very attractive. Also for my abstract work the shallower depth of field may actually be a benefit. A second camera with a 45mm f1.8 lens may compliment my Ricoh GR really well and give me a little more reach. I'm going to The Photography Show next Monday so hopefully I'll get to have a play with the new EM5 Mkii which looks good.

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