The exchange was done without fuss. No need for trilby hats, long macs, newspapers with eye holes and discreet dropping and picking up of a brief case. Although in Mexico I feel as jittery as a spy from a John Le Carre novel must do when I have a wad of cash in my bag. The camera had to be paid for though, so risks must be taken.
But anyway, that’s a long way to say that I am now the proud owner of a brand new, slate blue Olympus E-PL1 Micro Four Thirds camera. Finally, a real camera. One with interchangeable lenses and a big sensor. I shall be playing with it mucho over the next few days. Weeks. Months. Years. My continual ‘trading up’ that is enabled by Mexico’s ridiculously high taxes has come to an end.
Here’s one of the first photos. Using the Pinhole setting in the Art dial. I’m impressed with the Art scenes already. I suspect I’ll be doing a whole ton of photos in the half dozen different settings the camera offers.