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Venice, Goodbye D90

This is the last image taken with the Nikon D90 during our resent holiday roaming around Europe. For a 6 year old camera model it still holds up with image quality. It's just a shame it doesn't have the Olympus 5 axis image stablilisation and size. The 2 things I missed the most while my Oly OMD EM5 was retired after having it's sensor zap by a laser show in Florence. I wanted to travel light throughout our 3 month vacation and capturing shots after sunset or dimly lit interiors with the D90 requires tripod shooting which is what I was trying to avoid. This was a holiday first, photography second trip.  

So as we weaved our way around the alleyways of Venice we stumbled upon one of, if not only, camera store on the island and in the window was a camera that arrived in that same morning. The Olympus OMD EM1. My heart skipped a beat, my credit card switched and I almost broke out in a cold sweat as GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) raged through my body. Now I had been shooting with the EM5 for a while now and fitted it out with the additional battery grip allowing me the luxury of having 2 batteries and a more solid grip on the camera. When I compared the sizes of the 2 cameras the EM1 with it's inbuilt hand grip was actually smaller in dimensions compared with the EM5 with battery grip. 

Now the price I would have to pay for this camera, I could have almost bought a Sony A7 back home but that would be no good to me here and now. I would also have to reinvest in a new lens system. Something I couldn't justify for my needs. So I did what any crazy GAS affected photographer would do with a freshly paid off, zero balance owing on credit card, with many Micro Four Thirds lenses, I bit the bullet and purchased the EM1. I felt guilty as hell at the time but am totally glad I purchased it. Olympus and I go together like a hand in a glove. We are both not perfect but man..... we have created some fantastic images over the 3 months away. If your camera is a burden every time you go to shoot with it, that's not going to add to your creativity and vision. Something every photographer requires in bucket loads.

Shot with NikonD90, Tokina 11 - 16mm f2.8 at f8, ISO 200, 15sec without a tripod with the camera sitting on the side of the bridge.

Edited with #AdobeLightroom5  and #onOneSoftware   #PerfectPhotoSuite8  

#Venice   #VeniceCanals   #NightPhotography   #TravelPhotography   #Nikon   #NikonD90   #Italy   #MykalHallPhotography   #FT  
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