What's in my bag - Sandra McDowell Photography


As I learn more about capturing better images, I've come to realise the need for some additional equipment.  The budget for my hobby isn't limitless and I have to make compromises.  I create a shopping list and am always on the lookout for good pre-owned equipment and upgrade when funds allow. This means I'll buy interim items and swap them out as I upgrade.

Olympus OMD Em1 Twin Lens Kit

The Initial Outlay

At the end 2015 I had the opportunity to fund a change in camera systems.  I had been using an Olympus E410 and remember the original reason I choose this system.  It seems like a very unusual reason now, but I have very small hands and the E410 felt right. Therefore I knew whatever system I selected, size matters.At that time, mirrorless cameras were starting to make the headlines, with many professional photographers starting to see merits. 

The Ultimate Guide

Canon and Nikon cameras felt too big, but the mirrorless Olympus OMD-EM1 "felt" right. At that time I didn't really understand what compromises I was likely to be making choosing a micro 4/3 system, however the reviews encouraged me to take the plunge.

Olympus OMD Em1 - Mark I (more recent review from Photography Life)

M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm 1:2.8 Pro

M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm 1:2.8 Pro

The reviews said the camera is very feature rich but the menu system complicated, therefore I  invested in a  good book  to help.

Other Equipment

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