I know I know, I have been delaying my review of the Olympus OM-D E-M1, and I am very, very late now. Apologies! I will do my best to catch up on my reviews soon.
The main reason I was delaying my review, was because I have been busy with work, and Olympus Malaysia had just successfully organized a HUGE event over this weekend, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 User Touch and Try Event. There were four sessions, two on Saturday (one in the morning and one in the afternoon), and two more on Sunday. Each session we accommodate about 40 participants. The attendees will be presented with a speech, which was actually... erm.... given by.... ME! I hope I did not bore anyone to death with my near one hour sharing about the Olympus OM-D E-M1 product presentation. Also, I was the event photographer, hence I have been busy shooting the entire time, providing uploads of the event photograph on the very same day after the event online at the official Olympus Malaysia Facebook Page. I was also involved at the Touch and Try station, where the users got the chance (about 20 minutes) to really, literally, touch and try the E-M1, with any lenses, where we provided full range of both the Four Thirds (4/3 DSLR) and Micro Four Thirds (M.Zuiko) lenses.
As you can see, my weekend was FULLY occupied with these events. Consequently I did not have the chance to go out and shoot, and not having photographs, I do not have materials to continue with my E-M1 review series!
It was great seeing so many familiar faces, so many friends attended this event, and I have an amazing time catching up so many people. It was touching to have people coming up to me and asked about my mum! Thank you guys for the concern, really appreciate that. Also, I have made so many new friends, and met some of my beautiful blog readers. Thank you for coming up to me and tell me that you read my blog. Your support and visits to my blog, together with the kind comments really boosted my motivation to continue shooting and blogging.
Olympus Malaysia has spent a great deal of time and effort into making this event, the E-M1 Touch and Try session a reality for the Olympus users (it is not compulsory for you to own an Olympus gear to attend but Olympus users would be prioritized). The event was a platform for Olympus users to meet other Olympus users. It was great seeing so many photographers, may it be professional or hobbysts, coming together under the same preference of gear. I acknowledge that gear choice should not be a restriction for photography growth, but having like minded people to talk to, and discuss common photography ideas and inspiration was indeed refreshing.
As the resident photographer, I took plenty of photographs! And I am sharing LOTS of them here to compensate for the lack of blog updates, which I feel terribly sorry about.
All images were taken with Olympus DSLR E-5 and ZD 25mm F2.8 pancake lens (except some wide shots, eg the group photographs, which were taken with the ZD 7-14mm F4 lens). FL-50R flash was used for all shots, with bounced flash.
Some large prints with photos taken from the E-M1
Live demonstration of how weather sealed the E-M1 truly is. Constant shower... and the camera worked perfectly well.
Standing tall and proud
The venue: Ant Gallery at Mutiara Damansara
Shanti Alex, trying some of the Super High Grade Zuiko Digital lenses.
Shafiq (and HELLO to Graham Taylor from Sydney!)
Looking through the showcase glass
Johnny checking out the Large Print of my dragonfly shot!
Hadi Nik and John Ragai.
Blu By U
Tennyson Lee and Christine Yeap
Lim Kuan Ming
Jaslyn and Alex
Beautiful Photography Opportunity
Trying out the Zuiko Digital 4/3 lenses on the E-M1. How was the focusing speed? Everyone agreed that the speed was fast on the E-M1, much improved from the E-M5.
That new amazing lens, the first rated professional lens from M.Zuiko line: 12-40mm F2.8 PRO.
The amazing High grade and Super High Grade lenses from the Zuiko Digital line.
Jackie, won himself a lucky draw prize.
Yong, Mooi and KL Yeam
Irene Chen, so nice to finally meet you in person!!
Miniature OM-D E-M1 winners!
Olympus Car Boot Organizer winners!
Patrick Low, an award winning wedding photographer came for a visit.
The miniature OM-D set
Session D group photo
For more photographs (about 120 photos), please go to Olympus Malaysia's FB photo album of the event here (click).
Thank you so much to everyone who attended the event and made it a success! I sure hope you all have enjoyed the Touch and Try session, and have a good hands on preview of how capable the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is. I am sorry I could not be able to get to know everyone, I do wish I can split myself to many parts so I can talk to more people all at once. I was happy to be able to see and meet you beautiful people!
If you have attended the event, and you are reading this now, please drop a comment! It would mean a whole world to me. Thank you all again!!!
Now please let me catch up on my breath before I continue my review for the E-M1.