I have some pretty exciting news to share with you guys: I’ve recently been made an Olympus PEN ambassador!
Alongside my blogger buddies Yina Goh and Evonnz, we will be proudly representing Olympus for the next whole year, showing you the type of pictures you can take with Olympus cameras and how we incorporate our Olympus cameras into our everyday lives and blogging duties!
I couldn’t be more pleased about this ambassadorship and arrangement because I’ve been a religious Olympus fan for the past couple of years, thanks to Yina. Ever since she introduced me to the Olympus PEN E-PL5 (the camera she was using back then), I’ve never used another camera brand for my blog and Instagram posts since. I fell in love with Olympus cameras because of how reliable they are.
You can always trust the image quality to be amazing, and the user interface easy to navigate. It’s a very no-frills kind of brand, right up my alley. I don’t need cameras to be gimmicky, I just need them to work perfectly well for what they’re built for, and I feel that Olympus understands that very well. It is classic yet modern.
Functionality at its best.
So here are some of my favourite features of the Olympus PEN E-PL7 Camera that I’ve had pleasure of playing with recently:
1. I’ve never encountered any other camera that has a flip-down screen so it’s super convenient to take selfies with this feature on the Olympus camera! Also, with the powerful 3-Axis Image Stabilisation, I realised that it takes me a lesser time to capture an Instagram-worthy selfie as the photos turn out super clear!
2. I can edit the photos instantly! I love how it has Instagram-like features whilst producing great quality photos. I was playing around with the 14 live-preview art filters that was really fun.
3. With the Olympus PEN EPL-7’s Wi-Fi function, I can sync the camera directly to my phone via the Olympus Image Share smartphone application for instant sharing. I no longer need to transfer photos to my laptop first. Instead, I can directly edit my photos on my phone and share my photos within minutes!
Olympus has recently launched My PEN, My Style – the new PEN E-PL7 online customisation service screaming bold patterns and colours that lets you bring out the fun and style in shooting as functionality meets fashion!
Available exclusively online at https://www.shopatolympus.com.sg/mypenmystyle.html, you can now flaunt your personality and flair by dressing your E-PL7 to match your individual style!
You can choose different strap patterns, bright coloured camera skins, various camera body colours and lens selection according to your own personal style and flair. I had so much fun customising my own “shiberty” camera at https://www.shopatolympus.com.sg/mypenmystyle.html. You can preview your final customised PEN E-PL7 on the website before making the purchase.
You can also incorporate the PEN E-PL7 camera in your fashion getup with a wide selection of colourful and exciting strap options from the likes of floral prints to patterned shapes and a handy assortment of premium leather camera bags from American brand Jill-E, and chic, colourful Cath Kidston pouches to keep your camera well protected from dusts or scratches!
Everyone has a different shooting style. So pick from 4 different types of lenses to suit your preference. Be it for #OOTD shots or to capture a fun day out with the girlfriends, My PEN, My Style has the perfect lens for you.
My customized PEN E-PL7 would look something like this! I love my pinks and floral prints, and this customized set suits my feminine “cupcake girl” side perfectly.
I chose to use the M.Zuiko Digital 25mm f1.8 lens because I am a true blue #foodie!
Not only does it let me take my food images up close, but, it creates a soft defocusing effect which brings out the finer details in my photos. Also, I don’t have to worry about dimly lit areas as this lens has got it covered!
I brought the PEN E-PL7 with me on my recent trip to Japan, and here’s some captures of the yummy food I had during my holiday taken with the camera!
Shooting was such a breeze thanks to the quick shutter speed and smart functions.
Even in low-lighting conditions, my images remain relatively sharp and the auto focus & shutter speed of the PEN E-PL7 always astounds me! The white balance of the pictures were also effortless to achieve as the settings are easily adjustable while shooting.
It’s a lightweight camera that is great for all sorts of lifestyle purposes I may need it for – selfie-taking, scenery shots, foodie captures and the list goes on! My favorite part about this camera is how compact and functional it is without being too costly or heavy to lug around. I know a lot of girls (like myself) can’t stand lugging around a heavy or bulky camera on a daily basis, but this would fit into your everyday handbag just fine!
Furthermore, once you’ve customized your very own unique PEN E-PL7 to represent your style, carrying it around on your neck would be a sort of fashion statement and accessory!
I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at the tantalizing food shots and customization possibilities I’ve shared in this post. Stay tuned to this blog for further updates about my photographic journey with Olympus in future posts to come!