When I found out that we had to inspect a fish farm off Ubin island yesterday, I thought it was an excellent opportunity to put the newly acquired E-M1 through its paces. You see, the restaurant is now considering bringing in fresh fish reared off the coast of Pulau Ubin itself ! I’ve had the chance to try the sea-bass, black garoupa and long hu (hybrid fish) that the farm produces and I must say, the results are pretty impressive.
Anyway, more about the fresh fish at a later date. For now, here is a sampling of the shots I captured. To be clear, the Olympus is not as sharp as the 70D – and that’s understandable considering that the E-M1 shoots at 16 mega-pixels whereas the 70D shoots at 20.2. However, pixel-count is really not that important when one is considering the overall quality of a photograph. It is in this respect that I felt that the E-M1 excelled at capturing the “feel” of the moment. I don’t know how to put it into words, but the way the pictures rendered ought to speak volumes of the camera. I’m still getting used to the digital viewfinder and the camera’s other controls, but I can immediately appreciate why the the new olympus is so highly rated. It’s simply because it is capable of taking amazing photographs (the 25mm f/1.4 Leica Summilux lens doesn’t hurt as well!).
Here is a sampling of the shots taken yesterday morning. The full album may be viewed here. Some post-production was unavoidable as the photos were taken under direct, harsh sunlight on the open sea. I tried to keep it to a minimal though.