Summer gives you the opportunity to create great macro shots, like this photo of a butterfly that I took with my Olympus EM1 and Olympus M. Zuiko 30mm macro/3.5
My first iPhone was the 3Gs, I fell in love with it right away, it was in 2009 and it was truly something new, nothing like this easy with a touch screen has been available until then. The operating system, compared to the latest iOS, was hardly usable but still much better than what has been offered before. At that time I was a true fan of Apple, I fell in love with the Mac in 2006 so this year I’m actually celebrating 10 years as a Mac user. After the 3Gs I had an iPhone 4 and later landed on iPhone 5S, Android was something that existed but in their first versions really couldn’t compete (in my opinion) with an iPhone. The phones on the “other side” weren’t as good and sexy.
Then something happened, I started noticing Android-phones and Samsung Galaxy S6 came with a more interesting design than the others and after just using it for a week I discovered Android was such an easier operating system to use. I’m not saying iOS is bad, it’s good in a way but the connectivity with other apps and services is easier to perform on an android. Handling different cloud services was better than on iOS and the option of taking raw photos and setting the camera manually was something I appreciated as a photographer. I still think the iPhone 6S is a really nice looking and great phone but then came the iPhone 7 and I was disappointed, mostly because there wasn’t anything new and innovative with it.
The design is nothing I complain at but the same type of old screen in the phone, the low battery and the really bad screen-to-phone ratio, well I wasn’t impressed. The iPhone 7 Plus and the Galaxy S7 Edge have the same screen size, the difference is that I can actually hold and use the Galaxy S7 Edge with one hand but not the iPhone 7 Plus. Since the iPhone is still running on an old LCD-screen and the Samsung on it’s beautfil AMOLED the battery wouldn’t last that long as I think a brand new smartphone should in 2016. I’m sorry Apple, but it’s hardly that you make great updates on your computers anymore (I had to buy the maxed old MacBook Pro model since your new one is useless according to me) and I’m actually considering building a Hackintosh next time when it comes to a Desktop-Mac but I really hope you’ll turn around next year when it comes to the iPhone but to my own personal taste I’ve become more impressed with Android and especially Samsung Galaxy-models.
Last week I had the opportunity to travel to Spain together with Olympus Nordic Region to try out the new flagship camera from Olympus, E-M1 Mark II. It’s a remarkable new camera and feels not just as an upgrade but as a whole new camera. I will tell you more about it later one, but these are some of the shots I made with it. The 2 photos above are photos of the camera taken with my PEN-F.