I despise the man purse, the camera bag, the trendy tote. The act of packing up a camera bag is, to me, akin to buying condoms before going on a blind date. Highly presumptuous. Field photography shouldn’t be a premeditated affair with a backpack full of kit; it should be a spur of the moment documentation of life as it happens, wherever that happens to be.
Today’s DSLRs make that nearly impossible. Cumbersome, bulky...you might as well carry around a tripod. This was a fate to which I had almost resigned...until recently, when Olympus sent over their Micro 4/3rd’s PEN EP-5, an almost pocket-sized beast sporting retro vibes.