We have been loving the way our friends at DPReview have been producing field tests for new cameras, and the latest episode is another reminder as to why they are the best in the business. While the previous field tests have been more outdoor focused, like fly fishing in Washington and SCUBA diving in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, the team did something a little more intimate with the Olympus PEN-F.
DPReview’s Wenmei Hill and New Orleans-based photographer Claire Bangser teamed up to explore the famed Mississippi Blues Trail. Bangser has been documenting daily life on the streets of New Orleans for her project NOLAbeings for years with an original Olympus Pen-D, a camera that still holds up more than 50 years after it’s release. Bangser’s knowledge and passion for the Olympus Pen-D and love for documenting life in the south made her a perfect photographer for this field test.
Follow the team as they visit the historic spots along the Mississippi Blues Trail and meet the unique and friendly people whose families have lived along the route for generations. As a huge fan of the blues and small towns and the people who make them special, I think this may be my favorite DPReview field test yet!