Cold Weather Testing the EM-10

Parker, Colorado

With a wind chill of 12 degrees F and gusts up to 40mph, I set out to one of my favorite places to shoot when I get a new camera: O’Brien Park in Parker, Colorado. It has snowed the night before and the wet snow flocked the trees and bushes here on Daisy Hill, so I drove into Parker and (as the pirates say) “shivered me timbers.”

Unlike the OM-D EM-5, the EM-10 is not weather-sealed and has a recommended operating temperature range of 32 to 104degrees F, so I was definitely pushing it while walking around the park, freezing my paws of holding the ruggedly built aluminum body. Nevertheless, I had no issues and wimped out way before the camera did.

I had a Digital Zuiko 17mm f/2.8 lens attached to the EM-10 and had a final exposure (in color) exposure was 1/800 sec at f/9 and ISO 200 for the above photograph. While I liked the way the foreground looked, the background with cars and busy street was too busy for my taste, so I converted the image to monochrome using Nik Silver Efex Pro.