This past August I “starred” in a web commercial for the Olympus O-MD E-M1. I say “starred” because you don’t see much of me in the commercial (below). Regardless of my lack of screen time, I am simply excited to have taken part in this project and had the opportunity to play with the camera before pretty much anyone outside of Olympus! I was pleasantly surprised by the size of the camera and lenses (which are all f/2.8 or better). The body and trio of lenses I used combined weigh less than my 5D Mark III sans lens. (This may not be factually accurate, but that’s what it felt like to me.) Overall, the kit was quite nice; but, I’m too invested in Canon to switch. Here’s the 17-second spot that took 10 hours to film. I have no clue if there are others. It turns out when you star in a commercial, no one tells you when or where it will air. It was actually a fellow MIT alum, who noticed my Brass Rat while perusing the Popular Science website, who brought this to my attention. You’ll have to pardon the quality. Since I don’t have the source material, this was converted from a Flash video. <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/NKp0Jo9xWT4?rel=0" width="420"></iframe> Here is some behind-the-scenes footage of me testing out the camera’s weather sealing! <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/yjP2rNfhZ80?rel=0" width="560"></iframe> Finally, here are some of the shots I took, in case you thought the camera was fake and I actually was acting.