Thursday, 18 June 2009
Confusingly, many countries around the globe celebrate Father’s Day but do so on different dates of the year. This Sunday fathers worldwide will be celebrated in a several nations including Canada, the United States and UK.
Gift giving is a central part of Mother’s and Father´s day culture, and in newspapers this week, ads are running in high gear recommending suitable gifts for your old man. This year, gifts should be simple and touch on the core of male interests. Spare your energy from driving your brain to exhaustion by trying too hard in finding an unusual gift – use your intuition and personal taste. Science has long been a male dominated field of research and even non-technically inclined men get upbeat over technology and curious about consumer electronics. Curtsey of the complexity of modern technology, gadgets gets people talking about their products. An advanced product given to your father will be followed by near endless discussions over newly discovered features or in some instances, unexpected late night phone calls for a question and answer time about why the product doesn’t connect to the computer or the internet.
This week Olympus unveiled their latest camera, the impressively well crafted Olympus PEN EP1. At first sight it might come across as an ordinary point-and-shot camera graced with design panache from the past, but the EP1 is more than what’s met the eyes – it is matrimonial marriage of performance and style. Hobby photographers have in recent years have had to own a compact camera in addition to semi-professional DSLR camera for uncompromised satisfaction of photographing needs. As a camera of the cutting edge and newly developed Micro Four Third standard, the EP1 is just a few fractions in size and weight of a DSLR while enclosed in an art-deco metal casing just slightly larger than a compact point-and-shoot camera. Olympus has spared no effort in making the EP1 an eye pleasing piece of technology. Accessories include stylish 1960s inspired leather straps with visible stitching in addition to a modular viewfinder and flash which both add to the personal character of the camera. Kept simple, the EP-1 is devoid of intimidating number of buttons as seen in an airplane cockpit or on DSLR cameras. Therefore the Olympus EP-1 is an exceptional appealing to demanding fathers who want to take stunning photographs using a well engineered camera that’s pocket friendly and comes in a visually stunning package which performs.