Posts tagged with Olympus

  1. Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II versus Nikon Z6 - Part II

    2019-10-20 10:22:00 UTC

    I wanted to write this follow up to my brief side-by-side look at these two cameras as quickly as possible after my purchase of the Nikon Z6. Judging by the web traffic to the first article it is a choice that many are considering. I don’t love photography equipment, I…

  2. Wildlife With the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

    2019-08-12 20:55:41 UTC

    Ring-Tailed Lemur - 40mm f/2.8 1/1250 This is an excuse to share something a bit different for me, aside from documenting family and travel, I typically pick up my camera for street photography. At the end of 2017 I took a one-on-one workshop on landscape photography, not only did this…

  3. Film vs. Digital Revisited - Opposites Attract

    2019-06-20 16:29:41 UTC

    For my street photography, I predominantly use an Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II - alongside this but less frequently, I use a 1958 Leica M3 - for me these are close to being the best cameras for the way I take pictures - but they couldn’t be more different Olympus…

  4. Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm 1:1.2 PRO Review

    2019-04-11 20:41:31 UTC

    Why have I finally dropped my resistance and chosen to buy this lens I have always favoured the 35mm focal length in film and “full frame” digital - it’s not the first time I have compromised on weight, size, price, even functionality, to get the best I can possibly squeeze…

  5. Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II versus Nikon Z6

    2019-02-28 23:35:00 UTC

    This is the first of a two part article, part 2 which goes into further depth is here Having spent more time with Nikon cameras than any other brand, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t tempted by the new Z system and for my needs, specifically the…

  6. Travel Photography - Walt Disney World, Florida

    2018-08-09 21:27:06 UTC

    I tend to keep my personal photography personal, you won’t see very many family pictures on this photography blog (or on my Instagram feed) but in line with earlier travel articles, I thought I would mention a few thoughts from my family holiday last month to Walt Disney World in…

  7. Technology and Computational Photography

    2018-06-04 14:43:00 UTC

    What does tech bring? Technology advances in the days of analogue photography were mostly around slow improvements to film emulsions and fast development of autofocus - both of these are now mature technologies.  Mirrorless cameras and computational improvements have opened the door to a new wave of change in a

  8. BlackRapid and OpTech sling and strap systems compared

    2018-05-22 22:05:06 UTC

    BlackRapid and OpTech make a wide range of camera straps, slings and solutions for all manner of photographic equipment. For many years I used simple cloth straps on rangefinder cameras and an OpTech Pro strap for SLRs Now that I have moved to lighter micro four thirds Olympus cameras for…

  9. 5 Reasons to Go Wider - super wide angle lenses

    2018-05-11 20:01:29 UTC

    A number of kit zooms start at around the 28mm mark - or “full frame equivalent” focal length, some start a bit wider, but the focus of this article is to look at some of the attractions of going out specifically with a super-wide, 24mm or wider for “normal” people…

  10. Landscape Photography - still learning!

    2018-04-29 21:56:00 UTC

    The learning curve is steep, but I am really enjoying trying something different. The big difference with my landscape photographs is that I “went there” to take photos, almost all of my other photography is opportunist, I was there (or close enough) anyway. Generally it’s really relaxing, normally a nice…

  11. 35 Problems with Micro Four Thirds

    2018-04-05 17:03:00 UTC

    Looking back over my photographs across several decades, it’s clear that for my people and travel photographs I always end up coming back to a 35mm equivalent lens. Lately I have been going wider and love the wonderful Olympus 12mm f/2 lens on my OM-D E-M1 mark II for street…

  12. Micro Four Thirds still has its place

    2018-03-12 19:10:57 UTC

    Moving subjects in low light, perhaps from a fixed shooting position without concern over the size and weight of equipment - this is the realm of full frame. The announcement of the Sony A7 III last week has caused concern on some forums, this being a mature, sub £2000 full…

  13. Nikon D850 - swan song of DSLRs?

    2018-02-08 19:23:16 UTC

    Is the D850 the swan song of DSLR’s, or as Gordon Laing (of CameraLabs) said on Valérie Jardin’s Podcast, “a last hurrah”? Sharky James is running a competition on his excellent Petapixel Photography podcast, to win the camera of your choice, offering the Nikon D850 or Sony A7r III as…

  14. Seal - Always carry a camera

    2017-11-22 22:20:39 UTC

    This afternoon I was walking through the West End with my sister and niece and followed the sound of music to the BBC - I was lucky enough to walk past as Seal was doing a soundcheck for a later performance. Conditions were far from ideal, no time, very crowded,…

  15. Do I still need Full Frame?

    2017-08-11 23:25:50 UTC

    I discovered Scott Bourne’s photography relatively recently, he has a great podcast at Scott quite publicly made a move from full frame DSLR to Olympus micro four thirds. As Scott is principally a bird photographer his system requirements are very different to mine, he makes it clear that he…

  16. Olympus OM-D E-M1 - Street and Travel

    2017-06-06 15:18:01 UTC

    The Olympus OM-D E-M1 beside the Leica X typ 113 and EVF I purchased my Olympus OM-D E-M1 second hand mainly for street photography, perhaps travel, primarily looking to address two shortcomings of my Leica X typ 113 as my “go to” compact travel camera - lack of a built…

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