Tag: micro four thirds

One Camera, Two Lenses

I’m increasingly finding that much of my photography is being accomplished with just two lenses, the M.ZUIKO 45mm f/1.8 (90mm equivalent on so called ‘full-frame’) and M.ZUIKO 25mm f/1.8 (50mm equivalent on full-frame). The usefulness of the 50mm lens (in full-frame speak is well documented. Here’s the reason from the

My Year with the Olympus OM-D E-M5

I can’t believe that a whole 12 months has passed since last years Focus on Imaging (the last one as it turned out) when I made (for me) the momentous decision to fully switch to the Olympus micro four thirds system based around its (then) flagship mirrorless camera the OM-D

A New OM-D

So, after just over 18 months since the announcement of the OM-D E-M5 Olympus have upped the stakes in the mirrorless versus “traditional” DSLR competition with the launch of the OM-D E-M1. Major updates since the E-M5 include: Phase-detection autofocus (as well as contrast-detection) for four-thirds (as opposed to micro

Five Things You May Not Know Your OM-D Can Do

As you may know if you read this blog much, I’m pretty hooked on micro four thirds in general and the Olympus OM-D in particular. One gripe I do have about the OM-D however is that the user manual sucks! I don’t have a problem that it only comes in

A Day at the Circus

Like most small boys of a certain age (possibly under the influence of Enid Blyton’s books about Mr Galliano’s Circus) I was once fascinated by circuses and even though I didn’t fancy running away with one (I never did like sleeping in caravans) was certainly intrigued by them. Nice then

Studio Shoot with Olympus 45mm f/1.8

Having recently purchased the highly recommended Olympus M.ZUIKO 45mm f/1.8 ‘portrait’ lens I thought I’d have a play with it in a studio to take some, er well, portraits. 45mm on micro four thirds equates to 90mm on the 35mm film equivalent so fairly and squarely in the range of

Olympus’ Steve Jobs Moment

According to this article from Yahoo Finance Olympus is one of the “ten brands that will disappear in 2014” (along with Volvo cars, JC Penney and the Nook e-reader). Olympus “only has 7% market share [of digital cameras] and has failed to generate a profit from its imaging business in

Olympus Pen 50 Years On

Today Olympus have announced the latest member of their retro camera club – the Olympus Pen E-P5, the micro four thirds, digital retake of the 35mm film Pen F which is 50 years old this year. It looks and sounds fantastic. Do I need one? No. Can I afford one?

On the Fear of Micro Four Thirds Cameras

I started this blog shortly after attending Focus on Imaging at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) this year where I was so blown away by the Olympus OM-D I immediately decided to sell all of my heavy old Canon gear (four lenses sold, one lens and a camera body to

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