All posts by Thomas Stirr

Thomas Stirr is an author, executive coach, and photographer/videographer based in Grimsby Ontario Canada. He specializes in industrial photography, safety and corporate videos. His work also includes landscape and nature photography, and experimentation with photo art. Nikon Canada has featured Tom's work numerous times on Facebook and Twitter. To follow Thomas, please visit his website and his YouTube channel

M.Zuiko 75-300 with Extension Tube

This article features some photographs captured with the M.Zuiko 75-300 f/4.8-6.7 II with a Kenko 16 mm M4/3 extension tube. It is getting late in our season to photograph insects and flowers, but I thought this would be an interesting final field test of the M.Zuiko 75-300 mm f/4.8-6.7 II telephoto zoom lens. Given the risks, I have not used my camera gear in any indoor, public venues since February.

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M.Zuiko 75-300 Severe Crop Images

This article features a number of M.Zuiko 75-300 severe crop images of a sparrow in flight. Photographs were cropped to between 2000 and 2660 pixels on the width. This degree of cropping results in photographs that only utilize between 14.9% and 26.5% of the total number of available pixels on the sensor of my Olympus OM-D E-M1X (i.e. 5184 x 3888) being used for the subject bird.

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M.Zuiko 75-300 Pro Capture

This article features an M.Zuiko 75-300 II Pro Capture H image run of a sparrow taking flight. This sequence was shot with the M.Zuiko 75-300 mm f/4.8-6.7 II wide open at f/6.7, and with the lens fully extended to 300 mm (efov 600 mm). A shutter speed of 1/2500 was used, along with ISO-1600 (Auto-ISO setting used). Exposure compensation was set to -0.7 step. I was situated 4.3 metres (~14 feet) away from the subject bird.

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M.Zuiko PRO Lens Comparison

This article does an M.Zuiko PRO lens comparison with various Nikkor lenses. To arrive at the best comparisons that I could, the same apertures and equivalent fields-of-view were used where possible. All equivalent field-of-views noted are based on comparisons to a full frame camera format. Obviously there are not exact matches for all of the lenses between these two brands and formats. This is not a performance comparison. It is one based primarily on price, size, and weight.

One of the reasonably common comments expressed in online photography chat rooms is that Olympus M.Zuiko PRO lenses are ‘expensive’. This begs the question, “Compared to what?”

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M.Zuiko 75-300 Heron Images

This article features a selection of M.Zuiko 75-300 heron images. All were recently captured handheld during a visit to Hendrie Valley. Many photographs are displayed as full frame captures, while others have been cropped. The degree of cropping done is detailed in the EXIF data where appropriate.

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JIP Interview Regarding Olympus Imaging Purchase

Recently an interesting JIP interview with Shinichi Inagaki, the Japan Industrial Partners executive in charge of the acquisition of the Olympus imaging business, was published by Toyo Keizai Online. I thought readers may like to see this interview so I have provided a link to the corresponding Photo Rumors article.

I would suggest that you take some time to read this interview as it contains some very interesting information. My observations about the content in this interview follow later in this article.

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