Category Archives: Micro Four Thirds (18 x 13.5 mm)

Pro Capture in Reverse

Lately I’ve have some interesting email exchanges with readers, as well as some comments on this website, about my Pro Capture H settings and the rationale for them. It occurred to me that perhaps the best way to demonstrate why I do what I do, is to show Pro Capture in reverse.

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Return to Hendrie Valley

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to return to Hendrie Valley to do some bird photography. It has been a number of months since I’ve been able to get out with a camera. We’ve had some very minor lifting of restrictions locally which allowed me the opportunity to spend a bit of time at Hendrie Valley again.

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Niche Market Differentiation

Lately I’ve been pondering whether the niche market differentiation strategy of Olympus is at the root of so much ‘Olympus bashing’ on the internet. Being a long-time Nikon 1 owner, I’m certainly accustomed to a camera brand being underrated and criticized. It seems that for many people, and even some photography websites, there is a discernible anti-Olympus bias. Perhaps this is a natural result of Olympus following a niche market differentiation strategy.

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Camera Settings Practice

Most of us go through peaks and valleys with our camera usage. There may be times of the year when our gear stays in our camera bags. One of the things that we can do to maintain our skill level is to spend a few minutes regularly doing camera settings practice. I’d like to thank one of our readers, Bob Owen, for posting a comment that provided the creative spark for this article.

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E-M1 Decision Factors

This article outlines some of the primary E-M1 decision factors that can be considered when assessing various E-M1 series camera bodies. This article is not an in-depth technical review that compares specifications between cameras. This posting identifies some primary issues that photographers can keep in mind when making a decision about which E-M1 model to purchase. The factors below are in no particular order.

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HHHR Increases Dynamic Range

Some testing done by the folks at Photonstophotos shows that the E-M1X’s Handheld Hi Res mode HHHR increases dynamic range.  And, not just by a fraction, but to a significant degree. If you have not visited Photonstophotos before I would encourage you to do so. This is a great website that provides a wealth of information.

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