It is interesting to consider camera product compatibility and differentiation, as sometimes these factors can work at cross purposes. There are photographers who feel that OMDS should make its proprietary computational photography technologies compatible with lenses from other manufacturers. And, that OMDS should expand the compatibility of these technologies further down its own product line to include less expensive lenses.
Some other photographers are upset that Canon appears to be ready to bar third party lens manufacturers from using its new camera mount and suing them if they attempt to reverse engineer the design. Some folks wonder if this could eventually lead to third party lens manufacturers disappearing down the road.
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Regardless of the interchangeable lens camera format that we may choose to use, it is critical that we make the right lens kit choices for the work that we do. This article discusses some of the considerations that come into play when making lens kit choices.
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We live in a photographic age that is causing us to redefine camera systems well beyond our previous, and simplistic, two dimensional view. It wasn’t that many years ago when many photographers only considered two factors. The camera body. And, the lenses associated with it. In the past some cameras were bought more because of the lenses that could be married to it, rather than specific attributes of the body itself.
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When using camera gear for extended periods of time, the importance of comfort and ergonomics can become a critical factor. This month marks the third anniversary of the purchase of my first E-M1X. I loved the camera so much that six months later a bought a second one. My love affair has only deepened over time.
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To get the most out of our camera gear it’s important to consider the focal length and EFOV of the equipment we use. As photographers the camera gear that we choose is less important than our knowledge on how to use it effectively. How we express our creativity through this artform called photography, is the most critical factor. Not the camera gear we own.
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In a wide range of professions a large part of success is understanding your needs and using the right tool for the job at hand. When it comes to photography we have a wealth of choices in terms of sensor formats, cameras and lens. There is no such thing as the ‘best camera’ in terms of a ‘one format fits all’ solution.
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I’ve had a few readers reach out to discuss a potential E-M1 Mark III to OM-1 upgrade that they are considering. This article provides some general thoughts about this specific decision that I’ve shared with those readers. Since my wife and I are perfectly happy with the
E-M1 Mark III she is using for her photographic needs, the OM-1 is not on our radar at all. Having said that, I’ll do my best to set our personal needs aside and be as non-judgemental as possible when discussing a potential upgrade from an E-M1 Mark III to an OM-1.
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With the latest zoom lens introduction by OM Digital Solutions, M4/3 owners now have two M.Zuiko PRO 40-150 mm choices. This short article discusses the three key differences between these two lenses: cost, size/weight, and functionality.
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It is always important to consider lens compatibility before buying a new camera body to avoid downstream disappointment. Many photographers are very excited about the introduction of new camera models as they often provide some performance upgrades and new technology when compared to previous generation cameras.
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This article discusses some considerations to keep in mind when buying a tripod. This posting was prompted by a recent reader question. As regular readers know, I am loathe to use a tripod and only do so when I have no other option. Having said that, I do own a half dozen tripods along with various tripod heads and camera supports. In the past I used this equipment when shooting client videos, and for the occasional still image.
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