This article shares a very simple gear acquisition syndrome (i.e. GAS) reduction exercise that folks can do either in-store or online. Those of you who are familiar with Stoicism and the use of self-deprivation exercises will recognize this GAS reduction exercise as an adapted technique.
An ongoing conundrum we face in life is separating our wants from our needs… in photography that can manifest itself with sensor resolution. How much resolution do we actually need for the work we do? I can’t answer that question for you, nor can you determine that for me.
The objective of this article is simply to explain why the 20.4 MP sensors in my OM-D cameras have more than enough resolution to meet my specific needs.
Recently I contacted Olympus Technical Support regarding the movement of the lens mount of my M.Zuiko 100-400 zoom. I received permission to publish the official response that I received from Olympus Americas which provides 100-400 mount clarification.
Olympus has officially launched the M.Zuiko 150-400 mm f/4.5 Pro IS zoom. I thought some readers may have an interest in this game-changing lens. This short article provides some links to three reviews of this lens done by Matt Suess, Rob Knight and Mike Inkley.
Since July 2015 when I sold all of my full frame camera gear, I’ve had people regularly ask me if I’ve had any regrets leaving full frame cameras behind. The quick answer is an unequivocal “no”. This lengthy article provides a detailed explanation.
We recently purchased some additional lenses for our Olympus kit to specifically address our needs for all-in-one travel zoom capability. This article provides an overview of our rationale for the lenses we selected.
One of the attributes of a lens that is sometimes overlooked is its minimum focusing distance. There are many important factors to consider when investing in a new lens such as focal length, aperture, lens construction/weatherproofing, sharpness and colour rendition. So, it is not surprising that minimum focusing distance is sometimes not given much consideration.
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?”
This article attempts to describe the essence of Olympus Imaging by sharing some outstanding work done by others. Specifically Dave Etchells (Imaging Resources) and professional photographer/film maker Chris Eyre-Walker.