Category Archives: Cameras & Lenses

Sensor Resolution

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.

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Minimum Focusing Distance

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.

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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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