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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This short announcement shares a link to an October Mirrorless Comparisons guest post that was published earlier today. I’ve been collaborating with Mat and Heather at Mirrorless Comparisons for a number of years. If you are unfamiliar with their website it is certainly worth a visit.
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Choosing zoom lenses can be confusing, regardless of the camera sensor format and brand(s) of equipment that we may own. The vast majority of us are not independently wealthy and investing in new camera gear is something not to be taken lightly. This article discusses some of the basic considerations that come into play when choosing zoom lenses.
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One of the World Photography Day live stream sessions today was with David Smith which covered Olympus menu options including gear icon tab navigation. David provided a quick verbal review of the various menu items under the gear icon tab. I thought some readers may find David’s tips on Olympus gear icon navigation helpful.
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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.
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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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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.
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