Category Archives: Flash Photography

M.Zuiko 90mm Macro Around the House

This article features handheld macro photographs captured late last week with the M.Zuiko 90mm Macro lens around the house. As I’ve gained more experience through my experimentation with the M.Zuiko 90mm f/3.5 PRO IS Macro lens, my approach to this genre of photography has shifted somewhat.

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M.Zuiko 90MM PRO IS Macro Review

This article provides my M.Zuiko 90mm PRO IS Macro review and is based on a good amount of field work done over the past 6 or 7 weeks. As regular readers know this is not a gear review website. We only do hands-on reviews of equipment that we actually own and use.

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Shooting Angles and Distances

It is important to consider shooting angles and distances when doing macro and close-up photography as these factors impact our images.  This article shares some handheld macro images that were captured at a recent visit to the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory. All of the images are displayed as full frame captures without any cropping done to them at all. Photographs were resized for website use.

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100-400 with FL-700WR

This article shares a selection of bird images captured handheld with the M.Zuiko 100-400 and the FL-700WR flash unit. I recently renewed my annual membership at Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls. Since I had not yet used the M.Zuiko 100-400 zoom with the FL-700WR flash unit, I thought my recent visit to Bird Kingdom was an ideal opportunity to do so.

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Compatibility and Differentiation

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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Newly Emerged Atlas Moth

From time to time we are treated with something a bit special when we are out with our cameras. Such was the case during a recent visit to the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory. I had the opportunity to capture some images of a newly emerged Atlas Moth.

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F/11 Butterfly Macro Images

There are a few different ways to capture macro images, some of which can be quite intricate. I dislike using tripods and I don’t have much patience for complicated set-ups. So, my preference is to shoot macro photographs handheld. This short article features a selection of f/11 butterfly macro images captured with an Olympus OM-D E-M1X, coupled with an M.Zuiko 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens. An Olympus STF-8 Twin Macro Flash was also used.

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