This article discusses some basic techniques that can be used to achieve shallow DOF (depth-of-field) with M4/3 equipment. There is quite a bit of assumptive thinking on the internet, as well as people regurgitating things they have read about shallow DOF with M4/3.
It is absolutely possible, and actually very easy, to achieve shallow depth-of-field with M4/3 camera gear. People who state that shallow depth-of-field is “impossible” with M4/3 equipment are simply misinformed.
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This article features five M.Zuiko 100-400 mm HHHR test images captured at the Royal Botanical Gardens, along with 100% crops of each. As regular readers know I enjoy pushing myself and my camera gear with various challenges, just to see what will result. On a personal basis I don’t spend any time pixel peeping my images… but I do appreciate that some readers would like to see some 100% crops periodically so I included them in this article.
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This article shares some early spring HHHR (Handheld High Resolution) images of flowers captured earlier today in my yard. With the various restrictions and lock down measures that are in place, it is always good to get out in some fresh air to photograph whatever subjects we can find.
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This article features an extensive selection of tiny sensor flower macro images, all of which were captured handheld using an Olympus TG-5. These photographs were captured a few years ago during a visit to the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory. It has been over
a year since I’ve visited this particular facility, so I thought it may be interesting to go back in time.
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This article discusses the practical aspects of substituting foliage for birds when we are out with our cameras. In late October I was doing some field testing with our newly acquired M.Zuiko 75-300 mm f/4.8-6.7 II zoom lens at Hendrie Valley. For much of my hike my feathered friends were simply not cooperating and nowhere to be found. So, substituting foliage for birds made sense.
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This article features a selection of high contrast plant macro images. All were photographed handheld using the Olympus STF-8 Twin Macro Flash.
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This article features a selection of handheld photographs captured with the M.Zuiko 14-150 II with extension tubes. Many photographers enjoy doing macro-type photography but can’t justify buying a dedicated macro lens. This posting demonstrates some of the flower images that are possible when using the M.Zuiko 14-150 II with extension tubes.
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Last week my wife and I made a very quick visit to the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens. This article features a selection of flower and foliage images that I captured during our short visit.
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This article features some photographs captured with the M.Zuiko 75-300 f/4.8-6.7 II with a Kenko 16 mm M4/3 extension tube. It is getting late in our season to photograph insects and flowers, but I thought this would be an interesting final field test of the M.Zuiko 75-300 mm f/4.8-6.7 II telephoto zoom lens. Given the risks, I have not used my camera gear in any indoor, public venues since February.
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This article features some early morning garden photography captured handheld during a light, misty rain. Early morning is one of the best times of the day to create images of flowers as we have soft light with which to work.
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