Gear purchase decisions can be complex, and can have significant financial impacts if we don’t take the time to think things through. Taking a longer term view, like 10 year purchase decisions, are actions that we seldom do as photographers. Like many folks I typically had a 3-5 year perspective when buying camera gear. I had fallen into the ‘incrementalism’ trap by thinking that if a sufficient number of incremental improvements in specifications occurred it would make upgrading equipment every 3 to 5 years logical and worthwhile.
Category Archives: Gear Reviews
My E-M1X love has continued to grow unabated since I bought my first copy of this remarkable camera body over three years ago. Coupled with a good selection of M.Zuiko lenses, my E-M1X bodies have handled everything that I’ve thrown at them. Continue reading E-M1X Love
OM-1 Initial Reviews
This is a short announcement article that features links to a number of OM-1 initial reviews that readers may find of interest.
Future Gear Reviews
This short article answers a fundamental question that folks have had about the potential for future gear reviews on this website. The rumors about an upcoming ‘wow’ camera from OMDS has piqued the interest of many readers. As has the launch of lenses like the M.Zuiko 8-25 mm f/4 PRO and M.Zuiko 12-45 mm f/4 PRO.
Full Frame Issues
This article summarizes some of the full frame issues that I experienced which resulted in me stopping the use of this camera format back in July 2015. Photographers should absolutely use the camera format and brand of gear that best suits their needs. Full frame camera gear was not the best choice for my needs. That does not mean that it would not be ideal for other photographers.
E-M1X 2 Year Review
This E-M1X 2 Year Review article follows up on similar postings I wrote at the 6 month and 1 year camera ownership time frames. The purpose of this article is to provide a first-hand assessment of my experiences working with the E-M1X, and capturing over 200,000 images with this camera model over the past two years.
Pro Zoom Cost and Weight
This short article provides some pro zoom cost and weight comparisons for M.Zuiko (OMDS/Olympus), Sony, Canon and Nikon equipment. Some photographers want to reduce the weight of their kit, but still desire pro quality lens performance. Having some relevant cost and weight comparison information can be helpful.
Using M.Zuiko Teleconverters
This article shares my experiences using M.Zuiko teleconverters when shooting handheld, and discusses their relative merits.
Favourite M.Zuiko Lens
This article discusses my favourite M.Zuiko lens, the reasons behind this choice, as well as sharing a range of photographs captured with it. After creating well over 100,000 images with my M4/3 camera gear over the past 18 months or so, one lens stands out as my favourite M.Zuiko lens. The M.Zuiko PRO 40-150 mm f/2.8 zoom.
M.Zuiko 100-400 Review
This article shares my M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS hands-on review, and features a wide selection of images captured with this lens. As I’ve mentioned in other articles, this is not a gear review website. I only do reviews of camera equipment that I actually own and use.
So, this M.Zuiko 100-400 review is based on first-hand experiences as an owner of this particular zoom lens. Since receiving it in late November, I’ve been out in the field regularly, capturing thousands of photographs, in a range of conditions.