Category Archives: Gear Reviews

Nikon 1 Versus Olympus for Bird Photography

Over the past couple of days I’ve received a number of personal emails asking me about using Nikon 1 versus Olympus for bird photography. The intent of this article is to describe my experiences using both camera systems. This is a very extensive article, so grab yourself a cup of coffee… or make a pot of tea… and be prepared to spend some time.

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M.Zuiko 75-300 Assessment

This article provides a summary of a number of points made in earlier articles and provides an overall M.Zuiko 75-300 assessment. Since some folks seem to focus on what this lens isn’t, I might as well state that right up front. This lens isn’t weatherproof and it isn’t designated as a pro lens. What this lens is in spades… is small, lightweight, cost efficient, and a whole lotta fun to use!

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Olympus 100-400 Reviews

The newly announced Olympus 100-400  mm f/5-6.3 super telephoto zoom lens is of significant interest to a number photographers who use the M4/3 camera format, and specifically Olympus camera gear.

As regular readers know, this blog is not focused on doing gear reviews. Appreciating that many readers will have an interest in the Olympus 100-400 zoom lens, this article provides a number of links to various reviews that can be found online.

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E-M1X Twelve Month Review

When I sat down at my computer to write this Olympus OM-D E-M1X Twelve Month Review I wasn’t quite sure where to start. So, I went back and reread the 6 month review I wrote in November 2019 to see if anything had changed in terms of my perceptions of this camera. And, what additional insights I could add.

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E-M1X ISO Invariance Test

This article shares the results of an Olympus OM-D E-M1X ISO invariance test. My base image for this test was a tripod assisted photograph captured at ISO-6400. I then took successive images at ISO-3200, ISO-1600, ISO-800, ISO-400 and ISO-200 while shooting in Manual mode.

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