Category Archives: Gear Reviews

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.

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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.

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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.

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M.Zuiko 100-400 IS

This short article discusses the practical considerations of using the in-lens IS of the M.Zuiko 100-400 IS, and shares some sample images. I appreciate that some folks do ‘testing’ and report their percentage of keepers in articles of this type. The skill set of photographers when shooting with long telephoto zoom lenses can vary significantly. It’s my view that reporting keeper rates is more about the skill of the photographer than the capabilities of a particular camera or lens… so I don’t bother with such ‘statistics’.

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Our Olympus Kit

The build out of our Olympus kit that started 18 months ago is now complete. This article provides details on our gear choices and rationale. The intent of this article is to respond to some reader requests for this type of posting. This is an extensive article… so grab a cup of coffee or make a pot of tea.

Photographers should always choose the camera gear that best meets their individual needs. Sensor format and brand choices are very personal decisions. This article does not suggest that anyone should choose the camera gear that we selected for our needs.

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Bird AI for Birds in Flight

This article provides my first impressions about using the E-M1X’s Bird AI for birds in flight, as well as sharing a selection of sample photographs. Unfortunately the selection of birds at this particular time of year is limited.

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Flying Straight into the Lens

One of the toughest image focus challenges for a camera is when a bird is flying straight into the lens. This article shares a series of 9 consecutive photographs of a gull flying straight into the lens of my E-M1X when I was using Bird Detection AI to acquire focus.

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