Category Archives: Gear Reviews

Why some pros are switching to Olympus

If one is to believe the discussions in photography chat rooms these days, the assumption would be that full frame cameras are the only choice of professional photographers. This is simply not true. This article provides some links to information about why some pros are switching to Olympus and the micro four thirds system. Interestingly, some have left full frame cameras behind.

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What’s in our Olympus Bag?

This article answers the question, “What’s in our Olympus Bag?” For the past few months, I’ve been getting a number of emails from folks wondering about our Olympus kit. They’ve been asking what we purchased and why. So… this article provides some answers.
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E-M1X Bird-in-Flight Test

This lengthy article provides readers with details on my recent Olympus OM-D E-M1X bird-in-flight test. The test was conducted for about 9 hours over a two day period, with thousands of images captured during this time frame. The photographs featured in this article are from my second day of testing.

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M.Zuiko MC-20 Teleconverter

This week my M.Zuiko MC-20 Teleconverter arrived from Olympus Americas. This short article provides some initial impressions on this piece of gear. Also included is a selection of images captured using this teleconverter. The M.Zuiko MC-20 teleconverter weighs 150 grams (~5.3 oz). It measures 59.8 mm in diameter (~2.4 inches) x 25.9 mm in length (~1.0 inch).

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Real World Impressions OM-D E-M1X

After about six weeks field testing the Olympus OM-D E-M1X and three M.Zuiko pro zoom lenses, the Olympus Loaner Gear will be going back shortly. I thought this would be an opportune time to give readers some real world impressions of the OM-D E-M1X. This article won’t be regurgitating reams of specifications and the like. The internet abounds with that information. This article focuses on what it was like to actually use this camera gear.

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Photographing Swallows with E-M1X Pro Capture

I went out this morning to do my first field test of the Olympus OM-D E-M1X Pro Capture mode. I can give you my summary evaluation right up front… photographing swallows taking flight with the E-M1X Pro Capture mode is so easy… it’s basically a “no brainer”. Continue reading Photographing Swallows with E-M1X Pro Capture

OM-D E-M1X Battery Life Test

As part of my ongoing evaluation of some Olympus Loaner Gear I went out yesterday to conduct an OM-D E-M1X battery life test. During other field tests I have been surprised with the battery life in the OM-D E-M1X. So, I decided it was time to spend some time doing a battery life test.

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