Category Archives: Gear Reviews

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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E-M1X Hand-held Hi Res 100% Crops

This is a follow-up article to a recent posting, OM-D E-M1X Hand-held Hi Res Images at Bird Kingdom. Further to a request from one of our readers, Colin McNaught, this article features E-M1X Hand-held Hi Res 100% crops and compares them to 100% crops of standard resolution images.

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Comparison of J5 and E-M1 Mark II Images

This article shares a selection of images captured hand-held with a Nikon 1 J5 and an Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II. The creative spark for this article came from Anders, one of our regular readers. The primary objective of the article is to do a brief comparison of J5 and E-M1 Mark II straight out of camera (SOOC) jpeg images.  We have also included some corresponding samples of images created from RAW files after some post processing was done to them.

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OM-D E-M1X Hand-held Hi Res Images at Bird Kingdom

This article features a small collection of Olympus OM-D E-M1X Hand-held Hi Res images captured at Bird Kingdom. Unfortunately there were not as many birds as usual in the public areas during my visit today. This reduced the number of photographic opportunities that were available.

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Field Testing Olympus Gear

We are preparing for some changes to our business. These shifts will impact our photography work. Our approach to video. And, the scope of services we provide to our clients. While I still intend to use our Nikon 1 equipment, some of the changes we have planned for our business will extend beyond the capabilities of the Nikon 1 system. This will result in the need for us to add some different camera equipment to our kit. The purpose of this article is to advise readers that for the next while I will be actively field testing Olympus gear on a selective basis. Continue reading Field Testing Olympus Gear

What Constitutes Professional Gear

Lately I’ve been spending some time looking at camera gear reviews to get a better handle on what is currently available. I had to smile when I glanced at some of the reader comments on various photography sites. The debate on what constitutes professional gear seems to be one of those pointless exercises that never seems to end. Many folks seem to get downright glandular about the subject and attack each other’s opinion with some fervor.

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