Category Archives: Gear Reviews

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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Nikon 1 eBook Announced: The Little Camera That Could

After many months in development we are pleased to announce the publication of our Nikon 1 eBook: The Little Camera That Could.
This 210-page eBook discusses various aspects of the Nikon 1 camera system and showcases the capability of the Nikon 1 system with over 450 original photographs.  Continue reading Nikon 1 eBook Announced: The Little Camera That Could

Getting Off the Gear Replacement Merry-Go-Round

The fall is one of those times of year when camera and lens manufacturers tend to launch a spate of new products. Accompanying those releases are the inevitable reviews and a plethora of commentary (both pro and con) by pundits and readers alike on photographic web sites. Amidst all of this din and distraction it is often difficult to assess whether to buy new gear or not. Getting off the gear replacement merry-go-round can be much more difficult than it first appears. Continue reading Getting Off the Gear Replacement Merry-Go-Round