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.
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We spent a good amount of time to define our future needs and did an initial assessment of various equipment options available. After some deliberation, we decided that our future needs may potentially be best met with some Olympus camera equipment.
Olympus Americas Inc. has provided us with some loaner Olympus camera equipment on a no-charge basis. We will be using this loaner Olympus equipment to conduct our field testing. This will help us determine if adding some Olympus camera gear to our kit is a good solution for our evolving video and photography needs… or not.
We are under no obligation what-so-ever to Olympus Americas Inc. in terms of our use of this loaner Olympus camera equipment. There is no expectation or agreement of any kind with Olympus Americas Inc. that we will create and share with readers any images, articles or videos, or on what that content may be.
All of our readers can rest assured that anything that we may create and share with them will represent our honest assessment and opinions of the Olympus camera gear.
For each one of us, making the decision to potentially add an additional camera system to our selection of equipment is one that is never made lightly.
Our Nikon 1 kit has served us extremely well since the fall of 2013 when we first invested in the system. Using the Nikon 1 system exclusively for the past four years was absolutely the right decision for us.
To say that our Nikon 1 gear has done yeoman service would be an understatement of epic proportions. For the past 6 years Nikon 1 really has been The Little Camera That Could for us. And, for a number of things, it will continue to be our camera system of choice in the future.
For those of you who visit this photography website specifically because of the Nikon 1 content we publish… please bear with us over the next while. We are not abandoning Nikon 1, and we will still be publishing content featuring photographs captured with Nikon 1 gear in the future.
Overall there will be less Nikon 1 produced content for the next number of weeks as we make room in our schedule to feature photographs captured with Olympus equipment. Hopefully the work we do with Olympus camera gear will still be of interest to all of you.
We plan to photograph a wide variety of subject matter to assess the capabilities of the Olympus gear. We will also be testing out a number of video and photography features of the Olympus equipment.
As you review the images in this article you will see that a number of them were captured using the Olympus Hand-held Hi Resolution Mode. Also included is a hand-held waterfall image created using the Live ND Mode.
The images featured in this article were my first ‘out-of-the-box’ attempts to capture some photographs using the Olympus loaner equipment… which just arrived. I haven’t even looked at the camera manuals yet… so please consider these photographs as early samples only.
All photographs were captured hand-held this afternoon at the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory using camera gear as noted in the EXIF data. All images are straight-out-of-camera jpegs with no post processing or cropping done to them at all. Photographs have been resized to 1200 pixels for web use.
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