OMDS In-Depth Interview

Since many of our readers own Olympus/OM Systems products I thought a lot of folks would like to read an OMDS in-depth interview recently done by Dave Etchells. Dave is well known in the photography industry and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his interviews.

NOTE: Click on images to enlarge. Photographs have been added to serve as visual breaks.

OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko 60 mm f/2.8 macro, efov 120 mm, f/2.8, 1/160, ISO-200, handheld in-camera focus stacking, subject distance 285 mm

I spent some time reading Dave’s OMDS in-depth interview, and came away with a very positive impression about how OMDS has transitioned the Olympus Imaging Division into an independent company.

OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS @ 244 mm, efov 488 mm, f/6.1, 1/250, ISO-1000, handheld in-camera focus stacking, full frame capture, subject distance 1.4 metres

Back in October 2020 there was a fair amount of concern felt by many photographers when the carve out of the Olympus Imaging Division was announced. Some people wondered how financially stable the new company would be, and its commitment to produce innovative, high quality products.

OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS with M.Zuiko MC-20 teleconverter @ 800 mm, efov 1600 mm, f/13, 1/4000, ISO-3200, Pro Capture H, full frame capture, subject distance 3.7 metres

The online trolls behaved predictably with their incessant slagging of Olympus, Japan Industrial Partners and the formation of OM Digital Solutions (OMDS). No doubt much of that will continue into the future. This type of drivel is best ignored. Dave Etchells always brings a mature and informed perspective.

OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS @ 269 mm, efov 538 mm, f/6.3, 1/4000, ISO-800, Bird Detection AI Subject Tracking, Pro Capture L, cropped to 3383 pixels on the width, subject distance 7.9 metres

For my part, I’m still completely satisfied with the investments that we made in Olympus equipment that started in June 2019. As noted in a recent article, I still love my E-M1X bodies and have no intention to make any changes to our kit.

E-M1X + M.Zuiko 60 mm f/2.8 macro, f/5, 1/60, ISO-80, full frame capture, handheld in-camera focus stacking, subject distance 300 mm

If you currently own Olympus/OMDS equipment, or if you are thinking about transitioning into the system… I’d highly recommend that you read the OMDS In-Depth Interview by Dave Etchells.

Technical Note:

Photographs were captured handheld using camera gear as noted in the EXIF data. Images were produced from RAW files or out-of-camera jpegs using my standard approach in post. Images were resized for web use. This is the 1,213 article published on this website since its original inception in 2015.

OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS with M.Zuiko MC-14 teleconverter @ 454 mm, efov 908 mm, f/8.9, 1/1600, ISO-2500, Pro Capture L, Bird Detection AI Subject Tracking, cropped to 3132 pixels on the width, subject distance 45.9 metres

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