Sunday, October 25, 2020

Olympus cameras might drop Olympus name

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Following news of the sale of Olympus cameras to Japan Industrial Partners, it now seems likely that the Olympus brand will be dropped in favour of OMD, PEN and Zuiko. Let's hope that's nothing but a rumour...

I shot a lion in Zimbabwe but she just faded away

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The wall-mounted trophy lion faded away in the direct sunlight. So John cast around for a suitable replacement. He found the three little human lionesses were a more suitable exhibit for a coastal home...

Nobody buys cameras any more: Really?

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This has to be the most ridiculous headline to come in the wake of last week's Olympus news. Olympus ain't going nowhere – and it could be set for even better days...

The fall of Olympus or a bright new start?

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What does the sale of the Olympus camera division tell us about the state of the industry and the future for micro four-thirds?

10 cameras that shaped my photographic life. And look, Ma, no Leica!

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David takes a trip into the past and selects the ten cameras that have had the biggest impact on his photographic life.

Japan: Impressions and a quirky angle on a fascinating country

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More travels in Japan viewed in colour and with emphasis on the wider angles

Photography: The games we play

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A visit to the 'Stans with the Gang of Four: A quartet of disparate photo enthusiast with a gear-agnostic view of life

Stabilisation is now a box-tickers’ essential

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DPReview has said that in future the absence of in-body stabilisation in a camera system will be regarded as a definite con. No longer is it seen as an option, it's definitely a necessity. Macfilos investigates....

Photographica 2019: Seduced by a couple of blasts from the past

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Photographica 2019: A good opportunity to meet friends, browse the tables and, if you are unwary, to be seduced by a couple of blasts from the past.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X: What a whopper!

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Olympus is about to take the crown for the fattest backside in micro four-thirdsdom. The OM-D E-M1X has a built-in battery grip. No add-ons for the new Oly, it’s the complete package and this could be the start of a new trend, turning small-sensor cameras into DSLR lookalikes.