Saturday, January 25, 2020

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


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.

Mother Love: An introduction to wildlife photography


Mike’s first efforts at wildlife photography — and his favourite shot of the week.

#Olympus #wetland #wildlife_photography

Olympus in the Wetland: Wildlife tyro grabs fast zoom, seeks birdies, finds ducks


Mike has absolutely no experience of wildlife photography. Can’t be that difficult, can it? The arrival of the Olympus 40-150mm Pro zoom pointed him in the direction of the London Wetland Centre for a spot of concentrated bird life.

Panasonic G9 v Olympus OM-D E-M1 MkII: The definitive comparison


Still dithering over the choice between the new Panasonic Lumix G9 and the much-lauded Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II? Mirrorless Comparison has just published what is surely the definitive comparison between these two cameras. Read on.....

Longleat with the Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75mm f/1.8


Zoo pictures = long telephoto. But Ken was brave and took just one small prime lens, the suberb but often underrated 75mm Olympus....

Panasonic Lumix G9 v Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk.II: A close call


Which is the best high-performance m4/3 shooter — the Olympus OM etc etc  or the Panasonic G9? There is now some real competition out there....

Olympus OM-D v Panasonic GH5


Micro four-thirds has demonstrated big advances in image quality over the past five years. But it is the small size of the equipment and the speed of operation, particularly of autofocus that impresses. The the pro-level bodies such as the OM-D E-M1 and the Lumix GX5 set new standards......

Pinner Fair: From 1336 to the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14 1:2.8 Pro. Phew.


The Pinner Fair started in 1336 and 680 years later Mike took the Olympus PEN-F and M.Zuiko 7-14mm to meet the descendants. But, as he found out, the fair is more donuts and waltzers than turnips and chickens.

Leica SL, Fuji X-Pro2, Olympus OM-D E-M1 with three world-class zooms


This indeed could be a Pythonesque review: The Department of Silly Comparisons, Mirrorless Camera Division. Who on earth would compare a Leica SL with a Fuji X-Pro2 and (wait for it) an Olympus OM-D E-M1 with its four-thirds sensor? Madness, I hear you squeak.

Photo Archives: Blast from the past brings in a nice little commission


It’s surprising how much use I’m being able to make of many of my older shots after sifting through the archives and enhancing some of the material that hasn’t stood the test of time very well. One such is the above shot of the start of the 1986 Australia GP in Adelaide. It appeared on my blog back in February 2014.