Tag: Olympus

Budget Camera Review — $155 Olympus E-P3 and 17mm f/1.8

$155? Yup. How? Craigslist of course! I’m always on the hunt for a good deal with regards to photography gear. Once or twice a year, I get a good deal, play with the equipment, and then sell it. Sometimes I make money, sometimes I lose, sometimes I get taken. There have been a few deals ...

Olympus E-M1 Mark II Raw Conversions in Capture One 10 and 4K Video

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we seldom get snow. When we do, even if it’s really wet and slushy, people get all giddy about playing in it. However, many people get all kerfuffled — schools shut down, businesses close, and the world comes to a grinding halt. Luckily, I was able to take a snow day with ...

Olympus E-M1 Mark II — First day in the real world. Photos and Videos

Today was the first time I really had a chance to go out and take some photos and video with the Olympus E-M1 Mark II. It’s too soon for me to do a review, but not too soon to post some photos and sample videos. All of the photos posted here are straight out of ...

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II — Initial Video Test.

I did something crazy! I’ve gone back to Micro 4/3 from Sony full frame cameras! What?!?!?!? Why?!?!?!? Well, I love, Love, LOVE the Sony RX1R II. It’s a great camera! However, it’s an expensive camera and only a 35mm focal length camera. I have that focal length covered with other camera systems, maybe not as compact, ...

Using an Olympus 17mm f/1.8 on a Panasonic GX8

Using an Olympus 17mm f/1.8 on a Panasonic GX8 You’ll probably laugh, but I’ve actually bought and sold the Olympus 17mm f/1.8 a few times in the past. Why? Well, I’ve though about moving away from Micro 4/3 cameras, or that I would have that focal length covered in other lenses, or… Still, I keep ...

Olympus 40–150mm f/2.8 Pro lens review

I actually use three camera systems. Canon for serious stuff or the best quality, Fuji for the majority of my artsy / leisurely photography, but when it comes to light weight, fast focus, and casual photography, I prefer micro 4/3. Recently, I purchased the Olympus 40–150mm f/2.8 Pro. It gives a 300m equivalent zoom. Sure, ...

Olympus Pen-F Review and GX8 Comparison

I’ve been a micro 4/3 user for a few years now. Mostly with Olympus bodies and a few Panasonic bodies. My favorite so far in terms of form factor and ease of use has been the Olympus E-M1. The only reason that I sold the E-M1 is that the image quality isn’t as good as ...

Fuji 14mm f/2.8 vs Olympus 7–14mm f/2.8 Pro

How does the Fuji 14mm f/2.8 compare with the Olympus 7–14mm f/2.8 Pro? Weird comparison? Maybe, but I do use both Micro 4/3 and Fuji. The Fuji is a full frame equivalent of a 20mm lens, and the Olympus is a 14–28mm full frame equivalent. It’s not really a fair comparison, because the GX8 has ...

Georgetown Seattle, Olympus 7–14mm f/2.8 Pro, and Panasonic GX8

Today was my first outing with the Olympus 7–14mm f/2.8 Pro lens. The family and I headed up to Georgetown — a kitchy / industrial / older neighborhood in South Seattle. It’s a great place for spending the day to shop and eat. Also, a fantastic place to get some really neat photos! Our first stop was ...

2015 Hempfest

The women of the house are gone this weekend, and I’ve got a three day weekend all to myself! What’s a square like me to do? Go to Hempfest! Just a bit of background, I don’t drink, don’t smoke, don’t drink caffeine, have never used drugs, and I don’t have any tatoos or piercings. Now ...

Wednesday Night Outing with the Olympus E-M1 and 17mm f/1.8

There’s so many cameras and lens combinations out there, but this happens to be one of my absolute favorites. I absolutely love the imperfect rendition of the 17mm @ 1.8. It vignettes slightly, and brings your right eyes into the frame. Up close, it distorts portraits slightly, but that adds to the character of the ...

Pumpkin Picking

I love autumn — when it’s not cold and rainy. The colors are beautiful, the temperature is just right, the days aren’t too long nor are they too short, and the air feels clean and crisp. For the second year in a row now, our family ventured down to Picha Farms in Puyallup. You can see their ...

The Ultimate Daddy Cam – Olympus E-M1

Olympus E-M1 + 17mm f/1.8 I actually own multiple camera systems — each one has their strengths and weaknesses. For fast action, fast FPS, superior optical quality, or using external flash, for when the shots really count, I’ll grab my Canon 5D Mark III. If I’m looking for casual snapshots photos of friends or walk around shots — nothing too ...

My journey to Olympus — E-M1 — My favorite mirrorless camera to date!

My main camera is a 5D Mark III, I love the quality of the images, the handling, autofocus, frames per second, and the lenses that it can utilize. However, point and shoots, mirrorless cameras, and cell phones are a more convenient way of running and gunning than having to carefully compose each shot, adjust the ...

These photos were taken with the Olympus 45mm f/1.8

These photos were taken with the Olympus 45mm f/1.8 Micro Four Thirds lens. I used Lightroom to do some basic exposure adjustments and crops. Then, I exported the files to Alien Skin Exposure 5 to give them a final look. The lens is certainly does not focus as fast as the 17mm 1.8 lens, however ...