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First thoughts on the Olympus OM-1

First thoughts on the Olympus OM-1

Sam ThompsonApr 11, 2022

Since writing previously for Olympus Passion about my B&W street photography with the PEN-F, I have given up my job as a full-time accountant and instead work part-time as an…

Olympus OM-D E-M1X – 2 years later

Olympus OM-D E-M1X – 2 years later

Ugo BaldassarreJul 16, 2021

The OM-D E-M1X has recently blown out the second candle. Launched on the world market in February 2019, the Olympus super flagship was the most ambitious camera ever made by…

Olympus OM-D E-M10 III – A street photographer’s review

Olympus OM-D E-M10 III – A street photographer’s review

Thomas EislJul 15, 2020

INTRODUCTION Street photography is a demanding genre – both for the photographer and the camera. For years, I worked exclusively with film cameras. As my professional work started to take over…

One Lens Life- Impressions of Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 PRO

One Lens Life- Impressions of Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 PRO

Jamie GoldsworthyDec 30, 2019

Creeping through the undergrowth, ferns brushing the front of my camera, dirt crunching under my feet, stalking, holding my breath… and I have my shot of a tree shooting out…

Field Notes: Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7

Field Notes: Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7

Let’s get things straight: I am not a fanboy. I hold no allegiance to any particular brand though I do have affinities for some. If anything I’m a Nikon apologist.…

Olympus E-M1X – My Impressions

Olympus E-M1X – My Impressions

Petr BambousekFeb 14, 2019

As a nature photographer and an enthusiastic user of an Olympus camera, I welcomed with high expectations Olympus’ announcement of a new flagship camera E-M1X that would surpass their current…

Simplr F1 Camera Strap Review

Simplr F1 Camera Strap Review

Hugo PinhoDec 5, 2018

A few months ago I had the chance to review the M1a Mirrorless camera strap from Simplr. I really enjoyed it and have been using it a lot since then.…

Camera Review: Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark lll

Camera Review: Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark lll

Christina FryerApr 11, 2018

In September I went to Berlin to meet with the Olympus team for the launch of the new Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III mirrorless camera. As well as having a…

Olympus E-M1 mkII Review, by Daniel Stocker

Olympus E-M1 mkII Review, by Daniel Stocker

Daniel StockerFeb 8, 2018

Thanks to the very friendly people at Olympus Germany, Austria and Switzerland, or in short Olympus DACH, I was able to test the Olympus OM-D E-M1 MKII, the Olympus M.Zuiko…

Olympus 45mm F/1.8 – The pocket portrait gem

Olympus 45mm F/1.8 – The pocket portrait gem

Tony VentourisJan 29, 2018

The Olympus 45mm F/1.8 prime lens is currently Olympus’ only fast short telephoto lens. Yes the 60 macro is perfect portrait length… but it is F/2.8. The 75mm F/1.8 lens…

Nine months with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f/4 IS PRO – The ultimate travel lens?

Nine months with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f/4 IS PRO – The ultimate travel lens?

Christoffer KrookJan 10, 2018

Disclaimer: I am an ambassador for Olympus Norway and I did not pay for this lens and I’m not being paid to write about it. All opinions about is are…

Lens Review: 50mm F/1.4 CCTV C-Mount Lens for Micro 4/3

Lens Review: 50mm F/1.4 CCTV C-Mount Lens for Micro 4/3

Ivan RadicJan 8, 2018

As I’ve said in my original review of the 50mm f/1.4 CCTV C-mount, this lens is very cheap (less than 30 dollars/pounds/euros), yet capable of amazing results. Technical image quality…

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Andy WilsonJan 8, 2019

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Zachary MatenchukOct 18, 2020

MyselfHey folks,My name is Zachary Matenchuk living in Manitoba, Canada. My profession is in education, but I have a strong passion for photography and the outdoors in my spare time.…

Perspective: It’s a Small Thing with a Big Difference

Perspective: It’s a Small Thing with a Big Difference

Peter BaumgartenFeb 20, 2017

It sounds cliché to say, “it’s all a matter of perspective”, but in photography a slight change in your camera’s position can make a big difference to the overall look…

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5 Reasons Why the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II is a Great Travel Camera

5 Reasons Why the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II is a Great Travel Camera

Hamish StubbsApr 12, 2019

Recently, I have been lucky enough to get my hands on the Olympus flagship camera, the OM-D E-M1 MK II to take along with me on my latest trips. First…

My Year with Olympus Cameras

My Year with Olympus Cameras

Sean O’RiordanJan 10, 2019

In February 2018, I sold my Nikon D750, Nikon lenses and bought an Olympus OMD E-M10 Mk III. I soon after wrote a review of this camera discussing my experiences…

Cameras and lenses for wedding photography

Cameras and lenses for wedding photography

Dirk WeberMar 29, 2017

To be honest, cameras and lenses are just tools. But sometimes it can be interesting to check which tools you use on a regular basis. Looking at the 2016 photos…

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Walking and photographing

Maurício ReisSep 27, 2020

Walking is not only good for your health, it allows us to think about things, or nothing, listen to music, listen to nature and, why not, also be an opportunity…

An old soul

An old soul

Milan DegraeveJun 12, 2020

Milan Degraeve loves everything that is old, all the vintage stuff, because he can sense the amount of work that went into making these products with the few resources they…

Prague: The city of thousands of spires

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Martin PavingerJul 19, 2020

Living in Prague for 25 years, Martin Pavinger knows the city as the back of his hands, therefore, over this time he had the opportunity to discover the best spots…

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Maurício ReisMay 5, 2020

When a man puts something in his head, it’s hard to turn back. If he’s a photographer, even worse, not resting until he gets that accessory he has been dreaming…

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Chris McGinnisAug 14, 2020

Arthropods comprise 80% of Earth’s fauna. An estimated one million species of insects, arachnids, myriapods, and crustaceans make up this category. They’re everywhere, yet they’re often overlooked. Through my photography,…

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Maurício ReisMay 6, 2020

When I switched from Canon DSLRs to a mirrorless system, the last thing I thought about was the battery life. I had more to think about, like file quality, construction,…