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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…

Review – Olympus PEN E-PL9

Review – Olympus PEN E-PL9

Jay McLaughlinJul 5, 2019

It’s fair to say that I’m a little bit of an Olympus PEN expert. I recently posted about my Olympus PEN E-PL1, which I bought way back in 2010 and…

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…

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Andrea LazzarelliSep 29, 2020

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Glenn PalacioFeb 11, 2019

My name is Timothy Glenn Palacio. I was born and raised in Cagayan de Oro City, which is part of Northern Mindanao (Misamis Oriental, Region 10) in the Philippines. I…

The Olympus E-M1 as an adventure camera

The Olympus E-M1 as an adventure camera

James SpencerNov 13, 2018

Olympus have long been known as producers of sturdy cameras, that is cameras that can take a bit of a beating and won’t break a sweat in the process. That…

Beautiful portraits using only natural light and the M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8

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Jose Fernández-Ark (Murcia, Spain, 1990) graduated in Audiovisual Communication from the University of Murcia in 2016. In 2017, he completed a master’s degree in film direction at ESCAC (School of…

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Hugo PinhoAug 27, 2020

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Maurício ReisMay 22, 2020

We all have gone through the same, by the so feared creative block. Sometimes it lasts for days, sometimes for weeks, and in more “serious” cases, it can last for…

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When the new 8-25mm f4 PRO lens arrived from Olympus, I was intrigued how it would compare to the amazing 7-14mm f2.8 PRO lens, and why they would release a…

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Lauri MajamaaMar 16, 2021

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