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Street photography lens: Olympus 17mm f/1.2 Pro

35mm lens is for most street photographers a standard lens Photographers always want to discuss their opinion, but now I keep my foot down. Yes, a 35mm lens is undisputed since a long time the right lens for the street photographer. Okay, 50mm is of course also allowed. No doubt about that. Call me conservative […]

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My story with Olympus

This is a story about a late bloomer who fell under the spell of photography and ended up being obsessed with it ever since; this is my love story with Olympus. In 2019 it will be my 10th anniversary with Olympus. Reader beware, I am an Olympus girl through and through, and totally partisan. How […]

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Photography – a Growing Passion

I’ve lived most of my life in Australia, and growing up on Sydney Harbour my early interest in photography grew out of a desire to capture the beauty of the ocean and beaches on which I spent so much time. Back in my younger days I used a Canon SLR and 35mm slide film which […]

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Roaming the city at night

Andreas, it’s a pleasure to have you here in the Olympus Passion project. Could you tell a little about yourself, your childhood, where you live and how you started in the craft of photography? I grew up in a rural area in Germany and always wanted to work in visual creative field. At first I […]

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Portrait Photography with the Olympus E-M1

Hi, my name is Daniele Ripa, but most of my friends call me Dani or Daniè; I’m an italian amateur photographer living in a little town in center of Italy, called Tarquinia. It’s 60 miles far from Rome and around  it is full of green fields and archaeological finds. I work in Rome during the […]

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Learning to Love Micro Four-Thirds

I’ve been a passionate photographer for most of my life. Which, considering I’m 51, has been for quite some time! I grew up in the days of film, and I still shoot some of it now. But since the early 2000’s, like most of us, I’ve ‘moved’ to digital. 18 years ago it was a […]

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My Year with Olympus Cameras

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 with it. Soon after I purchased the Olympus OMD E-M1 and E-M1 Mk2. Spoiler: The Mk2 is a beast! I feel now it is sufficient […]

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Inspired by New Zealand Landscapes

How I began with Digital My first camera was the Olympus OM1, loaned by a friend when I was a university student. More than 30 years later, after a session of looking at old family prints and slides, my daughter asked why I no longer made pictures. Her question put me in touch with how […]

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