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Goodby canon 60D, hello Olympus OM-D EM5

Olympus FL600 high speed remote flash with EM-1

some experiments using the FL600 with a Lastolite ezybox soft box having the flash controlled in FP mode via a 3 metre canon EX2 extension cord
04/03/2014 - 13:01 | Read More

Olympus 12-40 f2.8 Pro Arrives

Thanks to SRS Microsystems who did me a good part-ex on my 12-50 kit lens and 45 f1.8 I was able to afford / justify getting the new 12-40. Have a read here to see if I made the right choice
09/01/2014 - 09:15 | Read More

EM-1 replacement body - the lock-ups continue

Whilst the results I produce from this lovely camera continue to delight me I am frustrated that Olympus have not yet found a solution to the "lock-up" problem
15/12/2013 - 12:36 | Read More

Olympus 75-300 mk2 arrives

I have been using a relatively old mk version of this lens with good results but having made a bit of money selling old kit decided to get the mk2. this blog will review my thoughts on the differences
28/11/2013 - 16:25 | Read More

EM-1 IQ at ISO1600

I'm now using ISO1600 as the top of my normal operating range and getting remarkably low noise images
19/11/2013 - 06:39 | Read More

More Manual focus - Canon fd 200mm f2.8 joins my collection

I had been looking for a fast 200mm prime lens for some time when I spotted a "New" unused old stock copy of this lens for sale at a very reasonable price. Read how I get on with it here
03/11/2013 - 10:22 | Read More

First Impressions - A brief review of the EM-1

My initial experiences of using the Olympus EM-1. Its all about my thoughts on how it works for me with no technical evaluation or measurement. There are some images though :) 6/11/2013 - I now have a replacement (New) camera back from Olympus Repair.
30/10/2013 - 09:11 | Read More

Olympus EM-1 - I've got CAF working for me!

My Olympus OMD EM-1 has now arrived. First impressions are positive. I have got CAF working for me, close to the speed of the 7D + 70-300LIS. I have however experienced some lock-ups, as described below
11/09/2013 - 05:58 | Read More

My Experiences using the Olympus OM-D for shooting Birds in Flight

An edited version of this article is shown in ephotozine. I thought I would post the entire article here for all to read
12/07/2013 - 11:55 | Read More

Notes on Bubble Photography - pt2 Lighting and shooting notes

In this section I describe the different lighting methods I have used, some of the the problems encountered and the settings for shooting the images (work in progress)
12/01/2013 - 06:07 | Read More