Monthly Archive: September 2012

Sep 29

Macro Battle: Olympus 60mm f/2.8 vs Leica 45mm f/2.8

I did a little bit of testing last night with the new Olympus 60mm f/2.8 Macro and I compared it with the only other dedicated macro lens for Micro 4/3, the Panasonic Leica 45mm f/2.8 OIS. As far as construction goes, they are similarly built.  Both have high-grade plastic bodies built to tight tolerances and …

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Sep 26

Fall Reflections

Reflected Leaf - Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Olympus 60mm f/2.8 Macro

It’s fall, and the leaves are just starting to turn.  You never know what you’re going to find after a gentle rain:

Sep 26

First Impressions of the Olympus 60mm f/2.8 Macro

Got the Olympus M.Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro yesterday, and while I haven’t had a ton of time to shoot yet, I thought I’d give you my first impressions. First off, it’s a very skinny lens. Same length as the 12-50 kit zoom, but skinnier. It’s also heavier than the kit lens, so it feels a …

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Sep 21

Super Quick iPhone 5 Low Light Test

The 8 megapixel shooter on the new iPhone 5

Like millions of other people, I got a new iPhone 5 today.  While there are a number of improvements to the phone itself, since this is a photography site, I thought I’d give a quick peek at the camera.  I will probably do a review of the iPhone 5 camera in the future, comparing it …

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Sep 21

A Huge Array of Micro 4/3 Announcements…

Wow.  Photokina kicked off this week, and as one of the biggest (if not THE biggest) photography trade shows, it also sees a ton of announcements.  I wanted to get to these earlier, but it’s been crazy busy around here.  For Micro 4/3 users, Monday saw the announced release of no less than three new …

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Sep 12

Sony announces new NEX-6 camera and new lenses

Sony's new NEX-6

Today, Sony made a number of announcements in their imaging division, from a new full-frame SLT camera to a full frame camcorder, to a very expensive full-frame compact camera (I’ll likely follow with some thoughts on that later tonight).  However, for those of us who use predominantly mirrorless cameras, the new NEX-6 and NEX lenses …

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Sep 10

Storm Clouds over Columbus

Looming over Columbus - Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Olympus 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3

This is a shot from late last week.  We had a storm roll through the city quickly.  It was small, but dumped a lot of rain.   The clouds were some of the tallest I’d ever seen.  Made for a dramatic shot over one of the highways, with the haze making it almost look like some …

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Sep 05

Creating a Child of Darkness

Child of Darkness - Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Leica 25mm f/1.4 @ f/5.6

Ok, well, not for real…just photographically.  I occasionally take part in a ‘weekly assignment’ at one of the forums I frequent, where users submit photos on a weekly theme.  A winner is picked (though there’s no real prize), but the main thing is to get you thinking outside the box and to try new photographic …

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