Category Archive: Opinion

Jul 18

Panasonic announces Lumix G5 and 45-150mm Tele-zoom

The new Panasonic G5

Pansonic today announced a bunch of new cameras…a small sensor superzoom with f/2.8 aperture (which is pretty cool, frankly), a new ‘premium’ compact in the LX7, and their latest Micro 4/3 camera, the Lumix DMC-G5. Panasonic Lumix G5 The G5 is the successor to the G3, and uses a similar, but not quite the same, …

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Jun 16

Thoughts on the Schneider-Kreuznach 14mm f/2.0 Super Angulon

Schneider-Kreuznach 14mm f/2.0 Super Angulon for Micro 4/3

Schneider-Kreuznach is a well respected lens maker, who primarily has specialized in ultra-high end cinema lenses and large format photographic lenses for their subsidiary company B+W, which is probably the most well respected photographic filter maker in the business.    They also make many of the lenses for the Samsung NX series mirrorless cameras, though …

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May 27

Thoughts on the Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 and Olympus 75mm f/1.8

Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8

In the Micro 4/3 world this past week has seen the official announcement of two lenses that had been previewed some time back by both Olympus and Panasonic.  This week saw the official announcements and pricing information.  On Monday, Panasonic released their 12-35mm f/2.8 standard zoom, while Olympus announced the 75mm f/1.8 on Thursday.  You …

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Apr 24

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Hands-On Preview

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Today I got a chance for a brief time to handle Olympus’ new flagship Micro 4/3 camera, the E-M5, which is positioned in the brand new OM-D line, a callback to the OM system of the 1970s and 1980s.  The new camera is styled in a very similar vein to those cameras, but is also …

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Apr 12

Are you a Photographer or a Camera Enthusiast?

Canon's 70-200 f/2.8L IS II and 100 f/2.8L IS

I was perusing the net at many oft visited Photography related websites, and came across this post on 43rumors.com.  It basically shows some images of the upcoming Olympus 75mm f/1.8 lens for Micro 4/3.  There was certainly nothing wrong with the post, but the comments on the post had me scratching my head. It wasn’t just …

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Feb 27

The Future of Casual Photography is Here

Nokia 808 Pureview

Today at Mobile World Congress, Nokia launched their new 808 PureView.  It’s a smartphone.  A smartphone with a 41 Megapixel camera. I know what you’re thinking.  I thought the same thing:  Those have got to be the worst 41 megapixels in existence. That’s outright absurd.  And then I looked at the images.  This thing is …

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Feb 07

Olympus Releases the E-M5!

The much leaked and highly anticipated Olympus E-M5 is finally here.  Olympus has finally released the “professional” grade Micro 4/3 camera they’ve been promising for years.  Will it measure up to the hype? Will it take the Micro 4/3 format in a new direction?  I’ll dissect the press release a bit and give you my …

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Feb 05

When is your camera good enough?

As an active member in several on-line photographic communities, I read a lot of photographers’ opinions on a wide range of subjects: photographic technique, inspirational photos, business and the quality of camera gear.  One trend I’ve noticed with the rapid pace of improvement in digital imaging is that many photographers get so caught up in …

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