Tag Archive: m4/3

Jan 21

Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

The mirrorless landscape has changed rapidly over the past five years, and many insiders have spelled the death of many of the players due to lower demand for serious cameras and the improvements and advertising push from larger companies. One thing that has been oft speculated is the decline of Micro 4/3 due to the …

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Nov 17

Review: Olympus OM-D E-M1

When Olympus released the first member of the new OM-D line, the E-M5, there was considerable buzz over the retro styled powerhouse.  Ultimately, that camera gave Micro 4/3 a shot in the arm and showed just how capable a small camera could be.  Serious amateurs and even many professionals added the E-M5 to their arsenal. …

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Oct 15

Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic has released a staggering 16 Micro 4/3 cameras in the past five years.  Some have been truly stellar, others mere refreshes or dumbing down of previous cameras.  When Panasonic’s first rangefinder styled camera, the GF1, was released, people flocked to it.  It’s small form factor, simple lines, responsiveness and level of control were outstanding.  …

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Sep 16

Review: Voigtländer Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95

Voigtländer Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95

Voigtländer is the oldest name in photography.  The original Voigtländer optical company was founded in 1756 and has been producing groundbreaking photography equipment since.  They created the fastest optical lens in the world in 1840, the original Petzval lens, which was a screaming fast f/3.7.  Ok, screaming fast for 1840.  They also created the first …

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Sep 09

First Impressions: Voigtländer Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95

I have the Voigtländer Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 in my hands this week for review, and I thought I’d give a quick few thoughts from my first day with the lens.  My full, in-depth review will be coming sometime in the next week or so, so stay tuned! Edit: My full review is now up: Click …

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Aug 19

Review: Olympus M.Zuiko 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II

Today I take an in-depth look at the refresh of a lens that has been part of the Micro 4/3 system for a rather long time.  Olympus first announced the original 75-300mm lens for Micro 4/3 in September of 2010.  That lens was priced at a rather insane $900, significantly more than the competing Panasonic …

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Aug 09

Review: Olympus Pen E-P5

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Olympus produced the very first rangefinder styled mirrorless digital camera back in 2009 with the original Pen E-P1…a classic camera that, despite a merely OK sensor and sluggish performance, set the tone for the industry.  It was a camera with great retro styling, a beautiful construction, extremely small size and a DSLR sized sensor.  It …

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Mar 17

Review: Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8

Olympus has been focusing on the higher end with their lens releases over the past two years, and this trend continues with the release of the M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8.  With a fast aperture and a field of view like the classic 35mm lens on full frame, this is a lens that has been desired for …

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