Tag Archive: micro 4/3

Apr 05

Review: Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8

Olympus 25mm f/1.8

The normal prime lens space in the Micro 4/3 system has recently become a bit more crowded, as Olympus has finally released their fast normal prime lens, the 25mm f/1.8.  Panasonic has had their excellent Leica 25mm f/1.4 for several years now, and Olympus has decided to concentrate on creating an extremely compact high quality …

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Mar 20

Review: Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f/1.2 DG Nocticron OIS

As the Micro 4/3 lens lineup becomes more mature, there are fewer and fewer gaps left.  While there are several good Micro 4/3 lens options in the short telephoto range, one thing that has been missing a bit is a high-speed 85mm equivalent lens with autofocus.  Voigtländer released the excellent 42.5mm f/0.95 last year, satisfying …

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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 19

Mirrorless News Roundup: October 2013

What a week in the Mirrorless Camera industry! We’ve seen new cameras announced for the big three mirrorless camera mounts, with some very exciting news on all fronts. Naturally, I have my thoughts, both of excitement and caution for these announcements, so let’s dive in: Sony Alpha 7 and 7R The biggest news this week …

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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 12

First Sign of Fall

First Sign of Fall - Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Voigländer Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 @ f/0.95

While the leaves have not yet begun to turn in earnest yet, the occasional tree here and there is slowly changing color and dropping a few leaves.  Spotted this partially turned leaf that had fallen into a puddle, creating a beautiful splash of color. This was taken with my Olympus OM-D E-M5 and the Voigtländer …

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