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Jan 18

Review: Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN

Sigma has been around for over 50 years, and they’ve been primarily known as a third-party manufacturer of SLR lenses, though they’ve also made their own SLR cameras and some high end compact cameras as well. Over the past decade, they’ve started to make some very high-end glass. Recently, they dipped their toes into the …

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Dec 09

Micro 4/3 Year in Review

Well, that time is upon us. It’s nearly the end of the year, and what a year it’s been for the Micro 4/3 system and the mirrorless industry as a whole. This past year saw the rise of several new cameras, a bunch of new lenses and the overall maturity of the system as a …

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Aug 23

Review: Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8 ED

Olympus has been on a roll lately.  While many of their early Micro 4/3 lens options were decent optically, the build quality was generally lacking and there was a lack of any really stellar optics.  This has all changed since 2011.  Olympus has switched gears somewhat and started catering to the high-end shooter who wants …

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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 13

Review: Olympus OM-D E-M5


A New Flagship? When Olympus announced their latest camera, the OM-D E-M5, there was more buzz among the photographic community for this release than there had been for probably any other Micro 4/3 camera since the original E-P1.   Olympus resurrected their legendary ‘OM’ system name for this camera, creating a new line of Olympus Micro …

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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 05

Review: Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm f/2

If you have not read my reviews before, please note that I take a real-world approach to my reviews, after using the equipment and seeing how they fare in the real world.  There are lots of review sites that give empirical numbers and such, but you will not find any of those here. The Olympus …

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Mar 15

Large Sensor Look from a Small Sensor Camera

Oil Machine - Panasonic GX1 with Olympus 45mm f/1.8: 18 image stitch, equivalent to 35mm f/1.4 on Full Frame

One of the great advantages of using a full frame DSLR or even larger formats such such as 645 or even 4×5 view cameras is that there is a shallow depth of field and extreme background blur component that can’t really be matched on smaller formats such as APS-C or Micro 4/3. For portraits or …

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