Category Archives: camera tips

Smartphone low-light image quality factors

Camera questions from my good friend Jesse: Hola Mr. Hodges! I have a newish Android phone, Moto X Pure (following my trend of getting 6 month olf technology for half price), which has a decent camera (Sony IMX 230 1/2.4-inch 21MP BSI CMOS sensor and a dual-LED flash. F2.0 aperture and 4K video). It works well, but it pales in comparison to some phone’s ability in low-light situations. Is that on the camera hardware, or the app? Same with image

Sony RX1 Sample Photos

Today my RX1 arrived in the mail. Very excited to test it out!   And here is one of my favorite photos of the day taken with the RX1, thank you to my wife for taking it! This was inside a restaurant with fairly low lighting and the RX1 did a splendid job IMHO. Focus appears to have actually been more on the hat brim than faces. Still, the photo is very pleasing to my eye. More samples to follow

Lens mount diameters

When discussing in body image stabilization (IBIS) it is informative to know the lens mount diameters for each particular lens mount. More diameter relative to sensor size generally gives more leeway for IBIS movement and compensation. As such, here is a list of lens mount diameters: MFT (Micro Four Thirds) ~38mm (Olympus and Panasonic) FT (Four Thirds) 44mm (Olympus and Panasonic) Fuji X: 44mm Pentax K: 44mm Nikon F: 44mm Sony E: 46.1mm Minolta/Sony A: 49.7mm Canon EF: 54mm  

Olympus 75mm lens

Item specifics Condition: Used : Brand: Olympus Model: Digital ED Focus Type: Auto Camera Technology: Digital Camera Type: Digital SLR Maximum Aperture: F/1.0, F/1.8 Focal Length: 75mm Series: Micro Four Thirds Focal Length Type: Fixed/Prime Bundled Items: Case Type: Telephoto, Telephoto Zoom, Portrait Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan Compatible Brand: For Four Thirds UPC: 050332185807   Detailed item info Product Information Any photo enthusiast interested or specialised in taking portraits and indoor shots will certainly reap the benefits of this high-performance

Ideal walkaround Micro Four Thirds camera lens

Recently I was asked “what is the ideal walkaround micro four-thirds camera lens?”. Of course the answer varies by the style and taste of the individual photographer, but for me the ideal walkabout lens is the Olympus 17mm f1.8 prime lens (34mm equivelant). Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f1.8 (Black) for Olympus and Panasonic Micro 4/3 Camerashttp://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CI3R4VUThe lens works well on the OM-D-EM1, wonderful first lens for the camera. With micro 4/3 the 17mm is the same as a 34mm lens on

Best lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras

I am very partial to the Olympus 75mm prime lens, but there are many good lenses out there for people using m43rd cameras: Three Essential Lenses for the Beginning Micro Four Thirds User – The Phoblographerhttp://www.thephoblographer.com/2013/10/08/three-essential-lenses-for-the-beginning-micro-four-thirds-user/The Micro Four Thirds system is all about great image quality in a small package. That was evident pretty much from the start, when Panasonic introduced the legendary GF1 camera and its kit-lens option, the highly praised and much-loved 20mm f1.7. Best Lenses For The Olympus

Olympus 12-40mm won’t auto focus [FIXED]

Q. I cant get the Olympus 12-40mm lens to auto focus all of a sudden? Any quick tips? -Sam A. There is a ‘manual focusing clutch’ mechanism on the lens that might have gotten bumped. “This model is equipped with the Manual Focus Clutch mechanism, which makes instant switching to manual focus possible by pulling the focusing ring toward you. ” Source: Olympus Asia So check if that got pulled back (you should just be able to push it forward). 🙂

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