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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). 🙂

Sony RX100 Mk II PDF user manual download

When my new RX100 Mk II arrived, I had a heck of a time finding manuals online for it. Thankfully eventually I think I found all of them! Here are download links so hopefully you will have an easier time of it 🙂 Instruction Manual http://pdf.crse.com/manuals/4465973111.pdf User Guide http://pdf.crse.com/manuals/4465969111/EN/index.html Wi-Fi Connection/ One-touch (NFC) Guide http://www.docs.sony.com/release/Flyer_4468878611.pdf

Sony RX100 Mk II extended user review

Tested so far: NFC pairing with Google Nexus 7 FHD Wifi file transfer Wifi control To still be tested: Panorama iOS integration RAW quality Much more… General first impressions: Excellent speed and good handling. Very good image quality. Wifi features are a bit gimmicky but could be useful in certain situations. Specs from Sony: Product Specifications Recording Media Type : Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™ media; SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card Color Space : sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut)

Olympus 60mm macro sample photos [updated]

Olympus MSC ED M. 60mm f/2.8 Lens: OLYMPUS: Camera & Photohttp://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0096WDK0K?ie=UTF8&tag=pixensity-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0096WDK0KFocal Length – 60mm (35mm equivalent focal length 120mm) Lens construction – 13 elements in 10 Groups – ED lens, 2 HR lenses, E-HR lens Dust & Splash Proof – Yes Angle of View – 20 Degree AF System… Here are some sample photos taken with the Olympus 60mm macro lens on an Olympus E-PL1 camera body: Olympus PEN E-PL1 12.3MP Live MOS Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera

Olympus E-M5 vs. Panasonic GX1

Here is an initial comparison table between the GX1 and EM5 mirrorless cameras: Brand Panasonic Olympus Model Lumix DMC GX1 E-M5 Resolution 16.60 Mpixel 16.10 Mpixel Maximum_resolution 4592×3448 4608×3456 Minimum_resolution 1712×1712 512×348 Sensor_size 17.3×13.0mm 17.3×13.0mm Sensor_type Live MOS CMOS Focal_length_multiplier 2 2 ZoomWide Digital_zoom Yes Yes Auto_focus Yes Yes Manual_focus Yes Yes Focus_range_cm Flash_modes anti red-eye, auto, fill in, off, slow flash anti red-eye, auto, fill in, off, slow flash Storage_types SDHC, SDXC, Secure Digital SDHC, SDXC, Secure Digital Iso_ratings auto, 160

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