Category Archives: Cameras

Ideal walkaround Micro Four Thirds camera lens

Olympus 17mm lens (forefront) and 12-40mm (background)

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

Olympus OMD E-M1 in the snow

The E-M1 is quite comfy in the snow

The Olympus E-M1 is an amazing photographic tool, so what makes it even better? This camera can withstand the elements! Here is southern Missouri we generally do not get much snow but the past couple days left us with nearly a foot of snow. Of course that meant it was time to test the E-M1’s weatherproofing. It did not disappoint, after shooting admirably in the frigid weather I let the E-M1 hang out in the snow for a bit… Of

Fuji X100 impressions

B&W photo of the Fuji X100, taken with Nikon D7000., processed in Lightroom 5.3

This review of the X100 comes at an odd time, years after its initial release and in the face of many new competitors. Today you can pick up an Olympus E-PL5 and 17mm F1.8 lens for a price that is in the same ballpark as an X10.  That makes for some pretty tough competition. This review would read a lot differently if this were 2011, but time marches on and this is my view as of Dec 2013! This is

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)

Camera sensor sizes

I am once again working on some camera comparisons and sensor size always seems to be a hot topic. The following links were helpful in helping me determine the actual sensor size (dimensions) for some less-common camera sensors… Unravelling Sensor Sizes, digital cameras, digital photography, photography, digital slr, camera recommendation, price comparison, photographic companies, camera companies, digital camera best prices,http://www.photoreview.com.au/tips/buying/unravelling-sensor-sizes.aspxOver the years we have compiled the following table of common sensor sizes for digital cameras, camcorders and cameraphones. We hope

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