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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 40-150mm F4-5.6 R ED Review

The Olympus 40-150mm is an inexpensive ($99 new) micro four thids kit lens that performs very well for the price. The 35mm equivalent of 80-300mm in a very compact package compares favorably to the cheap 70-300mm options out there: Build quality is good and handling is nice on a variety of m43rd bodies. The lens is not stabilized and therefore pairs better with cameras that feature in body image stabilization (most Olympus bodies and a few Panasonic bodies) to help

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  

Micro Four Thirds Lens Filter Size List (Olympus, Panasonic, etc.)

Recently I was going through my filters to see which ones to keep and which ones to sell. Many of my filters were of the 58mm or 62mm variety but I even found some oddities like 43mm 😉 After some effort trying to round up lenses to see what the filter size was each, I determined to put together a list of Micro Four Thirds lenses and their corresponding filter size, sorted from smallest to largest. The list was quite

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

Mirrorless + extra lenses camera bag roundup

Q. Any recommendations on camera bag that can fit a micro 4/3rds camera + an extra lens (20mm + 60mm macro or 14-45mm)? – mtekkmonkey @jdhodges any recommendations on camera bag that can fit a micro 4/3rds camera + an extra lens (20mm + 60mm macro or 14-45mm)? — John Havlik (@mtekkmonkey) July 16, 2013 A. Definitely John, that is some great camera gear that you have! Thankfully it is all uber-small stuff so you have some great bag options

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III USM – What do you think of this lens? – Ask J.D.

Ali asks: EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III USM – $180.00 What do you think of this lens? I would like it for taking photos of wildlife and sports mostly. I am also wondering about quality of any other brand of lenses that will fit my camera. I have a canon EOS rebel xsi. JD answers: (condensed version) Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III USM +FOR THE PRICE, this lens can’t be beat for wildlife photography and sports on bright sunny days. For

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