Category Archives: camera tips

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

Compact APS and FF Fixed Lens Cameras

This is a draft of an eventual roundup of fixed lens APS (or larger) sensor cameras… there are some very nice compact APS and Full Frame cameras here 🙂 The Online Photographer: Bunnell: Fujifilm X70 vs. Ricoh GRhttp://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2016/04/bunnell-fujifilm-x70-vs-ricoh-gr.htmlThe new Fujifilm X70 and its evident inspiration, the Ricoh GR II – Guest post written and illustrated by Ned Bunnell I was intrigued when Fujifilm announced the X70 in January. The press release touted it as a premium fixed-lens… Fuji X100 .

The “best” camera, 2017 edition

Preface: the “best” camera most certainly depends on the needs of the photographer… with that being said, here are some very good cameras that I immensely enjoy using. During the past month, for work projects and for personal enjoyment, I have been very fortunate to use the following cameras extensively: Sony RX1 mirrorless, full frame Nikon D750 DSLR, full frame Olympus E-M10 mirrorless, four thirds sensor Olympus TG-4 Tough rugged camera, 1/2.3 inch sensor Three of them fall into the “best of

Best cheap FX lenses

I use a variety of FX lenses on my Nikon D750. My favorite lenses are the “bargain” lenses, i.e. the lenses that cost less than a couple hundred dollars but that are fun to shoot with. Here are some of the best cheap FX lenses to pair with a D750, the D610 and the D810. All these lenses are available for $400 or less in one form of another (some new, some used) and most are in the $100-$200 range. Nikon

Olympus FL-LM2 Flash Compatibility List

The Olympus FL-LM2 is a handy little external flash that attaches to some Olympus Micro Four Thirds cameras. Here is the complete compatibility list: Fully compatible with: Olympus OM-D Series: E-M1 E-M5 E-PL8 Olympus Pen Series: E-PL7 E-PL6 E-PL5 E-PL3 E-PM2 E-PM1 Not compatible with: PEN-F / E-P5 / E-P3 / E-P2 / E-P1 / E-PL2 / E-PL1 / E-M1 Mark II / E-M5 Mark II /E-M10 Mark II / E-M10 Last updated: 2017_02_06      

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