On January 6, 2016 Olympus announced officially their new High-performance, super-telephoto lens, and it sure looks like a winner from the specifications.  I can’t wait to get my hands on this baby for a test!  For now, here’s their full press release. M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm f4.0 IS PRO (35mm equivalent focal length: 600mm) The […]

DSL ARM is reported to be an affliction of having your arm stretched from using a heavy DSLR. A few years back, there were many days my arm felt just like this DSL ARM before I threw in the towel and went mirrorless.  I also caught a bad case of DSL Shoulder, my left now a couple inches lower than my […]

The new Olympus 40-150mm F2.8 telephoto is the longest, fastest zoom at F2.8 available for a mirrorless camera. The Panasonic 35-100 F2.8 is incredibly compact and regarded by many as one of the best mid range telephoto zooms on the market for the M43 format. Neither of these lenses is what I call inexpensive, but then […]

The first opening of the box, and firing up for the first video recording from the new Olympus OMD EM5 Mark II. As you would expect, not perfect without reading the manual, but intuitive and quite acceptable all the same. A testament to Olympus designing an excellent consumer camera that on the surface appears to […]

Dog Schidt In The Park from Andrew Reid on Vimeo. Shot on Schidt.  An experimental test of Schidt Optics FF58 PL mount on Olympus OM-D E-M1, entirely handheld.  Full review of the Dog Schidt Optiks Flare Factory 58 (PL Mount) is here: http://www.eoshd.com/2015/02/dog-schidt-optiks-ff58-flare-factory-58-pl-mount-review/ As Andrew Reid says in his excellent review linked above, “In the cinema lens industry Hawk Vantage […]

Everybody loves a good autofocus shootout. But this autofocus shootout not to be missed!  Once again, The Camera Store’s Chris Niccolls steps in front of Jordan Drake’s Sony FS700 to bring you the latest information and his opinion about the autofocus speed and accuracy in the current crop of leading mirrorless cameras. To balance things out a […]

When we visit places and towns we (Bettina and I) want to have a very compact yet comprehensive gear set with us. Finding the right bag is always a challenge. Here are some criteria for us: We need to carry two sets of mirrorless cameras (video and stills) with a focal range from about 24-28mm […]

From: OutbackPhoto.Net We recently found some fun to photograph again some animals and birds. For our Nikon and Canon systems, faster long tele lenses or zooms (at least 400mm and f/4) were never a real option. Why? One may think first of the price and rightly so. But even if we would be willing to […]