Micro Four Thirds hitting its stride

posted on 13th of september, 2012

I wrote back in June about my new camera, the Olympus OM-D and my decision to switch to Micro Four Thirds for all of my photos. How is it working out, you might ask? Has the glow of a new purchase faded away into the noisy shadows of a small sensor? Hardly!

I'm very happy with the system and the images I'm taking with it. Here are the highlights:

1. Smaller lenses and body mean I take it everywhere. To the park with the kids. On work trips. To the beach. The body is weather sealed so that helps too.
2. Fast primes add interest with their shallow depth of field. With a large camera I tended to take a single zoom lens over primes. The reason was primarily that the primes themselves were just a bit too big. The professional primes are even larger, but even a 50mm f/1.8 nifty fifty is twice...

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Posted by Bradcalkins on October 24, 2012
@Retina2020 - I'm sure you'll be pleased with it. Note that the latest firmware update adds stabilization to video for manual focus adapted lenses. And gets rid of the hum when shooting stills.

@dreamtimephoto - there are a couple of factors, but I find either lots of detail, or no detail work well with high ISO. A middle amount of detail tends to show smearing unless you really target specific areas with noise reduction.
Posted by Dreamtimephoto on October 24, 2012
Very good article, I got the OMD too but never try uploading anything exceed 800. The highest ISO ever accepted was 640.
Posted by Retina2020 on October 02, 2012
Hey Brad. Thanks again. I ended up taking your recommendation and purchasing the OM-D. I decided to retire my Canon body in favour of the OM-D's smaller size since it's difficult to lug my Canon gear along side my toddler's gear if you know what I mean ;-) I did purchase an EF to m43 adaptor from ebay so I can still use my EF 85 1.9 and my other canon longer lenses on the OM-D. Which work very well on the system due to OM-D built in manual focus assist. The most awesome part is the IBIS works with my old lenses. I have a sigma 50-150 F2.8. And and I can get away with a 1/15 shutter speed at 150 mm in a much smaller package than Canon's 70-200 F2.8 IS. Thanks again. Keep up the great portfolio and blogs. Cheers.

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Photokina summary

posted on 17th of september, 2012

If you pay attention to photo news, there are a lot of new cameras and technology coming out ahead of the Photokina 2012 Show this week. Here is a quick round up and my take on what is interesting for stock photography. If anything, this is the year of the full frame enthusiast body - with Nikon, Canon and Sony all offering full frame bodies lower in price than the existing "non-professional" bodies like the 5D Mk III and D800. Another key highlight this year seems to be the inclusion of Android, wifi and GPS in devices...


Nikon has released the D600. It is a full frame 24MP camera with a slightly reduced AF spec (compared to the D800)...

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Posted by Cosmostellar on September 19, 2012
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