1. theoldsmithy

    Micro 4/3 Showcase 7Artisans 35mm f1.4

    First photos with this lens on my E-M5.2. Inevitably at f1.4...I'll give it a bit more of a test tomorrow but the lens feels like a quality item. Solid metal construction and very smooth aperture and focus rings.
  2. chickenherby

    Micro 4/3 Showcase Panasonic Lumix 12-60mm f3,5-5,6

  3. Herman

    Micro 4/3 80 mp mft camera, when?

    Sony has developed a new 80 mp mft sensor. Sony’s High Speed 80 MP Quadpixel MFT sensor with full-pixel 2x2OCL phase focusing now available for all third party manufacturers – 43 Rumors
  4. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Perhaps a once-in-a-lifetime shot . . .

    The Spotter-in-Chief and I took a walk on the Ballston Lake, NY, bike path. We stopped for a moment. She looked up and said, "Look, an inverted rainbow! . . . No, it's a circle." Saturation boosted. Notice the beginning of an inner rainbow. Cheers, Jock PS- Special thanks to Biro. He knows why.
  5. kae1

    Micro 4/3 Is my shutter about to give up?

    Over the years I've had a stuck shutter on an EM1 Mki which needed a replacement and at the weekend I'm wondering whether my EM1 Mkii is sending me a warning. The following images were taken within minutes of each other - one that it is a bit of a surprise and the other what I was expecting...
  6. Cederic

    Micro 4/3 Showcase OM System 90mm F3.5 Macro IS Pro

  7. P

    Micro 4/3 Wireless Street Shooting - Panny GX9

    15 yrs post diagnosis of my Parkinsons , my left hand tremor is beginning to cause issues more regularly. Luckily I am right handed....but the tremor can still resonate throughout my body; especially during my "off times" between medications. After seeing my surgeon yesterday I walked the 2...
  8. lokatz

    Micro 4/3 Are you a bird shooter? Take a look at Photoshop's latest.

    I use several photo editors and own quite a few more (PS, LR, DxO PL, ON1, Affinity, Luminar 4, Luminar Neo, ...). I am not a fan of Adobe's subscription model and think their noise reduction/sharpening algorithms still suck when compared to the likes of Topaz, DxO or ON1. Yet, I am...
  9. BobT

    Micro 4/3 Travel tripod recommendations

    I'm talking about an OS family holiday with an OM-1. I'd rather shoot hand held than take the Gitzo but a small tripod might be nice for the occasional macro or landscape. At this stage, I intend to take a 12-40 f2.8, 60mm macro and 17mm f1.8.
  10. W

    Advice Wanted Second Curtain shutter and the OMD E-M1X

    Howdy folks. I am running into an issue with the EM1X and the flash releasing at the end of the 'shutter', or more accurately, I don't think that it is. On my (very abused) G85s and GX9, there is the menu field that allows for 1st curtain and 2nd curtain shutter release. According to the manual...
  11. OldRex

    Micro 4/3 Thinking of switching 40-150 F2.8 to 40-150 F4

    I am thinking of switching from the F2.8 40-150 Pro to the F4 40-150 Pro I am well aware of the negatives i.e. no support for converters and poorer lower light performance (and I have the MC20 and MC14) I am feeling compelled because of the smaller size and weight. One of the reasons I...
  12. M

    Micro 4/3 Color "Science"

    Interesting read ... personally used C1 for my Sony RAW and now OM-1 RAW processing.
  13. 1of1images

    Micro 4/3 Using the MC-20 with the Olympus 60mm macro lens

    I have posted a few different posts specifying how I do this across the World Wide Web (especially with the MC-14), but I wanted a single post about the process that makes it possible for the MC-20. First off, the way this was made possible originally was through the PIXCO extension tubes that...
  14. M

    Micro 4/3 OM System Landscape Q&A

    OM System had their live Landscape Q&A today. Couple things thing I learned 1. Focus Stacking - Focus 40-50% into the depth of the image 2. Focus Bracketing - focus at the start of the depth of the image Entire event is here
  15. Jon BEV

    Micro 4/3 Lunch time

  16. Phocal

    Micro 4/3 So, I Did a Thing...

    As most of you know, I have been guiding Northern Light photography tours for the last few months. I learned a bit ago that the local camera store would have a KEH event next month. I was happy to hear this because KEH doesn't do free shipping from Alaska for selling items. I have been saving my...
  17. Jon BEV

    Micro 4/3 Apple a day.

  18. Panolyman

    Micro 4/3 Showcase Olympus 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 EZ lens

    I'm new here and have searched and searched for a showcase for this lens but couldn't find one. I (hope) I've now created one, but if the moderators find one please delete this and redirect me. Anyway, for my first image on this forum I thought I'd treat you to a typical sunset shot, taken just...
  19. Carbonman

    Micro 4/3 Recommendations For A Costa Rica Wildlife Kit

    We're going to Costa Rica in 5 weeks and I'd like to haul as little extra gear as possible. It's a fully guided 13 day wildlife photography tour. I'm going to take 2x OM-1 bodies, 150-400mm f4.5, 40-150mm f2.8, 21-40mm f2.8, 8mm f1.8 fisheye, 60mm f2.8 macro and STF-8 macro flash. Any other...
  20. J

    Micro 4/3 Eventual shutter failure on EM5

    I understand the first generation EM5 has an issue where the mechanical shutter gets stuck after a certain number of actuations. I contacted Olympus to ask about the cost for repair, and they no longer support this model and is therefore unrepairable. Various sources say the shutter can get...
  21. dnbush

    Olympus Question For The Experts - Lens Looseness

    All my OM System zoom lenses (8-25mm, 12-45mm, 40-150mm) are loose. And by that I mean, when extended the extended portion wobbles. Indeed, when shifting from landscape orientation to portrait, you can hear and see it "drop" down as gravity pulls on it. I've seen this with other lenses in my...
  22. J

    Micro 4/3 Good first zoom lens?

    Hello! I found a used first-gen OM-D EM-5 on MPB (my first M43 camera!). What's a good zoom lens in the 24-70mm FF-equivalent range? Not a pro so don't need anything too fancy. Thanks!
  23. dnbush

    Olympus 12-100mm f/4 PRO On OM-5 Or E-M5...

    I'm curious whether anyone with either an OM-5 or one of the E-M5 bodies is using this lens. I'm sorely tempted by its versatility and IS but, I'm concerned that it might be too long/heavy for the smaller bodies.
  24. MountainMan79

    Micro 4/3 Showcase Sigma 19mm f/2.8 DN Art

    Didn’t notice a thread for this lens. I no longer own it, but I did enjoy it. They are becoming exceptionally affordable on the used market now, so thought I’d throw a few shot ups. I enjoyed the nice OOF rendering, although I found the greens a bit over saturated.
  25. RAH

    Micro 4/3 Button assignments with Olympus and OM System cameras

    I am setting up this thread to address how to use button assignments, especially on the newest OMDS cameras, and also especially how they relate to C-mode settings. Rob Trek has an interesting video on using button assignments for C Modes on the OM-1: It kind of clarifies how these button...
  26. Pauhana

    Micro 4/3 Olympus 12-40 2.8 for indoors?

    Indoor photography of kids Using OM-1. This is primarily what this will be used for recommendations, on a budget. olympus. 12-40 2.8. Used Olympus 25 1.8. On sale 299 Panasonic 25 1.7. On sale 149 Panasonic 25. 1.4. Can get used for just over 300
  27. MoonMind

    Micro 4/3 Advice wanted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 III resetting its frame counter at random intervals ...

    If someone had a) an explanation, i.e. could tell me what to avoid, or b) a solution, i.e. a way to finally stop this, I'd be much obliged. It's a major annoyance - to the point of me wanting to hurl the camera at the wall (I won't, but it *does* wreak havoc with cataloguing the images). M.
  28. John King

    Micro 4/3 Olympus/OMDS Firmware updates and battery charge level

    Just updated my E-M1 MkII from v.3.3 to v.3.7. First attempt: After nearly an hour of nothing happening, a little thought crept into my head about the battery being 100% full. Surely not? Mine was showing 98% at the start. With enormous trepidation, I turned the camera off. Disconnected it...
  29. Carbonman

    Micro 4/3 Odd Problem With My OM-1s

    (I've posted this on the 'other site' too.) I have an odd problem with both of my OM-1s. I'm not sure what I'm doing to cause it and have found only one way to get back to normal. Occasionally I somehow set the camera to Manual focus and can't get it to go back to S-AF+M by pushing the L-Fn on...
  30. John King

    Micro 4/3 I think I've found the perfect car lens

    I think I've found the perfect car lens. Took my E-M1 MkII + 12-100 + 8-25 to the Beaumaris car show today. I put the 8-25 on the camera, and never changed lenses once. Currently, I'm just reviewing the half resolution images on my 10" tablet. While it doesn't appear as crackingly sharp as...
  31. C

    Micro 4/3 Tomorrow.....

    Is my first shoot with my MPB 8-18 and a 35-100 f2.8 V1 (think I bought it here for a great price) on the Gh6. Looking forward to shooting where the Columbia runs into the Pacific Ocean. 4 hours of driving for 3 hours of shooting (if I don't do any high codecs as my Cfast card is only 256...
  32. TNcasual

    Micro 4/3 OM System 90mm F3.5 Macro IS Pro

    Man, I want the lens, but $1500 is pretty pricy.
  33. John King

    Micro 4/3 Has your WiFi symbol vanished?

    Mine did on my E-M1 MkII screen several months ago. Oi.Share would not connect to my E-M1 MkII, nor could it see it. I thought "Bugger. A trip to Olympus Oz to fix." However, when I was reading the f******* manual this morning (gasp!!), it informed me that if this icon is not showing, you can...
  34. C

    Micro 4/3 Panasonic - gives us a hint....

    So, it looks like Panasonic really is still in the small camera game according to the m43 rumors interview. Heck if the small camera is the right one I might retire my Gx85 (although it's loving the 12-35 that now "it's lens" after getting the 8-18/12-60 for the bigger cameras. I think the best...
  35. Glevum Owl

    Micro 4/3 Firmware Update

    This just popped into my inbox "We have released firmware updates for the following models in preparation for the release of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 90mm F3.5 Macro IS PRO Lens. The models are: the E-M1 Mark II, E-M1 Mark III, E-M5 Mark III, E-M1X, and the OM-5. No update is required for the...
  36. Walter Palmer

    Micro 4/3 Oly 14-42 EZ parfocal??

    Can anyone here confirm that the little 14-42EZ is parfocal?? I am sick at the moment, so testing for myself is awkward and leaves doubts.
  37. Jan Steinman

    Micro 4/3 Showcase Venus Optics Laowa 6mm f/2 MFT

    I'm really becoming a fan of the Laowa line of lenses, especially the "AE" ones with contacts and automatic aperture. I shoot a lot of manual glass, and I hate having to program them in before using them — or forgetting, and having it identify in EXIF as something wrong. Plus, the actual taking...
  38. JensM

    Micro 4/3 Musings on my system and/or wants and fancies....

    Having looked at the Oly Lens roadmap as well as searching the rumour mills and forums, there seems to be something brewing in the longer end of the medium telephoto zoom range. It do seem to be a slow boil, though. It anyhow got me thinking about my system, it also ties in with slipping a E-M10...
  39. retiredfromlife

    Micro 4/3 Focus Bracketing Reference Sheet Olympus 60mm

    Emilie Talpin has linked to a sheets by Chris McGinnis for focus bracketing. The main video is about the "ATOL" camera rotator worth a look at as well. By the comments in the video OM cameras are not listed as compatable, I guess all the front buttons etc will not be usable but by the video look...
  40. stratokaster

    Micro 4/3 To switch or not to switch?

    Hi guys and gals, long time no see. Recently I had my main camera (Panasonic GX8) and my most expensive lens (12-35/2.8) destroyed in an unfortunate accident. I also have a Lumix GX85 which, sadly, suffers from the well-documented battery drain issue. The camera works fine, but if I leave it...
  41. Walter Palmer

    Micro 4/3 E-m5.3 or e-m1.2??

    Which should I be dreaming of to go with my e-m5.2 and GX-85? Silly question, I know, but please humor me. Please?
  42. C

    Micro 4/3 Tell me I made a good choice.....

    For about 7 years I've been using an Oly 9-18 and a Pany 14 with GWC1 as my "normal" wide angle lenses (I also have the Rok 7.5mm FE). The Pany 14 goes into my G9/100-400 case for landscapes when I'm out birding. The Oly never felt right on the G9's (but the images are really quite good) so the...
  43. John King

    Micro 4/3 DRP's Chris and Jordan name Olympus E-M1 MkII as the best choice in non 135 format cameras

    Their actual pick after a lot of faffing about was the E-M1 MkII at around 2m50s here:
  44. Glevum Owl

    Advice Wanted FD Lens Adaptor

    I recently dug out my old Canon FD lenses including the nifty 50mm. I believe it’s possible to use these on my Oly body with an adaptor. However I’ve heard horror stories of jammed lenses, poor connectivity, focus problems, etc. when using adaptors. Please can anyone, from experience...
  45. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Just when you thought it couldn't get any better

    A four panel composite of this AM's sunrise, shot with the ever reliable Oly M1. Cheers, Jock
  46. G

    Micro 4/3 RUMOR: Panasonic to stop making still cameras

    A press release from Panasonic indicates they are going to concentrate video over still cameras going forward. So, looks like no new G9ii
  47. drd1135

    Micro 4/3 Deal on OM-1

    OM System OM-1 Camera Body, Black
  48. L0n3Gr3yW0lf

    Micro 4/3 How is the E-M1X and OM-1 with Animal AI Tracking (Specifically dogs)

    Hello, a bit of a out of left field question (don't ask me why am I using a baseball saying, I don't even understand baseball and I don't even know where, when or how I even heard it): How is the Olympus E-M1X and/or OM-1 handing the autofocus with Animal AI Tracking (I don't remember if it has...
  49. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Autumn sunset

    The M1 strikes again. Cheers, Jock
  50. H

    Micro 4/3 So what other camera alternatives are there to the OM5?

    I'm been holding out for the latest version of the em5/OM5, and now that the announcement is official, I'm a bit underwhelmed. It's still a decent camera and it would be a significant upgrade from my current generation m43 cameras, and there's still a fair chance I will end up getting one...