Review: Olympus OMD EM1 – Review Video and Photo Gallery

I am a big fan of Olympus’ OMD series cameras.  They take incredible images, are built like tanks, and are, in my opinion, a perfect travel camera.  Over this last weekend my wife and I went to Monterey, CA. for our 1 year wedding anniversary!  So, it seemed appropriate to bring …

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Olympus announces SH-1 Compact Camera – With 5 Axis IS.

It’s true.  Olympus has, once again, changed the game in the Compact camera section.  They’re pumping out a serious camera for the everyday camera users.  Plus it has their renouned 5-Axis Image Stabilization.  This camera looks to be great for traveling, has a 25-600 (35mm equiv…

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Explained: Sony A6000 Hybrid Auto Focus

It’s important to stay on top of technology these days.  And the way technology moves, it really doesn’t care if you keep up or not.  Sony has always been on the forefront of implementing some complex, sometimes too complex, features in their DSLR’s and Cameras.  They are a leade…

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Fuji X-T1 Selling Strong!

Seems like the newest mirrorless system coming out of Fuji’s factories is getting quite the foot traffic. There are a handful of reviews floating around out there, and the general consensus seems to be positive! According to Amazon sales, the X-T1 is the best selling mirrorless c…

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Berkeley Hills + Tilden Golf Course (Gallery)

Over the weekend some of my family visited.  So, what a better way to spend a day than golfing!  We spent the entire day at Tilden Park Golf Course, in Berkeley, CA.  Such an awesome course.  We played two rounds of golf, so by the end of the day we were beat.  On our way down th…

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It’s Monday. So here’s some new news.

Happy Monday! Let’s kick things off with some news and rumors. Olympus sales are up! Thanks to the OMD line, Oly is back on the map. And with their latest reports it looks like their focus will be on this line up of cameras. Great for us consumers. Olympus also said they will be …

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Samyang 85mm 1.4 Shipping to your doorstep!

Samyang, a king of aftermarket manual lenses, is now shipping it’s newest lens for the MFT mount as well as the Fuji X and E-Mount. 85mm, on my E-M5 would give a focal length of 170mm! That combined with Olympus’ IBIS would make for one heck of a telephoto lens. I could only imag…

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Walk-around Review of the Olympus 25mm 1.8 + Photo samples

Woa. After spending a few days and a few nights with this lens… I can honestly say I support it.  This is an AMAZING lens.  And after reading Robin Wong’s comparison between this and the Panasonic 25mm 1.4, I am very happy with my purchase.  Here’s the thing, professionally I s…

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Olympus 25mm 1.8 Low Light Video Test

On my way home from work I decided to grab a few random clips using my OMD E-M5 and the new 25mm 1.8 lens.  I have to say, I have only had this lens for two days and I love it to death.  The focusing distance is incredibly close for the focal length of the lens, the image quality…

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Olympus 25mm 1.8 Unboxing and First Impressions

It arrived. I had been waiting all day for this package to come.  Here’s my first look at the newest lens offering from Olympus, the 25mm 1.8. Some hit points off the bat: This lens, although made of plastic, feels very sturdy and robust.  High quality plastics were used, if ther…

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