Category Archives: Gear


High Resolution

So, my new E-M1 Mark II has arrived, which begs the question of just where the last three years went? While I get used to the thing (quite quickly as operations are much the same […]

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Ye Canna Change the Laws O’Physics

Neck. Back. Knees. Shoulders. All are aching and all complaining at me for several decades of lugging around improbable quantities of SLR (and, latterly, DSLR) gear. Cameras, lenses, filters, tripods, flashes and all the general […]

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Service Plus, Plus…

My camera needed fixing. I’m in the Scottish Highlands. The repair centre is in Lisbon and Olympus manages its repair process from Prague. And I’d only a few days window between photoshoots. Doesn’t sound too promising, does it?

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Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 Pro Part III – Focus Tracking & E-M1 Firmware 3.0

If sequels are mostly crass, second sequels are usually doubly so, but Olympus has just made some fairly significant changes to their firmware, which makes it only fair to update my thoughts on focus tracking […]

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Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 Pro Part II – Focus Tracking

This is the second part of my first impressions of the new Olympus m.Zuiko 40-150mm f2.8 Pro lens. The first part is here and covers my thoughts on the lens’s usability, design and image quality. However, this […]

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Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 Pro Part I – First Impressions

One of the deciding factors in my move to the Micro 4/3 system, after several slightly unsatisfactory years with Sony, was Olympus’ impending Pro range of  lenses.  Having bought my E-M1 with the first of the breed – […]

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There and Back Again…

My circular tour from Olympus to Sony to Olympus, in search of the perfect traveller’s camera.

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