One of the best selling features of the new E-M1X body is the ability to take 50 MP high resolution images from a 20 MP sensor - hand held. The sensor stabilization motors shift the sensor in half pixel increments to improve both resolution and color fidelity (since no Bayer layer interpolation estimation is … Continue reading Quick evaluation of E-M1X hand held high resolution imaging
There is nothing quite like stepping into tropical weather, low 30s and 90% humidity, whilst surviving the last few weeks of winter in Toronto. That's one of the reasons I chose a local butterfly conservatory as the location to test the auto focus capabilities of the new E-M1X body. In order to really challenge the … Continue reading Shooting Butterflies with the E-M1X
Nearly all my lens acquisitions are predicated by a specific photo shoot opportunity. The need to shoot candid portraits of people at an office Christmas party and at a ballroom dancing gala initiated my first foray into large aperture prime lenses. These in particular were of a semi telephoto focal length since I would be … Continue reading Wide field, large aperture primes for m43.
Returning readers will be familiar with my penchant for Sigma lenses, specifically as an adapted lens for use on m43 bodies thus addressing focal length and aperture voids in the m43 lens ecosystem. You can review specific applications in earlier blog entries (hit Home in the upper right corner to see the entire list of … Continue reading Sigma 105mm f/1.4 Art lens
All the photographs in this article were shot with either an E-PL5 or E-M1.2 body. There was never a comment from the Editor that the images lacked resolution or needed to be reshot with a full frame camera.
I found myself spending two weeks in Italy and decided that in the best tradition of m43 to travel as light as possible with regard to photographic gear. I also believe that you should never bring your main camera ... because it might be pick pocketed or dropped into a canal. I contemplated bringing … Continue reading Jim’s Ultimate Travel Camera Kit
I'm an avowed motorhead, and also a rotorhead. The second distinction defines a car/motorcycle/airplane enthusiast who has a special affinity for rotary/Wankel engine powered vehicles. In every automotive print magazine and online "magazine" there is a special centerfold image of the headlined car being reviewed or featured. This image is typically of the car speeding … Continue reading Secrets of Motorsports Photography Revealed
Recently, I alluded to receiving media credentials to cover the Rogers Cup Men's Tennis Tournament in Toronto. The Rogers Cup is not one of the elite grand slam tournaments but it has become an important event for players to attend as preparation for the upcoming US Open. The German magazine I represent has a circulation … Continue reading Netcord Confidential
At the incredibly advanced age of 52, I've finally realized one of my life long dreams - to be "considered" a professional photographer. I'm careful in my definition of professional because although I satisfy many tenets of that term, I don't and likely never will make a living wholly dependent on my practice as a … Continue reading Confessions of a semiprofessional motorsports photographer
Sigma has been enjoying consistently universal acclaim for its Art series of fast prime lenses and zooms and continues to add exciting new models like the recent 105mm f/1.4 prime! Somehow they are able to offer high optical performance and reasonable pricing while continuing to manufacture in their Aizu factory in Fukushima, Japan. It … Continue reading Sigma 30mm DC HSM f/1.4 Art lens