Wordy Wednesday #452 “ Clearing Your Mind with a Walk”
Aug02

Wordy Wednesday #452 “ Clearing Your Mind with a Walk”

As I’ve written about before, I like to take walks during the day to get a bit of exercise, clear my head and sometime try out  new equipment, which was the case on this particular day. I had just purchased a new-to-me black Panasonic Lumix GX1 camera body from a camera store in Japan (via eBay) and wanted to make sure that it worked. I stuck on an Olympus M. Zuiko 17mm f/2.8 lens (34mm equivalent) which produced a  compact and...

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Choosing Gear for Glamour Photography
Jul05

Choosing Gear for Glamour Photography

A while ago, I featured a post called “Glamour Photography with Entry Level SLRs” featuring a video clip from an outside source that used some of my material to explain that the cameras you bring to a glamour or boudoir session are not as important as the attitude and talent you bring. Solely as a point of information, the cameras I currently own and use for glamour photography are mostly Olympus and Panasonic mirrorless camera and...

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High ISO and Noise Reduction
Feb03

High ISO and Noise Reduction

“I frequently hear music in the very heart of noise.”—George Gershwin Today’s Post by Mark Toal Noise is an issue with all digital cameras. When Panasonic’s Lumix G1 came out I didn’t like the noise levels in images above ISO 400. With current cameras from Panasonic and Olympus I feel more comfortable shooting up to ISO 1600 but above that the noise gets too strong for my taste. If you’re not familiar with...

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Micro Four-thirds – New 20mm Lens and Fotodiox adapter.
Jul01

Micro Four-thirds – New 20mm Lens and Fotodiox adapter.

Guest Post by Mark Toal Last week Panasonic announced a new version of their popular 20mm f/1.7 lens appropriately called the Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 II. The main reason that I mention this is that the 20mm is the most popular lens for Micro Four-thirds cameras. The sharpness of this lens combined with the fast f/1.7 aperture and compact size make it a great lens for street photography. The new version mainly adds a metallic finish and is...

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Micro Four-thirds Beats Other Mirrorless Cameras
Feb25

Micro Four-thirds Beats Other Mirrorless Cameras

Special Guest Post by Mark Toal Last week Consumer Reports announced that the Panasonic Lumix GH3 beat all other mirrorless cameras in their latest tests. This is not only great news for Panasonic but also for Olympus since it shows that sensor size and megapixel count don’t matter as much as most people think. The GH3 was up against cameras with APS-C sized sensors like the Sony NEX and beat them. The whole mirrorless or...

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