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Happy Valentine´s!!!

Olympus E-M1, M.Zuiko 12-40 mm F2.8 @ ISO 100, 12 mm, f/5.6.

Olympus E-M1, M.Zuiko 12-40 mm F2.8 @ ISO 100, 12 mm, f/5.6.

Should I have chosen an image of flowers here? Maybe... ;-) Anyway the question is: Which paper should this image be printed on? My answer is here.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Olympus has announced today a bunch of new products. I had again a chance to try them. On the right at Latest Blogs, you can find my little three part series of hands on previews for the new camera body OM-D E-M10, standard lens M.Zuiko 25mm F1.8 and pancake kit zoom M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

One of the strangest comments I happened to see after my blog on Sony A7R was one written against Olympus EM-1 stabilization. This person said that stabilization is useless at longer exposure times because it doesn´t stop subject movement. While it is true that subject movement becomes obvious with long exposure times, it doesn´t make stabilization useless. Namely there are two sides also to this coin.

(Olympus E-M1, M.Zuiko 12-40 mm F2.8 @ ISO 100, 12 mm, f/5.6, 1/5s)

(Olympus E-M1, M.Zuiko 12-40 mm F2.8 @ ISO 100, 12 mm, f/5.6, 1/5s)

This example is shot handheld at 1/5 s. In body image stabilization makes it very easy to create expressive subject movement when ever needed. Sometimes a ND filter is handy, tripod is needed almost never. Here I chose this shutter speed because it was the best compromize for the amount of motion blur. If needed I could have gone further as I can achieve absolutely sharp image after another up to 1/3 s with E-M1 and focal length 12 mm. The limit for me is around 5 / (focal length) (i.e. 10 / corresponding focal length with a 35mm camera), but then my shakiness starts to be too much for the stabilizer and the percentage of images spoilt by camera shake goes up rapidly.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

(Olympus E-M5, M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0 @ ISO 200, f/4, 1/13 s)

(Olympus E-M5, M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0 @ ISO 200, f/4, 1/13 s)

Steam catapulted, the most powerful steampunk machine, so last milennia...

I made this one just because I wanted to add an image into the thread "your best aviation picture of 2013" at flightforum.fi.  This image is interesting for me because it might fit into my series of various machines which I have been collecting lately.