Smartphones and / or Mirrorless

Smartphones and / or  Mirrorless
'Going forward I can see photographers having a wide range of choice. We will still all go out with our DSLR's and Mirrorless 'marvels' but how many of us won't take our smartphone with us as well. Not many I suspect.'
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And people wonder why professionals still use DSLR's

And people wonder why professionals still use DSLR's
'So not only does this Canon have more pixels, better dynamic range, faster AF, better battery life, higher specs., a full frame sensor and better lens range than any mirrorless camera, it also has IS every bit as good as the much talked up cameras mentioned above.'
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OLYMPUS AIR A01 + APPLE iPOD TOUCH + METABONES CANON FE > m4/3 0.71x SPEED BOOSTER + CANON FE 85mm f/1.8

OLYMPUS AIR A01 + APPLE iPOD TOUCH + METABONES CANON FE > m4/3 0.71x SPEED BOOSTER + CANON FE 85mm f/1.8
'Olympus owners of certain models will wonder what all the fuss is about with these Metabones adapters, since due to the construction of some Olympus cameras they can't actually use them without damaging their pride and joy. No such problems with the Olympus AIR.'
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Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 compared to Samyang 14mm f/2.8 via adapter on Panasonic GX8

Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 compared to Samyang 14mm f/2.8 via adapter on Panasonic GX8
'For this post I did a direct comparison between my Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 zoom at 9mm and my Samyang 14mm f/2.8 (Nikon mount) fitted to my Panasonic GX8 via a Metabones 0.64x Speed Booster. Both lenses were then approximating a 'full-frame' / 35mm sized sensor at 18mm. The idea being to see if there was any significant difference between the two.'
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The Olympus Air AO1 - Refreshingly NON retro - Review and Opinion.

The Olympus Air AO1 - Refreshingly NON retro - Review and Opinion.
'Now I've got some posts on the Air via THIS LINK and it's a versatile little thing. For me made all the more attractive by it's pared down menu. Much easier and more fun to use than my OM-D II for example, I'm very impressed with it. I pair it with an Apple iPod touch, which is even smaller and lighter and the wi-fi network they create seems very reliable and robust (which makes a change!) It takes a few seconds to set up and once that's achieved the AF is positive and relatively quick. '
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The Olympus m.Zuiko 7-14mm f/2.8 - Just a fast lens or something more?

The Olympus m.Zuiko 7-14mm f/2.8 - Just a fast lens or something more?
'I've seen reviews of the f/2.8 'pro-spec' lenses from Olympus and Panasonic that claim, in terms of image quality, they are somewhat similar to other slower zooms and suffer in comparison with primes. I'll be discussing that in more depth in a later article, but in terms of the Olympus m.Zuiko 7-14mm f/2.8, I don't think thats true at all. In fact, I think it's a rather good lens.'
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Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 - Samyang 14mm f/2.8 - GoPro - Real options for wide angle photography compared

Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 - Samyang 14mm f/2.8 - GoPro - Real options for wide angle photography compared
'Above are three ultra wide angle alternatives. Each very different, but each offering something for creating images. They are:-
  • Nikon D750 + Samyang 14mm f/2.8 Full-Frame Lens 3:2 ratio
  • Panasonic GX8 + Olympus m.Zuiko 7-14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Zoom 4:3 ratio
  • GoPro Hero4 Black 15mm (approx. 35mm equivalent) fisheye fixed aperture lens 4:3 ratio'
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Micro four thirds super resolution

Micro four thirds super resolution
'The above image is why I'm not bothered about the lack of pixels in m4/3 (compared to some other systems) It consists of 76 (yes that is 76) images shot in three rows with an Olympus OM-D E-M5 II plus Panasonic 100-300 zoom and stitched together in Photoshop CC using the Photomerge function. As you might image the resolution and level of detail are jaw dropping. '
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The Olympus Air AO1 - who is it for?

The Olympus Air AO1 - who is it for?
'I’m rapidly coming to the conclusion that it’s not what I thought it would be. I imagine I’m not alone in thinking that because of the attachment to a smartphone and the size and weight, that it might be perceived as some kind of shoot and run, ‘street photography,’ social media servicing type device with the benefit of a larger sensor and better lenses. But I’m coming to the conclusion that it’s not that at all, but something quite different.'
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Three reasons to get excited about the future of m4/3 - No. 3. The Panasonic GX8

Three reasons to get excited about the future of m4/3 - No. 3. The Panasonic GX8
'There are lots of things to admire about the Panasonic GX8 and it's specs. have been well documented. However there are two things that I want to focus on for the concluding article of this short series. '
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Three reasons to get excited about the future of m4/3 - No. 2. The Metabones 0.64x Speed Booster

Three reasons to get excited about the future of m4/3 - No. 2. The Metabones 0.64x Speed Booster
'Brian Caldwell who designs the optics for the Metabones Speed Boosters is one of the unsung heroes of the modern world of photographic gear for me. Simply because of what he has made possible for photographers (and videographers of course)'
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