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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Panasonic post focus - Fluff or genuinely useful?

Panasonic post focus - Fluff or genuinely useful?
'So is this just yet another mirrorless gimmick, 'fun things to do with 4K video' or does it offer genuine creative and useful possibilities? Well, yes and yes would be my answer, but with reservations in the case of the latter. '
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The Panasonic GX8 - Do those extra pixels count for anything?

The Panasonic GX8 - Do those extra pixels count for anything?
'So maybe there is a point to all these 'pixel wars' after all, but we just haven't seen the real benefits yet. In any case, I've always thought it worthwhile to get the best output I can from my cameras to make what I shoot is as future proof as possible.'
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PANASONIC GX8 compared to OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5 II at high ISO's

PANASONIC GX8 compared to OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5 II at high ISO's
'So for me, I really do like the quality I can get from the GX8. And again for me, it's well worth upgrading. Because even though the margins may be slight, those margins are important to me for a large proportion of my work and anything that helps me sell more pictures is useful'
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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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PANASONIC G7 COMPARED TO OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5 II

PANASONIC G7 COMPARED TO OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5 II
'If the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and Panasonic GH4 are each company's top of the range 'flagship' cameras, then one step down are the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II and Panasonic G7. Though each can be seen as having advantages over their more expensive predecessors. I have both and thought it would be a good opportunity to see how I rate each in terms of how I work. It will be different for all of us of course, but I'll try and outline what each camera offers over the other and what advantages each brings to the market place. So let's have a look at some of the differences (and similarities.)'
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Panasonic G7 and some really clever stuff

Panasonic G7 and some really clever stuff
'Some of the 'innovations' digital camera manufacturers come up, complete with technobabble, are marginally useful to say the least. When they work that is. However, Panasonic, despite only being in the serious camera making business for a short while are one of the best in what they offer to serious photographers. As opposed to gear head leisure photographers that is..'
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The Panasonic CM1 - Assessment - Raw and jpg. samples

The Panasonic CM1 - Assessment - Raw and jpg. samples
'I've been using the Panasonic CM1 Smartphone / Camera for a couple of months now. In fact, along with my Nokia Lumia 1020, I carry it everywhere. The notion that it's a 'photographers smartphone' is accurate, since it is by a significant margin the best image quality of any smartphone currently on the market. It is in fact a fixed length 1' sensor compact camera with a phone and an Android operating system included'
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The Panasonic G7 - Latest in a distinguished line.

The Panasonic G7 - Latest in a distinguished line.
'Ever since buying that Panasonic G1 back in 2008, I've owned and used the G1. G2, G3, G5, and G6 and see no reason not to buy the G7. As a cheap(ish) light, small camera capable of 4K video and stills as well as the usual m4/3 image quality, there is a lot to like.'
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Panasonic Lumix Smart Camera CM1 Review - Part 1 - First Impressions

Panasonic Lumix Smart Camera CM1 Review - Part 1 - First Impressions
'The Panasonic Lumix Smart Camera CM1 isn't going to turn the smartphone market on it's head, but it's without doubt going to impact on photographers who use their smartphones seriously or want a very small, very light, high quality backup compact camera. And why on earth Panasonic aren't getting this into shops and advertising it on television I don't know. This is a little wonder. And I just wonder in the future how often I'll be out shooting with this and leaving all my standalone cameras sitting on the shelf wondering what on earth they have done to offend me. '
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The Photography Show 2015 - Part 3 - Micro Four Thirds - The Panasonic CM1

The Photography Show 2015 - Part 3 - Micro Four Thirds - The Panasonic CM1
'Panasonic had gymnasts and boxers and Olympus had demos and a somewhat tacky free back massage for DSLR owners, which presumably also extended to those who use an OM-D camera + Battery grip + 40-150mm f/2.8 lens!! They also had a camera 'clinic' as well, which was somewhat more useful.'
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Mirrorless Cameras - Past, Present, Future?? The evolution of serious Mirrorless Photography.

Mirrorless Cameras - Past, Present, Future?? The evolution of serious Mirrorless Photography.
'The future we can contemplate with mirrorless cameras is as uncertain and exciting as it's always been. I'm fascinated that my small enclave of mirrorless enthusiasts has expanded to occupy a huge section of the photographic internet and in some cases dominate it. Mirrorless is clearly a section of the marketplace that engages and interests people. Sometimes this goes a little further than it should and seems to be at the expense of creating photographs, but there is no doubt that we all chatter about mirrorless interchangeable camera systems much more than we do about anything else. And the fact that the majority of the manufacturers have now heavily invested in them is testament to the fact that they aren't going away and are going to continue to be the most discussed cameras and lenses out there'
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Mirrorless Interchangeable - Where does it go in 2015? Part 3 - Micro Four Thirds

Mirrorless Interchangeable - Where does it go in 2015? Part 3 - Micro Four Thirds
'.....and the m4/3 dynamic duo, Panasonic and Olympus, They each deserve their own article, and today it's the turn of m4/3. So this is my take on what the state of play is at the moment and what might (or might not happen)'
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