Four Olympus 40-150mm lenses
Reviews

A comparison of the Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 PRO and f4-5.6 R telephoto MFT lenses

This is a hands-on comparison (with sample photos) of the M.Zuiko 40-150mm f2.8 Pro lens and the M.Zuiko 40-150mm f4-5.6 R lens from Olympus, both made for the Micro Four Thirds system. I also talk about the original 40-150mm f4-5.6 MFT lens, which is now discontinued, and about the Zuiko Digital 40-150mm f3.5-4.5 lens made for the Four Thirds system. This comparison was made for those of you who are thinking of getting one of them or upgrading to the Pro lens and would like to find out more details.

The E-M1X, the E-M1 Mark III and the 40-150mm f2.8 PRO lens were on loan from Olympus Romania.

You may want to watch this video, where I compare the E-M1X, E-M1 Mark III and the PEN-F. You may also be interested in this video, where I talk about the macro converter that can be used with the 40-150mm f4-5.6 lens.

This is not a paid review. It is my honest personal opinion on this matter.

You can watch this video directly here and here. I am also including a gallery of the sample photographs presented in the video.

Released 02-03-2021
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Olympus 25mm f1.2 PRO lens
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A comparison of the Olympus 25mm f1.2 and f1.8 prime MFT lenses

This is a hands-on comparison (with sample photos) of the 25mm f1.2 Pro lens and the 25mm f1.8 lens from Olympus, both made for the Micro Four Thirds system. It was made for those of you who are thinking of getting one of them or upgrading to the Pro lens and would like to find out more details.

The E-M1 Mark III and the 25mm f1.2 lens were on loan from Olympus Romania.

You may want to watch this video, where I compare the E-M1X, E-M1 Mark III and the PEN-F. You may also be interested in this video, where I talk about the macro converter that can be used with the 25mm f1.8 lens.

This is not a paid review. It is my honest personal opinion on this matter.

You can watch this video directly here and here. I am also including a gallery of the sample photographs presented in the video.

Released 28-02-2021
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Olympus PEN-F, E-M1X and E-M1 Mark III Mirrorless Cameras
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A comparison of the Olympus E-M1X, E-M1 Mark III and PEN-F mirrorless cameras

This is a hands-on comparison between these three distinctive cameras and designs from Olympus. I hope it helps you as you decide which model is best suited to your needs.

The E-M1X and E-M1 Mark III were on loan from Olympus Romania. The PEN-F is my personal camera.

This is not a paid review. It is my honest personal opinion on this matter.

You can watch this video directly here and here.

Released 26-02-2021
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A Guide To A Good Life, Thoughts

A clarification of my message

This is a clarification of the message I put forth in my previous two videos. I hope it helps you understand me a little better.

This video can be seen directly here and here.

And here are my previous two videos, which I encourage you to watch in their entirety if you haven’t done so already:

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A Guide To A Good Life, Thoughts

On governments

These are my (admittedly pessimistic) thoughts on governments around the world. What can I say — this period has allowed me to stop and think, which is something that I was too busy to do before. The lockstep behavior of so many governments, at the behest of the powers that be, in order to advance a clear agenda, has also tipped their hands and allowed us, those who want to open our eyes to the truth, to see what’s really going on.

You can access the video directly here or here.

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A Guide To A Good Life, Thoughts

On these times

Here is a video I’ve been meaning to do for some time: my thoughts on these times we’re living in, and what we can do to improve our lot. This is quite a different video from what you may be used to seeing from me, but I hope it’s useful to you nonetheless.

You can access the video directly here and here.

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We had one of the few snowfalls of this winter come down on our town (Medias, RO) today, starting at about 4 pm. By 6 pm or so, it had begun to settle on the ground, which is when I took a walk through the town’s old center to capture some photographs.

A cold front is projected to move in, so we’ll have negative (Celsius) temperatures (both highs and lows) for the next several days, which I hope means that the snow will stick around.

That incoming cold front meant that the air was quite chilly, unusually so for a snowfall, and the tips of my fingers did not thank me for not wearing gloves.

It was quite peaceful in the town, with very few people walking around. We are certainly living through strange times…

On the bright side, I am using a beast of a camera these days: it’s an Olympus E-M1X, their top of the line, their “swan song”, which they put out before selling their camera division to Japan Industrial Partners. I have it on loan for a couple of weeks, along with a remarkable lens, the M.Zuiko 25mm f1.2 Pro. That’s the combo I used for these images, and what a combo! Even wide open at f1.2 it’s incredibly sharp, and it focuses so quickly, even in very low light. It is a joy to use and it is a testament, in more ways than one, to the kind of work Olympus could put out when they were still making cameras.

Enjoy the photographs!

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An evening snowfall

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The theme is once again winter. I know that other parts of the world have had plenty of snow, but we have not, so I yearn for it and treasure every little snowfall we’ve had. Enjoy!

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Today’s images

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This winter has been uncharacteristically warm, with little snow, which has been disappointing for me. However, I’ve gathered here a set of photos which will show a nicer, whiter winter to you. Enjoy!

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Today’s images

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This is a mix of images from throughout this year: from last winter, the spring, the summer, the autumn and this winter, which has been quite soft so far. Enjoy!

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Today’s images

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