The 19th of August is the birthday of photography. Why today, watch the video to find out.
To know your camera is very important. Most Olympus cameras have tons of features that most us do not even know or consider using. In my video about Olympus OM-D E-M10 MKII i give you 5 useful tips and tricks you can use to game up your creativity.
A Nifty-Fifty is a very versdatile lens and I always recommend to get one. In the video I will tell how I have used it and for what kinda of photograhy.
I have also a video about the Standard lens in general.
I said in the video that the price is around 350,-, but it seems that you can get it a lot cheaper.
I have been testing the Olympus Digital teleconverter lately. It can double your focal length on your M.Zuiko lens. That why it is very tempting. Wouldn’ t it be great to have extra reach on you trips if travelling only with one lens?
But since it is a digital teleconvetert, it will upscale the cropped image you see from the EVF or the LCD. How bad is the loss in image quality?
Check out this video and the images below to see for yourself.
As you can see the difference is not big, but the upscaled raw-filer is a bit better.
Travel photography is most likely one of the most popular genres of photography. We all do it, but we all have a different approach to it. Some of us only want to record the memories the people we traveled with and the things we saw. The photography itself is only for recording memories. For some of us, it is the way to have time for photography. The everyday life is busy and the time we get to travel is the time we make our photographs.
In my video about Travel photography, I give tips on how to get better images no matter what your reason to photograph on trips is.
This blog post is done together with the video that is embeded below.
Here are all the settings that was mentioned in the video.
The first setting of the Basic Settings is the ability to toggle the info about the Menu item:
Here were the Best Settings for Olympus OM-D E-M1 MKIII. Be sure to watch the video. There are more explanations and some extra tips about the settings.
In my latest video (14.5.2019) I was talking about the experience that I have had with the E-M1 X now that I have used it for a couple of months.
I promised to write down the best settings for exposure.
Menu D1 > InfoSettings > LV-Info and in one of the Custom setting choose Highlight&Shadow
Menu I > Info Settings > in one of the Custom setting choose Highlight&Shadow
Shooting Menu 1 > Picture Mode > Muted > Contrast -2, Saturation -2
Menu G > Keep Warm Color > Off
Menu G > Color Space > AdobeRGB
Menu D3 > Histogram Settings > Set Highlight to the value you want the red color to appear and the same goes with the Shadow (blue color) I have set Hightlight to 253 and Shadow to 3.
Menu B1 > Dial Function > Set on each exposure modes the back dial to exposure compensation.
These settings will show the image on the LCD and EVF so that it is perfectly exposured when adjusting the exposure compensatuion so that there is no red or blue flag color in the scene. Usually you can have a half a stop brighter becouse the image that shows in the jpg and the final image is a raw-file.
I quite often use an external monitor when making videos with Olympus OM-D E-M1X. I either have an Atomos Ninja Inferno recorder or a Feelworld FW568 field monitor. The recorder or monitor gets the info via an HDMI cable.
The problem with this method is that most cameras have a micro HDMI port. It is ok to get the signal from the camera to the monitor or the recorder, but the micro HDMI port is not usually very durable.
I had a video gig this week and I used my Manfrotto 561B HDV monopod. I rested the camera against my body. When started to shoot video again the monitor was black. Then I realized that the HDMI cable was bent and was still attached to the camera. This usually means that HDMI port in camera is broken.
But luckily it was the HDMI cable that was bend. The port on the camera is ok! So it looks like the E-M1X can not only be washed under running water, but the HDMI port is more durable than the HDMI cable!
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Every camera has extended ISO. In the upper end where the ISO is pushed, I do not recommend using them.
But the extended low ISO is worth testing. In theory, the image quality should be better. The ISO is pulled and the brighter images get darker and that will reduce noise.
Check out the video to see my test on the different Olympus cameras.