Olympus 15mm F/8.0 Body Cap Lens - review

Olympus 15mm F/8.0 Body Cap Lens is not sharpest lens on the market. Actually its the worst lens when it comes to sharpness, but its a lot of fun to make image with it!

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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f2.0 Review

I tested the 7 years old Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm F2.0 lens. In the video I go trough the specs and show a set of images I have used the 12mm f2.0 for.

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Disclaimer: I am an Olympus Visionary and make almost all my images and videos with Olympus cameras and M.Zuiko lenses. If noy then I use vintage lenses on my Olympus.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 MkII - My Set Up

I like Olympus cameras for their customizability. In this video from my YouTube-channel I share my settings.

Disclaimer: I am an Olympus Visionary and I only look at the mirror in the morning.

Street Photography in Mallorca

I had a nice vacation in Mallorca in October with my wife and some friends. We spend a whole week there. I also had a change to do some street photography in the old town of Palma de Mallorca.

I made a short video of some of my images that I liked the most. I hope you enjoy the photo walk with me in Palma de Mallorca. Lets go!

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Disclaimer: I am an Olympus Visionary and only look into a mirror in the bathroom when brushing my teeth.

Dual Card Slots - Olympus OM-D E-M1 MkII

Dual Card Slots in my Olympus OM-D E-M1 MkII are very handy for back up during image making. Memory Cards can fail. Having Dual Card Slots in your camera is very crucial. Especially if you do wedding photography and venues that are one time things. You cannot re-make the wedding. With camera recording to two memory cards you have a back up straight away. The if you have a memory card failure your images are not gone. You still have the other one with the images.

SLR Magic HyperPrime Cine 25mm T0.95

I bought myself a new lens. It is a SLR Magic HyperPrime Cine 25mm T0.95. Its a manual focus Cine lens. Cine means that its mainly meant for video.

Cine lenses have aperture ring without clicks, so changing exposure during filming is smooth by turning the aperture ring. Of course the same effect could be done with a variable ND-filter.

In the video I comment on the quality of the lens and test it how it works when making images.






Olympus Apps

Controlling your Olympus camera with your phone is quite easy. Olympus has a great app for that, OI.Share App. With OI.Share App you can use your phone as a shutter button, see the image on your phones screen while making images. You can also transfer jpg-images from Olympus cameras to your phone and share them to social media.

You can also Geo Tag images with your Olympus camera also quite easy. Geo Tagging images makes finding images later a much easier task. OI.Track app can track your route and the GPS-coordinates can be easily attached to your files metadata. OI.Track adds GPS coordinates to your images. Lightroom can read that data and place your photograph on a map.

To learn more about Olympus Apps watch the video series about Olympus apps.

Photokina 2018 - What to Expect? - Exhibitions

Photokina is a lot more than just the gear. Its also about photography. The fair area has a lot of exhibitions. Those exhibitions are worth to see. The gear part was the topic of my previous blog post.

The ones I would pick f limited time are: German Youth Photography Award 2018, Faces X China Vol.2: My Way of Life, ProfiFoto New Talent Award - powered by Canon, Ray Collins – »The Elemental Force of the Ocean« and The Olympus Community – »Light & Shadow«.

Its always interesting to see what the young generation is doing. They will shape the future of photography. Ray Collins images of the Ocean looked very interesting in the introduction page. These images are exhibited at Ottoplatz, Train Station Deutz/Messe.

Of course I have to go and see what the Olympus community has made in their Light & Shadow exhibition.

Photoszene is a photo festival during Photokina. It has always been at the same time. Photoszene has 85 photo exhibitions, so there is a lot to see. No way its possible to see them all. They have listed all the exhibitions on their website. To be honest most of the photographers are unfamiliar to me. But there are three exhibitions that are a must see.

The first one is August Sanders photographs at Galerie Julian Sander. August Sanders “People of the 20thCentury” is a phenomenal project and now there are 24 photographs on display in Julian Sanders gallerie. Julian Sanders is August Sanders grandson.

The second one is also photographs by August Sander. A bigger collection if his great work “People of the 20thCentury”.

The third one is Doing the Document. On display are photos from, Diane Arbus, Karl Blossfeldt, Walker Evans, Lee Friedlander, August Sander and Garry Winogrand

Both are, as I said, must see exhibitions.

But then it gets difficult, what else to choose? I decided to pick them by looking the small photograph that Photoszene has on their website. These are the top 7 I picked. They are not in a particular order. I also have to check the location of each gallery and optimize the route so that I have the most time to see the images.

Peter Gowland's Girls, #ISO-01 (Portraits with old style and old methods, collodium), Amerika - Einblicke, Fading Memories, #minnsche and Tod Papageorge: Dr. Blankman's New York.

A lot see and most likely I will run out time.

What do you think of my picks? Any suggestions, did I miss something great? Please let me know in the comments.

(disclaimer: The blogger is an Olympus Visionary and looks in the mirror only in elevator.)