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.

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.

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?

 South Entrance 2012.

South Entrance 2012.

Photokina 2018 is around the corner. This year its going to be from 26th to 29th of September. A day shorter than previous years. Photokina 2018 is also going to be the last one that is held in fall. next one is already next spring, in May 2019. An now on Photokina will be every year.

The idea behind the schedule change is the change of the market. A quote from a press release from 23rd of May 2017 :

"The digital transformation of the imaging industry is advancing, and thus opening up new perspectives and value creation potential. The new date and the annual cycle should in future make photokina even more attractive to all providers of the imaging ecosystem. In this way, we show the specialised trade, the media and our users an even broader bandwidth of state-of-the-art products, applications and services in Cologne which especially suits the young imaging culture," Rainer Führes, chairman of the board of the photography industry association (PIV) is pleased to state.”

The industry is much more than just the gear. Even though the industry still have giants the times when Kodak had a whole hall in the Cologne Fair Center is gone. The biggest camera manufacturers are the companies that make phones, like Apple and Samsung for example. The way we use photographs has changed a lot from the days of Kodak and film. I think Photokina just has to change. Big launches are mainly made before the fair. But of course those new products are displayed in Photokina for the first time. That attracts public.

Social media is a big part of photography nowadays and that is propably seen also in Photokina.

Its going to be interesting to see how the exhibitors and public will react on this change.

I made a video about my expectations and what I see to be interesting for me personally in the upcoming Photokina 2018. If you find this video worth watching, give it the thumbs up and subscribe to my channel.