The Olympus E-M10 Mark II

It was the Olympus E-M10 Mark I that made me discover the advantages of the M4/3 system.This camera has 3-axis image stabilization and a crop factor of two due to the characteristics of the sensor.In the beginning I connected this camera to my manual Olympus Zuiko OM lenses, more specifically the OM Zuiko 300mm f4.5,Continue reading “The Olympus E-M10 Mark II”

OSP Magazine March

A slightly earlier issue of the new OSP Magazine for March.For those who hadn’t noticed, the magazine layout – more specifically the yellow border around the magazine – was adapted at the last minute out of solidarity to the colors of the Ukrainian flag, Blue-Yellow. My Fuji and … the Tamron 18-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di IIIContinue reading “OSP Magazine March”

My Fuji and … the TAMRON 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 DI III-A VC VXD FUJI X-Mount – Finally !

Intro: She’s finally here! the Tamron 18-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di III – A VC VXD FX.It was pre ordered on 5/10/2021, and delivered on 17/02/2020 – four months an a half ! I have never had to wait this long for a lens.In the meantime I have been using and testing it thoroughly – more importantly,Continue reading “My Fuji and … the TAMRON 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 DI III-A VC VXD FUJI X-Mount – Finally !”

Olympus OM-1 1972 35mm SLR – Olympus OM-1 2022 Digital 20.4 Mp.

Fifty years have passed, and here is another OM-1 !Will it be discussed as much as the original OM-1 ? (which actually was marked M-1 first), I don’t think so, can he be as revolutionary ? possibly. But why do I want to write about it anyway?Do I have one – noDo I want oneContinue reading “Olympus OM-1 1972 35mm SLR – Olympus OM-1 2022 Digital 20.4 Mp.”

My Fuji and … a 7Artisans 35mm f0.95

No sharpness tests, pixel counting or other technical mumbo jumbo, just everyday pictures with the intention of showing the view angle, color pattern and character, and my thoughts of the lens. I have the 7Artisans 35mm f0.95 from the beginning of August 2021, so almost five months now, and this is my opinion about thisContinue reading “My Fuji and … a 7Artisans 35mm f0.95”

Olympus vs Fujifilm or the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

Someone said to me “you dropped Pentax for Fujifilm, then why buy another Olympus mirrorless camera ?” It’s only been a year since I wrote an article about the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark I, My Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark I, with Olympus OM F-Zuiko Auto-T 300mm f4.5 , and now that I’ve switched all the wayContinue reading “Olympus vs Fujifilm or the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II”

My Olympus and … a Laowa 10mm f2.0 C&D-Dreamer Zero-D MFT

No sharpness tests, pixel counting or other technical mumbo jumbo, just everyday pictures with the intention of showing the view angle, color pattern and character, and my thoughts of the lens. The Venus Optics Laowa 10mm f2.0 C&D-Dreamer Zero-D for MFT is very tiny and light, and since it’s used on an MFT camera, I thinkContinue reading “My Olympus and … a Laowa 10mm f2.0 C&D-Dreamer Zero-D MFT”

OSP Magazine – November

Content: Tamron 18-300mm VC for Fuji X – it’s out and I bought it ! NEW ! PictureFX CineStill 800 T Lut and 3DLut More about Luts and this Magazine Past Bushcraft Weekend October Tamron 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD (Model B061) Finally it’s here and I bought it, the new Tamron 18-300mm forContinue reading “OSP Magazine – November”

OSP Magazine October

Content Changes Film Simulation Updates More Film Simulations : PictureFX and FreshLuts ExifShot – Exif information on your pictures Darktable Tutorial : Copying the Look and Feel from a Picture and Create a LUT or 3DLut – Part II My Camera Gear – Perfectioning and Upgrading Event : Bushcraft Weekend from 1 to 3 OctoberContinue reading “OSP Magazine October”

A Follow Up on the Tokina SZX f8 400mm and other Big Guns

The last articles have always been about Luts or Recipes, so now it’s high time to talk about gear, more specifically lenses, and even more specifically : the Big Guns !Long focal length lenses, I usually speak of them as if they were weapons, and that’s because long focal length lenses are usually large andContinue reading “A Follow Up on the Tokina SZX f8 400mm and other Big Guns”

Olympus Tough TG-6

Suppose you want a camera that you can easily put away,is waterproof, shock proof, frost resistant, can shoot macro and far away, film in 4K, provides your pictures from exact shooting location, and if possible more…Not an abnormal question I think, because if you are sportsman, adventurer, nature person and even a family man, youContinue reading “Olympus Tough TG-6”

Berchirly Canvas/Leather Messenger 14inch

It’s been about eight months since I wrote about “The Bowery Berchirly” an ONA Camera Bag Alternative Today I am writing about the bigger brother, although the smaller version can perfectly suffice for a day trip, and can easily hold a camera with 3 lenses – sometimes you just want more volume.You could say the smallerContinue reading “Berchirly Canvas/Leather Messenger 14inch”

Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VX D for Fujifilm X Mount Announced

It’s only been a few days since me and Mark G Adams from OneCameraOneLens.com were talking about an 18-300mm for Fuji X, and here she is – from Tamron ! TAMRON Announces Development of its First Lens for FUJIFILM X-Mount Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VX D (coming 2021): BHphoto / AmazonUS Source: TamronContinue reading “Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VX D for Fujifilm X Mount Announced”

Fujifilm X-H1 Recommendations & Accessories

There are many other websites that promote accessories to use with your Fujifilm X-H1,this list of recommendations and accessories will be different than theirs. Not everyone will agree with my list, but it’s my take on what’s best. This list is also not specific to the Fujifilm X-H1 only,If you buy a second-hand camera, theContinue reading “Fujifilm X-H1 Recommendations & Accessories”

Tokina SZX Super Tele 400mm f8 Reflex MF – Review by Jarvis

The Tokina SZX f8.0 400mm, a new mirror lens released by Tokina from august 2020. Mirror lenses where popular in the 70’s and 80’s – by the 90’s, nobody wanted them anymore.What has changed ?The digital camera has come and broken trough, but that has been a while now.Especially the arrival of mirrorless cameras withContinue reading “Tokina SZX Super Tele 400mm f8 Reflex MF – Review by Jarvis”

Meike Extension Tube Set MK-F-AF3

One of the subjects I like to photograph are flowers, plants, mushrooms etc. but sometimes those things are very small, and the range of your standard lens or zoom is just not close enough. I use my XF 18-135mm a lot and it can actually close focus pretty well, but to be able to photographContinue reading “Meike Extension Tube Set MK-F-AF3”

Fujinon XF 70-300mm f4-5.6 R LM OIS WR and Tele Converter XF 1.4x TC WR – First Impression

1) How I came to this purchase (if you want to skip my boring and sleep inducing chatter, please scroll down to nr. 3) : The story starts with making a very important decision, which is to put my entire Pentax gear up for sale and switch completely to Fujifilm. That decision came after theContinue reading “Fujinon XF 70-300mm f4-5.6 R LM OIS WR and Tele Converter XF 1.4x TC WR – First Impression”

Fujifilm X-H1 First Impression 2021

The Fujifilm X-H1 – 24MP X-Trans IIIThese are my first impressions after buying this camera second-hand mid-June 2021. When I first got hold of the camera, it immediately felt perfect, a nice big grip, well placed shutter button, and finally a viewfinder that is placed in such a way that you don’t have to stickContinue reading “Fujifilm X-H1 First Impression 2021”

Reviewing my camera gear, should I upgrade or not ? – Part two

Hello, hereby the second part of “Reviewing my camera gear – should I upgrade or not ?”First of all, I wrote this after I made my decision, but I did write it in order as it actually happend.I can assure you that for me too, the outcome was very surprising. First let me sketch whatContinue reading “Reviewing my camera gear, should I upgrade or not ? – Part two”

Reviewing my camera gear, should I upgrade or not ? – Part One

Buying a new camera is always fun, the question is do you really need it?Sometimes it’s hard to decide because the urge to buy that new toy can be bigger than what your mind says.Should I buy or not – dilemma ! So, recently I did this research on how to make an informed decision,Continue reading “Reviewing my camera gear, should I upgrade or not ? – Part One”

My Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark I, with Olympus OM F-Zuiko Auto-T 300mm f4.5

I have written about this little Japanese camera before in December 2020, but I wanted to put it – and this lens kit – in the spotlight one more time. There are many people – including a brother-in-law of mine – who are not really photographers, but still want to take pictures from far objects.Continue reading “My Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark I, with Olympus OM F-Zuiko Auto-T 300mm f4.5”

New 35mm Analog Film Simulations in the “Oven” – and follow up on “my latest purchases”

Actually, in the “oven” is speaking early probably, they are not “baked” yet 🙂 I also did not intend to make other Film Simulations outside of Fujifilm Simulations, however, circumstances can change and in this case it did. Being more busy with real film is the most important reason I think, it automatically created theContinue reading “New 35mm Analog Film Simulations in the “Oven” – and follow up on “my latest purchases””

My Fuji and … an Olympus OM System G. Zuiko Auto-W 35mm f:2.8

No sharpness tests, pixel counting or other technical mumbo jumbo, just everyday pictures with the intention of showing the view angle, color pattern and character, and my thoughts of the lens. Olympus OM System G. Zuiko Auto-W 35mm f:2.8 I had been working on this lens review for a while, I think even before theContinue reading “My Fuji and … an Olympus OM System G. Zuiko Auto-W 35mm f:2.8”

Camera Neck Strap Extension Cord for the Mad Max Camera Wrist Strap

Yes, an extension that converts your wrist strap into a camera neck strap, but first I want to go back to the original article about the wrist strap.The blog about the camera wrist strap was not received with the enthusiasm I expected, but that can happen.Then, some time later, I read an article at https://casualphotophile.com/Continue reading “Camera Neck Strap Extension Cord for the Mad Max Camera Wrist Strap”

Infected with … the 35mm Film Virus

Making Film Simulations.That was the reason (apart from the sporadic film shots which I sometimes take) to start to shoot more 35mm film.Without a “real” photo it is virtually impossible to match digital pictures to film, at least if you want to fine-tune as accurately as possible anyway.But my old Olympus OM10 had problems, theContinue reading “Infected with … the 35mm Film Virus”

Fujifilm X-T1 – Best digital camera for 35mm film replacement

Promised at the end of November 2020, but due to the pandemic had not had enough time to thoroughly test it, but here it is finally the Fujifilm X-T1, not a real review because there are enough to be found, but an overview of its qualities and why it still an interesting camera to buyContinue reading “Fujifilm X-T1 – Best digital camera for 35mm film replacement”

Best Camera for Analog Photography

I started writing this article after a few coincidental events that led me to something I didn’t know yet.It made me realize that I was on the way to finding the best camera to start or use for analog photography today. According to my search and as written almost everywhere on the web, the bestContinue reading “Best Camera for Analog Photography”

Cleaning Your Camera Sensor using the VSGO APS-C Sensor Cleaning Kit

First to clarify: I do not receive any money, reimbursements or free products from VSGO or anyone else to promote this product. The reason why I use the VSGO kit is purely because for me the product is good and the price is also good, no more no less. In any case, I would adviseContinue reading “Cleaning Your Camera Sensor using the VSGO APS-C Sensor Cleaning Kit”

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