Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm F4.0-6.3 Asph. Power OIS Review

I did my first experiments with Olympus and bird photography, with an E-M5 Mark II and Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f/4-5.6 II POWER O.I.S. At that time I was still a Fujifilm user, and compared this lens next to my Fuji X-H1 and Fujifilm XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 R LM OIS WR. The Fuji wasContinue reading “Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm F4.0-6.3 Asph. Power OIS Review”

Pitts Aerobatics and an Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 Pro

Not a real review, but just some pictures taken at an airshow last weekend.This was a lens I really wasn’t sure about,but that day she really surprised me.While every photographer hid his camera in the pouring rain,I just walked around with my E-M1 Mark II with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 Pro inContinue reading “Pitts Aerobatics and an Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 Pro”

TTArtisan Square Lens Hood & Tianya XS Pro 1 UV filter – Review

I know there are pros and cons to hoods and filters.So, why do I use a lens hood and a filter on the TTArtisan 23mm f1.4 lens ?Well, the main reason is protection.I spend a lot of time in the woods, and on my bike, then I have my camera around my neck ready toContinue reading “TTArtisan Square Lens Hood & Tianya XS Pro 1 UV filter – Review”

OSP Magazine September

The holidays are over and here we are back with a new issue of the Open Source Photography Magazine.Hopefully you will find something that interests you in this new edition. Last minute updates: My last Fujifilm camera is gone, the X-T1 I had especially for manual photography has been replaced by an almost brand newContinue reading “OSP Magazine September”

Olympus Secret Menu Pages

On July 1, I published an article on how to update your Olympus camera firmware via an SD card – as it should be.But alas, Olympus has also other quirks,like resetting your camera. Fujifilm users – and I think any brand of camera for that matter – just go into the menu, click reset cameraContinue reading “Olympus Secret Menu Pages”

What’s in my Camera Bag Today ?

I started this writing, not quite knowing where I wanted to go with my photography in the future,because ten cameras with an equally large collection of lenses from two brands is not very handy to use.So, what to do with my Fujifilm gear and/or Olympus gear?I turned this writing into a chronological one over aContinue reading “What’s in my Camera Bag Today ?”

Updating your Olympus Camera Firmware without Olympus Workspace

As a Fujifilm camera user and also ex Pentax user, it made sense to me that installing new firmware updates was easy. You just downloaded the latest firmware for your camera from the brand’s update website, copied it to an sd card, card into camera – update and ready, well, it took a few moreContinue reading “Updating your Olympus Camera Firmware without Olympus Workspace”

OSP Magazine June

A slightly thinner version of the OSP magazine this time.More about this at the end of this page. PictureFX NTFLX DRK I & II Two new 3DL cube files based on the popular Netflix series DARK. Fresh LUTs PictureFX Page Below some test results made in Darktable – Opacity 100% The LUTs are based onContinue reading “OSP Magazine June”

Downgrade your Camera Gear

Yes, he finaly lost it, most of you will think 🙂I admit, downgrading your camera gear doesn’t seem like the wisest choice,however, in some cases it may just be the best choice. What caused writing this article, was the decision to sell my Olympus TG-6, and the purchase of the 5 years older TG-3. TheContinue reading “Downgrade your Camera Gear”

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”

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