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Full Circle – My Olympus Gear

Making the right choices.I sometimes miss the optical viewfinder from my Pentax K-3,and the Pentax felt great in the hand, but was also a bit heavy.Fujifilm ? after seeing the successors of the X-H1, it was clear that Fujifilm was going another way, and not maintaining and improve a proven concept. By concept I referContinue reading “Full Circle – My Olympus Gear”

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Vintage Porst Tele MC 135mm f1.8 M42 on Micro4/3 – Review

Before I continue with the review, I would like to say this: an 135mm prime lens was a widely used and interesting lens that could be used for various purposes, such as portrait, still life and even landscape. But then we are talking about 35mm film or Full Frame. Using an 135mm lens on anContinue reading “Vintage Porst Tele MC 135mm f1.8 M42 on Micro4/3 – Review”

Open Source Photography

What is Open Source Photography for me ?Well, it mainly stands to be Free… Free, in the freedom of choice,Free, from having to pay,Free, in the choice to sponsor,Free, in the choice of Camera, unfortunately this is not completely free 🙂Free, in the choice of Operating Systemand Free in the choice of Photo Editing SoftwareContinue reading “Open Source Photography”

ET-78II Canon Lens Hood Replacement for Olympus LH-76

Sequel to “Olympus LH‑76 Lens hood Repair or Replacement“ Today my new lens hood to replace the Olympus LH-76 was delivered by standard mail,And I just wanted to let you know and show how it turned out for me.Well, I ended up ordering my LH-76 replacement from “fast Ali” 🙂It was the ET-78II lens hoodContinue reading “ET-78II Canon Lens Hood Replacement for Olympus LH-76”

The MCO Plus 14mm f3.5 on Micro Four Thirds Review

As promised in the latest and last edition of the OSP magazine, here’s the review of the MCO Plus 14mm f3.5 on Micro Four Thirds Camera. The test photos that belong to this review are on my gallery. (The lens is also available for: E, FX, M4/3, EOSM, NEX) I really like using old lenses,Continue reading “The MCO Plus 14mm f3.5 on Micro Four Thirds Review”

Olympus LH‑76 Lens hood Repair or Replacement

Well, I was warned when I bought the Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 Pro lens,the person I bought it from told me how vulnerable it was,But I’m always super careful,so I thought, that won’t happen to me ! This lens hood is (was) great,I really loved it !The idea is that the lens hood can remain onContinue reading “Olympus LH‑76 Lens hood Repair or Replacement”

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”

The TTArtisan 23mm f1.4 Zebra on Micro Four Thirds Review

This review is based on my own findings and experience, I chose, bought and paid for this lens myself.Nothing on Open Source Photography is sponsored. The angle of view : On the TTArtisan website they speak of the “Eye of Humanity”, that’s because on crop factor 1.5 systems like Fujifilm, this lens corresponds to aContinue reading “The TTArtisan 23mm f1.4 Zebra on Micro Four Thirds Review”

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”

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”

Camera & SD Card Workflow

When you come home after a photo shoot or trip, and you are going to copy your photos and/or videos to your computer, how do you do that ? Many use their regular photo & video editing program to copy photos and/or videos, however, can it structurally organize your pictures and videos by renaming themContinue reading “Camera & SD Card Workflow”

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 !”

OSP Magazine January 2022

The first OSP Magazine for a new year – I wish everyone a great new photography year in 2022 ! Fujifilm vs Olympus I have a new camera in the stable, an Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II, and it’s better than my Fujifilm X-T1.Should I sell my Fujifilm Gear and switch to Olympus ?Read allContinue reading “OSP Magazine January 2022”

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 December

The December edition of OSP Magazine consists of 8 pages this time (this included) and many links to external pages, hopefully there’s something for you! In the last two months and so after switching to magazines I have learned two things: OSP Photography apparently shows up very well in search results for Recipes, Luts andContinue reading “OSP Magazine December”

Shotcut Video Editor

About Editing, So you’re actually a photographer, just like me ?Then I can assume that you don’t have any film editing software lying around ?well, you’re lucky !Just like the great Open Source Software RawTherapee, Darktable and Digikam for photography,you have Shotcut for creating top quality movies.And it is available for Windows, Mac OS andContinue reading “Shotcut Video Editor”

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”

“Unboxing” GrossGrade Professional Color Enhancement & Grading

Hey, A “normal unboxing” is a video in which someone receives a package and unpacks it. The unpacker provides a video and the steps he takes with comments and thus gives his very first impression.Well, I don’t have a package here, but I do have some new software that I found on the internet –Continue reading ““Unboxing” GrossGrade Professional Color Enhancement & Grading”