Category: Olympus

Coloured cameras

What do they want? How do they think about it? Painting colours onto our photo cameras… Worse, painting them without looking at the result… For a demonstration, check this green camera for the military (Olympus) and this white camera for a wedding day (Leica): They are clearly in competition with the surprising white, green or…

Olympus E-450

Far from any other worldwide photo event, Olympus just launched its newest SLR photo camera: Olympus E-450. This 4/3-sensor-based SLR camera is essentially an upgrade of the already good camera Olympus E-420, bringing a more than adequate 10MP resolution (more than enough for most photographers, and enough to print in A4/Letter size) to a more…

Olympus E-620

Gee! Olympus is presenting us a small camera. A light camera. A nice camera. A 4/3 camera that looks much more sturdy and rugged than what you would expect from less than 700USD. The Olympus E-620 is a fairly good surprise for the upcoming PMA 2009 fair. Not that we were not expecting something, but…

All lens tests are wrong

I recommend reading a nice little post titled “All lens tests are wrong” that concludes that the only good test for a lens is to use it during a full year. Not wrong, but I still recommend to also check my list of web sites with photo lens reviews.

Sony lenses tested by CdI

Lovers of Sony digital SLR cameras (Alpha 700 et Alpha 900, in particular) were awaiting eagerly to see Chasseur d’Images magazine testing fully the most recent additions to the Sony lens range. So, they will be delighted to discover in the March 2009 issue that the Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 Apo G SSM scores 5 stars…

Web sites for lens reviews

It is often difficult to group lens reviews in order to compare/evaluate a little more than their mere physical characteristics (focal length, aperture/diaphragm, or even number of individual lenses). But how would you evaluate/review optical quality? When I see the really impressive differences between two lenses, I would be prepared to judge from their price,…