This section is intended to provide photography
reviews on equipment, products and services as experienced by you, the
There are numerous websites and magazines
providing detailed product specifications and test reports. These are
fine but they are becoming predictable and are usually prepared by top
Nothing wrong with that but are you ever left
wondering if any ordinary photography enthusiast has actually used the
equipment and what they thought of it?
The newly released telephoto lens from Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm F2.8 PRO caught my attention with its design and expected performance.
An innovative feature which is extremely helpful
in overcoming a big problem of digital photography - Limited
Dynamic Range. (The camera's inability to record everything the
human eye sees from very dark to very light.)
I was just about
to buy the Apple
Case for my new iPad when I came across this alternative. Real leather,
better protection, great value.
Since recommending a new book in our Library "Insect
Photography - Art and Techniques" by John Bebbington FRPS,
a full review has been written by a member of the Royal Photographic
Society - Robert Hawkesworth FRPS.
Robert concludes - I can thoroughly recommend
this book to everyone who wishes to start a new area of Nature
Earlier this year
Olympus announced their new camera, the Olympus E-M5.
It is the first of the digital versions, or some say update, to the
much loved OM series.
Ghene Snowdon is a photographer based in London. Specialising in
creating beautiful and contemporary photographs on location. This is
her reaction to the camera.
It's no secret that I am an Olympus Fan. I've
been using their gear
for 35 years, it's always delivered quality results and has never let
Having found that the longest focal length lens for my camera did not
have the "reach" I needed for certain subjects and that it was beyond
my financial means anyway, I decided to acquire one of the new
Swarovski telescopes together with an adaptor for an SLR camera
(Olympus E-System in my case). This gives me the 35mm equivalent of a
3200mm lens when used with my 2x converter.
Digital Recorders and Voice Recognition
Technology have come a long way
since their introduction in the 1990's. Olympus and Dragon Systems -
arguably the best of both worlds - have come together to produce a
handy tool for anyone needing to take notes or compose text in an easy,