Olympus

Hands-on Review

We're waist-deep in summer, and that means we’re neck-deep in the water with friends and family. What better way to capture your aquatic summer adventures than with an underwater camera? Each of the major players in the photo industry has fine underwater offerings that make getting memorable shots under the sea, or just within reach of the waves, a cinch.

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2 years ago
Hands-on Review

Perhaps Olympus was right when it declared, “A new era in Micro Four Thirds technology is about to begin.” With the combination of mirrorless camera functionality and SLR professional quality, Olympus seems to be aiming to make history repeat itself with the innovative OM-D E-M5 Micro Four Thirds camera.

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Hands-on Review

Still photography and weddings have coexisted and depended on one another for just about as long as photographs have been made. Over the course of the 180 or so years of photography, the technology has obviously evolved and has been adapted to record these special events.

 
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Tips and Solutions

When diving into the world of Wedding Photography, you must have a plan and be prepared for anything. Like the very wedding you’re going to shoot, you need to know what is going to happen, when and where it is going to happen and how it is expected to happen.

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News

Not just a portrait lens, the new M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f/1.8 (150mm 35mm equivalent) Micro Four Thirds lens is designed and optimized for the dynamic and ever-changing lighting conditions inherent in shooting studio portraits, stage productions and indoor sporting events.

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News

Olympus sent its Tough camera to finishing school, and the result is a camera as rugged as ever, but with some very smooth new moves. Like its predecessors, the new TG-1 iHS camera will stand up to pretty much any physical challenge.

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Buying Guide

At B&H, we currently stock about 100 point-and-shoot cameras; all of them are capable of shooting terrific photographs, and in most cases, video. The choices are far narrower, however, for those seeking digicams that can take an occasional dunk in the drink, an accidental fall, a tropical schvitz, or a high-altitude freeze. If this describes your lifestyle, the following 10 digicams are specifically designed to take a rougher ride than most of the larger, pricier cameras we sell at B&H (and at a fraction of the price!).


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Buying Guide

For many shooters, telephoto lenses are a means of bringing distant scenes closer, and for the most part, this is an accurate description of what telephoto lenses do. But there's more to telephoto lenses than narrow fields of view. Perspective, compression of spatial relationships between subjects within the frame and the dynamics of selective focus are equally part of the game.


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Buying Guide

The first words usually uttered by somebody peering through an ultra wide-angle lens for the first time is usually something along the lines of “Whoa!”—and the wider the lens, the louder the “Whoa!” While peering through an extreme telephoto lens can also coax a “Whoa!” from the viewer, it’s because of its ability to bring distant subjects seemingly within arm’s length. Ultra-wides are different in their ability to interpret objects that actually are within arm’s-length distance in a different light. And that’s what makes them special.


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Hands-on Review

Pancake lenses, those small fixed focal length lenses that barely protrude from your camera’s lens mount, are becoming increasingly common of late, and for several reasons. 

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News

Two new portable digital recorders from Olympus do an excellent job of spanning the gap between being useful voice recorders (for recording memos and lectures), and high-resolution audio recorders (for recording music and detailed ambient sounds).

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3 years ago
News

Olympus has introduced a new flagship wireless TTL flash to go along with its Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds camera systems, the Olympus FL-600R. The new flash features TTL flash exposures through a choice of four wireless channels, a zoom head that can tilt as much as 90°and swivel up to 180°.

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3 years ago
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Olympus has introduced a pair of point-and-shoot cameras that can allegorically be compared to peas of differing pods. The Olympus SZ-31MR iHS, which sports a 24x 25 to 600mm equivalent zoom lens, is the extreme zoom of the duo.

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3 years ago
News

When Olympus introduced its first Digital Pen a few years back, its designers opened the floodgates of a whole new species of camera: the mirrorless camera. Since then, we’ve seen a slew of similar cameras designed around Four Thirds or APS-C format imaging sensors. 

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3 years ago
Hands-on Review

Olympus knows a thing or two about making portable recorders, and its new LS-100 has the distinction of being the highest-quality model the company has ever produced. It features an excellent-sounding pair of built-in stereo condenser microphones, as well as a pair of XLR combo inputs.

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