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Olympus E-PL5 Camera Review & Hands on Demo by Whatdigitalcamera.

G shoots Miami People – 30 celebrity portraits, 3 covers, one hybrid (SmallCameraBigPicture).
Panasonic G5 review at CameraLabs.
Against the grain on the new Olympus 60mm f/2.8 macro lens (Tysonrobichaudphotography).
Panasonic 35-100mm test at Camerastuffreview.
Using Adapted Lenses On Your Mirrorless Cameras (Digitalcamerareview).
Panasonic Leica 45mm F/2.8 ASPH review at KurtMunger.
60mm mini review at photofocus.
LED Light with ears, hides them if scared (PersonalView)

Riccardo “Hi,this is my gh2 hacked (vanilla) + 20mm 1.7 pancake: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrCFiPayU5A

Triple GH3 video by 43rumors readers:
Snowboarding video shot on the GH3 (Vimeo).
Brimacombe’s Rail Jam Series 2013 shot on GH3 (Vimeo).
Panasonic GH3 night flight with the Cinestar Multi Rotor (Vimeo).

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  • WSG123

    It seems like this Tyson Robichaud fellow has more of a problem with using the system for macro photography than the 60mm in particular… which is fair enough I suppose.

    In my experience the 60mm on an OM-D wouldn’t have any problem quickly nailing the focus on that portrait of his son, so I’m not sure what was going on there.

    • I have tried to read it, but basically it appears as if he never shot macro before.

      The worst parts: he tried to use AF; he complained that f/2.8 is too dark.

    • I use the 60mm on the OM-D all the time. I would say that he is partially correct, but it also seems like he hasn’t done a lot of macro photography, as many macro lenses simply aren’t as quick to focus as other, more limite, lenses. Of course other lenses in the system focus faster… they don’t have the range of focus the 60mm does. In my experience most macro lenses are slower to focus in general, and the 60mm is no exception. However…

      Personally I think the combination of size, weight, weather sealing, optical quality and price make the Olympus 60mm simply one of the best macro lenses ever made. Period.

  • ZOID

    Ooooh, the G5 gets the highly recommended mark at camera labs. I don’t know how much I respect their opinion, but I would have to say it’s the best overall M4/3 camera I’ve owned to date, as far as still images go and that includes GF1, GH1, GH2, EP1 and OMD. It’s funny how so many brand enthusiasts miss out on a great thing, due to either their stubborn loyalty, or internet propaganda. I give it the small camera of the year award. :)

  • Al

    A larger grip for us wrist strap users would be nice. The one on the EPM2 needs to grow a bit too. The grip on the EPL-1 has spoiled me. I guess I could always find some black plastic and some glue to enhance the supplied grip.

  • J-Man

    I still prefer using a manual lens for macro unless you’re shooting bugs.

    Re: Using Adapted Lenses On Your Mirrorless Cameras (Digitalcamerareview).

    I hate it when an “authority” on a subject doesn’t use terminology correctly which adds confusion to the subject being learned.(this example is not the worst I’ve seen lately)

    eg. “the sensor will only use the center of the imaging circle on the lens and you’ll experience a 2x crop factor/field of view change. That means that a 35mm lens will become a 70mm lens.”

    Wow it’s magic! the size of the sensor alters the lenses physical properties!
    /sarcasm
    Just like dropping a ball in a vacuum vs. air, the ball doesn’t change because the results change, though I have to give credit to the use of “2x crop factor/field of view change” part, they did forget to use it in their example(a 35mm lens will have the same field of view as 70mm lens on a FF sensor)

    And since I’m on a soap box, Re: Depth of Field Scales(further down the page)
    The use of Depth of Field Scales assumes an acceptable level of sharpness when using film, current digital crop sensors are far less forgiving than film. so you may want to add some buffer room. ie. use the next smaller f-stop # (f3.5 vs. f4 when set at f4)

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