OM 150-600mm lens review by PetaPixelTV

150-600mm at Amazon US&CA&EU, BHphoto, Adorama, Om Digital, FotoErhardt, Calumet, WexUK. OM Germany, OM UK, OM, Italy, OM France.

On PetaPixel they write:

There is no denying that the 150-600mm is versatile and make no mistake, it’s still fairly easy to carry around all day. But when the higher price tag of $2,700 is added to the OM System version of the lens, I can’t help but feel that I want more light or less bulk for my money. Still, if you need a lens that has humongous telephoto reach the OM System 150-600mm is worth a look.
Frankly, there aren’t many practical choices to consider which is why this lens will find its way into many users’ bags. The Pro series OM System 150-400mm f/4.5 gives more light and with its built-in teleconverter also competes for range, but the professional pricing is prohibitive to almost everyone.
There may not be any alternatives but with the compromises of using a full-frame formula aside, the 150-600mm is still functional and the images are beautiful.

Budget Gear, PRO Results – Olympus E-PL7 Studio Portrait

Robin Wong writes:

I self invited myself to a friend’s portrait shooting session, and I thought it would be fun to experiment with older, cheaper gear. Olympus PEN E-PL7 was a budget, entry level mirrorless camera and I used the camera with the cheapest kit lenses for this studio portrait shoot. I also shared some tips on how to get the best out of the Olympus system in this situation.

Panasonic G9II review at Dpreview: “a significant upgrade in so many ways”

Dpreview tested the Lumix G9II and concluded:

In conclusion, as someone who has shot with the original G9 for years, Panasonic’s G9 II is a significant upgrade in so many ways, from sensor to subject recognition to burst speeds. And it’s nice being able to carry a camera and lenses in a range of focal lengths in a relatively small bag. It’s not perfect: battery life is not great, the menus can be overwhelming, and it can be frustratingly slow to start up at times. This and AF tracking that’s only good, rather than great, are the only things that stop it gaining our Gold award. Overall the G9 II has proven to be a reliable stills camera with strong image quality and some useful computational modes, and can get you well on your way to being a videographer.

The G9II i at BHphoto, Amazon US&EU, Adorama, Fotokoch, FotoErhardt, WexUK.