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Epic Olympus E-M5 OM-D User Review

To me the Olympus OM-D marks the tipping point where the Micro Four Thirds format made the leap from a good idea in theory to a good idea in practice.

Experiment concluded

Well, that didn’t take too long. What has it been, 7 months? Here we see my new Canon 30D (bought used from B.H. Photo) and Canon 17-40mm f/4.0 L USM lens next to my “old” Olympus E-P1 PEN with the 14-42mm kit lens it came with.

Mastering manual focus on Pentax DSLRs

I have had a number of people ask me how to get consistent results with their manual focus lenses on Pentax DSLRs. The good thing is that it is not all that difficult. The bad thing is that it takes a bit of trial and error to figure it out. Or, maybe that’s a good [...]

Shooting manual lenses on Pentax DSLRs

One of the best things about shooting a modern Pentax DSLR is having access to 35 years worth of wonderful K mount lenses- all with shake reduction! That’s a feature no other camera manufacturer can claim. The problem is that using these lenses effectively on a DSLR is somewhat of a black art that requires [...]

Pentax SMCP-DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro Limited User Review

Ever since I started shooting DSLRs with APS-C sized sensors I have struggled to find the perfect go-to lens for the majority of my photos. I love the speed and image quality of my old A series 50mm f/1.7 but the lack of autofocus and relatively tight F0V (75mm equiv.) makes it less than ideal [...]