Camera review: The Olympus OM-D E-M1X is more of a good thing

April 2019 issue Tech

Full-frame mirrorless cameras are trending, but that hasn’t stopped Olympus from making waves with a new mirrorless Micro Four Thirds professional model—the 20 megapixel OM-D E-M1X. Olympus can claim a number of innovations in the photo industry, including Live View and a built-in dust reduction system. With the OM-D E-M1X, Olympus has improved its exceptional 5-axis image stabilization and added a handheld multi-shot high-resolution option, dual processors, and more.© Courtesy... Continue Reading >

First look: A new pro, Olympus OM-D E-M1X

2.13.2019 Tech

There’s been a lot of chatter about full-frame mirrorless cameras, but there’s a new Micro Four Thirds model from Olympus that deserves attention, too. Lest we forget, Olympus has introduced a number of firsts to the photographic industry, including the first camera with live view, the first with a “shake off the dust” system, and more. And, let’s face it, the Micro Four Thirds 2X crop factor is a boon for wildlife and sports photographers to get a 600mm reach with a much lighter... Continue Reading >

Georgia Dome Implosion from PPmag offices

11.20.2017 News

The Atlanta headquarters of PPA and Professional Photographer magazine had a unique perspective on the implosion of the Georgia Dome this morning. For staffers in the office at 7:30 a.m., it was an exciting moment to hear the booms of the implosion and watch the takedown of the nearly 30-year-old stadium. Watch our video to share the moment with us. Video taken with Olympus OM-D E-M1 and the M.Zuiko 85mm f/1.8 lens.Joan Sherwood is senior editor of Professional... Continue Reading >

Why Jay Dickman chooses Micro Four Thirds camera gear

4.21.2017 Tech

Lightweight and packable size are essential to the road warriorJay Dickman, who got into photography as a teenager in the 1960s, eagerly transitioned to the digital age as it dawned in the early 2000s. When shooting, he says, “I want the camera as out of the way as possible,” and technology allows that.It’s for that reason he’s a fervent advocate of the Olympus Micro Four Thirds (MFT) line of cameras. He's been an Olympus Visionary since 2003 and extols the company frequently in... Continue Reading >

Packed classic

March 2016 issue Tech

An icon gets a digital updateThe original 1963 Olympus Pen-F was the world’s first half-frame SLR, giving photographers an unprecedented advantage of compact size and versatility. Its half-frame format could yield twice the number of slides or negatives on a standard 35mm film roll.The new digital Pen-F delivers an impressive amount of quality, capability, and creative control. The foundation is a 20-megapixel Live MOS sensor with no low-pass filter, 5-Axis Image Stabilization, and the... Continue Reading >