Needing a new Admin to run this blog!

It has been over 6 months since I have changed from Olympus to Fuji, and I although this blog has over 700 total views a day, it can do better with someone who can spend a few hours a week posting articles of interest for Olympus users.

I started this as a “Resource” blog for new owners to use a place to find many internet articles and reviews under one roof.

But, a new Admin can keep it and expand this, or do a total makeover..

I don’t think I can totally hand over the blog, since it registered with my WordPress Account, but, I can allow someone else to have full editing control.

If anyone would like to “Take Over” this blog, and keep it current with new posts, please email me at parbib at gmail dot com”

And I will set you up as an Admin.


Peter Arbib / Admin-Owner



Why the Right Gear, Not the Best Gear, Is Essential: By Jordan Steele

I found a great article that I hope will help you newcomers to photography, a bit wisdom in buying your 1st camera and/or more gear. Although, the <Photographer> is the one who designs the photograph in their mind, before the shutter is pushed. The Gear needs to be a good fit for the Photographer. Buying the latest-and-greatest, isn’t always the <best> fit for the photographer, and their style of shooting.

Here is the link:

Why the Right Gear, Not the Best Gear, Is Essential: By Jordan Steele


The Olympus E-M5 using Dramatic Tone: by Tamer Erdem


Link >> The Olympus E-M5 using Dramatic Tone: by Tamer Erdem


Though the basic principles of photography are still valid, digital photography changed the rules of the game when it comes to post/in camera-processing. Post-processing or in camera-processing facilities and potential are almost endless and much more effortless in digital era. Art filters were introduced by Olympus a couple of years ago. After Nikon D300, when I purchased my first Olympus, E-P1, I really fell in love with pinhole effect and grainy black and white art filters.

Then I got E-P2 and like new diorama filter that miniaturize the scene. But the ultimate filter that I can desire was offered by OM-D, E-M5; dramatic tone filter for landscape photography. If you do not have enough time for post-processing and like some punchy, strong and slightly surreal landscape images, go for it without any hesitation.


Streetshooting the Olympus OM-DE-M1 By Robin Schimko

S-HUFF BlogAn interesting article on “Steve Huffs Blog on Robin Schimko uses the Olympus OM-D E-M1 for street photography.

Link >> Streetshooting the Olympus OM-DE-M1 By Robin Schimko

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The last couple of years I was shooting DSLR full frame bodies only and I didn’t care much about mirrorless cameras. After a while I realized that taking candid pictures out on the streets is a lot of fun. The only problem was the bulkiness of my camera that seemed a little intimidating when people noticed me taking their picture. It would have been an easy solution just to step back a little and take a longer lens, but that’s not me since I like to get close. So I got myself a Fuji X100s but even though I really loved it, the AF frustrated me from time to time and I sold it.

Then I started researching about mFT cameras and that’s when I stumbled upon and I was blown away by his work. That’s why decided to jump into the Olympus system and I bought the E-P5. I was shocked about the super-fast AF system and the pretty good image quality. The only thing I was really missing was a proper grip and suddenly Olympus came out with their new flagship, the E-M1. A couple of weeks later my local camera store had the E-M1 in stock and I went there to try it out. I couldn’t resist and bought one. Usually I am not that guy who is changing his gear so rapidly but the mirrorless world was new to me and I had to find out what would work best for me.

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Review: Olympus OMD EM10: by Phoblographer


Link >> Review: Olympus OMD EM10


As the entry level camera in the OMD lineup of the camera, the OMD EM10 is a camera that many looking to get into the mirrorless world will want to reach for. With some of the fastest focusing performance that we’ve seen from a mirrorless camera and a great JPEG engine output, what more could one ask for?

When Olympus created the EM10, they took a bit of their EM5, EM1, and the EP5 and put it in a budget conscious camera. Indeed, we think that most folks should skip what a sales person will tell you about buying a DSLR and just spring for this camera.


Panasonic Announces Summilux 15mm f1.7 for Micro Four Thirds, Available for Pre-Order

From the Phoblographer:


LINK >>> Panasonic Announces Summilux 15mm f1.7 for Micro Four Thirds, Available for Pre-Order


Finally, half a year after the development of this lens was first disclosed by Panasonic, the Leica DG Summilux 15mm f1.7 ASPH. has now been officially announced. The lens is the first Micro Four Thirds lens to feature a physical aperture ring and looks almost like it belongs on a proper Leica rangefinder camera. Unlike a proper Leica rangefinder lens, though, the designation ‘Summilux’ is a bit misleading as its initial aperture is really only f1.7, and not f1.4.

The lens sports an internal focusing mechanism that promises super fast autofocus when combined with Panasonic’s latest Lumix G camera models that support 240fps sensor readout. It sports 9 lenses in 7 groups, three of which have aspherical surfaces. To further boost image quality, the 15mm f1.7 Summilux has been treated with Panasonic’s Nano Surface Coating.