Olympus OM-D E-M1

A really really cold New York winter

Playing in the snow

I recently landed in New York for one of the coldest winter days on record! The temperature officially reached -16 degrees Celsius (3 degrees Fahrenheit), though it felt like about -23 degrees Celsius with the wind kicking in.  I had just flown in from Europe where I thought I would have experienced the coldest weather on this trip. If you just want to get to the photos - please head straight to my gallery at http://elusivelycaptured.com/gallery/a-new-york-winter/.

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Five cities of Japan in seven days

water cups

Its been a crazy few weeks on the road travelling again and I am just settling into Hong Kong for a few days after having finished travelling through 5 cities in Japan over 7 days.  Looking back on my photos I realised that I have managed to see a little bit of Tokyo, Nara, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Osaka.  I can't say I saw a lot of each of these cities, but I really did take a lot of photos while I was there.  This time I was travelling with the trusty old Olympus OM-D E-M1 and the Panasonic GH4.  I find that these cameras are both grat cameras to carry around and I love having the 4k video ca

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Brisbane, fun and lots of colour!

Festival of colours

With the upcoming G20 not too far away for Brisbane, there are a lot of cultural celebrations on offer around Brisbane.  The current hash tag for the celebrations is #g20cultural and a quick search of social media should find the events.  One of the celebrations on offer over the weekend (26/10/2014) was the Spring Flare - the festival of colours where there was some great live music and plenty of colour to through at people.  See http://springflare.com/ for more details about the festival.  I took the opportunity to get out for a little bit of fun and

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Micro Four Thirds vs Medium Format

Seeing the photo

As most people know - I shoot nearly exclusively with micro four thirds (m43) cameras for both stills and video. The Olympus OM-D E-M1, E-M5 and the Panasonic GH4 are nearly always with me on a shoot (video or stills), however, that does not mean that I do not own or shoot with other cameras.  I get a lot of "flack" from other users and I try to avoid the whole debate about cropped sensor versus full frame.  I rarely hear anyone arguing about cropped sensor versus medium format.

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A few wet shots with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and Voiglander 17.5mm

xmas in the wet in brisbane

Over the last 4 weeks I have been desperately hunting for a mini HDMI to micro HDMI conenctor but they just do not seem to exist in Australia! I decided to find a work around in the city yesterday and even though it was raining, which is great considerign there were 3 months there where we had no rain), I decided to take the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and the Voigtländer 17.5mm lens. I have loved this combination on my E-M5 so it was befitting that I play with it a little more to see what I coul do on the E-M1 though I didn't bother with focus peaking as that feature is a little lagging in the OM-D E-M5 and I needed quick action so I stuck to my zone focusing which I have mastered with this lens (to a certain degree anyway).

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A few street pics with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and the Voigtlander 42.5mm lens

A portrait with the Voigtlander 42.5mm lens

Given that the Olympus OM-D E-M1 now has focus peaking it would be safe to assume it would be a great match for the range of high quality manual voigtlander lenses.  Given a hectic workload at present, I haven't had much time to play with either the E-M1 or the Voigtlander 42.5mm lens, so it was time to take an hour out of my day to play a little.  First impressions of the focus peaking are quite good (but not perfect) however, on the street zone focusing still works a treat with these manual lenses.

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Playing on the streets of KL with the Olympus E-M1

Bukit Bintang

I am back in KL for a short visit again and that means its time to hit the streets and do a little more street shooting (and also update this blog).  This time I was able to catch up with some friends, Robin Wong and Nick Wade, to have a very short night shoot on the streets of Bukit Bintang - an area where there is nearly always something happening.

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