Olympus M.Zuiko 45 mm f/1.8 for Music Concert Photography

To begin with, I have to say that I wasn’t even going to buy Olympus 45 mm 1.8 lens, which is the cheapest wide aperture lens Olympus has to offer. Not because it would be a bad lens, but because the focal length is hard for me. You can’t really use it indoors to shoot photos of your friends, because you can’t fit them into the picture unless you go very far away. Additionally, it’s not suitable for vlogs either, even if someone else is doing the talking, since at the time you get far enough from the talker, there too is too much reverb included. […] Read more!

How to Assign Function Buttons in Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark 2

In my first post about Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark 2 I mentioned that I will write another post about how to customize function buttons. There are six function buttons, two wheels and a switch in E-M5 Mark 2, so there’s plenty of ways to assign your favorite actions. I’ve been using the camera for few months now, so I’m ready to show my layout.

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I’ll start with the switch and Fn1. I use the switch to change between auto-focus and manual focus modes. […] Read more!

Battle of the Wrist Straps: BlackRapid Wrist Strap VS Olympus CSS-S110 LS

I didn’t like the bundled strap that comes with E-M5 Mark 2, so I started looking for something else. Since I never have the strap around my neck, I decided to go for a wrist strap.

When I started the search, I noticed quite quickly that BlackRapid seems to be most bought option around. It is connected to the tripod socket with a screw, which different from most other hand straps. It definitely feels secure and it should be able to carry even heavier cameras. […] Read more!

Review of Quick Release Vertical L-Plate Bracket Hand Grip For Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II [Cheap Hand Grip from eBay]

As I said before, the 12-40 2.8 pro lens is relatively big lens in the MFT field and it would be nice to have an external hand grip while using the lens with Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark 2. Olympus has to different hand grips: HLD-8G and ECG-2. In Finland they both retail for 160 euros, which is quite much so.

Olympus HLD-8G has electronics in it. It adds one external shutter button and a headphone out port. […] Read more!

My feelings of Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark 2

In February this year I wrote a blog post about what do I want from a new camera in 2015. In the end of the post I said, that Olympus might be the one that I choose. And you know what! Now I have Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark 2 with the kit lens M.Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ ED!

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In February I made a list of things that I wanted from my new camera, and they were like this:
1. […] Read more!

What I Want from a New Camera in 2015

Right now I have a Canon 60D, which I use with a Tamron 17-50 (28-80 on full frame) mm 2.8 stabilized lens and a Samyang 8 mm fisheye. I love this combo, since the 60D has a fully tilting screen which is very useful while shooting video. Also the zoom lens is great, since it has a fixed aperture over the whole focal length and a stabilizer, which is also something that you just got to have. […] Read more!

Why I Bought Zoom H5

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I know that Tom, Otto and Jesse are going to ask why I bought Zoom H5, since I already have Zoom H2, so here are my reasons.

I shoot lots of live videos of bands which we play with, and the biggest problem is usually the audio. Before all I got was the room sound recorded by Zoom H2, but that is often quite messy and reverberant. So I wanted to get also the direct audio from the mixer, which I could mix with the room audio. […] Read more!

Show Your Pedalboard

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There are always talk about pedalboards among guitarist and each guitar forum has their own thread about showing your own pedalboard. So here’s my entry to this endless pedalboard battle.

My pedalboard is built on Pedaltrain Mini. It is a small board that takes up to 5 normal-sized pedals or 6 smaller ones. It comes with a soft case which has a front pocket in which I storage some cables, power source and extra strings.

pedaltrain-mini-5-pedals […] Read more!

Tech 21 Boost DLA – The Best Delay So Far

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Juho

Juho

I’ve been looking for a delay pedal for my leads almost forever. I went through multiple different pedals and you can read about them from my previous post. There was always something wrong, either the sound wasn’t right or the knobs turned as I stepped on the pedal or something else. For a second I totally gave up but after a while decided to give a chance to one more pedal.

I bought the Tech 21 Boost DLA delay pedal and it is definitely the best delay pedal I’ve used so far. […] Read more!

Happy Song for bass!

Jesse

Jesse

Howdy!

I finally had some spare time to make you a full score of Happy Song’s bass lines! I made both, notation and tabulatures and you can download them in the end of this post! I chose Happy Song because it has all the basic punk-bass habits going on in there… really fast syncopated picking, some melodic lines and holding the bottom of the song. This might be my favorite bass track I have recorded in years and I really wanted to share it with you all! […] Read more!