MadCraft Lightroom Preset Pack – Early 2016

I like to use Lightroom for editing the photos that I shoot on the road. For each event I try to create a different recognizable look, which I then save as a Lightroom presets. Usually I’ve shared only one preset at a time, but now I decided to gather all presets from late 2015 to early 2016 in one zip-file. I ended up with this period, because all of these presets were made for photos shot with Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark 2. […] Read more!

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!

Camera Gear – An Endless Series of Disappointments

A year ago I wrote a blog post about what I want from my next camera. I listed Sony A7S, A7 Mark II and Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II, which I have currently. During this year I also secretly hoped that maybe camera manufacturers will release a new even better camera before I have decided which I buy. The cameras that I hoped to be released were Canon 80D, Sony A7S mark II, and Sony A6000 successor (A6300). […] 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!

Constant Aperture Zoom Lens for E-M5 Mark 2 – Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8

From the start I knew that 2.8 constant aperture zoom is the lens that I need the most. There are two two such lenses for micro four thirds: Panasonic 12-35 and Olympus 12-40. I decided to go for Olympus mainly because it’s Olympus (and I have Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark 2), and here’s what I think about this lens.

Compared to small primes that MFT cameras are known for, this 12-40 Pro lens is big. […] 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!

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!

Black Eye Combo – Fisheye Lens + Macro / Wide-Angle Lens

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I just bought the combo pack made by Black Eye. It includes a fisheye lens and a macro/wide-angle lens made for mobile phone cameras. The lenses are attached to the camera with a magnet which is glued on the phone. This makes it easy to use since there is no need for additional phone covers. I believe these same lenses are sold under different brands, and Tom and Jesse have already bought their own.

Fisheye Lens

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The fisheye lens is the main reason I bought this set. […] Read more!