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!

Pop Punk You’ve Never Heard But You Should Vol. 7

I’ve been searching for new pop punk bands that I haven’t heard of before. I picked a band and checked its related artists. From those I picked up the ones that I liked the most and created pop punk playlists from them. Here’s playlist number 7!

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Cute Is What We Aim For

Obviously “Never Heard” can be defined as “Never Played a Show Finland”. Cute Is What We Aim For has over one million likes in Facebook… What’s even more impressing, they had their song “There’s a Class for This” in NHL 07, so this can’t be bad! […] 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!

Pop Punk You’ve Never Heard But You Should Vol. 6

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve linked each band’s Facebook page to the titles! Go and like bands that you think were great!

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Pilot Around The Stars

Oh Shit!! These guys come from Ohio and they even have a MySpace page!

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On Call Heroes

On Call Heroes was formed by two identical brothers from Canada. Even though I don’t really like their lyrics, it’s quite sad that they posted “RIP OCH” to Facebook in 30th of November last year. […] Read more!

Why I Don’t Use Flat Video Profile in Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark 2

Olympus released a new flat profile dedicated for video in E-M5 Mark 2 firmware update 2.0. The profile makes it possible to shoot less contrast footage, which suits well for post processing. Here’s the same frame shot with flat and muted profiles (sharpness -1, contrast -2, and saturation 0), so you can see the difference. Videos are shot with Olympus 14-42 pancake zoom, and I used the same shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and white balance for each frame pair. […] Read more!

Pop Punk You’ve Never Heard But You Should Vol. 5

Usually I pick two or three songs from each band to this pop punk playlist, but this time I had to make an exception.

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So Many Ways

I’ve been returning back to this band so many times that I just had to include 4 of their songs to the list. If something else than MadCraft can be called superpowered then it has to be So Many Ways! The band comes from Chicago and describes them as fast music for fast people. […] 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!

Pop Punk You’ve Never Heard But You Should Vol. 4

It seems that this time all the bands that I found are from North America!

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Seaway

Seaway is a Canadian pop punk band and was formed in Oakville. The members of the band have been friends since school, which is quite cool!

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Forever Came Calling

From Facebook biografia: Dudes in a band. What else do you need to know? Forever Came Calling is a pop punk band from California. They have quite fast songs, which I like! […] 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!