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Olympus OMD EM1 Mark II review

23 Jan 2017 Gordon Laing

The Olympus OMD EM1 Mark II is the company's flagship mirrorless camera. It boosts the resolution to 20 Megapixels, improves the AF system, shoots faster at 18fps with CAF or 60fps with SAF, films 4k video and features a fully-articulated touch-screen and a weather-proof body with twin SD slots. Check out my OMD EM1 Mark II review!

Olympus TOUGH TG Tracker review

20 Jun 2016 Ken McMahon

The Olympus Tough TG-Tracker marks a departure from earlier Tough models. It's a personal action camera designed to compete with the likes of GoPro and its imitators. As such it's smaller than conventional waterproof compacts and dispenses with a lot of what makes them suitable as general purpose models, the main omission being a zoom lens. In its place…

Olympus PEN F preview

27 Jan 2016 Gordon Laing

The Olympus PEN F is a rangefinder-styled mirrorless camera with a stabilized 20 Megapixel sensor and a built-in electronic viewfinder. Launched in January 2016, it shares a number of design cues from the original Olympus PEN film camera from the 1960s, but unlike the existing PEN series, the new PEN F is the first to feature a built-in EVF. In…

Olympus OMD EM10 II review

12 Oct 2015 Gordon Laing

The Olympus OMD EM10 Mark II is in many ways the perfect mid-range camera. With decent image quality, interchangeable lenses and stacks of shooting options, it offers sufficient control for those who want to pursue sophisticated photography, but its compact body, snappy focusing and fool-proof processing means anyone can pick it up and start getting great results straightaway. This…

Olympus TOUGH TG860 review

07 Sep 2015 Ken McMahon

The TG860 is the number two model in the Olympus TOUGH line-up behind the flagship TG4. It's a popular model, but not as popular as the TG4. Unlike a lot of 'next one down' models though, it doesn't offer a cut down version of the premier product with less capable hardware and a limited feature set, but instead offers something…

Olympus TOUGH TG4 review

17 Aug 2015 Ken McMahon

It's easy to see why the Olympus TOUGH range is so popular. Few other rugged water-proof compacts provide such a wide range of features. There are models with longer zoom ranges and others that will allow you dive deeper, but the TG4 allows you more control and a wider choice of options, whether that involves making your own choices…

Olympus OMD EM5 Mark II Review

01 Jul 2015 Gordon Laing

The Olympus OMD EM5 Mark II is arguably the most satisfying all-round camera I've tested to date, whether DSLR or mirrorless. It takes the charm of the original EM5, adds a bunch of features from the flagship EM1, complements them with a few new ones and even manages to improve some core capabilities too. The result is a camera…

Olympus 8mm f1.8 Fisheye review

10 Jun 2015 Gordon Laing

The Olympus 8mm f1.8 is a high-end Fisheye lens for Micro Four Thirds and the World's brightest. Find out how well it performs in practice.

Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 review

08 Jun 2015 Gordon Laing

The Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 is a high quality ultra-wide zoom for Olympus and Panasonic bodies. See how it compares to the Lumix 7-14mm.

Olympus PEN EPL7 review

25 Apr 2015 Ken McMahon

The Olympus EPL7 is a mid-range mirrorless with a flip-up screen, Wifi and built-in stabilization. But is it your best bet for the money?

Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 review

22 Feb 2015 Ken McMahon

The Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 is a high-end tele zoom for Micro Four Thirds bodies. Ideal for portraits, weddings and close range action or wildlife.

Olympus TOUGH TG-2 review

28 Mar 2014 Ken McMahon

Olympus has a well-deserved reputation as one of the pioneers of rugged compact cameras. Though the company has been producing waterproof cameras for a lot longer, the popular TOUGH series was launched in 2009. The TOUGH TG-2 was launched in January 2013 and replaces the TOUGH TG-1 which at that point was less than a year old. It sports the…

Olympus STYLUS 1

10 Feb 2014 Gordon Laing

The Olympus STYLUS 1 is a DSLR-styled but compact bridge camera with a 10.7x 28-300mm range, constant f2.8 aperture, built-in viewfinder and a larger sensor than most rival models. Announced in October 2013 it represents a new product line for Olympus although the company has considerable experience with super-zoom cameras. …

Olympus OMD EM1 review

17 Jan 2014 Gordon Laing

The Olympus EM1 is the flagship model in the OMD range and one of the best mirrorless cameras I've tested. Find out why.

Olympus M Zuiko Digital 75mm f1.8

19 May 2013 Gordon Laing

The Olympus 75mm f1.8 is a high quality telephoto lens for the Micro Four Thirds system. Ideal for portraits with its 150mm field of view.

Olympus M Zuiko Digital 17mm f1.8

18 May 2013 Gordon Laing

The Olympus 17mm f1.8 is a general-purpose prime lens with a semi-wide focal length. A great compact walk-around option for MFT bodies.

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm 1:1.8

28 Jan 2013 Gordon Laing

The Olympus 45mm f1.8 is a compact, light and affordable short telephoto lens for Micro Four Thirds bodies. It's great quality too!

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