February 20, 2014

Photoessay: Old and New Vancouver

Chevrolet Apache

This is a set from my wanders around Vancouver, BC. It does not cover the whole city of course but this set kind of captures the different colours that the city brings. It has that old and new character combination which is interesting in my own opinion. Enjoy.

February 10, 2014

Camera Gear Lust

Camera Gear Lust
Shot with an iPhone, please excuse any errors
Do you consider yourself a photography hobbyist? If you do then you most likely have gone through a phase were you lusted for camera gear. I think it's common and I'm pretty sure a lot of you would be able to relate. I went through this phase myself and for a few times already. I don't like it and it's something that is quite hard to resist. If you're able to resist the temptation and use it as a challenge (I call it diversion) then good but if you succumb and give in then it's what I call temporary satisfaction. You're satisfied until the next newer version comes out.

February 7, 2014

Olympus E-M5 Firmware Ver 2.0, ISO Low Tests - Part II

Langley Events Centre Main Entrance

In this post I will be mainly showing comparisons of the ISO Low and ISO 200 on long exposure images and my conclusion to the experiment. On the bottom of this post you'll also see a link to download some of the full size SOOC images from Part I and II so you can examine it yourself. You can also click the images on this post to see larger versions. Have fun pixel peeping!

February 4, 2014

Olympus E-M5 Firmware Ver 2.0, ISO Low Tests - Part I

Urban trees

Olympus recently released a firmware update to the Olympus E-M5 which includes two revisions:
  1. Small AF target was added to the AF target settings.
  2. ISO Low (100 equivalent) was expanded on the low sensitivity side.
Here is a link to the Olympus Japan website that shows the history of firmware updates up to Ver 2.0. In this blog post I will be showing images comparing the native ISO of the E-M5 (ISO 200) vs the new ISO Low (ISO 100 equivalent) of the latest firmware Ver 2.0.