Plenty of new material this week
New additions in Concert Photography:
New addition in Portraits:
New posts in the blog:
Following the initial report and after a few more days in the company of the Mark2, it's time to wrap-up this report, while addressing a couple more interesting aspects. First off, let's talk ISO
This gallery is from a recent visit to a bauxite processing industrial complex, located in Boeotia, Greece. Greece has some of the largest bauxite deposits in Europe, and one of the few vertically-integrated aluminum industry processes in the World. The complex was built during the sixties, and the area, complete with permanent settlements built for the workers is known as "Aspra Spitia" ("White Houses") in Greek. More info can be found in Wikipedia's articles about the place and the industry.
It has been 3 long years now, that Olympus managed to stir photographic market waters for good, and forever, introducing that first E-M5. It's now a general consensus that this camera brought mirrorless in the forefront, not only for serious enthusiasts but for a number of professional uses also. Being a match, or even superior, in image quality and features, to APS-C sensor cameras of its era, was no easy fit and, with m4/3 lens variety and quality constantly growing, it was just a matter of time to become a photographic icon.
It's in human nature never to be satisfied. I distinctly remember many of us, already using the E-M5 daily and in demanding applications, starting voicing out our wishlists for the next model. Higher shutter speed and flash sync, professional level build, bigger and better EVF, larger buffer, etc, were often mentioned. The answer was given with the E-M1, incorporating some features and general philosophy found only in pro DSLRs costing several thousand. But, you see, the E-M5 was never really intended to be a top semi or full pro camera, and the E-M1 was never meant to be its successor.