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The Best Micro Four Thirds Lenses: 11 of My Favorites

One of the advantages of Micro Four Thirds cameras is that Panasonic, Olympus (OM System), and third party lenses with a Micro Four Thirds mount can be used on any Micro Four Thirds camera. Also, in part because of the competition between Panasonic and Olympus, these lenses are consistently impressive...

Nicholas Hess: What I’ve Been up to in 2023

We're only two months into 2023, and I've already had many "firsts" in my photography life. For the first time, I traveled to the Amazon for the unique wildlife opportunities, used the OM-1 (the best Micro Four Thirds camera today), took my Panasonic G9 underwater at my favorite spring, and...

OM System 90mm f/3.5 Macro IS PRO Review

Today, OM Digital Solutions announced a new macro lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras: the OM System 90mm f/3.5 Macro IS PRO. It’s a unique autofocus macro lens capable of 2x magnification, and I’m excited to reveal that I’ve already tested a copy of the lens extensively! Here’s my full review.

Panasonic Leica Summilux DG 12mm f/1.4 ASPH Review

The Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH lens from Panasonic is a fast, high-performance prime lens built for the micro four thirds system. With the full frame equivalent focal length of 24mm and a wide maximum aperture of f/1.4, this lens is built to capture low-light scenes and, if you...

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro Review

The Olympus M.Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 macro lens is the one of the best macro lenses available for Micro Four Thirds photographers, and possibly the best. With its strong 1:1 magnification, superb sharpness, reasonable working distance, and excellent handling, there is very little room for improvements. I have shot with the M.Zuiko...

What Are Diffusers in Photography? (And How to Use Them)

A diffuser is a critical piece of equipment for flash photography. In terms of the quality of light, I’d even say that using a diffuser is more important than the flash you choose! In this article, I’ll answer all of your questions about using diffusers for flash photography and artificial light.

How to Use a Flash for Wildlife Photography

What piece of equipment is the unsung hero of my wildlife photography? It’s not the camera or even the lens, but my flash. A flash opens the door to many possibilities as a wildlife photographer. It can take your work to the next level, especially for smaller subjects like reptiles, amphibians, and macro photography.

Low-Light Wildlife Photography Tips for Beginners

Animals have a tendency to prefer low-light conditions, which is a big challenge in wildlife photography! It’s hard to capture a sharp, well-exposed image after sundown or in a forest, especially with a moving subject. The right settings and a better camera can help, but they only take you so far.

Underwater Housings for a Camera, Explained

Underwater photography is filled with technical challenges, hidden expenses, and potential horror stories if something goes wrong – and it all starts with your camera housing. In this guide, I’ll explain what you need to know about underwater housings for your camera, including the crucial accessories you’ll need in order to safely bring your photography equipment underwater.