Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Olympus Stylus 1 autofocus speed test

I tested the autofocus speed of the Olympus Stylus 1 (reviewed here), comparing it with the AF speed of an Olympus E-P5, with a Panasonic 20 1.7 II and an Olympus 45 1.8.  My method was to alternate focusing between a target 3 feet away, and another target around 6 feet away.  I measured the amount of time it took me to focus 30 times, alternating between these targets.  Check out the results!



Monday, April 21, 2014

Dorifto Kingu Egypt (or how well the EM1 can track drifting BMWs)

 

So by now you already know I've bought an E-M1 (turns out it is an E-M1 and E-M5 all this time, and not EM-1 and EM-5) I thought about for too long. I sold my E-M5 and 12-50 lens to one of my friends, who in turn sold his Nikon D7000 and 35 1.8G to use a smaller camera after seeing me use it for more than a year. I bought myself the E-M1 with the 12-40 f2.8 lens (there was a $200 discount), and of course, buying a new camera requires buying a new camera bag, so I got the Thinktank Mirrorless Mover 10, and the Tamrac Velocity 7x, after all, I sold my Lowepro Apex 100AW with the E-M5, what would a man do without his camera bag? So you see, there is a lot of potential for future gear related posts, not taking into account my delayed 75 f1.8 review.

Anyway, I will delay my first impressions of the E-M1 for a later time, and jump directly into today's post, and one of the main reasons I upgraded to the E-M1, and that's focus tracking, so how does it work? Hit the jump.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Olympus Stylus 1 Photo Essay: Space Derby

I'm still working on Part 2 of the Olympus Stylus 1 review.  But in the meantime, here is a photo / video essay.  All photos and videos here are from the Stylus 1.

Each year, many boy scout troops hold a space derby where they race propeller-driven "rockets" they build.  The race is a fun activity for the scouts and their families.


Monday, April 14, 2014

Spike iPhone keyboard



I am writing this review on my iPhone. No, it's not some form of punishment for Lent. Rather, I'm demonstrating the usefulness of the Spike keyboard for the iPhone.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Freezing Time With Flash

 

What you see above is the result of a lot of spare time. Almost every year, me, my brother, my cousin and my cousin's cousin gather in a deserted flat in the countryside for two days, for no other purpose but to spend some "male" time together, and do a lot of photography. Let me take you behind the scenes.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Free Full Frame DSLRs From Kodak!

In a bid to bring back its days of dominance, Kodak will be launching an innovative marketing program where it will be giving away full frame DSLRs for free!  The catch: it uses a proprietary file format that cannot be used until it is "developed" through Kodak processing.