These days most people see their photo’s on some sort of screen. Phone, tablet or computer. Not many people print their photo’s and when they do it is a small size. Personally I like to see my photo’s printed and as large as possible. Last week I had one on my photo’s printed by a dutch company Xpozer. I wanted something big so ordered a 60×90 print. On Friday it arrived at my home.
There are many companies that make can print large prints for you. The difference with other companies is the unique mounting system they use. The photo is printed on some type of film. The whole system works very easy as you can see in this movie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kezqJouqjk0
I was mostly interested in the quality of the print. Of the quality of the print depends a lot on the quality of the photo. But I am very satisfied with the quality of the print. For sure I will order more prints from Xpozer
Last January I visited Rio de Janeiro with my grilfriend. We stayed there only a weekend so we did spend most of the visiting the big tourist attractions. This include Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain) and the statue of Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer).
This photo was taken when we went to Pão de Açúcar. To get there you take the cable car. I took this photo when from inside the cable car. I found a place where I could stick the camera outside the window. On the picture you see the neighborhoods Bondinho and Botafogo. And far in the back you still can see the statue of Cristo Redentor.
All the recent Olympus camera’s have a hidden feature that will make your life so much easier. I am talking about the Super Control Panel. With the Super Control Panel turned on you can change many of the most used options from one single screen. So you don’t have to dig through the menus.
With the new firmware update, Olympus PEN E-P5 users get the same remote WiFi shooting experience as OMD E-M1 and OMD EM10 users have. It also improves the position of the E-P5 on the market.
To get the new options you need to update the camera’s firmware and also update the OI.Share app on your phone.
The new Olympus OI.Share App
When you start the app it does not look so different at first. This changes when you go to Remote Control. You will notice that there are more buttons on the screen that you can use.
With the new app and the new firmware you are able to shoot in other modes also and not only in iAuto mode. In the image below you can see that you can choose iAuto, P, A, S and M mode. As you can see the Scene, Art Filter and Photo Story mode are missing.
To select a mode you just tap on the screen of your phone/tablet.
Shutter Speed and Aperture
In the modes A,S you can adjust the aperture or shutterspeed. In the M moded you can ofcourse adjust both the aperture and shutterspeed. As shutter speed you can also choose the Live Bulb or Live Time modes.
You will also be able to change the ISO setting.
White balance Settings
And white balance settings also.
Sequential Shooting Settings
You can even choose the shooting mode. Single shot, sequential high, sequential low and self timer. When you press on the self timer icon you get a new menu. See below.
Self Timer Settings
In the app you can choose different self timer settings. On the camera you only can choose 2 seconds or 12 seconds. In the app you choose times between those two.
At the end of Januari when Olympus launched the OMD E-M10 they also launched 2 new lenses. One of them is the 25mm f1.8. On a micro four thirds camera a 25mm lens give the same view as a 50mm lens on a 35mm camera (full frame DSLR).
The Phoblographer tested the new lens and the are excited about it. This what they say about it:
In fact, the 25mm f1.8 is one of the most affordable and bang for your buck lenses out there for the Micro Four Thirds system. In general, we’re quite impressed with the sharpness, bokeh, fast focusing speed (coupled with accuracy), small size, and the overall feel that it is the single lens that you may want to keep mated to your camera forever.
Yesterday Olympus released version 1.3 of the firmware for the Olympus PEN E-P5. This version improves the remote wifi shooting capabilities. And brings it to the same level as the new E-M10 and E-M1. Yeah!!!!!!!
It will be possible now to use it also in the P/A/S/M shooting modes and adjust settings like shutterspeed, aperture, ISO and more.
Last month Olympus announced the new member of the OMD family, the E-M10. So we now we have the E-M10, E-M5 and E-M1. Where the E-M1 is the high end model and the E-M10 the entry level model. But that does not mean that it is a lesser camera then for example the E-M5. The E-M10 borrows many elements from the E-M5 and the E-M1. The sensor for example is the same as in the E-M5 but the image processor is the same that you will find in the E-M1. The E-M10 also has the same WiFi capabilities as the E-M1. What it misses are the wonderfull 5-axis stabilisation and the weather sealing of the body.
The E-M10 has a list price of €599,- which in my opinion is a nice price for the camera. It is for example €400 euro cheaper then the PEN E-P5 and €300 cheaper then the E-M5. I have the E-P5 and I like that camera very much. But if was looking for a new camera I would definitely go for the E-M10.
If you want to know more about the E-M10 I suggest to read the following articles: