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olympus om-d

After I moved entirely to micro four thirds with the OM-D E-M5 a few months ago, I was really curious to see how this camera could perform in a wide variety of situations. I’m primarily a street photographer, with a focus on shooting portraits in natural light, but Photogenic was kind enough to loan me one of their fantastic studio lighting kits to try out some studio shooting with this little powerhouse of a camera with one of my very favorite lenses.

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UNDFIND (pronounced “undefined”) is a fresh new company looking to change the way we think about our camera bags. Instead of purchasing purpose built bags for each task, UNDFIND has created a hybrid pack that can be transformed and customized to fit whatever scenario you throw at it. It’s called the “One Bag”, and I had the opportunity to play around with it for a few weeks to see if it’s really capable of becoming my one bag.

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When I switched to shooting Micro Four Thirds full-time a couple months ago, one of the first things I realized was that nearly all of my bags were too large for my new tiny photo system. I generally carry around two bodies, three lenses, and sometimes even a flash but even that didn’t seen to fill out my larger bags as well as I had hoped. I’ve tried a few smaller bags, namely the Cosmos Vintage bag, but I’m always looking for something fresh and after spending two weeks with “The Bowery” bag from ONA, I’m convinced that this is the one to get.

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I made a really big move this month, one that I’ve spent years thinking about. It was an overhaul, and was something that I’m not sure I could’ve done properly until this year. Yep, I sold my DSLR and all my lenses and moved to micro four thirds. And the one piece of gear that really pushed me there? You guessed it: the Olympus OM-D E-M5.

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Various rundowns and impressions have been posted over the internet on the impressions of Adobe Lightroom 4 Beta so far. For me, I wanted to see how the new video editing interface worked. This came after downloading the Technicolor Cinestyle Color Profile for my Canon 5D Mk II. To be quite honest with you, I don’t see why I couldn’t have just manually set the color, saturation, contrast, and sharpness settings myself. However, I do see how it allows the user to have more latitude with their editing providing you’ve got a working knowledge of color theory.

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