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24 Feb 2011 | 13 Comments | 12,471 views
Olympus XZ-1 – yet another enthusiast camera?

These lens fetish cameras are trying harder than ever to add the SLR magic that people want – even if they don’t know an f/stop from a g-string. Of the enthusiast compacts I’ve tried recently, the XZ-1 strikes the best balance of pros and cons.

Digital Camera Reviews »

10 Feb 2011 | 8 Comments | 7,995 views
Olympus E-PL2 Review

Although any camera has to stand on its own, the E-PL2 benefits from the retro vibe which the rest of the Pen line is steeped in. It’s a good looking camera from the front and sits between the ultra stylish P1 and the functional PL1.

Photokina 2011 »

28 Sep 2010 | No Comment | 915 views
Photokina – The Lensbaby Stand: Creative focus lens system

For the benefit of any of you that are interested in the Photokina happenings, but didn’t want to travel to Germany, weren’t able to go to Germany, or, like some of us, had to stay behind and work while your colleagues went to Germany, we will be updating you with all the latest goings-on via the WEX blog and Twitter. What’s more, in an exciting new venture for WEX, we will be bringing you a visitor’s-eye view of some of the stands and products in the form of WEX TV video clips!

Photokina 2011 »

24 Sep 2010 | One Comment | 1,479 views
Photokina – The Olympus Stand: The E-5 digital SLR

For the benefit of any of you that are interested in the Photokina happenings, but didn’t want to travel to Germany, weren’t able to go to Germany, or, like some of us, had to stay behind and work while your colleagues went to Germany, we will be updating you with all the latest goings-on via the WEX blog and Twitter. What’s more, in an exciting new venture for WEX, we will be bringing you a visitor’s-eye view of some of the stands and products in the form of WEX TV video clips!

Accessory Reviews »

18 Aug 2010 | 9 Comments | 9,760 views
Metz 48 AF-1 Flashgun

There’s a gulf between basic third party flashes and the manufacturers’ all singing, all dancing models. It’s this market space that a few pocket lighting specialists fill. The German brand Metz is one of the best known and produce a range which aims to match the big boys in every respect while still remaining slightly more ‘cost effective’.

Digital Camera Reviews »

16 Jun 2010 | 6 Comments | 8,715 views
Olympus Pen E-PL1 and PT-EP01

To call the Olympus Pen range and their Micro Four Thirds brethren a watershed in the camera market doesn’t sound quite right, even if it’s true. To call the Pen E-PL1 a watershed once housed for diving is maybe a little more understandable – though it’s not any kind of shed you’d recognise from your garden. Sharing the latest toughened up styling with the housed E-620 SLR it carries off a cute Tonka toy look with aplomb, but is it merely a plaything?

Lens Reviews, Lenses »

2 Jun 2010 | 2 Comments | 7,111 views
Choosing the right lens for you

When you move to an SLR there’s very little point sticking to just the kit lens… you’re buying into the idea of a system, so make the most of it! Choosing which lenses to add to your bag isn’t to be taken lightly, you aren’t Madonna picking children! Here I’ve gathered a few of my favourites together to help you navigate your first steps into a lens collection.

Digital Camera Reviews »

20 May 2010 | One Comment | 5,429 views
Olympus Pen E-PL1 Review

I didn’t think that more than a year on, the Micro Four Thirds posse would still have such a dominant position in the new market space they created. The move seems to have genuinely caught the camera world off-guard and now we’re beginning to see some really impressive offshoots…

General »

18 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 1,966 views
Celebrating Micro Four Thirds

It is difficult to overstate the impact that the announcement of the Panasonic G system of Micro Four Thirds cameras had on the photographic world in September 2008. At the photokina trade show in Cologne, Germany, that month, the talk was of little else, and it seemed every manufacturer was either considering something similar or had a camera that would meet the challenge raised by the first model.

Accessory Reviews »

11 Mar 2010 | 4 Comments | 15,429 views
Olympus FL-36R Wireless Flash Review

Natural light is all the rage these days but that doesn’t change the fact that sometimes you need more light than you have. Ambient light is great but it’s very… ambient. Whether it’s to add some fill in, open up a dark corner, or freeze action, a flash can add an extra dimension to your shooting.