Test and Review

Voigtlander Nokton 35mm F1.2 ASPH V2

I am currently testing the Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.2 ASPH Version 2 on Leica M9. The images here were shot in RAW and then converted and resized to JPEG for web viewing. No other post-processing done. All were shot at its largest aperture of f/1.2 and closest focusing distance of 0.7m or close to that and under tungsten light. I will do some more test today or tomorrow. Have a great weekend everyone.MORE +

Olympus Pen E-P3 Review – Part 4

This is the fourth installment of my Olympus PEN E-P3 review, the latest Micro Four Thirds camera from Olympus. If you miss the first three, check them out here, here and here. I shot the images here using the two kit lenses 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 and 40-150mm f/4-5.6. All photos here are the JPEG straight out of the camera with no post-processing. I just re-sized them for web viewing.MORE +

Olympus PEN E-P3 Review – Part 3

Another review of the new Olympus PEN E-P3. I took the camera out to Little India last weekend with its Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12mm f/2 lens. What a great lens for street photography it is. Very sharp and nice wide angle coverage. All these images are the JPEG straight out of the camera. No post-processing at all. I only resized them for web viewing. Once Adobe Lightroom has updated its RAW engine to be able to read E-P3 RAW file, I will be interested to see what its RAW files can offer. So, stay tuned.

Like I mentioned in part 1 of my testing, this review is not a technical review, MORE +

Testing the New Olympus E-P3 – Part 2

Here are some more photos from my recent testing of the new Olympus PEN E-P3, their latest Micro Four Thirds camera. All photos were taken using their new Zuiko 12mm f/2 lens and they are all the JPEG files straight out of the camera. No post-processing done. If you missed the part 1, read it here.MORE +

Testing the New Olympus E-P3

First of all, thank you Olympus Singapore for loaning me their new Micro Four Thirds camera, Olympus PEN E-P3 for my testing. This review of the Olympus PEN E-P3 is not a technical review. I will not be talking about those MTF charts to review the performance of their lenses, etc, but more about how I would use the camera for my shooting style. So, it’s really a practical review.

If you follow my blog, you would have known that I am a fan of Micro Four Thirds camera. I own one which is the Panasonic Lumix GF1 and I love it. It has faster auto-focus and better LCD screen than the previous Olympus E-P1 and E-P2. That’s why I did not get the Olympus initially. But, the new Olympus PEN E-P3 promises a much better Auto Focus performance, better LCD screen and an improved image quality up to even ISO 12800 (that’s what its specs claims). Hence, my curiosity to test it out.MORE +