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Olympus 45mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery updated

The Olympus 45mm F1.2 is one of the company's three F1.2 lenses, promising 'feathered' bokeh wide open, and a portrait-friendly effective focal length of 90mm. Check out our updated sample gallery to see what it can do.

Olympus 17mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery

The Olympus 17mm F1.2 promises to open up new possibilities for Micro Four Thirds shooters seeking razor-thin depth-of-field and smooth, 'feathered' bokeh. Take a peek at our extensive sample gallery.

Gear of the Year 2017 - Jeff's choice: Olympus Tough TG-5

Whether it's a trip to the beach for some snorkeling or scrambling up a 10,000 ft volcano, the Olympus Tough TG-5 proved to be a great travel companion for Jeff. That's why it's his 2017 Gear of the Year.

Top 10 sample galleries of the year #7: the Olympus Tough TG-5

We're counting down our top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017. At the #7 spot is the ready-for-any-weather Olympus Tough TG-5.

Olympus EyeTrek smart glasses pack a tiny 2.4MP camera into an AR wearable

Olympus has launched a little augmented reality system, complete with camera, that you attache to a pair of glasses. For now, it's only for industrial use, but the potential for consumer applications is definitely there.

Olympus 45mm and 17mm F1.2 Pro lenses emphasize bokeh quality

Olympus is announcing two new high-end F1.2 primes: a 17mm and 45mm. The company has paid much attention to optimizing the bokeh each lens produces, and offer Pro-series touches like weather-sealing and a snap-back focus clutch.

Hands-on with the new Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm F1.2 and 45mm F1.2 Pro lenses

We take a hands-on look at the new 17mm F1.2 Pro and 45mm F1.2 Pro lenses from Olympus, a pair of fast primes that promise excellent optical performance and beautiful bokeh in a compact, lightweight package.

Olympus 45mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery

The Olympus 45mm F1.2 Pro is a 90mm equivalent that just screams to be used for portraiture. So when we found ourselves with a production-ready copy, we got right to work.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 III is a gentle refresh of its predecessor. It's still a 16MP Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera, still keenly priced and still devastatingly pretty. A revision of the user interface to make it more beginner friendly and the addition of 4K video sound good, but how much difference does that make?

Video: Olympus OM-D E-M10 III 4K sample reel

The E-M10 III's decent video spec looks even better when you consider that both digital IS and 5-axis mechanical stabilization can be used while shooting 4K. Take a look at our sample reel to see what handheld 4K footage looks like.

Hands-on with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III

The new Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III is superficially quite similar to its predecessor, but despite inheriting many of the same features, the feature set has been tweaked to make the new camera easier – and more fun – to use.

Throwback Thursday: Olympus E-P1

With today's introduction of the OM-D E-M10 III, we thought it would be nice to jump back in time to 2009, when Olympus announced the PEN E-PL1, its first mirrorless camera.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 III offers 4K video, bigger dials and beginner-friendly UI adjustments

The E-M10 Mark III is a subtle update to Olympus' entry-level OM-D body. The addition of a TruePic VIII processor brings 4K video capture, and a ergonomic changes introduce bigger dials and a curved handgrip to the still-diminutive camera.

Worth the Weight: Ultralight backpacking photography with the Olympus PEN-F

Hiker and amateur photographer Ben Bauermeister talks about his experience taking an Olympus PEN-F on an ultralight backpacking trip. When every ounce counts, adding 2.8lbs to your pack is a serious decision.

This Olympus OM-D E-M5, lenses and accessories are made entirely from paper

Japanese paper artist Kamihasami has recreated the Olympus OM-D E-M5, a few lenses, and several accessories using nothing but paper and paste.

The Olympus TG-5 is the best rugged compact you can buy right now

It's not perfect, but the TG5 can go where most smartphones and traditional cameras can't. Throw in Raw capture, 4K and 20 fps bursts and you've got yourself a winner.

Olympus TG-5 gallery updated with Raw samples

The Olympus TG-5 is one of our favorite cameras for hiking and days on the beach. And with the recent addition of preliminary Raw support, we've taken the opportunity to add some Raw conversions to our gallery of sample images.

Olympus TG-5 gallery updated

Now that summer adventure season is getting underway, we've had more time with Olympus' rugged TG-5 compact in just the conditions it was built to withstand.

Shooting the Milky Way handheld

Impossible? Not if you have a fast lens and 5 stops of stabilization.

Olympus cleans up at Camera Grand Prix 2017

The Japanese Camera Journal Press Club has awarded Olympus three out of its four annual prizes after voting by photographic magazine editors and readers.

Throwback Thursday: Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom

Back in 2004 Olympus announced the C-8080 Wide Zoom, bearing a 28-140mm lens that was designed to be as good as the Zuiko lenses found on the company's DSLRs. Read more

New Olympus TG-5 improves 'toughness', brings new sensor and tracking functionality

Olympus has announced its latest rugged camera, the TG-5. Compared to its predecessor, the TG-5 can take more of a beating, uses a lower-res sensor and offers tracking capabilities. Read more

Initial sample images from the new Olympus TG-5

We had a little bit of time to put the brand new Olympus Tough camera through its paces prior to being launched.

Olympus firmware update brings support for Profoto remote and more to E-M1 II, EM-5 II and PEN-F

Olympus has released a major firmware update for two of its OM-D cameras as well as the PEN-F. It adds support for Profoto's TTL flash system and also brings numerous new features and bug fixes. Read more

Buy an Olympus E-PL8, get a free brunch

Olympus US wants to take you out for bottomless mimosas.

CP+ 2017: Olympus interview: 'We chose to be bold'

During this year's CP+ show in Yokohama, we made time to sit down with senior executives from several major manufacturers. One of them was Mr. Masamichi Handa, head of Olympus's Imaging Business Division. Read more

In memoriam: Olympus brings down the curtain on the legacy Four Thirds system

It shouldn't comes as a surprise, but it looks like it's time to acknowledge that Olympus' Zuiko Digital lenses and Four Thirds mount cameras are officially dead. We take a look back at the first ILC system designed specifically for digital. Read more

Olympus working on 8K video for Micro Four Thirds

Senior representatives from Olympus have revealed in an interview that the company could be working on Micro Four Thirds sensors that support 8K video. Read more

Throwback Thursday: the Olympus C-2100UZ

The Olympus C-2100UZ only offered a 2MP sensor, but its stabilized 38-380mm equiv. zoom lens went a long way to make up for its resolution shortcomings. Read more

Exclusive interview: Olympus R&D on continued E-M1 Mark II development

Olympus recently detailed for us some updates it's working on for its flagship OM-D E-M1 II, as well as some surprising insights about its current headline capabilities. Read more

Ultimate travel kit - Thailand with Olympus' E-M1 II & 25mm prime lens

Thailand has incredible landscapes, delicious food and warm and friendly locals. DPR staffer Carey Rose came to realize that documenting a trip like this with a 50mm equivalent lens was a lot more difficult than he anticipated. Read more

Throwback Thursday: Olympus C-211 Zoom Digital Printing Camera

If you want to see a truly rare camera, look no further than the Olympus C-211 Zoom Digital Printing Camera. Even if you could find one, actually printing something is near-impossible. Read more

Heliskiing the British Columbia wilderness with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 II

We took the Olympus OM-D E-M1 II up to Revelstoke, British Columbia and caught a helicopter out into the wilderness alongside some of the World's top pro skiers to put this new flagship camera to the test. See gallery

Olympus E-M1 owners report firmware 4.2 bugs [Updated with statement]

Olympus OM-D E-M1 owners are reporting issues using their cameras after updating to firmware version 4.2. Olympus has suspended FW 4.2 and has issued a statement with more information. Read more

Throwback Thursday: Olympus E-10

In the year 2000, a camera like nothing before it arrived: the Olympus E-10. With a fast lens, tons of dials and buttons, and the ability to use the optical viewfinder and live view at the same time, it was an impressive (but expensive) beast. Read more

Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review

Olympus has called its OM-D E-M1 Mark II 'overdeveloped' and, in many cases, that's true. From its blazing-fast burst shooting to advanced AF system, nearly every spec stands out. We've put the Mark II through its paces to see if it lives up to the company's hype. Read more

What's changed? Comparing the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and E-M1 II

The new Olympus OM-D E-M1 II is quite a camera. Capable of shooting at up to 60fps at full-resolution, and packing high-bitrate 4K video and in-body stabilization, the E-M1 II is a powerhouse. But if you already have an E-M1, is it worth the upgrade? Find out

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II added to studio comparison scene

We're hard at work cranking through our full Olympus E-M1 II review, but in the meantime, take a look at how it fared with our studio comparison scene. Read more

Olympus to give away OM-D E-M1 ll and 1M Yen in global competition

An Olympus OM-D E-M1 ll with a 12-40mm F2.8 Pro lens and ¥1M is up for grabs for the winner of the 2016-2017 Olympus Global Open Photo Contest. Read more

Throwback Thursday: Olympus C-3040 Zoom

In the year 2000, Olympus updated its enthusiast-friendly digital zoom compact. The C-3040 Zoom turns 16 years old this month, and though $800 sounds steep for a 3MP superzoom, it was a pretty good deal in its time. Read more

Olympus E-M1 Mark II real-world samples gallery and Iceland gallery update

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II is built to take a beating while cranking out images at incredibly high speeds. We soaked it at a frisbee match, cranked the ISO at a rock show, took it into the studio for portraits, and more. See gallery

Olympus STF-8 Macro Flash is first weatherproof model of its kind

Olympus has announced what it says is the first ever macro twin flash with a weatherproof construction: the new STF-8 Macro Flash. Read more

66 Degrees North: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Shooting Experience

If there's one thing to know about the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, it's that it can handle mother nature with the best of them – rain, snow or hail. We recently spent a few days with the camera in beautiful Iceland. Read more

Olympus E-M1 Mark II Iceland sample gallery

From waterfalls to the Northern Lights, Iceland is full of natural beauty. And, in October, lots and lots of rain. We've put together a sample gallery of photos taken over four days with Olympus' new OM-D E-M1 Mark II. View gallery

Olympus OM-D E-M1 II will ship in December for $2000 body-only

Announced at Photokina, Olympus' flagship Micro Four Thirds camera wiII cost $2000 body-only and is set to ship at the end of December. Read more

Reader's poll results: What was the most exciting announcement of Photokina?

After the dust settled in Cologne, we asked our readers: What's been the most exciting announcement of Photokina? Now, the results are in! Read more

Traveling light: Olympus M.Zuiko 12‑100mm F4 Real-world Samples

The new M.Zuiko Digital Ed 12‑100mm F4 IS PRO is a 24-200mm equivalent zoom for the Micro Four Thirds system. On paper, it's the ideal travel lens. So how does it stack up? See gallery

Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II is a much more significant update than the name might suggest. It's built for speed, and has been totally overhauled on the inside while remaining compact on the outside. Find out more in our overview video, featuring Olympus' Eric Gensel. Read more

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