Olympus

The Essentials – A Guide to the Best of Olympus Camera Systems

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Lusting after rare Nikons and Contaxes keeps me in occasional blinders. But every now and then, one of the writers here sends me a wakeup call. This happened the other day when Dustin, our resident…

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Olympus Mju II Review – a Skeptical Look at a Cult Favorite

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We review the Olympus Mju II (Infinity Stylus Epic), one of the most popular point and shoot 35mm film cameras firing today.

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Desert Island Cameras No. 07 – Rangefinder Edition

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We’re back with another installment of Desert Island Cameras, the recurring article in which the CP writers answer the question, “If you could only have one camera of a certain type or from a certain…

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We Review Maitani’s Masterpiece, the Olympus XA Rangefinder Camera

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Hype can kill. We’re no strangers to the phenomenon here. We’ve tested plenty of popular cameras that have failed to support the weight of expectation and popular opinion, and it’s always disappointing to shoot a…

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The Olympus O-Product is a Beautiful and Unusual Point-and-Shoot Film Camera

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Holding and shooting the Olympus O-Product, I get the feeling its designer didn’t give a damn about what other camera companies were creating. A little research confirms my intuition. In a 1989 interview in Popular…

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Some Alternatives to Those Over-Priced Compact Point and Shoots

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The Mju II, Contax T series, and Yashica T4 and T5s are some of the priciest (we might say over-priced) point and shoots. Here are some alternatives.

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Olympus 35 RD – Olympus’ Final 40mm Rangefinder

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It was 1975 when Olympus made the call to launch their final Hail Mary in the competitive 40mm fixed-lens rangefinder game. Olympus engineers aimed to better the already well-received Olympus 35 SP and replace it…

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Yoshihisa Maitani – The Man Who Made Olympus

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What makes a person successful? The admiration of one’s peers? The realization of one’s ambitions and designs? Decades of professional coups? If these are the measures of success, famed Olympus camera designer Yoshihisa Maitani measured…

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Let’s Roast – We Pick Our Most Hated Cameras

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Get ready for some grumpy, burnt out bitching about camera stuff from writers who possibly spend a bit too much time shooting them. You’re still here? Wow. Well, let’s do it. In our Desert Island…

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Desert Island Cameras No. 02 – Olympus Edition

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We’re back with another installment of Desert Island Cameras, the recurring article in which we answer the question, “If you could only have one, which would it be?” That’s right – in a quest to…

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Five Best Affordable Rangefinder Cameras

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Rangefinders. The mere mention of this type of camera inspires visions of the erstwhile street shooter; a clandestine spirit who is here and not here, never participating but always observing. We imagine these shooters gripping their German…

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Olympus Infinity Stylus (Mju) – Point and Shoot Camera Review

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The Olympus Infinity (Mju) line is one of the most-hyped families of cameras in analog photography. Google the name and nearly every resultant post will gush about the entire range, with tall tales of a…

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The Family That Shoots Together… Street Photography With Kids

1280 849 Dustin Vaughn-Luma

As a young man, I occasionally engaged with photography with just a general interest. In the mid-1980s, point & shoot and instant cameras were plentiful, and I can’t recall a time growing up where we didn’t…

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Olympus Trip 35 – Camera Review

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As enthralling as photography can be, long days, months, and years spent shooting can wear you out. In the worst case, it can lead to a photographic malaise that can dismantle even the most well-built…

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