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LivingLoud

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Hi, guys!

So, finally I`ve made it to mu-43 with the new set from CE&PE 2014 (Consumer Electronics & Photo Expo).

E-M1 & mZD 12-40/2,8
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CE&PE is an annual show in Moscow where all major companies present their products. Segment dedicated to photography & videography is called PhotoForum. As I told you before, I`ve been a guest photographer at Olympus Russia booth and I must admit that it was quite challenging job. We`ve worked 4 days in a row & I`ve had to take pictures of models & visitors at our booth and also be an authoritative pro user to consult some other photographers who are interested in switching to M43 world. Also there was an retouch/print cab where we`ve been tweaking and printing pictures of our models and booth guests (so they may take em if they wanted to). Olympus product manager Pavel helped me all the way & also took some great pictures (he`s photographer too) & helped me a lot with retouching. But if there was any trouble, guys from Olympus helped me with it - lenses, lighting or other stuff. Booth staff was really-really helpful and caring. Big thanks to them!

E-M1 & mZD 12-40/2,8
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That`s Polina showing off our prints.)

E-M1 & mZD 12-40/2,8
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Also there was a gellery of images from Olympus photographers in Russia. You can notice Segrei`s and my pictures out there )

E-M1 & mZD 12-40/2,8
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This year Olympus main products were new OM-D E-M10, Stylus 1, SP-100 ultra-zoom & SH-1 compact cameras. Also a few lens mock-ups were shown. I`m talking about 7-14/2,8, 40-150/2,8 & 300/4. All lenses are extremely compact. I`ve been amazed with size of 7-14 - it`s smaller and thinner than 12-40. If you`re familiar with 43rds optics then you can imagine 40-150/2,8 - it`s almost like 50-200 SWD in size but much more thinner in width. Or you just can imaginally stack up two 12-40/2,8 & get same picture. 300/4 is 3-5 cm longer than 40-150 and also quite compact for that focus distance.

Only mobile pics of lenses, sorry )

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Talking about our models... Well, they`re awesome!!! There was four of them and all are extremely cute & as I see comments on russian forums & websites they are extremely popular. I guess I can say that theay are unofficial Top Girls of The Show )))

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So here`s few shots I`ve taken & PP`d during the show...

Ksenia & E-M1 w/ mZD 12-40/2,8
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Ksenia
E-M1 & mZD 45/1,8
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Lisa
E-M1 & mZD 12-40/2,8
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Polina & E-M1 w/ ZD 50-200/2,8-3,5 SWD - This one`s PP`d by Pavel
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Polina & SH-1
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Evgenia carrying ZD300/2,8 as a baby.:smile:
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And also some I`ve edited after the show.

Ksenia
E-M1 & mZD 75/1,8
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Polina
E-M1 & mZD 12-40/2,8
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Lisa
E-M1 & mZD 75/1,8
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Ksenia
E-M1 & mZD 12-40/2,8
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Also there was a few guests from Olympus Japan so I`ve took a picture of Olympus top-manager with our models & also I`ve shot a portrait of Hiro Yakushi, sport photography legend - but I won`t post these pictures due to privacy reasons, guys, sorry. That was the most overwhelming moment of the show for me - one thing to shoot models with whom we`ve became friends during the show and the other - Oly top manager and sport photography legend! But we`ve done our best and our guests was really happy with results. )))

BTW, Hiro Yakushi had his own booth at that show sponsored by Olympus. He`s shot 12 Olympics and I was simply amazed with his photos.
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There are 3000+ shot`s I`ve made during the show so still there`s a lot of work to do, but as for today you`ve got all the pictures that are ready. )

So, as I mentioned before it was tough but really nice experience. We`ve shot some really commercial quality pics right at the booth. I`ve talked to some pros revealing some details of `going m43` to them and a couple of them ordered some gear immediately at the booth (I guess it was E-M1 PRO kit, FL-600 and few more lenses). We`ve became friends with girls and Olympus Russia staff - they was really helpful and we`ve got everything we`ve needed during the show. Thank you guys if you`re rading! )

In other words I`m happy to be the part of Olympus family! )

Here`s a few backstage shots:

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And here`s us with Pavel - the guy from Olympus I`ve mentioned before. BTW he`s very good at photography and I`ll try to incline him to join our community.

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Great job man!

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It's a tough job Maxim but I'm proud you're in the trenches taking a hit for all of us.

Being surrounded by beautiful Russian women can't be all fun - can it? :2thumbs:
 

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Thank you for your support, guys! I think that actually each and everyone of you took a little part in that happening by encouraging & supporting me all that time.:2thumbs: Thanks again!
It was an honor to represent m43 community & m43 system out there 'in the fields'. Actually, I don`t consider myself THAT good - stiill there`s a way to go in developing my skills. But since it was a great opportunity to test myself in quite difficult conditions, I`ve decided to give it a try. I guess that even if things went wrong during the show I`ll be still writing that post to share all that interesting stuff about the show.
 

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Itchybiscuit Well, as for showtime - it was.) But also I was surrounded by hundreds of other people - booth staff, visitors, photographers etc. And I was really happy to communicate with them in real life.
 

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Living, well done mate, you are an inspiration. Keep up the good work and keep on shooting those beautiful models!! I wish I could share some of that russian beauty one day, it's itching my camera gear to caress such diafane women.
 

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Looks like a great time man, congrats! If you're able to answer questions about the lenses I'm particularly interested in the Olympus 7-14 f2.8, would you say the size is similar to the Panasonic 7-14f4?

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Looks like a great time man, congrats! If you're able to answer questions about the lenses I'm particularly interested in the Olympus 7-14 f2.8, would you say the size is similar to the Panasonic 7-14f4?

Thanks,
Duke

It can't be as small as the Panasonic 7-14 lens which is f4.0. My guess is it's somewhere between the Panasonic 7-14/4 and Nikon 14-24/2.8 lenses.
 

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Also a few lens mock-ups were shown. I`m talking about 7-14/2,8, 40-150/2,8 & 300/4. All lenses are extremely compact. I`ve been amazed with size of 7-14 - it`s smaller and thinner than 12-40. If you`re familiar with 43rds optics then you can imagine 40-150/2,8 - it`s almost like 50-200 SWD in size but much more thinner in width. Or you just can imaginally stack up two 12-40/2,8 & get same picture. 300/4 is 3-5 cm longer than 40-150 and also quite compact for that focus distance.

Thanks for this, as this is sweet music to my ears!
 

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Ulfric M Douglas I`ll do my best to answer that question ))) Gotta call guys at the Olympus to know, where they got it. )
 

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You've got to ask why a man would want to know where to buy a one arm black dress - for his Mrs, presumably!
 

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Looks like a great time man, congrats! If you're able to answer questions about the lenses I'm particularly interested in the Olympus 7-14 f2.8, would you say the size is similar to the Panasonic 7-14f4?

Thanks,
Duke

I think you are right and I was wrong. OP said he was amazed by the size of the 7-14, as it is smaller than the 12-40. The 12-40 is almost the same size as the Panasonic 7-14 … so that would mean it is actually a bit smaller than the 7-14, which is incredible - as it is one full stop faster than the Panasonic!

OP also said the the 40-150 is about the size of the 50-200 but thinner … so presumably about 3" x 6".

And that the 300/4 is about the size of two 12-40's and approx 1.5" longer than the 40-150 … so approx 3" x 7.5".

In contrast, the Canon 600/4 lens measure 6.6" x 17.6" … weighs a freaking ton … and cost a bloody fortune!

Olympus rocks! Gotta have all 3 lenses! :smile:
 

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looks like fun :)

congrats :)
 

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Actually … this may be a more accurate picture and dimensions of the 4 PRO series lenses. I had forgotten that someone posted this on the internet some time back. So the 300/4 is really about half the length of the Canon 300/4 and probably about 1/3 the weight … or about the size and weight of the 70-200/2.8 lens, which makes it very hand-holdable.
 

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BobbyTan That`s not accurate, believe me. I`ve seen them in person. )

Here`s freeze shot from video on YouTube where you can see all three mockups reaaly close.
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As you can see here 12-40 standing a little further from the cam and since it shot wide-angle we got an illusion of it`s lesser size compared to 7-14. But if you look closely to 17 standing near to 7-14 you`ll notice that there is a really small difference in width at focus/zoom ring area between them. Also there`s 75 next to 17 and it`s visibly thicker than 7-14. If we`re talking lens length then here`s 100% true statement - 12-40 with hood is longer than 7-14 with built-in hood. I guess it`s also 0,5 cm thicker in width. In other words I consider 7-14 really small lens for such specs.
 

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