Holiday gift guide and photo picks of the year
There have been several improvements and developments over at Topaz Labs lately.
Olympus has announced the latest firmware upgrade for the Olympus OM-D E-M1X mirrorless camera, Version 2.0. Scheduled for release on December 2, 2020, this new version of firmware adds Bird Detection to Intelligent Subject Detection Autofocus
When it comes to super telephoto lenses, the battle is over and the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO is the clear winner.
Topaz released the new Sharpen AI 2.2 version. If you don’t already have Sharpen A.I., I can save 15%. You have to use this link http://bit.ly/TopazPlugins and then use code METHODS at checkout. This works on ANY Topaz product, not just Sharpen A.I. NOTE: You must use BOTH the link AND the code to get the discount.
Topaz in Gigapixel offers many new features in their latest version, 5.2.
In October of 2017, I acquired the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100 f/4 IS Pro Lens. I admit that I was skeptical. F
Photographers are perpetually upgrading their gear. Better camera body, better lenses, better tripod, better lighting, better post-processing software, better computer, etc.
Most of the time, in the world of bird and wildlife photography, you want the longest telephoto lens you can find. The new Olympus 100-400mm f/5.0-6.3 IS lens has an effective focal length of 200-800mm in a relatively compact, affordable form factor. If you add the M.Zuiko Digital 1.4X Teleconverter MC-14 to the Olympus 100-400mm f/5.0-6.3 IS lens, you get a lens with an EFL of 1120mm. If you add the M.Zuiko Digital 2X Teleconverter MC-20 you get all the way to 1600mm EFL.