The Olympus Tough TG-6 (Available at B&H or on Amazon) is the little camera that could. I’ve had the previous two versions and enjoyed them. My TG-5 has been a real trooper. I’ve taken it to the Arctic where I stood on the bow of a boat, in 12 foot seas…I’ve taken it to the swamps of Florida where it was hot, humid and wet…I’ve taken it to the concrete jungles of Hong Kong to the tops of some of the tallest buildings in the world and I’ve taken it to the cobblestone streets of central Kiev – no matter where I have been, I always have the Tough camera with me and it is WAY better than you would expect it to be. It’s versatile, rugged but most importantly fun.
Olympus is well-known for making some of the best glass available. That’s why at different times in my career I have relied on Olympus to help me make great photographs.
The 2x Teleconverter (MC-20) This TC doubles the focal length of the master lens, and features dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof (-10°C) professional weatherproof construction for outstanding optical performance.
The Olympus OM-1 is just a small part of a storied history that many people don’t know about. Olympus is in its 100th year and just released a video that touches on some of this and the philosophy behind their approach to making cameras and lenses.
Olympus’ Pro Capture mode allows you to take pictures before you – take pictures. Pro Capture takes advantage of the camera’s electronic shutter. Once you half-press the shutter, the camera starts filling a buffer. When you finally press the shutter, a pre-determined number of images that occur BEFORE and AFTER the actual shutter press are recorded.
I used to primarily rely on Canon or Nikon DSLRs for bird and wildlife photography but my health and my age have made both impractical. Thankfully, Micro Four Third (M43) cameras and lenses have improved over the last five years to the point where they have significantly closed the gap with many DSLRs. I now use M43 gear from Olympus as my only camera system.