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  • Georgina Steytler

Olympus OM-D E M1 MKIII


Scarlet Robin: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III, Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-100mm f/4 IS Pro Lens, F5, 1/2000 sec, ISO400 (at 100mm/200mm full frame equivalent (FFE))


Lots of you have asked and here it is. What I think of my new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III. I have also included some comparisons to my Canon 1Dx Mark III.


Now, before you get excited, this is not going to be an indepth review of every itsy bitsy feature of the camera equipment. I am going to keep this simple. Below is a quick list of the main pros and cons I have found using the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III. I will then set out my favourite shots taken and what features enabled me to get them.


Before I start, though, I would urge you to read my article "Bird Photography: Camera Essentials" in which I discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different camera models in greater detail (and I include a comparison of photos of an Eastern Osprey taken with Canon and Olympus cameras).


MY KIT


Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4 IS PRO Super Telephoto Lens

MC14 (1.4x) Teleconverter

M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO

Olympus 60mm f/2.8 Weatherproof Macro Lens


I also have a Canon EOS 1Dx Mark III, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens, Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM Lens and a 2x teleconverter which I use for bird photography.



Pros and Cons of Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III (vs Canon 1Dx3)</