Olympus OM-D System

and other Micro Four Thirds stuff

These are articles related to the Olympus OM-D System
and to Micro Four Thirds in general

For Olympus (non-Micro) SLRs, see the Four Thirds section

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Nitty-Gritty, technical articles on photography in general


  • Olympus E-M5 Mk. III — most impressive, yet still affordable. Looks like Olympus got it right this time. Or very, very close. (posted 2019/12/24)
  • A look at the E-M1X — a very capable camera, but I have mixed feelimgs about it. Is there enough room for four different OM-D models? (Updated 2019/12/16)
  • Firmware Updates for the E-M1 Ml.II — Version 3.0 of June, 2019 includes a number of new or improved features, some of which were introduced in the recent E-M1X. (Updated 2019/07/08)
  • Panasonic GX9 — compact, but full-featured; a great addition to your OM-D system, a strong competitor to the E-M10 III (and not only). Did I mention the price? (Updated 2018/07/20)
  • Olympus E-M10 Mk. III: — another incremental update of this camera, which only pretends to be "entry-level" (Updated 2017/12/16)
  • Olympus Pen — the complete digital line (or three lines) — while not members of the OM-D family, then at least cousins. From 2009 to 2016, and now what? (Posted 2018/12/09)
  • Olympus E-M1: What's New in Mk.II — the new flagship compared with the original version of 2013: does it make that one obsolete? (Updated 2017/05/24)
  • Olympus E-M10 Mk.II: Not Just for Beginners — a long-overdue clean-up of this article (Updated 2018/12/16)
  • Olympus E-M10: Quick Notes — detailed information and my hands-on impressions on this camera (Updated 2017/02/14)
  • The Road to the E-M1: introduction to that camera, some historic (and personal) background (Posted 2013/12/02)
  • Olympus E-M1: The Full Monty: a first look, hands-on impressions, and commentary (Posted 2013/12/07)
  • The E-P1 and E-P2, first Micro Four Thirds cameras by Olympus (following the Panasonic DMC-G1); not quite OM-D but getting close... (Updated 2009/11/29)


  • Brief User Notes on μFT lenses I've been using for some time now. Posted 2017/08/02
  • Micro Four Thirds Lenses — a list of all Olympus and Panasonic lenses, some from Sigma and Tamron, and a handful of exotic primes. (Updated 2017/07/19)
  • Leica DG 8-18 mm F/2.8-4.0 Lens Report — a most attractive wide-angle alternative, and the first Panasonic lens in my collection. (Posted 2017/06/25)

Camera/Lens Image Samples

Help & Guides


  • Tenba Messenger DNA 8 — this may be the ultimate bag for a small but serious μFT outfit. Any caveats, though? Updated 2017/08/03




E-M5 Mk.III (2019)

E-M1X (2019)

E-M10 Mk.III (2017)

E-M1 Mk.II (2016)

E-M10 Mk.II (2016)

Pen F (2016)

E-M5 Mk.II (2015)

E-M10 (2014)

E-M1 (2013)

E-M5 (2012)

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