Nous partageons avec joie l'expérience de quatre professionnels qui se sont départis de leurs gros reflex lourds et encombrants et qui ne s'en sont jamais ennuyés. Ils ont mis la main sur les plus petits, plus légers et polyvalents boîtiers OM-D. Qui sait? Après avoir lu ce qui suit, vous pourriez bien indiquer une nouvelle voie à votre reflex, celle de la retraite.

Nous partageons avec joie l'expérience de quatre professionnels qui se sont départis de leurs gros reflex lourds et encombrants et qui ne s'en sont jamais ennuyés. Ils ont mis la main sur les plus petits, plus légers et polyvalents boîtiers OM-D. Qui sait? Après avoir lu ce qui suit, vous pourriez bien indiquer une nouvelle voie à votre reflex, celle de la retraite.


Un OM-D ne fait pas que prendre d'étonnantes images.
Il fait de meilleurs photographes.

Certains appareils reflex sont tellement gros que les photographes sont littéralement cachés derrière eux. C'est ce qu'a retenu Shaun King lorsqu'il a décidé d'y aller avec les boîtiers OM-D plus petits et plus flexibles. Il 'connecte' avec ses sujets avec plus d'émotion et d'énergie. Maintenant, il n'y a rien qui pourrait remettre un reflex entre lui et une photo remarquable.

I’ve always believed that emerging technology offers new opportunities for photographers to shape the visual memories of their generation. So, when Olympus was among the first to produce a compact, mirrorless new-tech system, I was hopeful, but nervous: Could a smaller system offer professional standards like bigger legacy DSLR cameras?

Four years ago, I started using the Olympus flagship OM-D alongside my alternative DSLR system just to test my clients’ reaction. Could they tell a difference in the end? After some side-by-side comparisons, I quickly committed to switching systems and using Olympus OM-D cameras exclusively for my clients. I’m emotionally connected to this story, so let me explain: Olympus taught me how to be a better photographer.

What surprised me about using Olympus OM-D cameras was how I started to reconnect with my clients. For example, during weddings, I used to hide my face behind the DSLR’s optical viewfinder. I thought I was being patient, waiting for the best candid moment, but I was often just hiding. Once I started shooting with OM-D cameras, I noticed that I behaved differently when using the articulating screen, because it forced me to show my face and allowed me to shoot from creative angles. Now, my clients see me photographing, and I give them the energy I hope to receive. They’re more authentic in front of my Olympus cameras, and I’m more visible and approachable. This is even truer for my corporate clients who spend little time in front of the camera during their portraiture. I need to establish comfort, rapport, and trust immediately, and the smaller Olympus cameras with their articulating screens help photographers connect faster and more intuitively with clients.

I was also surprised to see how responsive the new Olympus flagship has become, and now with the E-M1 Mark II, I work faster. The newest OM-D is a complete solution for wedding and middle-tier commercial work, thanks to all these robust features: the fast frame rate, the fast phase-detection autofocus, the fast refresh rate on the LCD, the revolutionary silent shutter, the built-in Wi-Fi, the tethering option, the dual UHS memory card recording, the better battery, and the f2.8 to f1.2 PRO lenses.

I was impressed to discover that switching to Olympus helped increase sales. The small system allows me to carry more focal lengths, so I offer my clients a diverse range of storytelling options – from establishing shots at ultra-wide angles to intimate close-ups, all at f2.8 and faster. My corporate partners have more visual variety for their annual reports, and my wedding clients have more photos for their albums. The Olympus sensor aspect ratio of 4:3 has a distinct advantage over the standard DSLR size of 3:2. The taller sensor of Olympus cameras offers better shoot-to-print solutions in sizes such as 5x7, 8x10, 11x14, 16x20, and 30x40. These are the most popular printing sizes, and yet, for standard DSLRs, there is significant cropping to accommodate the 3:2 aspect ratio. I love that the OM-D preserves the integrity of my framing in-camera through the printing process for my wedding clients. So what I create digitally is what they wall mount physically.



Voyager partout dans le monde sans être lesté par son équipement.

Rick Hunter, photographe animalier et de nature, avait de la difficulté à embarquer son massif kit reflex sur les petits avions lors d'assignations. C'est alors qu'il a tout changé pour les boîtiers portables OM-D. Sa plus grande liberté de mouvement l'aide à capturer des images plus inspirantes. Qu'advient-il de son reflex? Il amasse la poussière.

My fascination with photography began when I received a Kodak Brownie Starflash camera as a gift when I turned eight. I used the Brownie plus borrowed rangefinder and SLR cameras to photograph everything I saw and processed my images in a home darkroom. It was a momentous day when I saved enough to buy my own SLR. My focus was photographing nature.

For a while, photography took a back seat to work. After retiring early, I wanted to start shooting again and bought some big DSLR bodies and lenses for nature and wildlife photography.

My former kit was massive in size and weight. Traveling solo around the world with more than fifty pounds of photo gear was daunting, but rewarding. Photographing rare and endangered species from pole-to-pole and everywhere in between was a lifelong ambition. Sharing the images and stories is a way of increasing awareness of the plight of these creatures and their habitats. I also met and photographed other cultures, recording the human component of the natural world.

As time went on, it became harder to travel with such a big collection of gear. Flying in small planes in Africa, India, and Alaska generally meant that half the kit had to be left behind. I began researching alternatives that would let me capture the images I wanted with equipment of smaller size and weight.

After discussions with pro photographer friends, I began studying mirrorless cameras. I decided that the Micro Four Thirds format was the best fit for my needs. I selected Olympus because of their long history of quality cameras and lenses. I bought a body and some lenses to test the system and soon realized that this was my solution. I completely switched to the MFT platform three years ago and haven’t looked back.

The MFT format is not only easier to transport, but the freedom of being able to handhold long lenses means that I get shots I would’ve previously missed using a tripod or maneuvering with bulky cameras and lenses. The electronic viewfinder took some getting used to, but offers several advantages. In rapidly changing lighting conditions, a real-time histogram in the viewfinder is valuable. Also, focus peaking and the manual focus clutches on the M.Zuiko PRO lenses allow for fast, critical focusing for macro shots and scenes with complex components.



Ne partez jamais sans votre appareil OM-D.

Peu importe où le photographe Jerry James va, son appareil le suit. Il a changé son reflex pour un appareil OM-D parce qu'il est extrêmement portable et permet des images dont tous les pros seraient fiers. Maintenant, l'OM-D de Jerry est son fidèle compagnon et son reflex se sent bien seul.

My name is Jerry James, and I’m a landscape/portrait photographer in Muskegon, Michigan. I spend a lot of my time traveling up and down the shoreline of the Great Lakes, capturing everything this beautiful place has to offer.

My love of photography began some years ago, and the passion grows every day. Over the years, I have owned and shot a handful of different brands, and I can honestly say that my Olympus gear has never let me down. It’s done everything I have needed it to do and then some. From landscape to portraits, the image quality has been top-notch, the hardware is some of the best I have ever held in my hands, and the technology inside these cameras is really amazing.

I love capturing light. One of my favorite things to photograph is the night sky, including star trails, the Milky Way and the Aurora Borealis. I even run through city streets shooting nightscapes and light trails. So the Live Composite Mode is one of my favorite features. Creating a properly exposed base image, then compiling other images on top of that while only allowing new light into the image is a game changer. Capturing star trails in a single image while watching it LIVE on the LCD is another reason why Live Composite is such a great feature.

Now, let’s talk size. I really enjoy the small form factor, and when I have a prime lens attached, my setup literally becomes pocket-sized. I always have a camera with me, and it is nice to carry something so small that produces high-quality images. It’s the perfect travel companion because you are not fidgeting with big, bulky gear and still get professional images.

Over the last couple of years, the popularity of photography has skyrocketed along with equipment prices. Yet Olympus has managed to keep its gear affordable and keep people shooting. I was using another brand a little over a year ago, and when I saw their f2.8 lens reaching a minimum of $2,000, I knew it was time to leave, and I did. Olympus offers amazing lens options for a fraction of what others are offering, all without sacrificing quality.

I’m completely happy with my Olympus gear, from the vibrant, razor-sharp images to its feature-packed capabilities. I’m able to capture stunning images with my E-M5 Mark II everywhere I go…and I do. I never leave home without it.



OM-D. Le boîtier léger qui fait le poids en fonctions pour pros.

Le reflex de Megan Brown lui causait des maux de dos. Elle a donc commencé à utiliser un boîtier OM-D et l'a trouvé plus facile à opérer avec toute la technologie avancée dont elle avait besoin. Des caractéristiques comme la stabilisation d'image supérieure lui permettent de travailler sans trépied, ce qui allège son sac d'autant. Maintenant, elle laisse son reflex au grenier, là où il ne peut faire mal à personne.

I decided to get more serious about photography four years ago, and like many beginners, I bought a DSLR. I started as a hobbyist photographer, and the weight of the camera didn’t bother me at first. But as I started expanding my lens collection, I realized all that weight was going to be an issue. I love traveling, and I love photographing my adventures. However, the more lenses I purchased, the harder it was to carry my gear around. I have ongoing mild back pain due to a childhood sports injury, and the heavy gear was aggravating it. Before a trip to Scandinavia, I purchased a backpack, hoping to alleviate some of the weight because my shoulder bag was too heavy. It was still too much. My husband and I had to keep alternating who was carrying the heavy backpack— and this was just one camera body, a flash and two lenses!

I knew I needed a change. I had been following Olympus for a while— thanks to my friend, the amazing Olympus Visionary Tracie Maglosky — and was interested in this lightweight alternative to a DSLR. After the OM-D E-M1 Mark II was released, I knew I had to have it. I’m transitioning from a hobbyist photographer to an amateur photographer, adding weddings, commercial, and event photography to my repertoire. I didn’t want to be held back by the weight of my camera. The technology Olympus has packed into their products is unreal. The superior in-body image stabilization means I almost never have to carry a tripod because I can get a great shot even with a slower shutter speed. Pro Capture Mode guarantees I will catch the perfect moment during important events. The Olympus in-camera Focus Stacking is incredible, and reduces post-production work. I have even used it handheld, and the images turned out flawless.

After purchasing my Olympus camera, I no longer have back pain after shooting a wedding or carrying it all day. The additional lenses are so small, I can throw one or two in my purse without needing a bigger bag. There is no sacrifice in image quality versus a mirrored DSLR. The lenses are incredible and inexpensive! I am so happy that I no longer have to work for my camera, and that my camera is finally working for me.



Petit et Léger

Obtenez une qualité d'image supérieure avec un boîtier pro plus petit, plus léger et qui s'apporte mieux en voyage. Les appareils OM-D et les objectifs M.Zuiko sont conçus pour réussir toute photo, en tout temps et en tout lieu.

Stabilisation* d'image la plus performante au monde

Oubliez le trépied et photographiez à main levée. Notre système de stabilisation d'image compense sans effort le bougé de l'appareil quel que soit le mouvement pour des photos nettes et une vidéo haute résolution fluide sans accessoires de stabilisation.

*En date de septembre 2016 avec l'E-M1 Mark II et le zoom M.Zuiko 12-100 mm f/4.0 IS PRO, à une focale de 100 mm, compensation du tangage / mouvement en lacet.

Prise en rafale* la plus rapide au monde

Ne ratez plus la photo parfaite. Avec l'E-M1 Mark II, photographiez à la cadence record de 60 images/s à pleine résolution RAW. Grâce aux processeurs ultra-performants de l'OM-D, même les sujets en déplacement rapide sont capturés avec un rendu du détail renversant.

* En date de septembre 2016 avec l'E-M1 Mark II avec la prise en rafale en mode H silencieuse S-AF.

Format du capteur

Composez vos photos avec précision sans vous tracasser pour le recadrage lors de l'impression. Les dimensions des capteurs OM-D se rapprochent davantage du format des tirages traditionnels tels que 8x10, 11x14 et même 16x20.

Gamme optique étoffée, une seule monture

Les objectifs M.Zuiko sont légers, compacts et fabriqués avec précision suivant des normes strictes répondant aux attentes des professionnels exigeants. Du fait que les appareils OM-D et les objectifs M.Zuiko utilisent une monture unique, la pleine compatibilité de votre objectif de rêve est toujours garantie.

Capture your stories.