Olympus Malaysia held an exclusive workshop in collaboration with DCM and MPH this afternoon at the MPH bookstore, 1 Utama. The highlights of the presentation were of course the presentation by David Chua and the introduction of the new 9-18mm and 14-150mm M Zuiko lenses.
Even low light street shots utilising ambient light only are also possible with the Olympus m43 cameras. David showcased his examples of decent images which had shutter speeds of 1/8 seconds, or even 1 second. Of course if you are a pixel peeping purist, you'd have a tripod with you at all times. But in times of 'emergency', the in-body IS does wonders :)
Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm 1:4-5.6 is also currently the most compact ultra wide zoom in its class (compared to offerings from other brands with mirrorless systems). It's currently going head to head with the Panasonic 7-14mm f/4 ASPH LUMIX G VARIO lens, which is also a stellar performer. Having trouble choosing between both lenses? In short, if you have a lower budget, choose the Zuiko. :)
*A small note about the product team speech - It's OK having some bland slides showing that the Zuiko M 14-150 is 50 percent smaller and lighter than its 18-200 lens from 'N', but it does get a tad boring after a while. Although I do enjoy reading data on MTF, distortion, vignetting and chromatic aberration, I would ultimately prefer to look at some nice images done by the Olympus staff instead to showcase its abilities and to perhaps entice me to purchase that lens.
Robin's eye was very quickly drawn to this scene. I'm sure he will make a blog post about this event soon.
Ken Rockwell says "The Olympus Trip 35 operates completely without batteries. Its light meter and programmed automatic exposure system is solar powered! This makes it one of the world's most advanced cameras which provides fully automatic exposure completely without batteries or external electrical power !" Great stuff ain't it ;)