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  • Just Announced: Olympus OM-D E-M1X

    Welcome to a revolutionary new camera from Olympus!

    Olympus has just announced their newest camera, the Olympus OM-D E-M1X! This robust, weather sealed body, is surprisingly light! This new camera has a built-in battery grip, and weighs a mere 2.2 pounds (997g) with batteries and memory cards.

    I had the opportunity to get a sneak peek at this beauty and thought I would share my experiences, along with some of those technical details.

    Let’s talk specs

    • 20.4 MP Live MOS Sensor with dual TruePic™ VIII Image Processors
    • 60 fps (S-AF), 18 fps (C-AF Tracking) Continuous Shooting with the silent electronic shutter
    • Intelligent Subject Detection AF via AI-based Deep Learning Technology
    • 5-Axis Sync IS provides 7.5 EV stops of compensation, the World’s Most Effective Stabilization performance (7.0 EV stops body only, 7.5 EV with 12-100)
    • Magnesium Alloy Weathersealed Construction (standard IPX1)
    • Hand-Held High-Res Shot Mode provides 50MP images with no stabilizing gear
    • Live ND provides the effects of an ND filter (for any lens) without the need to use a filter
    • Integrated Vertical Grip
    • Multi-selector (Joystick) on both the vertical and horizontal shooting positions for quick selection of the AF area
    • Double Battery Support for 2 BLH-1 Batteries. USB Type-C in-camera charging
    • Pro Capture Mode provides lag-free capture (pre and post shutter button press)
    • Dual Card Slots with UHS-II Compatibility
    • Built-in Field Sensor System (GPS, Manometer, Compass, Thermometer)
    • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE for remote shooting and wireless sharing

    WHEW!!!! That’s just a few of the specs!

     

    Since I had early access, I focused in on a couple of new, specific features, that really set this camera apart.

     

    Live ND

    I headed over to Lake Union park to see what might be available to photograph. I kept hoping for a seaplane but there were none! So I focused on MOHAI, the Center for Wooden Boats and the wildlife that was hanging out at the park.

    In this frame, the Live ND feature is disabled

    Olympus OM-D E-M1X | 12-40mm | ISO 200 | f/10 | 1/500s

    In this frame, the Live ND feature is enabled

    Olympus OM-D E-M1X | 12-40mm | ISO 200 | f/22 | 1/2s

    Notice the shift in the water, how it appears a little bit more still, pretty cool!!

     

    Hand-Held High Res Shot Mode – 50MP Files

    In using this mode the camera has two options, a hand-held mode or a tripod mode. The camera uses pixel shift technology to create a 50MP file, instead of a 20MP file. The hand-held mode anticipates micro movements as it’s building the file and the tripod mode will rely on everything being still.

    One of the reasons why we sometimes need those larger files are for the details. Below are sample images and close up screenshots of those details.

    Here’s a photo of a clock! 🙂 Actually I quite like the look of this clock at MOHAI, there’s something beautiful about all that detail.

    Here’s a sample 20MP file:

    20MP File – Olympus OM-D E-M1X | 12-100mm | ISO 200 | f/8 | 1/640s

    50MP File – Olympus OM-D E-M1X | 12-100mm | ISO 200 | f/8 | 1/500s

     

    These are just a couple of the features that set this camera apart. This camera could be a great fit for a variety of photographers, from those capturing fashion editorials to wildlife to outdoor adventure. With the high frame capture modes, weather sealing and stellar in camera stabilisation, in a solid, reliable body, the possibilities are endless. We also hear low-light capabilities are impressive as well! It was a sunny day in Seattle when I got to test the camera, so I didn’t need to push those ISO’s. 

    This camera is a larger camera in the Olympus line up, but I found it easy to work with and surprisingly light, even with their 300mm lens! If you’ve met me, you know I normally use much smaller lenses for my day to day work. But for this experience using that longer glass really paid off.  

    For the Filmmaker’s out there

    If you’re using smaller DSLR’s or Mirrorless systems to capture video, new features in this Olympus camera are going to be great for you, including:  

    • OM-log profile for video capture
    • 5-Axis Sync IS provides 7.5 EV stops of compensation, the World’s Most Effective Stabilization performance (7.0 EV stops body only, 7.5 EV with 12-100)

    As well the dual batteries and card lots, providing extended use in the field.

    PRE-ORDER

    Pre-order your OM-D E-M1X today!

     

    LAUNCH EVENT!!!! JAN 31!

    Join us for a launch event featuring this new camera on January 31st! This event will include an overview of the camera and its capabilities, as well access to demo cameras in multiple scenarios!

    For more details … and to register:

    Olympus OM-D E-M1X Launch Event

    Check out some more sample images

    Here’s just a few more images from my outing with the OM-D E-M1X, I had fun with it and know at least one Glazer’s staffer is anxious to get this camera out into the snow!

    Olympus OM-D E-M1X | 300mm | ISO 200 | f/4.5 | 1/3200s

     

    Olympus OM-D E-M1X | 300mm | ISO200 | f/5.0 | 1/640s

     

    Olympus OM-D E-M1X | 300mm | ISO 200 | f/5 | 1/640s

     

  • Just Announced: Sony a6400

     

    Just announced!

    From Sony there is a new camera in the a6000 series line-up, the Sony a6400! This new, compact camera continues the tradition of cameras from Sony, a lot of bang for your buck!

    Some of the highlights on the specifications include:

    • 24.2-megapixel, APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6 mm), Exmor® CMOS sensor
    • High-resolution 4K movie recording to support serious video production
    • 180 ° tiltable LCD touchscreen for easier self-portraits and high / low angle compositions
    • The “World’s fastest autofocus” – this camera has an acquisition time that can lock focus on even the fastest moving subject in as little as 0.02 seconds.
    • Advanced real time eye auto focus and advanced focus tracking for fast moving subjects
    • 425 auto focus points
    • Improved low light capabilities including faster capture in low light

    And of course this camera is compatible with the E-mount lenses!

    We haven’t gotten our hands on this new camera yet, but are certain that features like the new tilting screen, a.k.a. the Selfie Screen are going to be a hit with travellers and vloggers alike!

     

     

    Pre-Order Today!

    This camera is available for Pre-Order today:

    Sony a6400 – Body Only

    Sony a6400 + 16 – 50mm lens

    Sony a6400 + 18 – 135mm lens

     

    Learn More!

    Read even more on this new Sony a6400 here.

    Sample Images

    Check out these sample images, provided by Sony.

     

  • Glazer’s Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Accessories for Photographers, Vloggers and more…

     

    Rounding out our Holiday Gift Guides, this guide will feature a variety of some great accessories for photographers, vloggers and more.

     

    Breakthrough Filters

     

    New to Glazer’s this year are filters from Breakthrough Photography. Offering a range of filter options including: UV, Circular Polarizer / Dark Circular Polarizer, and Neutral Density filters in 3, 6 or 10 stops. These filters will be a great addition to your kit, especially if you capture landscapes/architecture or have an interest in doing longer exposures during daylight.

    Pictured on the Fujifilm X-T2 is the Breakthrough 10-Stop ND Filter.

     

     

    Tech Accessories

    As we all know, there’s more to photography than cameras and lenses, we need some additional tools to create images and keep our gear organized. Some fave accessories this season include:

     

    X-Rite Color Checker Passport for Photo or Video – Adding this little tool to your camera bag, helps to ensure accurate white balance and colors when capturing photos or still images.

    i1 Display Pro – Calibration of your monitors is crucial in accurate color of your images or video, for web or print!

    LaCie External Hard Drives – Keep your work and memories safe by backing your images on external hard drives. Starting at 1TB of storage, you can purchase a drive or two suited for travel or location projects, or larger drives for your office/studio.

    Peak Design Travel Tech Pouch – Keep your cables, accessories, memory cards, drives and more organized in this new Tech Pouch from Peak Design. This new pouch is part of their new Travel line up, which includes backpacks as well other accessory and clothing pouches.

    For the VLOGGER!

     

    If you have been considering getting into creating your very own Vlog or IG TV Channel in the coming year, you’ll want to add some new gear to bring that project to life. Perhaps you already have a camera that will capture video, but if you’re in the market for a great starter camera, check out the Canon EOS SL2.

    For great video you need great audio and stabilization. To help get you started, look at the RODE Video Mic Pro-R and this awesome mini tripod from Manfrotto, the Pixi Mini.

     

     

    For the Mobile Content Creator!

     

    Many of us are using multiple cameras to create both photo and video content. Here are some of our favorite accessories for those of you creating content on your smart phones!

     

    MOVI from Freefly Gimbal – Movi is a smart, capable cinema robot designed to bring professional camera moves to your iPhone*. Pair with the free iPhone app and make your Movi even smarter, adding prolevel modes including Majestic, Echo, Timelapse, Smartpod and more.

    DJI OSMO Mobile 2 Gimbal – The OSMO Mobile 2 is a handheld smartphone gimbal made for the storyteller in all of us. Using a lightweight design, intelligent functions, and a long-lasting battery, the OSMO Mobile 2 lets you share your story.

    Black Rapid Wander Strap – This convenient strap will work with any smartphone, it has a tab which goes into the case and a strap that you can wrap around your wrist, as well an additional carabiner which you can attach to your bag/backpack. Consider one of these straps for travel or everyday use to help prevent dropping your phone!

    RODE Smart Lav – Great video needs great audio! Try the RODE SmartLav to capture great audio tracks. This mic will plug directly into your phone/tablet, depending on the phone/tablet you may need an adapter.

    Joby Grip Tight Mount & Stand – This little combo will hold your smartphone. The Grip Tight One will also let you mount your phone to a traditional tripod.

    This is just a small collection of awesome accessories available in our store! Be sure to come in, browse and chat with our staff of great experts in photo and video!

    WINTER SALE 2018!!

    Join us for our Winter Sale Event December 14 – 15. 2018! We will have great in-store discounts, as well representatives from a multitude will be on hand at our store to help demonstrate gear and answer your questions, this holiday season.