David Thorpe


The main part of my channel is the Photography Playlist.
I have a special interest in Micro Four Thirds system cameras, lenses and accessories because I find their particular blend of size, weight and image quality ideally suited to my needs.
I have a wide experience of the system now and this coupled with my 40 years as a professional newspaper, magazine and studio photographer gives me a practical insight into their use.
  • 05:05 A Look At The Olympus 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens For Micro Four Thirds Cameras

    A Look At The Olympus 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens For Micro Four Thirds Cameras

    by Admin Added 2 Views / 0 Likes

    Another macro lens for Micro Four Thirds - yawn! But is Olympus's 30mm macro boring?. Not so much. It has a couple of tricks up its sleeve, one of which is the 1:1.25 reproduction ratio. The other is a little less expected. In association with ePHOTOzine

  • 04:46 A Look At The Laola 7.5mm f/2 Ultra Wide Lens

    A Look At The Laola 7.5mm f/2 Ultra Wide Lens

    by Admin Added 4 Views / 0 Likes

    It's wide, it's fast and it's tiny! Laowa's 7.5mm f/2 is a very credible addition to the ever expanding armoury of Micro Four Thirds lenses. Is it a credible buy instead of a native Micro Four Thirds wide-zoom? It's cheaper, that's for sure. But does the

  • 03:41 A Look At The Meike 85mm f/2.8 Macro Lens

    A Look At The Meike 85mm f/2.8 Macro Lens

    by Admin Added 4 Views / 0 Likes

    For the photographer for whom too much is not enough, here is the Meike 85mm F/2.8 Macro lens. You thought 1:1 was big - this one give 1.5 times life size on the sensor! Is it too good by half - or does that extra half make it better? In association with

  • 13:10 The Olympus E-M1 Mkll Compared To The Panasonic GH5

    The Olympus E-M1 Mkll Compared To The Panasonic GH5

    by Admin Added 8 Views / 0 Likes

    These are the two top dogs in the Micro Four Thirds system lineup. Which one will make you the photographer you always wanted to be? Or, if you already are, do you want the big one or the little one? Here's a practical run down of these two state of the a

  • 09:18 The Journey From Panasonic's G1 to G80 Micro four Thirds Camera

    The Journey From Panasonic's G1 to G80 Micro four Thirds Camera

    by Admin Added 8 Views / 0 Likes

    Remember when cameras had one name wherever they were sold? I though it would be interesting to compare the first Micro Four Thirds camera to its descendant the G80/81/85. The G80 may have more names but does it have more picture power? ------------------

  • 08:02 A Look At The Panasonic 8-18mm f/2.8~4 Zoom Lens For Micro Four Thirds Cameras

    A Look At The Panasonic 8-18mm f/2.8~4 Zoom Lens For Micro Four Thirds Cameras

    by Admin Added 7 Views / 0 Likes

    Does Panasonic's Leica Elmarit 8-18mm f/2.8~4 zoom merit its Leica designation? Is the loss of 1mm of wide angle capability made up for by an extra stop of speed? Why do I think it is 2 lenses in one? In association with ePHOTOzine - http://www.ephotozine

  • 06:20 A Look At Three Kowa Lenses for Micro Four Thirds Cameras

    A Look At Three Kowa Lenses for Micro Four Thirds Cameras

    by Admin Added 12 Views / 0 Likes

    They're built like tanks, feature both T and F stops and have none of that new fangled data swapping between lens and camera. 8.5mm, 12mm or 25mm, take your choice. But check your bank account first!

  • 10:00 A Look At The Panasonic 12-60mm f/2.8-f4 Zoom Lens For Micro Four Thirds Cameras

    A Look At The Panasonic 12-60mm f/2.8-f4 Zoom Lens For Micro Four Thirds Cameras

    by Admin Added 10 Views / 0 Likes

    All zooms lenses are a compromise - the Panasonic Leica 12-60mm f/2.8-f4 zoom even compromises on the compromises. Does it fill a niche in the Micro Four Thirds lens system or is it a compromise too far? In association with ePHOTOzine - http://www.ephotoz

  • 16:48 A Review Of The Panasonic GH5 Micro Four Thirds Camera

    A Review Of The Panasonic GH5 Micro Four Thirds Camera

    by Admin Added 10 Views / 0 Likes

    This is a review of the Panasonic's flagship GH5 as a stills camera. The GH5 is often seen as primarily a video camera. It isn't. Regarded purely as a stills camera it stands with the very best that the Micro Four Thirds system has to offer. What is uniqu

  • 04:00 A Look At The  BGG1 Battery Grip For Panasonic's G80/85 Camera.

    A Look At The BGG1 Battery Grip For Panasonic's G80/85 Camera.

    by Admin Added 10 Views / 0 Likes

    Battery life has always been a problem for mirrorless cameras. One answer is a battery grip. This is Panasonic's offering for their G80/85 Micro Four Thirds model. Is it more power to its elbow or simply a drain on your current account? In association wit

  • 19:56 A Review of the Olympus E-M1 Mkll Micro Four Thirds Camera by David Thorpe

    A Review of the Olympus E-M1 Mkll Micro Four Thirds Camera by David Thorpe

    by Admin Added 11 Views / 0 Likes

    It is the most expensive Micro Four Thirds camera body ever. It is packed with features including 60fps sequence shooting rate and a sensor packed with phase detection focusing points. Is it overpriced or just what you have to pay for such a capable camer

  • 02:01 How To Modify An Olympus FL-LM3 Flash To Fit Panasonic GX (not G) Camera Bodies.

    How To Modify An Olympus FL-LM3 Flash To Fit Panasonic GX (not G) Camera Bodies.

    by Admin Added 17 Views / 0 Likes

    Olympus's FL-LM3 flash is a neat little item with its swivel and bounce capability. While it is supplied as standard with the later Olympus cameras, Panasonic include no flash with their models that lack built in flash. Unfortunately, the FL-LM3 will not

  • 00:33 The Witch

    The Witch

    by Admin Added 23 Views / 0 Likes

    The Surrey Stick Figure Theatre Of Death....

  • 00:34 Clarkson Top Gear MegaTest!

    Clarkson Top Gear MegaTest!

    by Admin Added 13 Views / 0 Likes

    The Surrey Stick Figure Theatre Of Death....

  • 00:54 Crunch At The Large Hadron Collider

    Crunch At The Large Hadron Collider

    by Admin Added 13 Views / 0 Likes

    The Surrey Stick Figure Theatre Of Death....

  • 00:31 Genetically Modified Vegetables!

    Genetically Modified Vegetables!

    by Admin Added 13 Views / 0 Likes

    The Surrey Stick Figure Theatre Of Death....