#TBT for #Olympus100: Released in 1936, the Semi-Olympus I was the first camera produced by Olympus. The Mizuho Optic Research Laboratory was built in 1934 to develop the lenses for the camera, which is compatible with 16 exposures on 120 film. Olympus employees helped choose the name "Zuiko," meaning "light of the gods."
Olympus' 100th Anniversary is October 12! That makes 100 years of exploration, creativity, and capturing once-in-a-lifetime memories. We're going to be celebrating all week with content from Olympus Visionaries, Explorers, and Educators - and want you to celebrate with us! Tell us about your Olympus photography story and you'll be entered for a chance to win an M.Zuiko Pro lens!
Here's how you can enter:
- Like this post and follow @getolympus ✔️
- Share a post or Story on Instagram, telling us about the Olympus gear you love and how it has inspired your photography ✔️
- Be sure to use the hashtag #Happy100thOlympus and tag @getolympus ✔️
This giveaway ends on Saturday, October 12 at 11:59pm EST. On October 14, one random winner will be drawn to receive the eligible Pro lens of their choice! 📸
For full rules and eligibility, visit: http://olym.ps/100thAnniversaryGiveaway
"Try to photograph birds in flight when the sun is low in the sky. If it’s too high, the bird’s underside will be in shadow." - Olympus Visionary @bourne.scott
Get more bird photography tips from Scott at olym.ps/Birds 🦅
OM-D E-M1 Mark II | M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO
1/500s | F6.7 | ISO 400
4 days ago
"This shot of Melanie Wong at the Valley of the Sun time trial was taken just as the sun was peeking over the mountains, giving a beautiful backlight on an overcast morning. Shooting early morning like this, your light is changing so frequently that shooting in Shutter Priority lets the camera make the adjustments for you as the lighting conditions change, so you can focus on getting the shot. I used C-AF with Silent Low Burst applied and the 9 square AF target selected, and placed where the riders faces would be in the frame. The biggest tip I can offer is to pre-focus on the rider prior to pressing the shutter, as the Olympus focus and tracking is top notch and will do the hard work for you. Don't be afraid to shoot 3-5 frames of the rider as they pass by you, this way you can ensure you can deliver a nice image at the end of the day." - @_nickwilsonphoto
OM-D E-M1 Mark II | M.Zuiko 40-150mm F2.8 PRO
100mm | 1/250s | F4 | ISO 200
2 days ago
#ProTip: Looking to capture fall colors? Look for unique points of view! Try finding hiking trails in your area that will provide a panoramic view of the tree tops.
Olympus Explorer @tylerwayneglass
OM-D E-M1X | M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO
67mm | 1/400s | F5.6 | ISO 1600