Obviously, we owe everyone involved in the Go West and Test project a big thank you. Photographers, dealers, journalists and all the locals. You helped make it a fun expedition, regardless of the long days in wet, windy weather. Our memories will live after we go east, and so will this website. Check back in for more posts in the future.
Those of us who work with Olympus cameras every day weren't really all that surprised by how well the OM-D E-M1 Mk2 and M.Zuiko PRO lenses performed: rugged, reliable and sophisticated, the equipment continued to deliver in challenging light and weather conditions. So did the photographers...
Olympus cameras have Live Composite mode, a unique technology which makes sophisticated night photography faster, easier and highly controllable. It can all be done in-camera, with precise monitoring on the screen, or via wifi to a mobile phone or pad. As the Olympus Go West and Test team very quickly found out, you can also have a lot of fun with it.
We're on day two of the Olympus Go West and Test expedition, and things are getting seriously wet. Boat rides in the fjords and walks in the hills had one thing in common: it rained. Continuously. The Norwegian nature photographers who are with us are used to these conditions, and much worse. If anything, they seem to enjoy leaning into the wet winds and getting on with the job. The same goes for the Olympus E-M1 Mk2 and M.Zuiko PRO lenses; the equipment is designed to keep shooting, so that you can get the picture, no matter how wet the weather gets out west.
The Go West and Test team has landed in Hyllestad, Norway. Moving from the waterfront into the hills and forests, 24 photographers and camera dealers have begun putting the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk2 through its paces. For several of the team members, this is the first in-depth encounter with the E-M1, and by the time daylight had faded many were already making use of the camera's impressive image stabiliser system, and advanced functions such as Live Composite exposure.
We're excited to see the first photographs of the Go West and Test project, and can't wait to show you more over the next few days.