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Olympus Visionary Kai Jensen is an award-winning nature and wildlife photographer and writer from Norway. He is one of the founders of the magazine Nature og foto and is chairman of The Society of Nature Photographers of Norway (NN). Kai has published two books about the forest of Nordmarka and his hometown of Nittedal. To round-up his career thus far, Kai sits on the jury of several major photo contests and was previously named Norwegian Champion of Nature Photography.
For twenty years, I have been chasing the light up here in the north. It has been a magical journey that everyday inspires me to explore more and more of the beautiful nature that we have here. From tiny macro subjects to grandiose landscape. Birds, animals and macro, all captured in the chase after magical moments and light that makes me go on further and further.
Switching from DSLR to Olympus was an eye-opener for me. I never thought that a camera could make a difference. However, Pro Capture, Live Composite and all the other features offered by Olympus really make me enjoy nature photography even more.
My passion is wildlife, and I am so pleased to work with my Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO and the 300mm F4 IS PRO when shooting birds and animals. The size and weight especially appeals to me. For landscape, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm F2.8 PRO is the lens I use most, paired with the small and lightweight Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III. The ability to take handheld 50 MP files is so gratifying for my landscape photography. If I need it, I know that the gear I am using can make large files. In addition, the sweet and tiny M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm F2.8 Macro is always with me, sometimes I carry it in a pocket.
Even though Olympus has so many great lenses to choose from, I often find myself wandering around with just my 12-100mm F4 IS PRO. This is the perfect walkaround lens for all types of scenery. It’s a freedom in some situations to just pick up one lens, enjoy the simplicity of being out there in nature, simply taking in the beauty and tranquility.