April 28, 2015
Posted in reviews

Olympus E-PL7 review at CameraLabs.

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The E-PL7 tested by CameraLabs

CameraLabs (Click here) posted the full Olympus E-PL7 review:

I liked the PEN E-PL7, it’s a great development of the PEN line and a capable, classy model. It scores over other models with its classic good looks and solid construction, physical controls, built-in stabilisation and the ability to plug in accessories like a viewfinder or external flash. Given that Olympus is looking for a way to differentiate the PEN line from its more advanced OMD models I’d have thought redesigning the touch-screen to offer better and simpler control options, particularly for self-shooting, would have been an obvious move. That, and the quality of the 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 EZ powered kit zoom are the disappointments here. Of course you can always fit a different lens and not everyone’s a selfie fanatic so neither is a critical failing, but they do prevent the E-PL7 from scoring our top award.

You get the E-PL7 at Robertscamera for $449 (body only) and $549 (with kit lens).

April 28, 2015
Posted in news

New March camera shipment data. Decaying Skunk….

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Graph via Personal View.

CIPA published the March digital camera shipment data. And things keep getting worse and worse or as Personal View writes it’s a “Decaying Skunk”. Compared to the already very bad sales of March 2014 we had 20% less cameras unit sold in March 2015. I guess this is also one of the reasons why companies are slowing down new camera release cycles and eventually announce only minor updated cameras with same sensor again and again. But that lack of innovation will again slow down sales…

Maybe companies should do the exact opposite….bring some exciting new kind of technologies! Easier said than done I guess…

April 28, 2015
Posted in news

A bit of everything…


NAB 2015: Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K Camcorder

New Products from Blackmagic Design (BHphoto).
Panasonic GH4 V2.2 firmware featuring 2x anamorphic lens support (Newsshooter).
Olympus vs Sony at SonyAlphaLab.
Olympus 12-40mm, Fuji 16-55mm, Nikon 24-85mm – Standard Zooms – The Ideal Lens? (Soundimagesplus).

Simon:I added a bit of animation to my jpegs – to emphasize the story the picture tells. Made by long bursts of jpegs or in this case movie snippets taken by EM-1 & 12-40mm pro, a tourist who makes a selfie:
http://padrone.nl/simegraph2/
More about the bit of javascript and how I made the animation plus all sources for if you like to make your own you can find here:
http://padrone.nl/rembrandt_simegraph

Daniel:Here are some personal Blog links relating in using different Olympus m4/3 products:
OM-D E-M5:
http://photodanielm.blogspot.ca/2015/03/no-perfecto-for-olympus-om-d-e-m5-but.html
http://photodanielm.blogspot.ca/2013/03/short-black-and-white-essay-with.html
http://photodanielm.blogspot.ca/2013/02/olympus-om-d-personal-experimentation-1.html
M.Zuiko lenses:
http://photodanielm.blogspot.ca/2013/09/the-perfect-wide-angle-of-view-zuiko.html
http://photodanielm.blogspot.ca/2013/03/olympus-m43-lenses-personal-view.html

April 27, 2015
Posted in deals

New low price on ref. OMD cameras at GetOlympus (E-M1 for $999).

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There is a new low price on refurbished OMD cameras sold by GetOlympus US (Click here) and GetOlympus Canada (Click here). The E-M1 now sells for $999!

More deals:
Samys has a Stock of Demo Panasonic GH4 cameras they sell with a $200 off on their eBay Store (Click here).
Olympus Spring savings at GetOlympus (list here).
You save $150 on those DEMO Panasonic FZ1000 sold on eBay (Click here).
You save $90 on those DEMO Panasonic LX100 sold on eBay (Click here).

April 27, 2015
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) Panasonic G7 to be announced in Mid-May.

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Image on top shows the current G6.

Small update about the new G7. A source told me it will be announced around Mid-May. And he confirmed that we should not expect to see any “revolutionary” new feature or sensor.

Store links to the current G6: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay


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