Olympus TOUGH TG5 review at CameraLabs: “there isn’t a better rugged waterproof compact around”

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CameraLabs tested the new Olympus TG-5:

There isn’t a better rugged waterproof compact around than the Olympus TOUGH TG-5. Like all great cameras it gets the basics right – a bright, good quality 25-100mm f2 – 4.9 lens paired with a quality 12 Megapixel sensor and high performance TruePic VIII processor. It builds on that with a great set of features and shooting modes, including Pro capture continuous shooting, 4K video, RAW support, and superb macro modes. Finally, it provides the control you need to make the most of those features, whatever the environment. The only downside is the poor performance of the movie continuous AF.

Also Photographyblog reviewed the new Olympus camera:

The Olympus TG-5 is certainly one of the better toughened-construction cameras we’ve used and one that hasn’t been unduly compromised by the fact that it has indeed been reinforced. Whether you think it’s worth spending £400 on what is largely a point and shoot digital camera, albeit one ready for battle, will depend on your specific requirements. But it is a capable, consistent performer, despite the small sensor.

TG-5 at Amazon, Getolympus, BHphoto, Adorama and ParkCameras.

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a bit of everything…

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Olympus 25mm f/1.2 PRO Review by Darren Miles

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Lock Down Your Home Wi-Fi Network (Explora).
Selling Your Photography (Adorama Learning Center).
Configurar Olympus OMD EM-1 Mark II Autofocus para foto de Fauna (Photodigiscoping).
Dutch review of the Panasonic GH5 at Pixelmania.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm f/1.2 PRO Review (Photographyblog).

Plenty of news on the facebook E-M1II group and the GH5 group.

Jon:I’ve used m4/3 cameras quite a bit in the past and really enjoyed the E-M5 and E-M1 in particular.  I had some all the way back to the Panasonic G2 and GH2.  I was never completely satisfied with the overall image quality to the point where I felt REALLY comfortable using m4/3 as my main camera (even though I did for a bit, but went back to a FF DSLR).  Not really comfortable until the GH5 that is.  I bought a G85 about 6 months ago and was so impressed with it I decided to buy a GH5 and sell my D750.  I’ll be using the GH5 as my main camera now, with a Nikon Df as a backup/extra camera.  What has surprised me the most is how clean the files are at base ISO and how good the dynamic range is, compared to other m4/3 cameras I’ve used.  I’ll be taking the GH5 with me on my big western trip in July (Yellowstone, Glacier and more). 
Here’s my image gallery so far for the GH5.
http://www.thephotographyhobbyist.com/CAMERAGEAR/Panasonic-GH5-Gallery/

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The new Godox TT350 for MFT cameras is in Stock at Amazon and Adorama

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The new Godox TT350 for MFT cameras is in Stock at Amazon and Adorama. Full specs page at godox.com/EN/Products_Mini_Camera_Flash_TT350o.html

Reminder:
New long list of Panasonic (Click here) and Olympus (Click here) deals. These do inlcude new deals on the E-m1II at BHphoto and GetOlympus.
The Panasonic G7 got a $100 price drop and sells for $497 at Amazon, Bhphoto and Adorama.

Adorama launched new big savings on SLR Magic stuff:
SLR Magic 8mm f/4.0 Ultra Wide Angle Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras – $269 (Reg Price $349)
SLR Magic 17mm T1.6 Lens Micro Four Thirds Mount + SLR Magic 52mm MK II Variable Neutral Density 0.7 to 1.8 Filter – $299 (Reg Price $499)
SLR Magic 35mm T 0.95 Hyperprime Cine Lens  – $899 (Reg Price $1,299)
SLR Magic 50mm T 0.95 Hyperprime Cine Lens MFT (Micro Four Thirds) Mount – $699 (Reg Price $999)
SLR Magic Anamorphot 1.33x 40 Anamorphic Adapter for MFT and Super 35/APS-C – $639 (Reg Price $799)
SLR Magic 50mm T2.8 2x Anamorphot-CINE Lens with MFT Mount – $2599 (Reg price $3099)
SLR Magic 52mm MK II Variable Neutral Density (ND) Filter – 0.7 to 1.8 (2.3 to 6 stops) – $109 (Reg Price $159)
SLR Magic 62mm MK II Variable Neutral Density (ND) Filter – 0.7 to 1.8 (2.3 to 6 stops) – $119 (Reg Price $169)
SLR Magic 77mm MK II Variable Neutral Density (ND) Filter – 0.7 to 1.8 (2.3 to 6 stops) – $129 (Reg Price $179)
SLR Magic 82mm MK II Variable Neutral Density (ND) Filter – 0.7 to 1.8 (2.3 to 6 stops) – $139 (Reg Price $189)

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