Olympus 25mm PRO lens tested at DxO: “one of the highest-scoring MFT-mount lenses we’ve tested”

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DxOmark tested the Olympus 25mm f/1.2 PRO lens and the conclusion is:

At $1199, the Olympus 25mm f/1.2 is not cheap, but you get a lot of lens for your money, with weather-sealed barrel construction, advanced optical construction, and a super-wide f/1.2 maximum aperture. Its excellent light transmission ranks it as one of the highest-scoring MFT-mount lenses we’ve tested on the E-M1 II, only fractionally behind the Panasonic 25mm f/1.4. It achieves a slightly higher overall sharpness score compared to the Panasonic alternative, however, and significantly less geometric distortion, which could be important if you want straight lines not requiring correction in post-production. Performance at the maximum f/1.2 aperture is good, but closing down to f/2 notably improves center resolution and reduces vignetting. For peak performance, consider shooting at f/4 or f/5.6 on the Olympus 25mm f/1.2.

Olympus 25mm f/1.2 PRO lens at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

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Cascable 3.0 Beta Program for Panasonic Photographers

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Many of you may not know the Cascable software which allows you to wirelessly copy photos to your Photos library, Lightroom catalog, or anywhere else on your Mac. Now Cascable launched the 3.0 Beta Program which support Panasonic cameras:

We’re hard at work on Cascable 3.0, which we’re planning to release sometime in Spring 2017. One of the biggest features will be expanded camera support, adding a wide variety of Fujifilm and Panasonic models. Since adding this many cameras is a large undertaking, we’re starting a beta testing program in April that is essentially Cascable 2.x with added camera support. This allows us to focus on camera stability and performance while we work on new features separately.

For more information on what Cascable is, see the Cascable homepage.

To take part in the program, you’ll need iOS 10 installed on your iPad, iPhone (5s/c or higher) or iPod touch, a supported WiFi-enabled camera and a healthy appetite for pushing buttons until stuff breaks. If you have these things, fill out the form below and we’ll consider you for thebBeta program!

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a bit of everything…

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Olympus E-M1ii – 5 minute Review for Video Shooters

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Olympus E-M1 Mk.II Setup Cheat Sheet (Wrotniak)
The Walking Twins: Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm & 35-100mm Mega O.I.S. (PhotoDanielM).
tips for shooting video at weddings (Olympus ImageSpace).
Atomos Shogun Inferno Updates Software to 8.11 (Explora).
How To Achieve Sharper Images (Adorama Learning Center).

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

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