a bit of everything…

Updating Your Olympus Camera’s Copyright Info

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Gh5 at CES by Daniel J.Cox.
E-M1II test at Photoreview.
Olympus M. Zukio Digital ED 7-14mm (Photofocus).
The RED Helium is the new DxOmark sensor king (MirrorlessRumors)
A Buying Guide for Solar and Solar Eclipse Viewing (Explora).

Kasey: “This is a really funny video comparing the Panasonic G85 and GH4 vs the full frame Sony a7 line up, as well as the Canon 80d and G7X.  I think your viewers would like it ;)  Shows that micro 4/3 cameras can achieve that creamy shallow depth of field comparable with the full frame cameras.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baXN5IuIcAs

Now you can turn your MFT camera into a full 360 degree camera!

Sphereoptics launched a new Sphere lens which can be used on any MFT camera with the proper F to MFT mount adapter.

The lens captures a full spherical 360° omnidirectional  field of view in a single image — the  first of its kind. This allows the creation of spherical video content with no stitching using a conventional camera, vastly streamlining the content creation process and enabling shots that were previously impossible.

  • Captures a complete 360° sphere without gaps in a single shot
  • Eliminates stitching process
  • Shoots extremely close (1mm) without stitching artifacts or parallax errors
  • Uses your existing professional camera and workflow

The CEO from Sphereoptics talked to Newsshooter about their new product and said:

“Originally we designed the system specifically for the Sony A7s2 because of its low light capability and ability to shoot 4K. The fact the GH4 allows 4:3 (or 1:1) enabled us to squeeze a touch more resolution out, but unfortunately it does some minor cropping.”

a bit of everything…

Introducing the Long-Awaited Panasonic LUMIX GH5 at CES 2017

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
10 Tips and Tricks for Photographing Holiday Lights and Candles (Explora).
The Image stabilization Olympus patent.
German Olympus Zuiko Digital 50-200mm review at ThePhotoNerd.
Olympus 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens Review (Imaging Resource).
The most sold camera during USA Christmas time wasn’t digital…(Mirrorlessrumors)

Jim:I noticed you ran a Peter Gregg video about the Metabones EF-m43 Speed Booster adaptors.  My blog has a much more scientific discussion on how the different generation Speed Booster actually improve IQ. https://jimchungblog.wordpress.com/2016/12/29/first-blog-post/

New SUBAL E-M1II Underwater Camera Housing

On Facebook Subal announced this:

For the end of this year and begging of 2017, we are preparing another surprise for our users. This time it is the perfect underwater housing for the Olympus EM1 Mark II.
This housing provides access to all camera functions and buttons and it is also possible to use all the SUBAL viewfinders on it. It is equiped with bayonet type 3.

Approx dimension: 234 x 160 x 108 mm (w/o port and handles)
Approx weight: 1,3 kg (w/o port and handles)

Thanks Espen!