Panasonic released firmware updates for many MFT lenses to support Dual IS on the new GX8: av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/download/fts/index2.html
Mario (video on top): “I am a video artist and I have recently switched from Canon to the MFT format. I got a new Panasonic G7 camera after reading many reviews here. I created a video with my initial tests with the camera: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e23f_lNnP5M. I tested both day and night shots, auto and manual focus, different resolutions and speeds and pretty much all functions used for video. The video is short, but it gives a nice idea of the camera in action.”
Onward Photo: “We just recently published an article about 11 must-see destinations for any photographer in Tokyo, looking at some phenomenal spots for shooting but also for camera gear, galleries and collaborative spaces, and photobooks. One of our highlights is the Olympus gallery, which features work by photographers as well as all of their newest cameras and equipment: http://bit.ly/1OxtqgV”
Stefano: “Just to tell that the Olympus Summer cashback promotion is running across entire europe, check this: olympus-summer-special.sales-promotions.com/
This is the dedicated Amazon Italy page: amazon.it/b/ref=amb_link_189009527_1”
Anonymous: “With the 4K recording, the cameras are trying to deliver a better image without aliasing and moire, and a good low light performance in low iso. The pixel count in sensor are very important to get these goals. Another important achievement is to keep a good big area on sensor when recording 4K to keep a good shallow dof.
This is a challenge for M43 cameras because the sensor is smaller than Sony full frame mirrorless, so using the largest area on M43 cameras to record video is very important for good low light performance without so much noise in high iso, and to keep a good shallow dof.
This discussion in PV website shows two draws with interesting sensor design for M43 reducing the total pixels count in amultiaspect sensor design to get the best possible 4K recording:
Olympus Tough TG 4 macro video sample
Panasonic-Leica 25mm lens review at ToolsAndToys.
Olympus schickt Photography Playground nach München und fördert Fotokunst nun auch in Frankfurt und Amsterdam (Photoscala).
GX8 press in Japan (DC.watch).
VariCam AU-V35C1G / V23HS1G / AU-VREC1G Software Updates (Panasonic).
The first proper use of a selfie stick (TheNakedCamera).
List of Refurbished Olympus cameras at Olympusmarket Europe.
Capion: “The Journey of Hope: https://vimeo.com/131886264. The Journey of Hope is a film telling the story of a very important organization that shares hope with children who are terminally ill or have chronic life threatening diseases. Shot with the Panasonic GH4, GH3, BMCC 2.5k, and DJI s900. We did our best to match the cameras as closely as possible and we also utilized a gorgeous vintage anamorphic 2x lens in the beginning of the film with the GH4’s new 4:3 mode. For more information on how you can get involved and share hope, please visit www.messageofhopefoundation.org“
Egami spotted a new Olympus sensor patent. Under the classic RGB bayer sensor we have a second sensor capturing the info about the polarization of the light. This would allow you to get rid of the polarizing filter and as an ulterior benefit you would not have a light loss!
Of course as usual we don’t know if such a sensor will ever make it into a real mass production camera…