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Sony A7R II vs Olympus E-M10 II: 5-Axis Stabilization Head-to-head

Today only: Up to 20% off on SD cards at Amazon Germany (Click here to see the list).
A Dynamic Range and Tonality Comparison of V-Log L on the GH4 (Zak Forsman).
The Fastest Memory Cards Money Can Buy (Explora).
Gone fishing: Olympus TG-4 gallery updated (Dpreview).
Sony a7S II vs Panasonic GH4 (Digitalrev).
X-T10 vs E-M5 II vs a6000: Mirrorless Shootout! (Tony Northup).

New real world picture of the upcoming Panasonic-Leica 100-400mm MFT lens.


Robert Pothorcki‎ spotted that new Panasonic-Leica 100-400mm MFT prototype lens image (at IFA Berlin). The lens will be announced in Spring and price info is yet unknown. Olympus sold the ZUIKO 70-300mm (here on eBay) for around $400. But I am sure the Panasonic will be triple (if not more!) the price of the Zuiko!

This is all the info shared by Panasonic about that lens so far:

Panasonic is developing the first LEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3 telephoto zoom lens (35mm camera equivalent: 200-800mm) for the Micro Four Thirds system standard to expand the lineup of DSLM (Digital Single Lens Mirrorless) digital interchangeable lenses.

The LEICA DG lenses are designed and developed under the stringent quality standard certified by Leica that boast excellent optical performance. Four single focal length LEICA DG lenses have already introduced to the market and have been highly acclaimed by users worldwide.

The new telephoto zoom achieves exceptional imaging performance over the entire zoom range. It also features high speed digital signal exchange at 240 fps to comply with the high-speed, high-precision AF (Auto Focus) with DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology on LUMIX G cameras. Together with the POWER O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer), it lets users to focus on the target quickly to capture crisp, clear images. In addition, the new lens is both light and small and is splash/dust-proof to withstand heavy field use.  As the new telephoto zoom lens excels in size and weight, it enables handheld 800mm (35mm camera equivalent) telephoto shooting without using a tripod.

a bit of everything…

Olympus E-M10 Mark II Hands-On Review

Review of the Tokina 400 SD AF400 AT-X with an Olympus OM-D E-M1 (Mirrorlessons).
Panasonic V-log footage at CameraStuffReview.
German E-M10II test at D-pixx.de.

Enzo:While working on the 7-14mm PRO filter adapter (http://www.43rumors.com/thats-cool-3d-printed-prototypes-of-adapter-ring-for-lee-100mm-system-for-mzd-714/), I made two bayonet filter adapters for two PRO lens and for Lee 100mm filter system.
They are for 12-40mm PRO and 40-150mm PRO. These bayonet adapters permit a quick install of the Lee filter system, and using the filter holder with the circular thread filter attached to the lens directly.
For some information, the 7-14mm PRO filter adapter is expected to be available in October.

Rokinon also launches Cine lens version of the two new 50mm f/1.2 and 21mm f/1.4 MFT lenses.


The brand new Samyang (in US called Rokinon) lenses will actually be available in Cin versions too (Source: Samyang Korea). For now only the “Normal” lenses are available for preorder on BHphoto/Adorama:
Rokinon 21mm f/1.4 Lens for Micro Four Thirds (Black) at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Rokinon 21mm f/1.4 Lens for Micro Four Thirds (Silver) at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 Lens for Micro Four Thirds (Black) at BHphoto (Click here).
Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 Lens for Micro Four Thirds (Silver) at BHphoto (Click here).

This is the full lens description:

Experience the Depth and Breadth of Image – 21mm F1.4 
The Samyang 21mm F1.4 ED AS UMC CS is a wide angle manual focus lens for mirrorless cameras with APS-C sensor size. The lens provides a wide 21mm angle of view so it is a perfect to capture landscapes and interior shots. Featuring Samyang’s exceptional optical technology, the 21mm F1.4 features eight glasses in seven groups, including one extra low dispersion lens (ED) and three glass aspherical lenses (ASP) to minimize the unnecessary light dispersion and deliver high resolution throughout the center to corner of image. The lens also features Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) to optimize the light penetration and minimize flare and ghost and has a minimum focusing distance of only 0.28m.

A Brighter and Lighter Lens for Mirrorless Cameras– 50mm F1.2 
The Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS is a standard angle manual focus lens also for mirrorless cameras with APS-C sensor sizes. The lens features a bright F1.2 aperture with impressive bokeh and incorporates nine lenses in seven groups with two glass aspherical lenses (ASP) and Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) to deliver outstanding image quality. This new 50mm F1.2 is an ideal portrait lens.

Cine Lenses for Mirrorless Cameras – 21mm T1.5 and 50mm T1.3 
Additionally, the 21mm and 50mm cine lenses are available to correspond to the demands of consumers: both are optimally designed for professional follow focus system, thanks to the quiet and smooth de-clicked focus and aperture gear rings. Also, the distance scale and T numbers are marked on both sides of the lens for convenience when filming.
With the addition of these new lenses, the current lineup consists of 13 photo and cine lenses: 7.5mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 21mm, 50mm photo and cine lens and 300mm photo lens.
These new lenses will be available from mid-October and are available for four mirrorless camera mounts: Sony E, MFT, Fujifilm X and Canon M.

Rokinon Introduces Two Fast Primes for MFT!

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Wow, what a nice way to wake up this morning! Rokinon-Samyang just announced two absolutely great new MFT lenses! Read the full specs and preorder them here:

Rokinon 21mm f/1.4 Lens for Micro Four Thirds (Black) at BHphoto (Click here).
Rokinon 21mm f/1.4 Lens for Micro Four Thirds (Silver) at BHphoto (Click here).
Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 Lens for Micro Four Thirds (Black) at BHphoto (Click here).
Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 Lens for Micro Four Thirds (Silver) at BHphoto (Click here).


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