Lightsnow claims to have the new E-M1, E-M10, E-M5 firmware for you :)

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With that message Lightsnow is sharing the new firmware versions on their page. I have no way to verify that yet so please be cautious. I suggets you to wait for the real “official” firmware launch whcihs is supposed ot come soon anyway (and add just Olympus Capture Software support and probably some minor bugfix).

A bit of everything…

“En dansant sur la terrasse”. Ballet dancers on a parisian rooftop shot in black in white with GH4. from PhilMyself on Vimeo.

Olympus 45mm f/1.8 vs the Contax G Zeiss 45mm f/2 (Tyson Robichaud).
GH4 review at Photographybay.
Opinion-review: the Panasonic LX100/ Leica D-Lux 109 (Ming Thein).
Our Olympus PEN E-PL7 Samples Gallery is Live (Steve Digicams).
Kodak PIXPRO S-1 hands-on at DC.watch.
Olympus 40-150mm PRO test at DC.watch.
Olympus OMD experience at DSLRmagazine.
parabolic antenna patent from Panasonic (Egami).
Panasonic 35-100mm F4.0-5.6 test at DC.Fever.
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL7 (teszt) at Pixinfo.

Izhar:A new music video that I co-directed and edited for legendary Israeli singer Netanela. We shot with two GH4’s. One was mounted on a Gremsy gStabi H14 stabiliser and the second one on a DJI S900 Hexacopter https://vimeo.com/109293623

New! Micro Four Thirds 4K camcorder from JVC.

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Tonight JVC announced the new GY-LS300 4KCAM Handheld S35mm Micro Four Thirds Camcorder. Fulls pecs and preorders are up at BHphoto (Click here). And those are the Product Highlights:

  • Single Super-35mm-Sized CMOS Sensor
  • Ultra HD, Full HD at 4:2:2, SD & Proxy
  • .MOV & AVCHD Recording
  • Dual SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slots
  • 3G-SDI & 4K HDMI Output
  • Built-In Wireless Streaming
  • Built-In Network Remote Control
  • MFT Mount Supports Mount Adapters
  • 3.5″ Color LCD Display & 0.24″ EVF
  • 2x XLR Audio Inputs with Phantom Power

Press text: BirdCage for Lumix GH4 by LockCircle.

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Lockcircle announced the new Birdcage for the GH4 which will sell for $399,00 (€ 379,00). Here is the full info:

PRESS TEXT:

The BirdCage is an innovative cage design for the latest mirrorless Lumix GH4 and Sony A7 Series cameras with the incredible weight (featherlite!) of 51 grams ( 1.79 oz.). BirdCage features exclusive LockCircle “Asymmetrical Cage Design” for right hand grabbing and camera control with original camera ergonomics.
A “featherlite cage like a camera glove” was the main concept in the creative and engineering process, because now powerful cameras with 4K features are incredibly small and lighweight and most of the cages in the market has more weight than the camera itself!
Designed for confortable grip and action, leaving on the left side of the camera all the  production accessories mounting, the BirdCage is at the center of what we call Modular Production System.
BirdCage integrates the popular LockPort (micro to full-size HDMI port saver), and a system of plates for different set-up’s and Positive-Lock Mounts (EF and F Mount lenses don’t rotate when mounting, but just the internal mounting bayonet) for precise follow-focus work without annoying lens play on the bayonet mounts.
The “monolitic” mount concept is available also for the popular MetaBones mount adapters adding “rock-solid” tough mounting with the BirdCage MetaPlate.
Camera mounting is totally improved with several double sized threads and also camera balancing is improved.
For Lumix GH4 is available also a special BirdCage GH4 Swivel for total action of the camera LCD.

BirdCage Highlights:
– incredible lightweight, only 51 grams (1.79 oz.) with Twin-Baseplate (featherlite concept)
– innovative Asymmetrical Cage Design for better camera handling
– right hand grabbing and camera control with original camera ergonomics – handheld confortable grip and action
– rock solid accessories mounting  with n° 28 (34 for A7) 1/4”  and n° 3  3/8” threaded holes for accessories mounting
– standard Twin-Baseplate offering several mounting choices (ultra-low, rised)
– Modular Production System concept, many innovative accessories will follow soon
– cnc machined from billet aluminum, black velvet hard surface finish and stainless steel hex screws
– LockPort integrated micro to full-size HDMI adapter (port saver)
– improved camera mounting with better center balance (double screw size threads)
– MetaPlate for serious Metabones locking (no bayonet play and heavy-duty monolitic mounting)
– IMS Plate for P+S Technik Positive-Lock Mounts for cinema style lens mounting
for superior follow–focus work and “monolitic” lens locking to the camera
– Lumix MFT-Mount to PL Mount, Canon EF and Nikon F with exclusive PLS Positive-Lock System
– Sony E-Mount to PL Mount, Canon EF and Nikon F with exclusive PLS Positive-Lock System
– Top Grip Handle for low-mode shooting and accessories mounting (15mm rod interface handle)
– Lumix GH4 Swivel edition for free LCD movements (not compatible with LockPort port saver)
– delivered in a wooden box with pyrography branding and mounting instructions
– made in Italy with “passion”

Delivery starts from November 20, 2014. Price starts from $399,00  (€ 379,00)
or more informations:  birdcage@lockcircle.com
www.lockcircle.com/birdcage

Good news: Olympus changes forecast and increases net income.

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If you are wondering how Olympus is doing form a financial point of view there is good news to report. Despite a very small net sales decrease they will manage to increase the earnings due a series of factors like cost reduction, weaker YEn and less taxes to pay. Net income is therefore expected to increase from 37 to 64 Millions of Yen.

Source: Olympus Global (pdf).