Crazy: Lexar card in Panasonic Lumix TZ7 survives shipwreck and two years under the sea!

Vancouver artist Paul Burgoyne lost the camera in 2012 when his boat was shipwrecked off the west coast of Vancouver Island. The camera went down with the ship. Two years after Marine Sciences Centre university students found the camera 12 meter down and discovered that the Lexar Platinum II 8 GB memory card used within the Panasonic TZ7 preserved all pictures taken with the camera. They shared one group picture on Twitter to find the owner fo the camera. And they did found the owner!

The camera also served well as home for marine species! CBC.ca reports:

According to Isabelle M. Côté, Professor of Marine Ecology at Simon Fraser University, there were multiple marine species, from two kingdoms and at least seven phyla, living on the camera when it was found.

That is the best advertising Panasonic can get ! Hope it gets viral 🙂

P.S.: There is also a video shot on the camera before the Shipwrecked (cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/BC/ID/2459292827)

a little bit of everything…


Lumix GH4 in action during Ken Duncan and Ray Martin’s photo expedition of a lifetime

Olympus TG-3: Best Rugged Camera on the Market at Digitalcamerareview.
Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm F1.8 Lens tested at DigitalCameraReview.
Olympus M.Zuiko F2.8 12-40mm Pro Lens tested at DigitalCameraReview.
SUBAL Announces Housing for Olympus OM-D EM1 (Divephotoguide).
Testing the Olympus TG-3 and EM10 in New Orleans (ThePhoBlographer).
Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8 Lens tested at DigitalCameraReview.
Real-World-Stacks with the TG-3 at PenAndTell.
5 Jahre Garantie für Lumix-Systemkameras (Photoscala).
Olympus E-M1 for wedding photography? By Katrin Küllenberg at SteveHuffPhoto.com.
Sensor size and bokeh samples comparison, response to mirrorlessrumors’ “cheating” accuse video (Witonosfreestyle).

Steve: Great preorder price in canada for the 15mm pan leica http://www.thecamerastore.com/6940-Panasonic-Lumix-G-Leica-DG-Summilux-15mm-f1-7-ASPH.aspx $560 at the time of my order

“Emergency” E-P5 firmware released.

Nine days only after the E-P5 firmware 1.4 version release we already got a new 1.5 update which fixes an unexpected issue of the previous firmware (Source: Olympus.co.jp): It fixes the issue in firmware version 1.4 where displayed information of shooting mode (shutter speed, aperture and ISO sensitivity) did not change has been resolved.

DxO adds RAW support for the GH4 w/ lens corrections. New GH4 test roundup.

Current (and future) GH4 owners will be happy to know that DXO updated to Optics Pro 9.5 and now has RAW support for the GH4 w/ lens corrections.

And here is the next GH4 test roundup shared by 43rumors readers:
4K version of GH4 short film “Dalia’s Dream” by Scott Rhea by Panasonic Australia on Youtube.
Here is a nice introduction into the GH4 Ken Burns effect using Final Pro X (Outbackphoto).
Twills:Here is a video I shot at the Dominion Riverrock festival this past weekend. It was shot with the GH4 in 4K @ 30 FPS, 1080p @ 60 FPS, and 1080p @ 96 FPS. I hope you like action sports. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDAtxgHXM6A
Irfan:4K Slow Motion ~ Panasonic Lumix Gh4: http://youtu.be/nfeOFpgD8L0 and Panasonic Lumix GH4 4K ~ Galveston Island: http://youtu.be/eWXVb3bKGEQ
Sol:One of the questions I get asked a lot is how to use Canon EF lenses on the Panasonic GH4, so I wrote a post with all the details: http://suggestionofmotion.com/blog/panasonic-gh4-lens-options-canon-ef/
Guillaume:I wanted to share my last video work with the Panasonic GH4, “The Sicilian March” https://vimeo.com/94922357. The slowmotion allowed me to capture the men expressions and emotions wearing heavy statues during the Easter procession “Misteri di Tapani”. I also wrote some articles about photos made during my travel, as well as the equipement I used for that kind of travel documentary work.

North American preorders, shipping date and price:
GH4 camera at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Ritz Camera and Panasonic. Price: $1,698. In Canada at Vistek.
GH4 camera with interface unit at Adorama and BHphoto. Price: $3,298
Interface unit only at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic. Price: $1,998

Europen preorders, shipping date and price:
Germany: Wexcameras, Marcotec-shop.de.
UK at Wexphotographic, CameraWorld, UKdigital, CVP, TipTop.
Holland at Fotohanskeuzekamp.
Belgium at Fotokonijnenberg.
Norway at Fotovideo.
Sweden at Cyberphoto, Skandinavianphoto.
Finland at Telefoto, Topshot, Verkkoauppa.
France at Photocineshop.
Spain: Fotoboom.

Asian preorders, shipping date and price:
Digitalrev and Digidirect Australia.

4K cards
Kingston 16-32-64 GB SDHC UHS-I Speed Class 3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sandisk 16-32-64 GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-II Memory Card at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Transcend 64-128 GB High Speed 10 UHS-3 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Panasonic 16-32-64 GB SDHC-UHS-I U3 Card (90MB/s) at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).