a bit of everything…

Experience LUMIX-exclusive 4K Photo Modes

Panasonic Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 on the GX8 impresses in all situations (Imaging Resource).
Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II Review (Photographyblog).
Olympus 15mm f/8 Body Cap Review (Photographyblog).
Review Panasonic G 25 mm, 1.7 at German Digitalkamera.
Duel : Fujifilm X-T10 vs Olympus E-M10 II (Focus Numerique).

Daniel Zurek‎:https://youtu.be/-f_qRYDR158. Sharing some experiences documenting biological field work using micro four thirds. We talk about the Panasonic/Olympus gear we used to shoot macro video of jumping spiders (and general documentary scenes) in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.

Olympus financial reports: For the first time in six years Olympus Imaging Business shows profitable 1/2yr result!


Some very good news is coming from the latest Olympus financial report (PDF file here). Some key stats for (Apr-Sep 2015), compared w the same period last yr:

– mirrorless sales up 22%, units sold up 21% (due to impressive sales of OM-D and PEN series cameras in Japan and Europe)
– compact is down 11%
– the camera division as a whole up 10% in sales
– gross profit for the division increased from -3.7bil JPY to +0.1bil JPY
– the company is doing even better as a whole: sales up 12%; net profit up 60%(a bit weird here)

This is good news for the MFT world. Finally Olympus is not loosing money on the imaging business. And let’s hope next year it will go even better when the new PEN and E-M1II cameras go on sale!


Thanks Boston C!

Weekly 43rumors readers pictures roundup.

‎Edwin Fabriek‎
Boat on het Zwarte Meer (the Black Lake). Colour picture (look at the flag, it’s red, white and blue). Adjustments on the highlights and shadows.

1) You can share your pics by using the message box on our 43rumors Facebook page (Click here).
2) All 43rumors readers pictures can be seen here: facebook.com/43rumors/photos. Like the pictures you like and chat with the authors if you want to know how they took the shot!
3) The most liked pictures and some pics selected by myself will be posted weekly on 43rumors

This is the weekly selection:

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New ReallyRightStuff L-Plate for the E-M10II.

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ReallyRightStuff (Click here) announced the new L-Plate for the E-M10II.

And Roberto sent me this:

“Since it was difficult (yet) to find any kind of supporting grip for my new Lumix GX8, I just had an epiphany and tried out the L-Grip / Bracket for my Sony A7 (without the vertical part)… and voila, works like a charm :)  It´s almost as if it were designed for the Lumix as well!
Here are some pix:
It adds pretty good stability with the bigger zooms or the Nocticron, and costs only about 10 Dollars from HK! I think it´s a nice solution, until they come up in a few months with a proprietary one…
So, you might want to share this with all the lucky GX8 owners out there? ;)”

a bit of everything…

‘Breaking Through’ and the Panasonic DVX-200

Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 (II): The fair lens with or without flare! (PhotoDaniel).
Opinion: Could Panasonic launch a full frame GH5? TheVideoMode.
Olympus Stylus 1s Sample Images (Photographyblog).
Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO Lens is Sweet (TheDigitalStory).
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 Review (ePhotozine).
Leica Summicron 35/2: a video sample in 4K (Youtube).

Jan:after I got my Panasonic 14-140mm 3.5-5.6, I was unsure, if I should keep my Panasonic 45-150mm. This is why I made a comparison test of the two lenses. I thought you and your readers might be interested in such a comparison. You can watch the video on Youtube (https://youtu.be/n_m17MmD2_8) or read it at my blog (http://www.janundseinekamera.de/panasonic-14-140mm-ii-vs-panasonic-45-150mm-comparison-review/).