Something else: Zeiss announce huge amount of new lenses for Nikon/Canon. Says it’s ideal for MFT too!

Zeiss just announced a new lens line called “Milvus”. It’s not a MFT related news but it’s also true you can use those lenses on your MFT body by using adapters. And Zeiss said these lenses are optimized for 4K recording and color matched. GH4 owners may be interested in those too! Here are the links to the lens description and preorders:

Zeiss Milvus 100mm f/2M ZE Lens for Canon EF at BHPhoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here).
Zeiss Milvus 100mm f/2M ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F at BHPhoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here).
Zeiss Milvus 21mm f/2.8 ZE Lens for Canon EF at BHPhoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here).
Zeiss Milvus 21mm f/2.8 ZE Lens for Nikon F at BHPhoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here).
Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/2 ZE Lens for Canon EF at BHPhoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here).
Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/2 ZE Lens for Nikon F at BHPhoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here).
Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4 ZE Lens for Canon EF at BHPhoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here).
Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F at BHPhoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here).
Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/2M ZE Lens for Canon EF at BHPhoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here).
Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/2M ZE Lens for Nikon F at BHPhoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here).
Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 ZE Lens for Canon EF at BHPhoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here).
Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 ZE Lens for Nikon F at BHPhoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here).

Here are two youtube videos introducing the lenses:
Carl Zeiss Lenses – NEW Milvus lens family for DSLR
William Heuberger about using ZEISS lenses

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a bit of everything…


Olympus OM-D E-M10II Review by Thomas Leuthard

European readers have a Gold Box deal on Transcend and Samsung SD cards at Amazon.de (Scroll the horizontal deal bar).
Panasonic G7 review at Photobyrichard.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 and Sony a7RII comparison on Rackibrothers.com
Sony a7r II or…Panasonic DVX200PJ 4K? (Planet5D).
Panasonic Lumix G7 test at Mobile01.
E-M100II test at Itmedia.
Lensbaby Velvet 56 mm f/1,6 : le test (Focus Numerique).

Scott:I’m currently travelling across Europe (Netherlands, Italy, Britain, Germany, Austria) with a Panasonic G6 and the fabulous Pana-Leica 25mm f1,4 + ND0,9. This Setup is great for Street Photography as well as Street Portraits. Plus it’s super light and fits into any bag.
You can see and follow the journey here:
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Anonymous:Weddingvideo shot using em5 m2 & em1. Airial footage shot with phantom 3. https://vimeo.com/136502966

Camera Market in July: Camera unit sales as good (or as bad) as last year.

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It’s still too early to be really be sure of that but it really looks like the camera market stabilized after years of fall. The latest July camera shipment report form the Japanese CIPA association seems to confirm that. More detailed charts can be seen at Personal View.

There is yet no info about the specific Olympus and Panasonic sales in those months but from the CIPA report we know mirrorless sales are slightly growing.

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WOW-Lens: Zhongyi (Mitakon) about to release a f/0.95…Pancake(!) for MFT!

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What you see on the image above is a new Zhongyi (Mitakon) protoype lens. And on paper this really looks like a killer product: It’s a 25mm f/0.95 pancake(!) MFT lens! The fastest most compact lens of the world yet!
There is yet no info on the exact release date but the lens will come in Black (no Silver version). The price will be about the same as the Voigtlander Nokton 25mm lens (here on eBay). But the developer said the optical quality will surpass that of the Voigtlander Nokton competition. It has a 11 lens design and great close up effect. These are the very first image samples. Click on the image to see a larger version:

Looks very godo to me..what do you think?

Zhongyi-Mitakon already have two MFT lenses for sale on eBay:
Mitakon 42,5mm f/1.2 on eBay (Click here).
Mitakon 24mm f/1.7 on eBay (Click here).

Olympus stops the E-M10II sales because of a manufacturing issue.

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Olympus Japan just issued a statement explaining that it will “pause” the E-M10II sales because of a manufacturing issue. There is yet only a Japanese press text that google translates as follow:

This time, in the digital single-lens camera “OM-D E-M10 Mark II”, in the case of installing a replacement lens of plastic mount on the camera body, we find that there are things the lock is easy to come off.
Now, so we have to consider the improvement, we will meanwhile, was temporarily suspended sales.
The timing of sales resume, we will again guide you in this site to aim the end of September.

Regarding already your response to this was customers who received your purchase, because the very trouble …. was a dedicated window below, we would appreciate your inquiry.

That I apologize the inconvenience to our customers, and apologize.

The camera is still for sale in US&EU:
Black E-M10II at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus, AmazonDE, AmazonUK, WexUK
Silver E-M10II at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus, AmazonDEAmazonUK, WexUK
Black E-M10II with kit lens at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus, FocusCamera, AmazonDEAmazonUK, WexUK
Silver E-M10II with kit lens at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympusFocusCamera, AmazonUK, WexUK