Samyang launches the 135mm f/2.0 (and a Cine 135mm t/2.2) for Micro Four Thirds.

samyang135mm

UPDATE: It’s now on preorder at BHphoto (Click here). And Cine version also (Click here).

Small surprise, Samyang just launched not one but two 135mm lenses. They both come for Micro Four Thirds mount camera too! One is a non-Cine 135mm f/2.0 and one is a Cine 135mm t/2.2 lens. The press text and images can be seen here:

135mm f/2.0:  syopt.com/en/camera/photo-lenses-135mm-F2.0-ED-UMC.php
135mm t/2.2: syopt.com/en/camera/cine-lenses-135mm-T2.2-VDSLR-ED-UMC.php

UPDATE: First test of the lens at Lcap.tistory.com

via Dicahub.

Weekly 43rumors readers pictures roundup.


Ulli Bürer‎
Sebrina, feb 2014, Station HS, The Hague
[E-M5 & 45mm @f/1.8]

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Introduction to 4K for Photographers

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 40-150mm lens tested at Photoreview.
Panasonic cooperates with US venture to develop photo cloud (DC.watch).
New CES Panasonic 4K camcorders now listed on BHphoto.
Panasonic Lumix TZ70, Fewer Pixels but Better Viewfinder (Digitalversus).

Chris: “I recently had a few photos of Sydney’s summer storms featured in the news and papers. I used the Live Comp feature on the Olympus E-M1 to capture lightning and storm clouds. I believe it’s a great function to capture these things (and many others) and I wrote an extensive article about it on my blog on what it is, how it works and how it can be used: http://surflove.com.au/chasing-storms/

A bit of everything…

Real Anamoprhic lens for under $1K! SLR Magic Anamorphot 1.33X from Tom Antos on Vimeo.

LX100 review at Photoreview.
30 minute photography crash course with Olympus UK.
Mirrorless Interchangable – Where Does It Go In 2015? Part 3 – Micro Four Thirds (Soundimagesplus).
This MTV of DeStorm was shot with the GH4 4K + Lumix 12-35mm f/2.8 + SLR Magic Anamorphot 1.33x – 50 (Youtube). Behind the scenes on the video on top
How to combie 8 frames into a photo by Dicahub.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 Hands-on Photos (Photographyblog).

16pads:Just wanted to share a little video I shot with the GX7 and Takumar 50mm 1.4 vintage lens.https://vimeo.com/115765180

Anonymous:I contacted you about an interesting photography gadget CASE Remote. It is a wireless camera controller through tablet and smartphone. It can upgrade old camera wifi function at very low price to enjoy tethered photography with live view. It is the website at www.caseremote.com, http://petapixel.com/2014/12/30/case-remote-turns-phone-tablet-wireless-remote-dslr/ see petapixel report

Chris:I recently wrote an article on my blog about images captured with the Olympus E-M1 and the Olympus PT-EP11 underwater housing using a Panasonic 8mm f/3.5 fisheye. They are a range of ‘Mocean Blurs’. I used slow handheld, shutter speeds (as low as 1/20sec) to capture lightning and waves breaking in a storm. http://surflove.com.au/mocean-blur/