A bit of everything…

Tips when using the SLR Magic Anamorphot Adapter
from Noktor on Vimeo.

Oly MC14 1.4x Teleconverter review by Tyson Robichaud.
Shooting action with the E-M1 and Firmware 3.0 (Pattayadays).
Fhugen Honu Cage for the Panasonic GH4 (Suggestionofmotion).
Olympus AIR test at ITmedia.
E-M5II und C-AF: Handball in der Halle (Pen And Tell).
Recensione: Olympus OM-D E-M5 II, vicina alla perfezione (Saggiamente).

Karsten:We produced the following trailer with the new setup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybH0ehdIoBE
It´s a fantastic way of working! I waited nearly two years for the AG-AF100 successor, but now I doubt if I will get any advantages by using the rumored newcomer. By the way, here are the settings of the cam while shooting the trailer: 4K, 24p, Cinema D, Luminance 0-255, Black Level 0. Lenses: Nokton 17.5 f0.95, Nokton 25 f0.95, Rokkor 58 f1.2 with Speedbooster, all at a time combined with Heliopan Vario-ND. Sound: Beachtek Preamp, on board recording, Micro Sennheiser MKE 600. Grading with FilmConvert

Joe:Here’s a collection of winter shots taken with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 from February and the stories behind them – http://www.lessgearmorephotos.com/favorite-photos-february-2015/

Heather:I have a couple of new posts to share with you:
The first is a guest post written by Dallas Dahms. He organises African safaris and uses the E-M1 for all his work. http://www.mirrorlessons.com/2015/03/02/perfectly-mirrorless-african-safari-guest-post-dallas-dahms/
The second I can’t remember if I already sent it to you or not. It is a comparison between the LX100 and X100T. http://www.mirrorlessons.com/2015/02/20/panasonic-lx100-vs-fujifilm-x100t-compact-stylish-great-performance-ask/

Full Panasonic US Store makeover!


The official Panasonic US store (Click here) got a complete overhaul. Check it out!

Current deals:
There is a $200 discount on the new E-M5II with 12-40mm PRO lens kit sold at Amazon US (Click here).
E-Pl5 with kit lens for $399 only via Amazon US (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Black 25mm prime lens for $310 at Prodigital on eBay (Click here).
$160 off on the GM1 kit (Click here).
$100 off on the GX7 kit (Click here).
$75 off on the Open Box LX100 kit (Click here).
$70 off on the Opn Box FZ1000 kit (Click here).
GH4 for $1,219 on eBay (Click here).
$50 off on the E-M10 kit (Click here).
Olympus E-M1 sells for $999 in Black (Click here) or Silver (Click here).

Olympus E-M5II in Stock:
Silver at Amazon, GetOlympus and BHphoto.
Black at AmazonGetOlympus and BHphoto.

Panasonic GF7 in Stock and G6 deal:
Silver at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Pink at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

New Panasonic lens preorders:
Panasonic 42.5mm f/1.7 POWER O.I.S. Lens at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
Panasonic MACRO 30mm f/2.8 MEGA O.I.S. Lens at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.

Adobe Lightroom price leaked: Costs around $150 and ships on March 25.

The Australian Store Tlconline.com.au leaked the pricing and shipping info of the new Adobe Lightroom 6. It will be released on March 25 and cost $205 AUD (Australian Dollars). That’s about $155 USD or 148 Euro. The specs are:

  • Windows Compatibility: Windows 7, 8, 8.1
  • Mac OS Compatibility: Mac OS X v10.8, v10.9 or v10.10
  • Designed for both amateur photographers and professionals
  • Merge to HDR
  • Fusion panoramas
  • Performance gains
  • Facial recognition
  • Sophisticated video slideshows
  • Optimized web galleries
  • Filter brush

found via Fujirumors.

Guess what kind of camera gets used for the 320 million viewers Top Gear show :)

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Image posted on Facebook.

Is Micro Four Thirds good enough to be used to record the 320 million viewers Top gear show? Of course it is! Now let’s just hope the show will come back after a short suspension.

GH4 North American store links:
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

GH4 European store links:
Germany: Wexcameras, Marcotec-shop.de.
UK at Wexphotographic, CameraWorld, UKdigital, CVP, TipTop.