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March 18, 2010
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Olympus about the Four Thirds future “you’ll have to trust us on that”.

Toshiyuki Terada from Olympus gave a new interview on fourthirds-user.com.

Key points:
- “it’s not difficult to work out that much of this work would be focused on the higher end of the E-System product line
- “Many technological developments are common to both” (FourThirds and MicroFourThirds)
- There is “a difference in the expectations of Micro Four Thirds by Olympus compared to Panasonic
- “future Olympus DSLRs would feature HD video, and he understands the aspiration for higher resolution LCD screens and improved autofocus performance

Thanks FourThirdfs-user.com for publishing such an interesting Interview!

March 17, 2010
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The need for speed -> De Oude Delft 50mm f/0.75 on Ebay!

Oh we all love our Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens. But admit it we always wanted it faster. And if you thought that the f/0.95 aperture of the Noktor is as fast as you can get you were wrong!
On Ebay we just found the extream rare De Oude Delft 50mm f/0.75 lens (click here). The M-mount lens cost US $1,500.00 and you have to tolerate the fungus on the glass :(
But guys that’s a 50mm f/0.75!

If you want it faster you need to find the Carl Zeiss 50mm f/0.7. It is a Limited production lens built for the NASA space program- Stanley Kubrick used it on a 35mm movie cameras for some candlelit scenes in Barry Lyndon! Story of the Zeiss lens is available here: http://www.visual-memory.co.uk/sk/ac/len/page1.htm

March 16, 2010
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Olympus 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6 Zoom Lens. To arrive in April!

Quick update on the Olympus 9-18mm MicroFourThirds lens. According to Adorama and BHphoto the lens will arrive in April.
You can preorder the lens here (just click on the shop name): Amazon / Adorama / BH

P.S.: I didn’t find any european shop having the lens available for preorder.

March 15, 2010
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Let’s have some fun. Use your Nintendo DS to control the E-P1 :)

Did you know that you can jailbreak your Olympus software? Once you do that you will be able to use your Nintendo DS to capture timelapse shots with a built-in alarm and triggering the shutter by clapping your hands instead of pressing the button (Yeah I know it is exactly the feature we were all looking for).

You need to install the Open Camera Controller (which is Open Source).

Your camera will now have following features:
* Unlimited AEB
* Sound Trigger
* Motion Sensing
* Timelapse
* Sun-/Moonrise aware

A complete description of the software is available here: http://www.hdrlabs.com/occ/index.html

A youtube video (test on Canon DSLR) is available here: canonwatch.com

March 14, 2010
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Panasonic G-Sytem chart updated (available for download)

The Panasonic G-Series system has been updated with the new cameras. The new charts shows the Kit-options for the G2 and the G10

http://www.panasonic.net/avc/lumix/systemcamera/gms/pdf/g_series_system_chart.pdf

[Thanks Peter]

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