a little bit of everything…

Belvilla’s Seasonal Inspiration: Summertime from Hugo Goudswaard on Vimeo.

Best 20 Pictures of 2013 and Stories Behind Them (Samudranil).
E-M1 is camera of the year at TheOnlinePhotographer.
TimeLapse-SunSet in Korea 2013″ from kooi-Park Kyoung Kyun at Dicahub.
Abstract work with the E-M1 at Sergiomuscat.com

Jon:If you like, feel free to share my E-M1 gallery, all shot with the E-M1 and the 17mm f/1.8 and 12-40mm f/2.8.   I’ve had the E-M1 for 2 weeks now and I’m extremely happy with it (I also have the D600 and X100S, just so you know where I’m coming from). Here’s the gallery: http://www.openbloom.com/CAMERAGEAR/Olympus-OMD-EM1-Gallery

Tomek:Olympus OM-D E-M1, E-M5, Live Time and… Christmas Time ;-) http://youtu.be/HAdXyQxk-j0

Martin:Not a rumor but I bet this is what all Panasonic video shooters would love to have: http://cdn.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/218923/83767197.gif

Nicholas:The mounting plate of my M.Zuiko 12-40 PRO lens broke off, just as others have reported. Three of the four scores sheared. This happened while mounted on an E M-1(with Battery Holder) in a padded Lowe Pro Bag. The bag fell off a bed onto a heavily padded hotel carpet. It was such a minor fall that I didn’t even look inside the bag when it happened. I only realized the lens was damaged the next morning when I took the camera out of the bag.
I called Olympus and they acknowledged there was “an issue,” and assured me that warranty would cover the repair. Perhaps most troubling: The technician iI spoke with admitted that they do not have a fix. He encouraged me to keep checking the website for updated information.

Samsung extreme EVF solution (you can pull and tilt it).


The first announcement of the year is made by Samsung (with the NX30). It’s not really a spectacular camera btu it has one new literally “eye catching”  feature: The EVF can be titled and pulled(!) for the comfort of your eyes. You tell me if such a “pulling” EVF would be nice to have on a MFT camera!

P.S.: “Our” Panasonic GX7 can tilt the EVF and not pull it.

foudnd via MirrorlessRumors.


Vote the 2014 camera release you are dreaming about :)

First of all Happy New year to everyone! Hope you recovered from the party :)

The new 2014 is here and it’s about time to ask you what’s the one camera release you are dreaming about:

I am dreaming the new...

  • Olympus Full Frame OMD (26%, 1,858 Votes)
  • Panasonic GH 4K (18%, 1,312 Votes)
  • Olympus E-M2 (with better video and increased image quality) (16%, 1,154 Votes)
  • Sigma Foveon mft camera (15%, 1,068 Votes)
  • Olympus entry level E-M10 (12%, 892 Votes)
  • Panasonic camera with organic sensor (12%, 851 Votes)
  • Panasonic GX9 (9%, 649 Votes)
  • Olympus high end PEN (7%, 531 Votes)
  • Panasonic Full Frame High End G camera (7%, 484 Votes)
  • Olympus fixed lens APS-C or MFT sensor camera (6%, 462 Votes)
  • Panasonic GM2 (6%, 449 Votes)
  • Panasonic G7 (5%, 365 Votes)
  • Blackmagic Pocket Camera with 4K (4%, 298 Votes)
  • Panasonic fixed lens APS-C or MFT sensor camera (3%, 231 Votes)
  • Olympus entry level PEN (2%, 125 Votes)
  • Panasonic GF7 (1%, 92 Votes)
  • Blackmagic Cinema Camera with 4K (1%, 83 Votes)

Total Voters: 7,203

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Japan: These are the most sold cameras in 2013.

BCNranking publsihed the exact Japanese camera sales number for the whole 2013. Mirrorless interchangeable camera market share is 40% (DSLR has therefore 60%). Within the Mirrorless world Olympus takes the lead with 29.1% followed by Sony 26.4%, 14.2%, Panasonic, Ricoh imaging 9.8%, 9.34% Nikon, Canon 9.25 percent.

That said the Olympus E-M1 and the Panasonic GX7 and Gm1 have come to market very late. And at least in USA the Olympus E-M1 seems to sell very well according to Amazon US ranking (click here to see the list).

P:S:: New Years deal: Plenty of Gold Box deals on Tripods ongoing right now at Amazon US.

Reichmann from LL: “E-M1 is the camera of the year 2013”

Like so many other websites also Michael Reichmann from Luminous Landscape chose the Olympus E-M1 as camera of the year 2013. He writes:

Simply put, the Olympus O-MD E-M1 is that company’s new flagship camera, and while not inexpensive, provides proof that Olympus is run by engineers and product marketing folks that actually understand the needs of photographers. Sadly, this is not something that one can say for all camera companies these days.

Good job Olympus. Now let’s see if the new E-M10 will be the next praised and well selling Olympus camera…

E-M1 Store Links:
Olympus E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto, Amazon DE (via DL), Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL), WexUK, Topshot FI, CameraWorldUK.
Olympus E-M1 with 12-40mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK and CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-50mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK, CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL).
E-M1 Hariz case in Black (Click here) or Brown (Click here).