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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

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 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:

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:

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

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

[Thanks Peter]

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