Panasonic Leica lens roadmap: One lens still in 2016. Two lenses in 2017.

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Optyczne.pl posted some photos of the Leica lens roadmap. It shows the following release time:

8-18mm f/2.8-4.0 (2017)
12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 (end 2016)
50-200mm f/2.8-4.0 (2017)

The 50-200mm lens is marked as “under study” which could mean that the lens will be announced some time after the 8-18mm lens.

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Olympus preorders:
E-PL8 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, GetOlympus. Amazon.de.
25mm f/1.2 PRO at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, GetOlympus. Amazon.de.
12-100mm f/4.0 PRO at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, GetOlympus. Amazon.de.
30mm macro at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, GetOlympus. Amazon.de.
FL-900r flash at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon.de.

Panasonic preorders:
G85: BHphoto. Adorama. Amazon. ParkCameras. WexUK.
FZ2500: BHphoto. Adorama. Amazon. ParkCameras. WexUK.
Lx10: BHphoto. Adorama. Amazon. ParkCameras. WexUK.

New Photokina news roundup….

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Hands-On and First Impressions by Mirrorlessons.
Olympus booth on Youtube.
Panasonic G85/G80 First Look (Dpreview Video).
Meet the new Olympus 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro (Dpreview)
Panasonic Lumix LX15 – Toma de contacto (DSLRmagazine).
Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT Lens Hands-On Photos (ePhotozine).
Somehting else: European readers do have a Gold Box deal on the Olympus 12-50mm lens at Amazon.de (Click and scroll the bar to find it).
E-PL8 preorders in Finland: verkkokauppa.com/fi/search?q=%22e-pl8%22

Olympus preorders:
E-PL8 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, GetOlympus. Amazon.de.
25mm f/1.2 PRO at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, GetOlympus. Amazon.de.
12-100mm f/4.0 PRO at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, GetOlympus. Amazon.de.
30mm macro at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, GetOlympus. Amazon.de.
FL-900r flash at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon.de.

Panasonic preorders:
G85: BHphoto. Adorama. Amazon. ParkCameras. WexUK.
FZ2500: BHphoto. Adorama. Amazon. ParkCameras. WexUK.
Lx10: BHphoto. Adorama. Amazon. ParkCameras. WexUK.

Firmware Update Brings Focus Stacking Function To Lumix DMC-GX80

A free firmware update (v1.1) for the Lumix DMC-GX80 is now available which adds the Focus Stacking function to the camera.
The firmware update also adds other improvements to enhance the operability of the DMC-GX80. The Focus Bracket menu now has a Sequence function, which allows users to set the bracket images to be shot farther and closer from the initial focus position, or farther away. Also, Flash Mode can be set to forced-off when using a built-in flash.
The DMC-GX80 firmware v1.1 is available for free at the LUMIX Customer Support website.

via ePhotozine.

Announced: Elinchrom Skyport Plus HS for Olympus

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The Swiss company Elinchrom released the Olympus compatible version of their Skysport Plus HS system. This is the press text:

Elinchrom continues to expand the family of el-skyport plus hs transmitters to olympus users !
Since the launch of the EL-Skyport Plus HS for Canon, Nikon and Sony, the most advanced EL-Skyport ever is now available to Olympus* users.
This will give them the ability to control and visualise power settings for all their compatible Elinchrom lights and the capability to shoot at speeds up to 1/8000s in Hi-Sync mode.

Visual Feedback Interface
The Large LCD display of the EL-Skyport HS features two-way control via a visual feedback interface that lets you see the exact power up to 10 compatible Elinchrom lights in your setup, right on the transmitter. Users can control the modelling lamp and power of each flash unit directly from the EL-Skyport transmitter, which instantly shows the updated settings.
This provides an incredible system for every light in your setup, right from your camera.
Hi-Sync opens up the world of flash photography
to explore even further
Elinchrom Hi-Sync technology lets you go beyond the X-Sync of your camera. Photographers can simply switch to Hi-Sync mode and access sync speeds up to 1/8000s to freeze motion, overpower the sun, darken backgrounds or use a wider aperture. The ODS (Over Drive Sync) enables users to fine tune the EL-Skyport Plus HS transmitter’s trigger signal to optimise exposure at high shutter speeds whilst gaining up to 2 more f-stops of light.

Even more
The EL-Skyport HS has 20 frequency channels that can be used for either Normal or Speed mode. The transmitter attaches easily and securely to the hotshoe with its quick-lock mechanism, and is powered by 2x AA batteries. Users can also enjoy a range of up to 656ft (200m) outdoors, and up to 196ft (60m) indoors.
The Skyport HS continues the Elinchrom commitment to quality
Providing photographers with tools to enhance their shooting experience whilst also showing how Elinchrom is looking firmly ahead to the future. The EL-Skyport HS represents a seamless extension of the EL-Skyport family since it is also compatible with the three previous generations of Elinchrom flash units (those using the EL-Skyport Transceiver RX module for Style RX, Digital RX, and Ranger RX systems, and those with integrated EL-Skyport modules for the BRX, D-Lite RX, ELC Pro HD, and ELB series.)

EL-Skyport Plus HS Features:
• Large LCD with unique, real-time display of remote flash power settings • Easy access buttons and rotation ring for fast setup and control
• 20 Channels*, 4 Groups for Normal and Speed Sync Modes
• Hi-Sync, up to 1/8000sec with Olympus, Sony, Canon and Nikon cameras • Extended working range up to 656ft (200m)
• AF Illuminator and sure-lock mounting foot • USB port for future-proof upgrades
The EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS is now available for Olympus, Sony, Canon and Nikon cameras.
EL19372 – EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS for Olympus EL19371 – EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS for Sony EL19366 – EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS for Canon EL19367 – EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS for Nikon
Street Price: $249.95 USD / €249 EUR / £199 GBP

In the box
EL-Skyport Plus HS for Olympus EL19372
1x EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS
1x Mini-USB cable
2-year warranty

ABOUT ELINCHROM
Since 1962, Elinchrom has been producing the world’s most portable studio flash, drawing from a heritage of more than 50 years of innovation.
Based in Renens, on the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland, Elinchrom continues to innovate with a product range that covers every photographer’s needs, from compact flash equipment to battery and power pack systems, reflectors, softboxes and other lighting accessories. Elinchrom’s lighting equipment is used around the world for both studio and outdoor purposes.

Today’s Panasonic GH5 news roundup (Newshooter, Max Yuryev, Panasonic interview)

It’s time to post some more GH5 news:

Above you can watch the video posted by Max Yuryev.
5 Reasons to Be Excited about the Panasonic GH5 (Explora).
We ask Panasonic all the questions about the GH5 (Newsshooter).
Panasonic announce GH5 with 10-bit 4:2:2 and a 6K mode (Newsshooter).
Panasonic GH5, FZ2000, LX15 and G80 | Photokina 2016 (WexUK Youtube video).
Panasonic New Release at Photokina 2016 by Photogear on Youtube.
GH5 Photokina presentation video.

The full original 43rumors news racap can be found here for Panasonic and Olympus.

Olympus preorders:
E-PL8 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, GetOlympus.
25mm f/1.2 PRO at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, GetOlympus.
12-100mm f/4.0 PRO at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, GetOlympus.
30mm macro at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, GetOlympus.
FL-900r flash at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, GetOlympus.

Panasonic preorders:
G85: BHphoto. Adorama. Amazon. ParkCameras. WexUK.
FZ2500: BHphoto. Adorama. Amazon. ParkCameras. WexUK.
Lx10: BHphoto. Adorama. Amazon. ParkCameras. WexUK.