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DREAMWALKERS – The Faroes Project – Trailer (E-M1 Mark II and DJI Inspire Pro)

Chris (video on top):

“I just released the trailer for my upcoming adventure film. Entirely shot on M43! (E-M1 Mark II and DJI Inspire Pro)
DREAMWALKERS – The Faroes Project
The journey of four friends who set out on an adventure to be the first to highline one of the most unlikely of places: the Faroe Islands.
There’s also a 3 part mini series of the ‘making of’ which I’m releasing over the coming days.
The first part just went online:
THE MAKING OF: Dreamwalkers – The Faroes Project – PART 1/3 – Planning an Adventure Film
In Part 1 of 3 we’ll talk about the birth of the project and the planning part of it all. You’ll learn about the work and efforts that went into making this unique adventure film a reality and the problems we faced even before we started.
These 3 short videos are a short insight into the project and film and aspire to inspire you that adventures should always be attempted!

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Plenty of news on the facebook E-M1II group and the GH5 group.

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Panasonic GH5 & Nauticam Housing – Underwater Camera Review by Adil Schindler for Backscatter

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Olympus Experience In Iceland (Olympus Passion).
Olympus 30mm review at Pen3.de.
The New WD My Passport Ultra-Portable Storage Drives (Explora).
Beautiful Butterfly Photos (Jamie MacDonald)
Aputure Light Dome SoftBox (Personal View).

Plenty of news on the facebook E-M1II group and the GH5 group.

Press text: Cascable 3.0 released

Cascable released their new 3.0 software update. And this is the press text:

Cascable 3.0
Get started for free in the iOS App Store today

The only professional photography workflow tool for iOS that supports WiFi-enabled cameras from six manufacturers, available now in the App Store

STOCKHOLM — August 8th, 2017 — Available today, the updated Cascable app is still the best tool for working with your Canon, Nikon, Olympus or Sony camera in the field, now with added support for Fujifilm and Panasonic cameras. Whether it’s taking perfect group shots with your family using the included Apple Watch app or nailing that hard-to-reach shot in your latest photoshoot, Cascable will prove to be an essential part of the photography toolkit for the professional and amateur photographer alike.

Cascable provides a powerful and fast user interface whether you’re on iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Primary exposure adjustments and focus/shutter release are front and centre, and advanced autofocus, timer and drive controls are just a tap away. Unlike other apps, Cascable supports downloading and exporting full resolution photos — including RAW files — from your camera, and with second screen support via AirPlay or HDMI you can view your photos on the big screen. Other innovations include an Apple Watch app that puts your camera’s shutter right on your wrist, a set of calculators to help with the tricky exposure calculations needed for astrophotography and neutral density filters, and Shutter Robot — your friendly shutter automation tool, here to help with timelapses, exposure bracketing and more!

The updated version 3.0 includes support for over 70 new camera models from Fujifilm and Panasonic on top of the Canon, Nikon, Sony and Olympus models already available. In addition, Cascable now contains a powerful set of geotagging tools which enable GPS tracks to be collected and photographs to be geotagged without a GPS-enabled camera, alongside numerous optimisations and workflow improvements.

Cascable is available to get started with for free from the iOS App Store. Cascable’s Pro features come with a free trial when subscribing from $2 per month, or can be unlocked with a one-time $29.99 purchase. Please visit http://cascable.se/ for more information on Cascable, including screenshots, photographs and detailed user guides.


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My GH5 Training Course is COMPLETE!!! and Best Lens for Interviews?

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Digitalkamera reports that Nikon is no more producing the “1” system cameras (MirrorlessRumors).
Aputure COB 300d LED Fresnel Light (Personal View).
Time-Lapse Tips and Tools (Explora).
Tips for Shooting Panoramas (Jay Dickman)
GH5 Color – 422 vs 420 aka 10 bit and 8 bit in a production set plus firmware update wishlist (CRFTSHO).

Plenty of news on the facebook E-M1II group and the GH5 group.

Olympus first quarter results published: “operating profit recorded in Imaging Business”

Olympus published the full Q1 financial report. And there is good news:

  1. in Q1 the Imaging Business had an operating profit of 0.9 billions of yen.
  2. While overall revenue decreased (because of the decrease in compact camera sales) Olympus increased the mirrorless system camera sales revenue by 14%
  3. The full year forecast for the Imaging Business predicts an operating profit of 1 billion of yen.

This is what Olympus writes:

In the mirrorless camera field, sales increased as the Olympus Group maintained strong sales of the flagship mirrorless camera “OM-D E-M1 Mark II,” introduced in the previous fiscal year. Meanwhile, in the compact camera field, the Olympus Group continued to limit the number of units sold in response to market shrinkage. Consequently, revenue in the Imaging Business overall decreased year on year.
The Imaging Business returned to profitability after having recorded a loss in the same period of the previous fiscal year due to progress made in pushing down expenses.
It’s interesting to note that Olympus predicts to make only a small 0.1 billion profit in the upcoming three quarters. The strong Q1 performance goes all on the E-M1II. This means Olympus does not plan to introduce any major “money-making” camera til early 2018 at least. The E-M10III which is expected to be announced within the upcoming weeks is surely not a high profit camera.