Thew new Kipon Baveyes focal length reducer adapter for OM anc C/Y lenses is now in Stock!


Kipon announced it’s now shipping the new Baveyes OM and C/Y adapters. You can buy the OM to MFT Baveye on eBay (Click here) and also the C/Y adapter on eBay (Click here).

By using that adpater you gain 1 stop aperture with 0,7x focal length reduction. Kipon writes:
If you want to use the 50mm lens: 50mm × 2x (Micro Four Thirds focus magnification) × 0.7x (BAVEYES focus magnification) = 70mm angle of view equivalent
If you want to use the 35mm lens: 35mm × 2x (Micro Four Thirds focus magnification) × 0.7x (BAVEYES focus magnification) = 49mm angle of view equivalent

And as you know there are a huge amount of OM lenses we can use with the Baveye adapter. This is just the list of the prime lenses…Click on the link to check the price and auctions on eBay: 21mm f/2.0 and 21mm f/3.5 lens, 24mm f/2.0 and 24mm f/2.8 and 24mm f/3.5 shift lens, 28mm f/2.0 and 28mm f/2.8 and 28mm f/3.5 lens, 35mm f/2.0 and 35mm f/2.8 and 35mm f/2.8 shift lens, 40mm f/2.0 lens, 50mm f/1.2 and 50mm f/1.4 and 50mm f/1.8 and 50mm f/2.0 macro and 50mm f/3.5 lens, 55mm f/3.5 macro lens, 85mm f/2.0 lens, 90mm f/2.0 macro lens, 100mm f/2.0 and 100mm f/2.8 lens, 135mm f/2.8 and 135mm f/3.5 lens, 180mm f/2.0 and 180mm f/2.8 lens, 200mm f/4.0 and 200mm f/5.0 lens, 250mm f/2.0 lens, 300mm f/4.5 lens, 350mm f/2.8 lens,, 400mm f/6.4 lens, 500mm f/8.0 lens, 600mm f/6.6 lens, 1000mm f/11 lens.

PEN-F sales ranking at Amazon US and DE: US like it Black and Germans like it Silver.


Short question: How are PEN-F preorder going?

According to Amazon US rankings (Click here) the Black PEN-F sells better than the Silver one. Both have strong sales but still didn’t manage to dethrone the A6000. But of course the Sony is sold in one color only.

On the other side of the world Amazon Germany rankings (Click here) shows that the Silver version is definitely selling better than the Black one.

Of course Amazon rankings are non conclusive. But still it’s the only way we have yet to see if a camera is popular or not.

PEN-F Preorder links:
Silver PEN-F in USA/Canada at Bhphoto, Amazon, Adorama, GetOlympus, GetOlympus Canada.
Black PEN-F in USA/Canada at Bhphoto, Amazon, Adorama, GetOlympus, GetOlympus Canada.
Silver PEN-F in EU at Amazon Deutschland, FotoMundus, WexUk, ParkCameras.
Black PEN-F in EU at Amazon Deutschland, FotoMundus, WexUK, ParkCameras.
Olympus E-M10 Mark II Limited at BHphoto and Adorama.
Olympus CBG-11 PR Premium Leather Camera Bag for PEN-F (Brown/Black) at BHphoto.
Olympus CS-48 PR Premium Leather Wrapping Cloth for PEN-F (Brown/Black) at BHphoto.
Olympus ECG-4 External Metal Grip for PEN-F (Black) at BHphoto.
Olympus CSS-S120L PR Premium Leather Shoulder Strap for PEN-F (Brown/Black) at BHphoto.
Olympus CS-47B Leather Body Jacket for PEN-F (Black) at BHphoto.

Japanese 2015 sales report: Olympus makes an impressive +12% in market share!


There are some really unexpected news coming from the Bcnranking 2015 Japanese markets share report:

  1. Olympus gained 12% of market share in the mirrorless segment!
  2. Panasonic lost the third place to Canon

I want to remind you that in Japan the mirrorless market is as big as the “classic” DSLR segment. This makes the Olympus +12% jump even more impressive! The big looser is Sony that didn’t release any major sub $1,000 camera in 2015. It’s really a good news for Olympus who has been often written as “dead” in the past. Now let’s hope the PEN-F and E-M1II (Photokina) will help to keep the momentum.

On the other side Panasonic gave up the third place to Canon. And this is also a surprise if you take int account that Canon EOS-M system is quite a joke in terms of lens offerings. So I wonder what “went wrong” at Panasonic. They certainly had some nice cameras released in 2015. So maybe there is a marketing issue and not a problem in the product range?

found via Mirrorlessrumors.


Olympus releases firmware update for many cameras (E-M5, E-M10II, E-M10, E-P5, E-PL7, E-PL6, E-PL5, E-PM2)


Olympus released a firmware update for many MFT cameras. All details can be read here:

Those are the improvements:

  • Compatible with Olympus lens with a built-in image stabilizing function.
    • * The camera body recognizes the IS built into the lens, allowing for optimal image stabilizing effects.
      • * Not compatible with 5 axis Sync IS.
    • * You can get the effects of rolling stabilization from the IS function of the body, along with the effects of image stabilization from the IS function of the lens.
  • Compatible with Windows 10.