a bit of everything…

DIY filter holder for Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon US and BHphoto.
Mirrorless Telephoto Comparison Leica, Fuji, Nikon, Olympus (Naturalexposures).
The OLYMPUS PEN F Experience By Thomas Ludwig.
Olympus Stylus TG-860 Product Overview (Dpreview).

Gonzalo:Last April I had the chance to attend a Buddhist Monk Ordination in Eastern Thailand, and during the 2 days that the ceremony lasted I tried to capture all the different stages of the ritual to portray it in a comprehensive way. All the images were taken with the GH3 and the Nocticron without any ND filter, which made it difficult to use the lens wide open under such sunny tropical skies. You can see (and read) the full story here:

Chris:Hey everyone check out my new photo/video web series, ‘Let’s Talk’ – ep1 – The Panasonic GH5
Let me know your thoughts! Come join the conversation on Youtube or leave a comment below!

New screw-in filter holder for Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 PRO

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Taiwanese company STC is working with Olympus Taiwan to design a screw-in filter holder for Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 PRO. The holder takes an 105mm filter. Currently their CPL shows slight vignetting, but the newly designed ND filter could possibly avoid that. They’re still not sure if they should make an ND4, ND8, ND16…maybe your readers can help advise on this 😉 They also say it’s possible (and easier) to make one for Pana 7-14mm. Based on the comments, this will be available at the end of next month at least in Taiwan and Hong Kong. Not sure if it will be available elsewhere, though. See here:

Thanks B.!

Weekly 43rumors readers pictures roundup.

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Martin Kleis Sundstrøm‎
“The lights are on but nobody’s home”
This is a multi-bracket, long-exposure HDR rendered using Aurora HDR Pro.
LUMIX 12-35mm F/2.8 @35mm F/7.1

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a bit of everything…

Olympus 7-14mm F2.8 Pro Product Overview

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon US and BHphoto.
£150 Amazon Credit and £100 Cashback on the GX8 at Amazon UK.
Olympus Europe launched a new summer special bonus. All details can be read here: bonus.olympus.eu.
Disassembling Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100 (iFixit).
Panasonic Lumix GX80 / GX85 sample images (CameraLabs).

Gary:The third film in my Mt. Tamalpais West Peak trilogy, entirely shot on the Panny GH4 with aerials shot on the new DJI Inspire 1 X5R raw 4k camera.  Editedin FCPX and graded/camera-matched in Davinci Resolve. 
“Song of the Last Place (There is nowhere else to go.)”  https://vimeo.com/164439459
The film features guitarist Jimmy Dillon (who’s played with Springsteen, Dylan, Sting, Santana and Bonnie Raitt) and local cellist Katy Boyd, playing an original arrangement of Bach’s 5th Cello Suite “Serabande” for cello and resonator/steel blues guitar.  Two musicians playing together but at two different times, invoking the spirits of the ghosts that inhabit the old nuclear missile targeting station.
For context re the trilogy, the first two films are here:
#1)  The Invisible Peak: https://vimeo.com/84477950  (shot all on Nikon FF hardware)
#2)  Mountains Made of Chalk Fall Into the Sea, Eventually:  https://vimeo.com/119016971  (shot on the Sony A7s)
We premiered the new film to a sold-out house at the Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley this week as part of an event to show people that the restoration of that area of Mt. Tamalpais has actually begun. We’ve been working almost 5 years promoting the restoration, now it’s finally happening.  These three films were absolutely instrumental in building a groundswell of support in the community to raise the funds necessary to get this project started.  And it has started!  Here’s a little video that features some of the folks actually working on the project, also shot on the GH4.  (https://vimeo.com/163496365)
What is so amazing about this story that this air force station is literally on the summit of the tallest mountain near San Francisco, smack dab on top of a State Park (contiguous to the busiest National Park in the country, the Golden Gate Nat’l Recreation Area) but invisible to 99.9% of the public.  Because of these films, and the support they’ve engendered, the restoration of this area, once sacred to the indigenous Coastal Miwok indians, is now happening.  Funding is in place and we’re moving forward.
Films for good!  Films for change!

Z-Cam launches the new supersmall C1 Micro Four Thirds camera

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This got almost unnoticed at the NAB show. But Z-cam launched a new super small C1 Micro Four Thirds camera. Newsshooter shared this video to show you how it works:

Newsshooter at NAB 2016: Z-Cam C1 camera module shoots 4K from Dan Chung on Vimeo.

The C1 will go on sale soon for $599. This isn’t the first camera from Z-cam. They already launched the E1 Mini 4K cam last year (available for $699 at Adorama).