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August 8, 2014
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a little bit of everything…


Kickass Glass – Olympus 25mm f1.8 Review by Blunty

15mm F1.7 Review at Mu-43 and at Lenstip.
Panasonic GH4 Underwater Camera Review at Backscatter.
Two Largely Forgotten But Great Features of the Olympus E-M1 and E-M5 (Thewanderinglensman).
Sony A7s vs GH4 at Spanish DSLRmagazine.
Panasonic to Attend PhotoLive (Photogrpahyblog).
Olympus 25mm Lens Review by Josh McLeod.

Damian:I am a professional photographer from Spain who as the Olympus em5 equipment and EM10. As you will see I also do photography and social reportage, although my specialty is documentary: Http://adft.es and http://adft.es/tinoypatri

Kevin:I just wanted to take a moment and share our fresh content with you shot primarily on the GH4. My studio and I are big followers of your site and thought this video might be a nice representation of what the GH4 can do for your “Bit of Everything” posts. The video is a look at Cancun Mexico in stunning UHD https://vimeo.com/102690909

August 7, 2014
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(FT5) Olympus officially says there is a “new product Talk Event” on August 30. E-Pl7 coming!

Olympus Japan officially confirmed the launch of new PEN products on August 30!

It’s no secret that Olympus will announce the E-PL7 and new PRO zoom and primes. And there will be likely a new Silver E-M1 too.

August 7, 2014
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a little bit of everything…


Panasonic LUMIX GX7 Shooting Impression by Thomas Dworzak

Olympus Visionary Program at GetOlympus.
Panasonic GH4 Shooter’s Report Part II: Getting down and dirty with video recording (Imaging Resource).
Touch aperture control at Egami (google translation here).
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 / Sony Alpha 7S Comparative Review (Dpreview).
Panasonic GH3/GH4 Pro-Level Flying Drone (Engadget).
LockPort GH4 released (http://www.lockcircle.com/)

Maxwell:http://vimeo.com/101575229. A blog of me on my travels across the United States to national parks shot with a GH3 http://pizzapropaganda.squarespace.com

August 6, 2014
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Worldwide camera market: DSLR shipments decreasing. Mirrorless shipments (slowly) increasing!

Image courtesy: Personal View.

Well, you didn’t see this coming: The DSLR market is considerably decreasing while the mirrorless market is slowly but constantly growing. The Japanese organization CIPA posted the latest June camera shipment data from Japanese companies. And you can see them on graph at Personal View.

In the period between January and June 2014 DSLR unit shipments did fall by 22% compared to the previous 2013 January-June period. Mirrorless camera shipments increased by 23%!

Of course Mirrorless market is still not exploding but in it’s holding well compared to the shrinking DSLR sales. And I guess that as soon that Nikon and Canon will “get serious” with mirrorless things will change even further.

August 5, 2014
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a little bit of everything…


Panasonic GH4 vs Sony A7s Review – 4k vs ISO

First Impressions: Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II (ThePhoBlographer)
FZ1000 Field Test Images at Outbackphoto.
Kamerabuch zur E-M10 by Pen And Tell.

Anonymous: “Issue with GH4 connecting to external monitors and 24p output. Not sure if you have heard about this but I feel it needs attention. Many GH4 users are reporting various issues with connecting to external monitors. Here are a few forums that I have found users are having the same issue as myself (my cheap Lilliput monitor will display all frame rates on the GH4 except for 24p and 23.978)
http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10334/gh4-issues-with-monitors/p1
http://www.eoshd.com/comments/topic/6676-gh4-wont-output-24p-on-external-monitor/
http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?325330-Can-t-view-24p-on-external-monitor
A search will pull up other forums as well complaining about the same issue.
Hopefully you can shed some light on the this if it has not yet been addressed or resolved.

Rhys:Hi, you don’t usually seem to cover many UK based deals, but I’ve just spotted that Jessops have pretty much every Olympus m43 lens with 10% off. I’ve just ordered a 9-18mm at about the cheapest price I’ve seen it at in the UK. I nearly paid £470 for it from Jessops earlier this week! :) Maybe you could share with your readers. http://www.jessops.com/accessories/lenses/olympus

Tim:In Australia, the GX7 body is selling for $470 USA / $514 AUD at three stores online. http://www.shopbot.com.au/pp-panasonic-lumix-dmc-gx7-price-439847.html

Yan:Recently, we used Panasonic GH4 to shoot chemical reactions in 4K with a Tokina 100mm macro lens. Below is a trailer we just released (in 1080p): http://vimeo.com/102098227. I think 4K and m43 format make GH4 the king of macro video work. The image detail and large DOF are unmatched by any other consumer camera on the market. I hope this video could be useful to the m43 community.”

Muvida:Here’s a video clip I shot last month using hacked Panasonic GH2 at 720s/50fps mode. Lenses : Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95 and SLR Magic 12mm f/1.6 both with hoya CPL filters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIocyv08sjk

Fabrys:This is my last video shot in London with the OMD EM-5 and the Sony RX100MII (for slow motion at 60P). https://vimeo.com/101187544

Henrik:I made this video a couple of days ago.It shows how powerful the GH3 still is and how the 43 system has no problems competing with professional equipment. Wanted to share this with you in case it would be interesting for 43rumors’s readers to watch. Filmed with the first batch of the Panasonic GH3 camera, coupled with the black Olympus 45mm F1.8 using a cheap set of macro tubes. Recorded entirely at ISO 1600 and F8 aperture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jj-H_SDdoM&list=UUzSiJ94Isc6ZsfROvPiJtdA

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