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October 3, 2014
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Metabones announces the new PL to MFT adapter.

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We just got a new adapter from Metabones: It’s the PL to MFT adapter and full details have been disclosed at metabones.com/products/details/MB_PL-m43-BM1.

October 3, 2014
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Reminder: FZ1000 firmware update available too.

Yesterday we got the new Panasonc GH4 2.0 firmware update. But we forgot to add the FZ1000 got a new firmware too and you can download it here: panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/download/FZ1000/index.html

FZ-1000 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Wex Germany and WexUK.

 

October 1, 2014
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Panasonic finally announces the LX100 and GM5 in Japan too. There is also the DMW-FL70 flash.

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Panasonic officially announced the GM5 and LX100 in Japan. They also showed that ripped off LX100 behind a Glass at the press event (Source: DC.watch). Panasonic showed also the new DMW-FL70 flash:

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More images of the LX100, GM5, flash and lenses can be seen at DC.watch.

Panasonic preorders:
LX100 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at WexUK and Wex Germany.
GM5 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at WexUK.
GM5 in red at Adorama.
35-100mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.

Olympus preorders:
Silver E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus. In Europe at Wex UK.
40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus. In Europe at Wex UK.
LH-76 lens hood at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
MC-14 1.4x teleconverter at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
PRF-ZD62 Z protection filter at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
PRF-ZD72 Z protection filter at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
General links to all new Olympus stuff at Adorama.
ALL new stuff announced at Photokina at Amazon.

 

October 1, 2014
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UDPATED: First “hacked” E-M1 test videos?

Never Prod posted first videos showing the video quality of the “hacked” E-M1. There is also a first 4K sensor read 4:4:4, internal encoding MOV 1920×1080 4:2:0
ISO 3200 E-M1 video:

I want to stress that I am not responsible for this project and that I cannot recommend you to install the hacked firmware because you really have to be aware of the risks if you do so.

UPDATE: A couple of readers who tested the firmware said this is not working as told by Never Prod. meaning there is no improvement at all. So there is no evidence yet the project is…”serious”.

October 1, 2014
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New Panasonic GH4 firmware released!

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Panasonic (Click here) officially released the new GH4 firmware upgrade! This is the list of the improvements:

  1. [4K PHOTO] mode is added which records 4K video exclusively for capturing a frame to save as a photo.
      • Settings can be adjusted as below when entering this mode.
    -Rec Format : MP4
    -Rec Quality : 4K/30p/100Mbps
    (System Frequency 59.94Hz)
    4K/25p/100Mbps
    (System Frequency 50.00Hz)
    -Luminance Level:0-255
    • In addition to 16:9 aspect, 4:3/3:2/1:1 can be selected.
    • Exif information is embedded to the captured image from the 4K video.
    • Marking function is available enables marker setting on the designated point while recording video and users can jump to the markers when playing back the video to capture the frame they want.
    • Loop Recording function is added, with which the camera keeps on recording video while deleting the old footage automatically.
  2. 4K/23.98p/100Mbps mode is added in MP4 video recording.
  3. The upper limit of the ISO sensitivity can be set in the menu of ISO sensitivity setting and emission amount of flash light can be adjusted in the menu of exposure compensation.
  4. Focusing performance of 1-area AF in video recording is improved.
  5. Tracking performance of tracking AF when used with the interchangeable lens H-FS14140 is improved.
  6. Remote shooting via USB tethering is available by using PC software “USB Tether” supplied by Promote Systems.
    * For more information on Promote Systems, please visit http://www.promotesystems.com/

Ther eis also a special pfd file you can download with a very detailed descirption of the new features: https://eww.pavc.panasonic.co.jp/support/en/dsc/fts/win/GH4_V20_ENG.pdf

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GH4 North American store links:
GH4 camera at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Ritz Camera and Panasonic. Price: $1,698. In Canada at Vistek.
GH4 camera with interface unit at Adorama and BHphoto. Price: $3,298
Interface unit only at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic. Price: $1,998

GH4 Europen store links:
Germany: Wexcameras, Marcotec-shop.de.
UK at Wexphotographic, CameraWorld, UKdigital, CVP, TipTop.
Holland at Fotohanskeuzekamp.
Belgium at Fotokonijnenberg.
Norway at Fotovideo.
Sweden at Cyberphoto, Skandinavianphoto.
Finland at Telefoto, Topshot, Verkkoauppa.
France at Photocineshop.
Spain: Fotoboom.

Asian store links:
Digitalrev and Digidirect Australia.

4K cards
Kingston 16-32-64 GB SDHC UHS-I Speed Class 3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sandisk 16-32-64 GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-II Memory Card at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Transcend 64-128 GB High Speed 10 UHS-3 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Panasonic 16-32-64 GB SDHC-UHS-I U3 Card (90MB/s) at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

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