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August 9, 2015
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New Firmware updates for the 14-150mm Tamron, and FZ1000/TZ57 cameras.

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We have a couple of new firmware updates:

The Tamron 14-150mm firmware 1.2 improves autofocus performance on Panasonic cameras:
https://www.tamron.co.jp/support/firmware_c001_JPN/index.html

The Panasonic FZ1000 and TZ57 cameras got a new firmware update:
http://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/dsc/download/index.html

August 9, 2015
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Weekly 43rumors readers pictures roundup.


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1) You can share your pics by using the message box on our 43rumors Facebook page (Click here).
2) All 43rumors readers pictures can be seen here: facebook.com/43rumors/photos. Like the pictures you like and chat with the authors if you want to know how they took the shot!
3) The most liked pictures and some pics selected by myself will be posted weekly on 43rumors

This is the weekly selection:
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August 8, 2015
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a bit of everything…

Jurek (video on top):Still loving the GH4/SLR Magic 10mm T2.1 combination. Although slightly overshadowed by the recent Voigtlander 10.5mm release (purely a numbers game), I cannot get enough of how well this lens and camera combination performers. Hoping to be able to fly the combo on a CAME-TV Single 3-axis gimbal when it finally arrives, but in the meantime here’s some footage from a trip to Saint Martin earlier in the year. https://vimeo.com/133807078

Comparison between the Leica 42.5mm Nocticron, Voigtländer 42.5mm Nokton and the Olympus 45mm f/1.8 (Tysonrobichaudphotography)
Lensbaby Velvet for MFT (Tysonrobichaudphotography).

Fredrik: “I just finished my first food video and want to ask you if you could share it with your readers. The video was shot with two GH3’s, 12-35mm f/2.8, 25 f/1.4 and 45 f/1.8. It was lit using Fotodiox 1000ASVL with Lee 1/4 minus green filter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pS0cGcsCS8

Romain:A little expériment with the GH3 + 12mm T1,6 + Voigtlander 25mm f0,95. Corsica 2K13 by HR Prod. https://vimeo.com/133429635

August 7, 2015
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Good news from the Olympus Q1 financial report: It’s selling 26% more mirrorless cameras compared to last year!

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Yes, that’s the kind of news we like to get from Olympus! At last they are reporting strong growth in all their business including the Imaging Segment! They write:

In the mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera field, the OM-D series continued to perform solidly, such as the “OM-D E-M5 Mark II,” which was launched in the previous fiscal year. Sales were also boosted by a contribution from the high performance interchangeable lenses “M.ZUIKO DIGITAL PRO” series with additions of new models bringingthe lineup to four models. In the compact camera field, the Company continued to limit the number of units sold in response to market shrinkage, while retaining sales on a par with the previous year by further advancing the shift to high-value-added models. As a result, sales in the Imaging Systems Business overall increased year on year. The Imaging Systems Business returned to profitability, recording operating income after recording a loss in the same period of the previous fiscal year, mainly due to the increase in sales and progress in reducing expenses.

Full reports can be downloaded at olympus-global.com/en/ir/data/brief/2016/

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August 7, 2015
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Panasonic firmware update on many lenses adds Dual IS support on the GX8.

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Panasonic released firmware updates for many MFT lenses to support Dual IS on the new GX8: av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/download/fts/index2.html

GX8 Preorders:
Black GX8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic. In Eu at Amazon DE, Amazon UK, WexUK.
Silver GX8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic. In Eu at Amazon DEAmazon UK, WexUK.

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