a bit of everything…

Olympus Visionary Chris Eyre-Walker takes the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II on an adventure to Namibia. From the oldest desert in the world up to one of the world’s premier wildlife watching destinations, this short highlight film aims to inspire adventure and wanderlust by capturing the beauty and remoteness of Namibia in Cinema 4K.

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
how to shoot wedding reportage (Olympus Image Space).
Are Sony Bayer Digital Sensors Destroying Creative Photography? (Soundimagesplus).
TEST PANASONIC GH5 : TOUT CE QU’IL FAUT SAVOIR SUR LE MODE VIDÉO (Focus Numerique).
Olympus 25mm F/1.2 vs 25mm F/1.8 Lens Review (Olympuspassion).
Wieder Akkus: BLH-1- Clones (Pen And Tell).

Plenty of news on the facebook E-M1II group and the GH5 group.

Chung:Two new cage for Panasonic GH5 at NAB show 2017
Tilta Cage for GH5 https://youtu.be/GWSfzAw_v6Y
Zacuto Prototype cage for GH5 https://youtu.be/bUOeNT-bCsY

Press release: Laowa 7.5mm f/:2 MFT is the widest f/2 rectilinear lens

We already reported about this lens last week. But now the English press text has been released with a new set of images of the lens (see bottom of this post):

PRESS RELEASE

May 1sr 2017.

UK Optics are pleased to announce the new Laowa manual focus lens for Panasonic/Olympus CSC cameras. The 7.5mm f/:2 UWA Lens for MFT.

With its acute 110° angle of view and ultra-fast f/2 aperture allows photographers to create extraordinary quality astro- photography shots with fabulous detail. It also gives photographers a fast wide-angle option for landscape photography and low-light shooting.

The Laowa 7.5mm f/:2 MFT is the widest f/2 rectilinear lens ever designed for Micro Four Thirds Cameras.

Wide angle and Fisheye lenses of a 7.5mm focal length are extremely difficult to construct, with such lenses barrel or pin cushioning distortion ie.; where vertical and horizontal lines tend to bow out away from the centre of the image, the correction becomes more challenging as the focal length decreases, therefore lenses that achieve this effect are called Rectilinear.

Despite the extreme specifications, Laowa have successfully minimized the weight and physical size of the lens to a mere 0.37 pounds (170g) and 55mm long.

The extreme 110° angle of view, ultrafast f/:2 aperture and featherweight, makes this lens an ideal option to pair up with drones for aerial photography. It also gives photographers a fast and wide-angle option for low-light shooting as well as landscape photography.

The build quality of the Laowa lens is exceptional. The lens body is made of lightweight aluminium and the lens mount is manufactured from Hard Chromium metal providing superb abrasion resistance and mount accuracy.

The lens is a Prime Manual Focus lens. The aperture ring operates in full clicks (f-stops). The detachable (metal petal shaped) lens hood is so small that you can in most cases leave it mounted to the lens.

The lens has a (46mm) filter thread and comes complete with the metal petal shaped detachable hood. The 7.5mm lens is available in a choice of either Black or Silver finish.

The MSRP price is £499.00 and availability will be end of May 2017.

Also due out July/August will be a light weight version at 150g specifically designed for the Drones market but with the same optical performance available in Black only, the MSRP is anticipated to be £519.00

Lens Description

7.5mm f/2

Focal Length

7.5mm

Maximum Aperture (Fno)

F/2.0

Angle of View

110°

Format Compatibility

Micro Four Thirds

Minimum Focus distance

4.72” (12cm)

Maximum Reproduction Ratio

0.11x

Focusing

Manual Focus

Filter Thread

46mm

Dimensions(DxL)

Φ50x55mm

Weight

170g

Mounts

MFT

Colour

Black/Silv

New version of the Field Monitor APP adds False Color (pro feature known from 40K$ Cameras like Arri)

Holger just sent me this:

a new version of my Field Monitor app is available – now with False Color , a profi feature known from 40K$ Cameras like Arri. Now available for Lumix cameras. See a demonstration video here: https://youtu.be/n7m1ejtiy6M
An Android version also available in Version 1.1.0 with Anamorphic Stretch, Crop Bars and False Color  with all the features of the iOS version coming in next releases: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.minaxsoft.gmonitor&hl=de

a bit of everything…

Sneak peek of LUMIX GH5 launch in New Zealand

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Watch This Before You Buy the Panasonic GH5 (Jreshow).
Panasonic GH5 Field Test Part III: Dynamic range, 6K photo and timelapse and the final wrap-up (Imaging Resource).
Bird photography experience with the Olympus E-M1 Mark II (Olympus Passion).
Pushing the Panasonic GH5 Stabilization to the Limit (Fstoppers).
Panasonic Lumix GH5 – Prueba de campo (Albedomedia).

Plenty of news on the facebook E-M1II group and the GH5 group.

Mark:A link to a post on my photoblog you may find interesting and worthwhile sharing.
Essentially it looks at the real-world difference one might (or might not) obtain by buying a new E-M1 MkII if you are using legacy 4/3 glass and gives tips on shooting fast action with the original E-M1.
As you know, I am a long time user of Olympus equipment (more than 30 years!) and have used 4/3 since my switch to digital with the E-1 in 2004.
http://flightlevel42.co.za/photoblog.htm#New%20Gear-itis:%20Is%20there%20a%20cure?

a bit of everything…(Great SLR magic 8mm video, top 15 Olympus lenses)

SLR Magic 8mm F4 + Osmo + DJI Inspire 1 w/ Zenmuse X5R from Noktor on Vimeo.

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
New SmallHD On-Camera UltraBright Monitor Bundles (Explora).
SLR Magic Anamorphic Lens Rig, NAB 2017 (Personal View).
Top 15 Best Olympus Micro Four Thirds Lenses 2017 (ePhotozine).
Panasonic GH5 sample video (Dpreview).

Plenty of news on the facebook E-M1II group and the GH5 group.

Daniel:its really a question, have a Panasonic DMW-FL360L Flash that I used on an Olmpus E-M5 and a Lumix GH3 but suddenly it just does not work on TTL nor wants to fire, any help is welcomed, thanks https://youtu.be/jqkXQ7-h1_o

Rico: “A short test of a Schneider Kreuznach 18-90mm 2.0 C-mount lens on a Panasonic Mirrorless camera: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOTUTU_KjzI