a bit of everything…

Land of the Midnight Sun from Jurek Ugarow on Vimeo.

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon US and BHphoto.
PEN-F review ar Shotkit.
Olympus lenses for 2017 – Wishes at Opinionstage.
Some Micro 4/3 love from TechRadar.
Olympus 25mm f1.2 Gallery (Flickr).
New SMALLRIG Cage for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85/ GX80/ GX7 Mark II 1828
Unveiled: Drobo 5C Storage Bay USB 3.0 (Explora).

Dan:Thought my fellow readers might be interested in seeing some pictures I took on a trip to Japan earlier this year. All taken with my E-M5 using a variety of lenses:

a bit of everything…

What Was Your First Camera? 10 Top Photographers Share Theirs

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Panasonic Lumix LX15 (LX10) Review (ePhotozine).
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II – Continuous Auto-focusing (Photographyblog).
Olympus E-M1 Mark II real-world samples gallery and Iceland gallery update (Dpreview).
Panasonic FZ2500 First Shots (Imaging Resource).
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN for micro 4/3 review ay Jonpais.

Tom:I would like to share my “Pictures of People” photo book with photos taken with my OM-D E-M1. Anyone can download a free PDF version from my blog:

a bit of everything…

What is ISO in Photography and Cinematography

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Beautiful, Skilled, Discrete: The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II (Photodanielm).
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm f/1.2 PRO Sample Images (Photographyblog).
GDT-Sieger des Jahres 2016, Andreas Geh, steigt von Canon auf Olympus um (Nature Photoarts).
2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 1 – Crop-Sensor (Dpreview).

Marc:i am a reader of 43rumors and shot since years with the panasonic gh-series and olympus lenses on active volcanoes. i am wondering if you are interested in some pics and statements to the 43 system? i use it for lowlight, too. could be interesting for your reades and i would share some of my experience. a quick glimpse to the pics you can have on my website http://www.vulkane.net/blogmobil/category/bildergalerien-vulkanfotos-bildreportagen/
videos you can find here:

Brad:I have a very in depth article on using the Fujian 35mm f1.7 lens on the M4/3 format, the samples were shot on an Olympus EM5 mk 2, the lens has been modded to improve performance, lots of pics and info not posted elsewhere. Here is the link:

The new DJI Inspire 2 with Zenmuse X5s is a flying GH5


The new

DJI announced the new Inspire 2 Quadcopter (specs and preorder here) and Zenmuse X5s (specs and preorder here). And it’s a sort of flying GH5 as it records 5.2K and 4K 60FPS! TheVerge reports:

DJI has designed a new image processing system for the Inspire 2 meant to satisfy professional filmmakers. They call it CineCore 2.0, and it can capture 5.2K video at a whopping 4.2Gbps bitrate. To handle all that data, the Inspire 2 has added an onboard SSD. You can buy this drone with the new Zenmuse X4S or X5S camera. The latter feature a micro 4/3 sensor and supports 10 different lenses, including zooms. And the system supports video compression formats that matter to pros, like CinemaDNG and Apple ProRes. For photographers there is a DNG RAW mode that captures 30-megapixel still images. And it can stream video in broadcast-quality formats for local news crews who want live aerial video from the scene of an unfolding event.

And now check out those detailed graphs:

Full specs:

  • Gimbal + Camera + Lens
  • Micro 4/3 Sensor
  • 5.2K at 30 fps / 4K at 60 fps
  • 20.8MP Still Images
  • 12.8 Stops of Dynamic Range
  • 12-Bit Raw
  • 20 fps Continuous Burst

Thanks B2!

Panasonic releases firmware updates for the G80 and the GH4


Panasonic issued a new firmware update for the GH4 and G80 (or G85 or G81). You can download it here: av.jpn.support.panasonic.com

The G80 update (version 1.1) fixes that bug:

Improved image stabilizer performance during the motion picture recording.

The GH4 update (version 2.6) fixes those bugs:

– When the camera is used with the Battery Grip, an error message pops up if the remaining power of the battery in the Battery Grip is low.
– With a use of Panasonic H-RS100400(LEICA DG VARIO-ELMAR 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S.) or some Olympus interchangeable lenses, the monitor blacks out when the user tries consecutive shooting in manual mode in AFC setting.