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June 12, 2015
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Competition news: Leica Q, Sony A7rII, RX100m4 and RX10m2 announced.



A lot happened this week on the competition front. And some of those new products compete against actual Panasonic/Olympus cameras:

1) Leica announced the new Full Frame fixed lens Q camera (details here at BHphoto). This camera is not made in collaboration with Panasonic as it happened with past fixed lens cameras. And I think the sensor is a Sony too (Panasonic doesn’t make FF sensors yet).

2) Sony A7rII (details here at Amazon). It has 5 axis stabilization just like the Olympus E-M1/M5II cameras. But the tech behind it is completely different. It also has internal 4K recording making it a serious GH4 competitor (although the A7rII costs more than double!).

3) Sony RX10m2 (details here at Amazon). This is a Panasonic FZ1000 competitor. But we know Panasonic has a new FZ3000 camera on schedule. Don’t know if Panasonic will use the new Sony 1inch sensor too.

4) Sony RX100m4 (details here at Amazon). Definitely a LX100 competitor. LX100 is cheaper but the RX100m4 has tons of great features.

Always good to hear how Sony is pushing the boundaries. I hope this helps to speed up their E-M1II, FZ3000, GX8 and TRIP-D release :)

June 12, 2015
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Nokton 10.5mm f/0.95 shipment started today!

Bildschirmfoto 2015-06-09 um 14.43.12

Today Cosina started the worldwide shipment of the 10,5mm Nokton lens. You can get it in Europe at FotoMundus (Click here) in Asia at Taku (Click here) and in US at BHphoto (no preorder yet).


June 12, 2015
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New firmware for the E-PL6(Ver1.2), E-PL5(Ver1.4)and E-PM2(Ver1.4)


Olympus Japan announced a new firmware for the following three PEN cameras: E-PL6(Ver1.2)/E-PL5(Ver1.4)/E-PM2(Ver1.4).
It adds support for the Toshiba Flash Air Wirless Lan card.

found via

June 11, 2015
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Panasonic sends out new GH4 firmware with V-Log for testing.


Jordan Drake from TCSTTV just got a GH4 with a yet unreleased new firmware update. The firmware contains the latest version of V-Log L. Let’s just hope it will not take long to release it to the public!

June 11, 2015
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A bit of everything…

Panasonic Lumix G Macro 30mm F/2.8 ASPH. Mega O.I.S. GH4
from Irfan Khokhar on Vimeo.

Save 40 Euro on the new Lightroom 6 at Amazon Germany (Click here).
Nokton 10,5mm f/0.95 on preorder at Fotoversand.
First Look Review: Panasonic Lumix G7 4k Sample Video (TheVideoMode).
Olympus 40-150mm & MC-14 Pro Gallery by Cody on Flickr.
The Panasonic CM1 – Assessment – Raw And Jpg. Samples (Soundimagesplus).
GF7 test at Pixinfo.
The world’s first selfie? – “Beatle” George Harrison in front of the Taj Mahal (TheNakedCamera).

Amj:Not a rumor but something I shot with the Olympus OMD EM 5 II. Testing it’s video all shot at 1920*1080 at 50fps. no grading, exactly as shot, all handheld no post work at all, just a quick edit and reinterpreting the footage back to 25fps

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