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July 9, 2015
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Hacked GH2 still an amazing camera: GH2 100mbs Olympus Om Zuiko 50mm f1.4 and 28mm f2.8

Here’s a handful of low light shots taken with the OM-D E-M5 and the Olympus 25mm and 45mm f/1.8 (Lessgearmorephotos).
Panasonic G 42.5 mm review at Lenstip.
No more photos of public buildings in Europe? (TheNakedCamera).
Japanese EF-MFT AF Adapter TEST (Youtube).
Panasonic And Leica – ‘Real’ Leicas And The Red Dot For Sale (Soundimagesplus).
Olympus Summer specials in Europe (also on Amazon Germany).
Too many photos to look at and judge? Luckily, in the near future programs will do all the work! (TheNakedCamera).

July 8, 2015
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Olympus PRO 7-14mm shipping delayed til late August!

GetOlympus (Click here) reports a new shipping date for the new 7-14mm PRO lens. It will now be available in late August only! Amazon US still says shipment starts on August 1 but I think they will change this soon too. I don’t know what’s the reason behind the new one month delay.

One more news: The lens got reviewed at ePhotozine:

Given the ‘Pro’ moniker assigned to this lens, expectations of its build and performance should be high. During testing this lens proved itself worthy, by delivering images with outstanding sharpness, whilst handling well and sporting a robust dust and moisture resistant construction. The lens may be a little prone to flare, but given the extreme angle of view on offer and the compact size of the lens, this flaw may be something many will be able to forgive, or even forget.

Olympus Preorders:
7-14mm f/2.8 PRO lens: Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, GetOlympus, WexUK, AmazonUK, AmazonDE, Digitalrev.
8mm f/1.8 PRO lens: Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, GetOlympus, WexUK, AmazonUK, AmazonDE, Digitalrev.
Titanium E-M5II: Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, GetOlympus, WexUK.

July 8, 2015
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Additional notes to the Schneider decision to not make MFT lenses.

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Schneider stated at Photoscala that the MFT sales on the worldwide market are dropping. And therefore it makes little sense for them to make lenses. But I think you don’t have to read too much into it because at the same time they also said they are considering to not make the FF lenses for Nikon and Canon they presented back at Photokina. I guess they simply saw little chance for them in the overall photo camera lens market. This is not a special MFT market problem.

July 8, 2015
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a bit of everything…


Montmartre, the quiet hour
from Emeric on Vimeo.

42.5mm f/1.7 review with 45mm and Nocticron comparisons (Mirrorlessons).
HOYA Cokin IR Infrared Filters Review on the GX7 (ePhotozine).
Light variations and their massive effect on our feelings (TheNakedCamera).
World’s smallest 4K system mirrorless camera from Samsung (SamsungCameraRumors).
Will the Transition to 4k Be Slower than the Hype Suggests? (Adorama).

Konrad:I’ve recently discovered that Olympus cameras (including 4/3) embed a certain type of information in metadata. I thought it might be interesting for your readers to know.
http://www.konraddwojak.com/blog/2015/6/olympus-digital-camera-secret-metadata-caption-you-should-know-about

July 6, 2015
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It’s official: Schneider changes his mind and will not make any MFT lenses!

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It’s official! Photoscala reports that Schneider withdraw the plan they had to release the three MFT lenses in 2015. So we will NEVER get those lenses! Actually the decision has not to do with a change regarding their specific Micro Four Thirds strategy. The company completely changed their focus. They will now move away from the classic Photo Lens market! They will stay in the market for Large Format lenses for Linhof, Alpa and Cambo and develop lenses for the Industrial and Cine market.

That’s bad news althaugh….Schneiders proposed MFT focal length lenses are already available within the Panasonic/Olympus lens repertoire.

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