New GH5 6K and 180fps test videos from Nick Driftwood.

Panasonic Lumix GH5 6KPhoto mode 3:2 aspect HEVC – Manual Focus with AF touch Test from Nick Driftwood on Vimeo.

Nick Driftwood is continually uploading new GH5 test videos on his Vimeo Channel. Here you can watch the latest two.

P1000005 – Panasonic Lumix GH5 FHD 180FPS in 50p mode from Nick Driftwood on Vimeo.

And Sony shooter Hugh Brownstone is thinking about getting the GH5:

Preorders (use these links to support my work thanks!):
GH5 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama and Panasonic US. In EU at Cyberport.de and ParkCamera.
GF9 (Black) at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
GF9 (Silver) at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
Battery Grip for DC-GH5 at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
Leica 12-60mm at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
12-35mm F/2.8 II Asph at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
35-100mm f/2.8 II ASPH at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
45-200mm f/4-5.6 II POWER OIS at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
100-300mm f/4.0-5.6 II POWER OIS at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
Panasonic DMW-XLR1 XLR Microphone Adapter at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
DMW-DCC15A DC Coupler at BHphoto and Adorama.
FZ80 camera at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.

E-M1II news and test roundup…

Ater all that GH5 buzz let’s have a roundup of new E-M1II articles:

There are many user tests and reviews posted on our E-M1II Facebook page (Click here).
High-speed SDHC card speed comparison (Seldomscenephotography).
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II First Look: Initial Comments (Diglloyd).
New E-M1II 2017 Year with Daniel M
E-M1II with UHS-II card test at DC.watch.

Eric:The new Olympus E-M1II makes back-button focusing more complicated than did the original E-M1.  So I wrote up a how- to over on my blog: https://wp.me/p1feV0-wb

J-Marc:Hi! It’s a known issue, being investigated (?) by Lexar, not Olympus, according to;
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/58818741
For instance:
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/58825187
 
Ladies and Gentlemen, I have the update from Olympus Singapore.

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Dear Mr Wong,
This is regarding the situation where your Lexar Professional 2000x SDXC 128GB is not able to read on your camera.

This problem occurs due to a firmware of the card, not in the E-M1 Mark II camera.
Please contact to Micron Technology, Inc
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Please also remind people that there are two brands certified by Olympus as compatoble, so far:
http://cs.olympus-imaging.jp/en/support/imsg/digicamera/compati/media/sd/en_2016_04.cfm
 SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Card by SanDisk
SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Card by Toshiba

Olympus E-M1II store links:
In USA at BHphoto, Amazon, GetOlympus and Adorama.
In Europe at ParkCameras. WexUK. Digitech.ch.

A Look At The Meike 6.5mm f/2 Fisheye Lens For Micro Four Thirds Cameras by David Thorpe

David Thorpe is the first person posting a short video hands-on of the new Meike 6.5mm fisheye lens. He writes:

The fisheye lens, with its 180 degree circular image gives a unique view of the world – and your own fingers, if you’re not careful!
Unfortunately, they tend to be either expensive and good or cheap and not so good. The Meike 6.5mm f/2 doesn’t conform. It is both bargain priced and optically sound.

The lens is in Stock at Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.de.

New GH5 video for download (by Neumannfilms)

180fps | Panasonic Lumix GH5: “Bored” (Downloadable Footage)

Neumannfilms posted the video on top. You can download all their 5 clips here: http://www.mediafire.com/file/nu2l117hjj4hjpq/Neumann_Films_Lumix_GH5_180fps_Footage.zip

Preorders (use these links to support my work thanks!):
GH5 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama and Panasonic US. In EU at ParkCamera.
GF9 (Black) at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
GF9 (Silver) at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
Battery Grip for DC-GH5 at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
Leica 12-60mm at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
12-35mm F/2.8 II Asph at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
35-100mm f/2.8 II ASPH at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
45-200mm f/4-5.6 II POWER OIS at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
100-300mm f/4.0-5.6 II POWER OIS at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
Panasonic DMW-XLR1 XLR Microphone Adapter at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
DMW-DCC15A DC Coupler at BHphoto and Adorama.
FZ80 camera at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.

Panasonic GH5 4K Video Samples Color Grade Test

The E-M1II is the best OMD camera for Astrophotography and Long exposure shots

Seldom Scene Photography posted two E-MII tests to see how well the new camera performs for Astrophotography and Long Exposure shots:
The Olympus E-M1II and backyard astrophotography
The Olympus E-M1II and long exposures

The bottom line: the E-M5II is much better w.r.t. noise in long exposures than is the E-M1, and the E-M1II is better than both of them. The E-M1II is nearly good enough to not need Noise Reduction — and this, with a 60 second exposure!
Shots under ISO 3200 (4 second exposure) show the Earth’s motion via “smearing” of the star images, but there’s not much sensor noise in those frames. As you can see, sensor noise really starts picking up around ISO 3200, but ISO 6400 at least should be usable with post-processing. Not perfect, but quite an improvement from past OM-D bodies!

Olympus E-M1II store links:
In USA at BHphoto, Amazon, GetOlympus and Adorama.
In Europe at ParkCameras. WexUK. Digitech.ch.

There are many user tests and reviews posted on our E-M1II Facebook page (Click here).