Former Nikon Ambassador reviews the E-M1II…read his findings!

Former Nikon Ambassador De la Mircea Bezergheanu:

Only five days after I had publicly announced that I would end my collaboration with Nikon, renouncing my title as Ambassador, while looking to find a new system, a mirrorless one this time, something that could challenge my whole carrier, out of the blue I got a fully equipped Olympus system.
To be honest, I would not give too many chances to the new system. My conservatory thinking would not allow me to conceive that a small sensor can be better than a big sensor.

He then goes through all the “discoveries” he had by using an Olympus MFT system. And at the end he writes:

Overall, I am quite happy that now I have one professional solution which will allow me to do what I do best: photos; as good and as best as I can do. Camera is just a tool; the only thing that matters in the end is what lies between the viewfinder and the back of your head.

Olympus E-M1II at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.

UPDATE: For 2 hours the link was missing because of a formatting mistake. I actually have issues with the keyboard sometimes not working well :( Sorry for that folks!

Olympus 150mm f/2 Zuiko tested on the E-M1II and PEN-F


Olympus 150mm f/2 Zuiko mounted on the E-M1 Mark II / PEN-F standing by (Imaging Resource)

I think it’s close to two years I do not post any Four Thirds related review. And now thanks to Imaging Resource we have one. They tested the superb Olympus 150mm FT lens on the E-M1II and PEN-F

There is no question that the Olympus 150mm ƒ/2 Zuiko is a well-built, high performance telephoto lens. The results from the labs show excellent performance across the board in terms of sharpness, resistance to chromatic aberration, distortion and vignetting. Of course, when paying over two thousand dollars for a lens, you should expect nothing less. The big question would be whether or not to consider the Sigma 150mm ƒ/2.8; it’s much less expensive, but matches the Olympus in terms of quality. However, that extra stop of speed, and the high quality inherent in the Super High Grade lens lineup, would make the Olympus 150mm ƒ/2 an excellent addition to an Olympus owner’s collection.

Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 150mm f/2 Lens at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.

Panasonic GH5 review by Dan Watson on Huffingtonpost: “It really is a revolution for compact video cameras”

Dan Watson posted this full video review and GH5 article on Huffingtonpost:

It really is a revolution for compact video cameras in a way that cannot be overstated. This powerful camera takes filmmaking seriously and any filmmaker should take the GH5 seriously. While every other camera in this market, including the Sony A7SII and 5D Mark IV, comes with required workarounds to integrate them into your workflow, the Panasonic GH5 feels like it was created to fill all possible needs. Sure, it’s no A7SII in low light mostly due to the smaller sensor, but with an articulating touch screen, better ergonomics, amazing customization, 4k @ 60p, crazy slow motion, unlimited recording, dual card slots, better battery life, 10 bit video, and so much more, you should really consider how important it is to shoot at 25,000 ISO. For me, the Panasonic GH5 is the camera I was waiting for, well worth the $1,999 price tag, and flexible enough to navigate through a professional video shoot while still being compact enough for me to carry it unnoticed in a small bag on a trip to Disney World.

GH5 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama and Panasonic US. In EU at Amazon.de, Cyberport.de and ParkCamera.

Lens Adapter with CPL for Micro Four Thirds Cameras

Fotodiox posted this intro video of their Vizelex Polar adapter for Micro Four Thirds. The adapter sells for $99 (or 135 Euro) at Amazon US, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.

We’ve all been there. You’re ready to shoot a gorgeous landscape, surging waterfall, or classic car… Suddenly you realize that reflection and haze are reducing detail and contrast, and the image is not as crisp as you know it could be. The solution used to be fumbling around for the right sized circular polarizer for your lens, but now with the new Polar Throttle, you can just dial in the CPL filter that’s built right into the lens adapter itself!