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October 27, 2015
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First full review of the new firmwares 4.0 and 2.0 for E-M1 and E-M5 Mark II (in Russian)

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43rumors reader Dmitry Novak is the first having posted a full review of the new firmwares 4.0 and 2.0 for E-M1 and E-M5 Mark II. It’s available in Russian at (google translation here).  And new Movie Mode ‘Flat’ and Noise Filter settings comparison on E-M5 Mark II with upcoming firmware 2.0:

He is reading us so feel free to ask him anything in our comment system!

October 25, 2015
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Panasonic GH4 with Cooke Kinic lens test.

Annie tested the Cooke Kinic lenses on the GH4:

“Mounting the C mount lens onto the GH4, we are curious how the lens would fare under 4K. All shots were taken at wide open, and it was not easy to focus at f1.5”

All current Cooke Kinic lenses can be found on eBay (Click here).

October 16, 2015
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The Pansonic GX8 gets DxOmarked. Is now officially the best ranked MFT camera!

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By beating the current leader with by two points the GX8 is now the best ranked MFT camera sensor at DxOmark (Click here to see full review). DxO writes:

An increase in resolution to 20Mp together with 4K video capture on the Panasonic’s GX8 latest Four-Thirds chip are certainly welcome improvements for today’s competitive hybrid market. Despite the extra pixels, however, sensor scores for Panasonic’s latest Four-Thirds chip remain a little behind the APS-C hybrid competition from Sony and Samsung, and don’t offer a significant improvement over previous sensors such as that in the 16Mp GH4. With a $1198 price tag, the GX8 isn’t cheap either, but with plenty of features on offer, including the built-in EVF and flash, free-angle LCD, and Dual I.S., you get a lot of camera for your money, making it a good all-in-one solution for the hybrid enthusiast.

There is also a new GX8 review at Mirrorlessons:

In the case of the GX8, it is less the kind of camera I’d just pop into my bag or swing around my neck and much more a professional tool I’d trust for serious photography assignments. In fact, were I a working photographer with a wide array of Micro Four Thirds lenses, I could imagine having the GX8 as my main professional body and the GX7 as my back-up/travel camera.

Neocamera published the GX8 review and writes:

Image quality from the GX8 is solid, with low image-noise, good retention of details and very reliable metering. Colors, white-balance and dynamic-range are all good too, only falling slightly short of its strongest competitors. The GX8 makes it up for with its very fast and ultra-sensitive Contrast-Detect AF system which operates down to -4 EV.

GX8 store links:
Black GX8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic. In Eu at Amazon DE, Amazon UK, WexUK.
Silver GX8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic. In Eu at Amazon DEAmazon UK, WexUK.

October 14, 2015
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DxO reviews the Tamron 14-150mm MFT lens: “Accessibly-priced addition to the range”


DXO (Click here) tested the Tamron 14-150mm MFT lens:

Although the Tamron isn’t quite up to the optical performance of the equivalent offering from Panasonic, it isn’t bad by any means, particularly at the shorter focal lengths. In fact, it is very similar in performance to the original 14-140mm f/4-5.8 ASPH. The large zoom range makes lenses like this particularly attractive to video users, and at around half the price of the new Panasonic model, the main draw will be the accessibility. However, the slightly longer reach, compact dimensions and durable metal construction all add to the appeal.

The lens can be purchased in many stores like for example here on eBay (Click here).

October 13, 2015
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E-M10II review by CameraLabs


CameraLabs posted the full E-M10II review and writes:

Don’t get me wrong, the EM10 II is not without its weaknesses. The movie mode may be much improved over its predecessor, but remains comfortably below what Panasonic offers on the similarly-priced Lumix G7. The continuous autofocus also struggles to track faster subjects, so if sport and action photography are your thing, you’ll find models like Sony’s Alpha A6000 far superior. I also feel that when it comes to ultimate image quality in this bracket, Fujifilm’s XT10 pips all these models to the post, albeit with controls and handling that’s better-suited to enthusiasts.
But for general day-to-day photography, the Olympus OMD EM10 Mark II is hard to beat. It’s an attractive camera that’s enjoyable to use and delivers great results in most situations with ease, while offering plenty of room to grow. As such it’s an easy camera to Highly Recommend.

E-M10II store links:
Black E-M10II at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus, AmazonDE, AmazonUK, WexUK
Silver E-M10II at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus, AmazonDEAmazonUK, WexUK
Black E-M10II with kit lens at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus, FocusCamera, AmazonDEAmazonUK, WexUK
Silver E-M10II with kit lens at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympusFocusCamera, AmazonUK, WexUK

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