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September 28, 2015
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A cool custom Panasonic Lumix GX8 battery Grip!

Bildschirmfoto 2015-09-26 um 14.03.18

As you know there is no battery grip yet for the new Panasonic GX8. But if you watch the video from Wylun (see below) than you will learn that you can actually use the Meike A7II grip (here on eBay) on the GX8. Not easy to modify it…but it works! :)

September 27, 2015
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First full size Mitakon 25mm f/0.95 image samples by Richard.


Richard (Click here) posted a great set of images shot with the brand new Mitakon 25mm f/0.95 lens.

Reminder: The world’s smallest f/0.95 system camera lens can now be preordered on eBay (Click here). The Mitakon 25mm f/0.95 MFT will ship in October.

September 20, 2015
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Olympus AIR review at TheNextWeb: “the Air A01 is a fun little contender”.


You save up to $200 on the new Olympus AIR with MFT lens bundle sold at Amazon US (Click here).

TheNextWeb reviewed the Olympus AIR A01 Micro Four Thirds camera.

When Olympus launched the A01, the first question on my mind was “who would actually want this?
The more I used it though, the more it made sense; the A01 strikes a balance of convenience and image quality that neither my phone nor camera have. It won’t be the ideal camera for everyone, but the possible uses are plenty. Whether you just want something better than your phone’s camera, are looking a small travel cam or already own compatible lenses, the Air A01 is a fun little contender.

Soundimagesplus writes:

So, as happens so often, I think something will work in one way and it ends up working well in another. And finally I would suggest that if the Air is of interest to you, it may well help to think of it as a serious camera, rather than some kind of smartphone accessory. Certainly that’s the mistake I made and I’m happy to say that my preconceptions have been proved to be misguided. Happy because I’m getting a lot more than I thought I was. And the Panasonic GX8 has, somewhat surprisingly, just got some serious competition for the Soundimageplus camera of the year. And who would have thought that?

Olympus AIR MFT camera is in Stock at Amazon US (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and on eBay in White (Click here) or Black (Click here).

September 17, 2015
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New E-M10II reviews by Damian McGilliCuddy and ePhotozine.

OM-D EM10 Mark 2 Feature Overview – Improvements and New Features

We have new E-M10II reviews to report today:

ePhotozine writes:

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II is an excellent mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, noticeably improving over the E-M10 (Mark I), as well as offering a great entry into the OM-D range. The E-M10 Mark II would also make a very good upgrade path for people with the original Olympus OM-D E-M5, with a larger EVF, built in Wi-Fi, and additional shooting features, albeit without the weather-sealing, and for that you would need to upgrade to the more expensive E-M5 Mark II.

Damian McGillicuddy:

The OM-D EM10 Mark 2 is an example of Olympus brining “evolution and revolution” to the table yet again. Having had a good amount of hands on time with the new camera, I think it is safe to say that I am rather smitten and that I will be keeping it with me as my “walk around” camera for the foreseeable future. If you are looking for a small camera to travel with that doesn’t compromise on image quality and has a few creative tricks up it’s sleeve the EM10 Mark 2 is definitely worth checking out.

Dmitry: “Here is my new hands-on preview of Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II (Russian only):
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Sample Images (Photographyblog).
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Review (Dygadget)

The camera is still for sale in US&EU:
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

September 10, 2015
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New Panasonic GX8 tests (Great images from Gagan Sadana)

A DMC-GX8 in Brussels
from Pier-Yves Menkhoff on Vimeo.

Here are some GX8 news and tests:

GX8 Street Photography using a Fisheye lens /August 26, 2015 by Gagan Sadana
GX8 4K video at Soundimagesplus.
Focus Numerique (google translation here) says the GX8 is “exciting” and the “ultimate M43 camera from Panasonic“.
Comparing the Panasonic GX8 and Olympus OM-D E-M1 – Sensors and stabilisation (Mirrorlessons).
Polish GX8 test at Fotopolis.

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.

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