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September 30, 2014
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How should the E-M5 successor be to make you buy it?

Last week Olympus confirmed the E-M5 successor is “coming soon”. I think it’s going to be tricky for Olympus to position it “right”. Of course it should be better than the E-M5 and more advanced than the E-M10. But can/should it be better than the E-M1 flagship?

Let us know dear readers what you would like to see on the new E-M6! I want a 4 million dot EVF, new 3 layer sensor, faster AF in low light…

P.S.: I will collect your suggestion and features list and sum them up in a POLL to be posted the coming days. Will be nice to see what 43rumors leader want!

September 26, 2014
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(FT3) New Olympus Mechanical shutter will do 1/16,000 (and electronic for 1/32,000)

An anonymous source told us Olympus next MFT camera will have a mechanical shutter that will do 1/16000. And there is also an Electronic shutter for 1/32000. Sounds like this could find his way in the new E-M5!


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September 24, 2014
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(FT4) There may be a new E-M1 firmware update to fix “mysets” delete bug.

The warning message has now been added ont he E-M1 firmware update page.

Our reader Enrico noticed one bug coming along the new E-M1 firmware update:

The recently released firmware version 2.0 for the Olympus E-M1 resets almost all current settings and deletes all Mysets (stored sets of settings) upon installation. Basically, the camera is back to factory defaults but still remembers the current image number and current date and time. Even things like the photographer’s name in the copyright field in metadata are gone.
This happened to me when updating from version 1.4. Aside from this, the update was uneventful and I have noticed no negative side effects of the new firmware.
Better write down all non-default settings in your Mysets before updating.

And an anonymous source just told me that Olympus will fix this with the next E-M1 firmware update.

 

September 22, 2014
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There will be no 40-150mm + teleconverter bundle in USA :(

For unknown reasons Olympus US decided NOT to offer the new Olympus 40-150mm PRO + 1.4x Teleconverter bundle savings in USA. Such a bundle is or will be available in Asia and Europe (news via Photographicwanderings.com).

Here are the PRO zoom and teleconverter preorder links:
40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus. In Europe at Wex UK.
MC-14 1.4x teleconverter at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.

 

September 22, 2014
Posted in news, Rumors

Terada interview: Says Fast Aperture Prime lenses are in the works!

The spectacular f/1.0 MFT lens patent from Olympus (article here).

Pen And Tell interviewed Mr Terada from Olympus. Here are the translated key info:

– Olympus will keep the three lines of OMD cameras
– release cycle between cameras will become longer
– Olympus recognize the need of very fast aperture lenses
– 4K will not come on the E-m1. But maybe on future cameras (on previous Pen And Tell post)

Sounds all goot to me! Can’t wait to see that patented 12 or 14mm f/1.0 lens :)

Olympus preorders:
Silver E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus. In Europe at Wex UK.
40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus. In Europe at Wex UK.
LH-76 lens hood at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
MC-14 1.4x teleconverter at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
PRF-ZD62 Z protection filter at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
PRF-ZD72 Z protection filter at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
General links to all new Olympus stuff at Adorama.
ALL new stuff announced at Photokina at Amazon.

Panasonic preorders:
LX100 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at WexUK.
GM5 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at WexUK.
GM5 in red at Adorama.
35-100mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.

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