(FT4) Handheld High Resolution mode will be one of the new features on the E-M1II

E-M1II

One of the few info you can take for almost granted is that the new Olympus E-M1II will be the first camera with handheld High Resolution mode. Finally you will be able to make it work without a tripod. So far the rumored E-M1II specs are:

20MP sensor
4K video (first Olympus camera with 4K)
Handheld High Resolution mode
Much improved autofocus performance
new high-resolution EVF
Announcement at Photokina in September


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Meyer-Optik raises impressive $585.000 for the new Trioplan. And hints a third new lens launch for 2017!

The ongoing Tiroplan 50mm Kickstarter campagn form Meyer Optik raised 10 times the requested money. The campagn is about to end soon and Meyer Optik added one more info on the Kickstarter presentation page:

Restoring the Trioplan lens line means that all good things come in threes. Our major 2017 lens announcement will be the third and final Trioplan in our line-up.

(FT5) E-M1II is coming at Photokina and has 4K!

Multiple sources confirmed Olympus will announce the new E-M1II at Photokina in September 2016. And the very first info I got about this camera is:

  1. it has 4K
  2. It has no global shutter. But Olympus worked hard to reduce rolling shutter to a negligible level

As usual sty tuned on 43rumors to learn more about the camera in the near future!


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FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
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(FT4) Olympus will announce a new 30mm macro lens

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A trusted source told us Olympus will announce a new 30mm macro lens this year. It will be their second macro lens of the line after the 60mm f/2.8 (pictured above).

This means the next two lenses to come are now the 25mm f/1.2 PRO and the 30mm macro. Surely the first lens of the list is the one a bit more exciting 😉