Panasonic patent discloses MFT lens design with focus grip

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Panasonic patented a new kind of Micro Four Thirds lens design aimed to give you a full manual control over aperture and focusing. The lens has a unique focus grip just like manual focusing Leica and Vogitlander lenses. This could become a new series of full manual focusing MFT lenses?

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The full details of the patent can be read at freepatentsonline.com/WO2016143327A1.pdf. The bad news is that the text is available in Japanese only :)

(FT3) Olympus E-M1II shipment start in early December?

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I got the following info via two sources: There might be a good chance that you will get your new Olympus E-M1II right before Christmas! Preorders should open soon (within 3-4 weeks) and the price is slightly above the E-M1. The E-M1 launch price was $1,399. I have no info about the final price but I expect the E-M1II to cost around $200-$300 more…

Olympus preorders:
E-PL8 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, GetOlympus. Amazon.de. ParkCameras.
25mm f/1.2 PRO at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, GetOlympus. Amazon.de.
12-100mm f/4.0 PRO at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, GetOlympus. Amazon.de.
30mm macro at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, GetOlympus. Amazon.de.
FL-900r flash at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon.de. ParkCameras.

Panasonic preorders:
G85: BHphoto. Adorama. Amazon. ParkCameras. WexUK.
FZ2500: BHphoto. Adorama. Amazon. ParkCameras. WexUK.
Lx10: BHphoto. Adorama. Amazon. ParkCameras. WexUK.

(FT5) Confirmed via trusted sources: The Panasonic GH5 has 5 axis stabilization

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A short update on the Panasonic GH5: Trusted sources confirmed the GH5 will have 5 axis on sensor stabilization.

I am wondering why Panasonic didn’t mention that at Photokina…

Olympus preorders:
E-PL8 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, GetOlympus. Amazon.de. ParkCameras.
25mm f/1.2 PRO at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, GetOlympus. Amazon.de.
12-100mm f/4.0 PRO at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, GetOlympus. Amazon.de.
30mm macro at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, GetOlympus. Amazon.de.
FL-900r flash at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon.de. ParkCameras.

Panasonic preorders:
G85: BHphoto. Adorama. Amazon. ParkCameras. WexUK.
FZ2500: BHphoto. Adorama. Amazon. ParkCameras. WexUK.
Lx10: BHphoto. Adorama. Amazon. ParkCameras. WexUK.


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