What’s coming with the next Olympus announcement: E-PL8, 25mm f/1.2 and action camera.

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There will be one more Olympus announcement before the big Photokina event in September. And this is what Olympus is rumred to announce:
1) New E-PL8 camera
2) The first 25mm f/1.2 PRO Zuiko MFT lens
3) New action camera (Stylus Tracker).

The announcement should happen sometimes between now and June.

Debunking rumor: GH5 likely not to have 8K

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There is a rumor going around the web suggesting the Panasonic will announce a 8K MFT camera. I guess most of them think this will be THE feature of the GH5. But I want to remind you that

Panasonic itself announced that it will announce an 6K (not8k!) mirrorless system camera during fiscal year 2016. The specs will be:

– 6k recording at 30fps and 4K at 60fps
– Each 6K frame has 18 Million Pixels. this means you can screen grab 18MP photos from each 6K recorded frame
If the camera records 6K than the Four Thirds sensor will have 20+ Megapixels in “normal still photo mode”.

It’s more likely that we will see a Panasonic 8K camcorder(!) before we get a GH with 8K.

 

New Panasonic patent discloses a 27mm f/1.8 fixed lens MFT camera

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We found a newly published Panasonic lens design patent which shows a 27mm f/1.8 lens designed for a fixed lens mirrorless camera with Four Thirds sensor. The patent also shows some possible variations of the lens design (24mm f/1.8, 25mm f/2.8 and 21mm f/2.8).

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I am yet not sure Panasonic will ever launch a LX100 version with that lens.

Patent analyzed in partnership with Dicahub.

Meyer Optik teases a new lens: “A New Legend Returns”

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After successfully Kickstarting the Triplan MFT lens Meyer Optik Goerlitz is teasing a new lens launch:

Last year 452 backers made history and committed $359,000 to return the legendary Trioplan 100 with its soap bubble bokeh to the marketplace. Now Meyer-Optik is getting ready to make history again. This time, we are innovating upon our legendary past to build the ultimate must-have lens for every photographer. Don’t miss the news.