April 29, 2013
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) After the G6 also the upcoming Olympus E-P5 will have focus peaking!


According to multiple trusted sources the upcoming new Olympus E-P5 will be the first Olympus camera having “Focus peaking” function. That is something we just got on the just announced Panasonic G6.

P.S.: It seems highly unlikely that Focus Peaking will be added on current cameras like the GH3 and E-M5!

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April 29, 2013
Posted in news

a little bit of everything…


HOOD from Henning Sandström. Shot with GH3 on a prototype MōVI M10 stabilized handheld gimbal

Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10 DSLR Review at Photographic-central.
Olympus XZ-10 Review at ePhotozine.
HolyManta internal ND lens Adapters (Fundedbyme).
E-P3 price drops even in Europe. Example: 499 Euro at Fotomundus.

Anonymous:Don’t know if you’re needing any material for ‘remains of the day’ or anything, but I shot this short film as part of a 48 hour film competition earlier this month using a GH2 and the new SLRMagic 35mm lens. It was absolutely key to obtaining the low-light shots. Highly, highly recommended lens for MFTs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZZ858MXbkg

Farrukh:This short video on the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken was taken on the EP3, all stills were with the 60mm macro: https://www.facebook.com/Implausibleblog/posts/10152737346305328

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Flowerbug:I’m not a great fan of focus-peaking. Nothing beats the sudden beautiful clarity of perfect focus that jumps out at you when focusing with a manual lens…. Who would need highlighted edges to spoil that? So I have mostly ignored Oly fans’ hopes for the focus-peaking feature on future cameras.
When I got my VF-3 viewfinder last December, during the promotional discount, a firmware upgrade for my E-PL1 was required to make it work. So I went online to Olympus and got Firmware upgrade 1.2 installed on my little Oly. The viewfinder works well, but I regret not getting the higher resolution model. Price was a major factor, though, and I could not manage to convince myself to buy a $300 viewfinder for a $150 camera.
Ever since I installed the firmware upgrade 1.2 on the E-PL1, focus-peaking (with blue, glowing edges) has been a part of my manual focus. It’s kind of addictive, in a lazy sort of way. I found I was starting to use it as a rough guide when doing first focus, and then grew to realize it’s usually very close to the focus I set for myself using the magnified screen. I wouldn’t buy a camera to get this, but it’s sort of helpful, sometimes.
I haven’t noticed any mention of this feature in your forum, or others, so finally did a general online search and came up empty. Perhaps you would like to pass along the existence of the feature for folks who have never bothered to update their firmware. I haven’t noticed any new menu features related to it. It’s just there, whether you want it or not. If you have an E-PL1, check it out for yourself.
I enjoy your rumor site a lot. You take the trouble to keep it up to date, and that makes it worth reading. Thanks!

April 28, 2013
Posted in deals

New Olympus deals: Up to $100 off on OMD and PEN. 45mm for $349. New 17mm for $449.


The Panasonic 20mm is certainly the most popular MFT lens. But today’s $50 price puts the Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens on the same price level as the Panasonic pancake. You can grab it for $349 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. But today there are massive new Olympus deals! Here is the list.

Olympus Lens Deals:
17mm f/1.8 lens gets a $50 discount at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
12-50mm zoom gets a $50 discount Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
12mm prime lens gets a $100 discount Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
40-150mm gets a $50 discount Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

Olympus Camera Deals:
The up to $100 discount ont he E-M5 is back at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Up to $75 savings on the E-PL5 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Up to $75 savings on the E-PM2 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Savings also on a huge amount of compact cameras at Amazon (Click here to see the list).


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