April 24, 2015
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EJ Reviews Stuff: Olympus OM-D E-M5II

How Does The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-CM1 Compare To The Olympus OM-D E-M5 II? (Soundimagesplus).
Processing Olympus OMD E-M5 Mark II Hi-Res RAW with Adobe Camera Raw (Diglloyd).
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 Review (Photographyblog).
14-150mmII review at Pantip.
Panasonic 42.5mm F1.7 Review, Video and photo examples (Youtube).

Arvin:Shot on GH4s, this is the first short film in a series called “Living Portraits”, which are stories of people who inspire me. https://vimeo.com/123475504

Mesq:This musical youtube channel, only use M43 cameras, GH2, Gh3 and GH4. check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ju1UFNx1VI

 

Dario:GH4 with Carl Zeiss Mirotar 500mm f8 shot in 4k. Very rewarding lens, very compact, the fix aperture make it a little hard to use, no ND filter can be placed in front, because for some reason became impossible to focus correctly. But spring is here. https://vimeo.com/123563319

Pedro:All done with Olympus E-M1 + Panasonic 14mm f/2.5: facebook.com

April 23, 2015
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E-M1 for $789 on eBay US.

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This is the lowest price I have ever seen so far. The Olympus E-M1 sells (brand new) for $789 via ThePixelHub on eBay US (Click here). It’s grey imported but comes with full seller warranty. You save $510 compared to the regular price!

But there is also a deal on the E-M1 with “regular” Olympus US warranty. You get the camera for $1050 only at Prodigital on eBay US (Click here). You still save $250!

More deals:
GH4 for $1,229 only on eBay (Click here).
Free 450 gift card and a free 32HB card with the GH4 sold by BHphoto (Click here).
You can preorder the new Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here). It will ship in Mid July 2015. The Blackmagic Design Micro Studio Camera 4K can also be preordered at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).
Samys has a Stock of Demo Panasonic GH4 cameras they sell with a $200 off on their eBay Store (Click here).
Olympus Spring savings at GetOlympus (list here).
You save $150 on those DEMO Panasonic FZ1000 sold on eBay (Click here).
You save $90 on those DEMO Panasonic LX100 sold on eBay (Click here).

April 23, 2015
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Olympus shows a new 3D Stacked 16MP Global Shutter Sensor with 2Mpixel 10000fps Mode!

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VLSI symposium published the PDF program of their June event in Kyoto. The program discloses a new Olympus sensor that will be presented on that event:

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A 3D Stacked CMOS Image Sensor with 16Mpixel Global-Shutter Mode and 2Mpixel 10000fps Mode Using 4 Million Interconnections
T. Kondo, Y. Takemoto, K. Kobayashi, M. Tsukimura, N. Takazawa, H. Kato, S. Suzuki, J. Aoki, H. Saito, Y. Gomi, S. Matsuda and Y. Tadaki, Olympus, Japan

A 16Mpixel 3D stacked CMOS image sensor with pixel level interconnections using 4,008,960 micro bumps at a 7.6μm pitch, which set no layout restriction and causes no harm to sensor characteristics, was developed to achieve both a 16Mpixel global-shutter mode with a -180dB PLS and 2Mpixel 10000fps high speed image capturing mode.

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There is no other detail unveiled about the new sensor. But it certainly sounds like a hell of a sensor! Wish this one could find his way in the new E-M1II !!!

Found via Image Sensor World.

April 23, 2015
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New Panasonic lens test by CameraLabs, Scott Mellish and Photoreview. Lens shipment started today in Japan.

We have a couple of Panasonic 42,5mm and 30mm lens news:

Starting from today both new lenses will ship in Japan via multiple Japanese ebay sellers (Click here). Europe and US will follow soon.

On top you can see the video with the new LUMIX G 30mm F2.8 Macro & 42.5mm F1.7 Portrait lenses with Scott Mellish.

CameraLabs tested the 42,5mm lens and writes:

Despite my initial fears the Lumix G 42.5mm would have little to differentiate itself against the Olympus 45mm f1.8, it’s ended-up becoming another valuable addition to the Micro Four Thirds catalogue. It comfortably out-performs the Olympus in contrast and sharpness in the extreme corners and throws in the added bonuses of closer focusing, a lens hood and optical stabilisation for Lumix G body owners. The mid-forty focal length may now be even busier than before in the range, but the 42.5mm f1.7 carves itself a compelling position and represents a step-up from the popular 45mm f1.8 in many respects without breaking the bank.

Photoreview tested the 42,5mm lens and writes:

Panasonic’s Lumix G 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. lens is a strong performer that delivers sharp images across most of its aperture range. Edge-to-edge sharpness of frames is very good for such a fast lens and other potential aberrations are either negligible or very well controlled.

The Japanese site Yodobashi shows some nice images with the 42,5mm lens (here) and 30mm macro (here).

New Panasonic lens preorders:
Panasonic 42.5mm f/1.7 POWER O.I.S. Lens at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
Panasonic MACRO 30mm f/2.8 MEGA O.I.S. Lens at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.

April 22, 2015
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E-PL6 now listed at Amazon US. And sells quite well!

E_PL6

The new Olympus E-PL6 is now in Stock at Amazon US (Click here). With $299 for camera and lens this is really the best MFT camera for the buck. And indeed it’s selling quite well according to the Amazon mirrorless sales ranking. Actually it’s the best selling MFT camera yet!

Reminder: Adobe released the new Lightroom CC/6 software:
Lightroom CC (cloud version) at Adobe (Click here).
Lightroom 6 (standalone version) at Adobe (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).

More deals:
Lexar April card savings at Amazon US (Click here).
Thepixelhub is selling the GH4 for $1,229 only on eBay (Click here).

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