August 18, 2014
Posted in news

This is the new Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO zoom lens patent.

Tech freak may be happy to read the patent describing exactly every single characteristic of the soon to be released new Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO zoom lens. Download the pdf here: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/20140218808.pdf.

Like I told you before the lens will be announced before Photokina (Likely on August 30) and cost around $1300-$1400. Shipment in early 2015.

August 18, 2014
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) Trusted source: Yes E-M1 firmware is coming but doesn’t add 4K video.

At last one of my long time trusted sources confirmed Olympus will launch a major E-M1 firmware update soon but he said that as long as he knows they will NOT add 4K video recording.

P.S.: I am actually surprised the previous new source was wrong on that rumor because I know he is a highly regarded man from the video world. Let’s see who is right but I will trust…trusted old time sources always more than new ones :)

E-M1 Store Links:
Olympus E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto, Amazon DE (via DL), Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL), WexUK, Topshot FI, CameraWorldUK.
Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, AmazonDE (viaDL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-40mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK and CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-50mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK, CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus EP-13 Eyecup for E-M1 at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip for E-M1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LC-62D Metal Front Lens Cap for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LH-66 Lens Hood for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.


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August 17, 2014
Posted in reviews

The new Handevision 40mm 0.85 MFT lens gets a surprising positive feedback from Lensrentals!

Most of us were convinced the new Handevision 40mm f/0.95 would just be an expensive gimmick. And so was Roger Cicala from Lensrentals. But when he tested the lens he had to change his mind about it:

In my expectations at the beginning of this article, I never expected this lens to do this well in the center. I didn’t even consider it a possibility. I can’t tell you that it’s worth $2,000 to you, but I can certainly say it’s not overpriced for what it offers. This is an excellent lens.

So this lens is not a gimmick, but it remains a very expensive piece of glass. Is that mini aperture advantage worth 2x the price of the Voigtlander Nokton?

The Handevision 40mm f/0.85 is in Stock at BHphoto (Click here)

For the record. These are the five f/o.95 lenses:
Nokton 25mm f/0.95 (here one Bay).
Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 (here one Bay).
Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 (here one Bay).
SLRmagic 50mm f/0.95 (here one Bay).
SLRmagic 25mm f/0.95 (here one Bay).

 

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