August 26, 2014
Posted in news

Canon EF Lens to Micro Four Thirds Speed Booster announced.

Metabones announced the new Canon EF to MFT Speed Booster with following features:

  • Increase maximum aperture by 1 stop.
  • Increase MTF.
  • Makes lens 0.71x wider.
  • Build-in electronics to control lens aperture.
  • The lens aperture is set by the controls on the camera body.
  • Powered by camera body. no external power source required. (also accept 3rd party external power supply via MicroUSB socket)
  • High performance 32-bit processor and efficient switched-mode power supply.
  • The tripod foot is detachable and compatible with Arca Swiss, Markins and Photo Clam ball heads.

Optics designed by Caldwell Photographic in the USA (patent pending)

A first hands-on test has been posted by Andrew on EosHD.


Thanks Vincent for sharing!


August 26, 2014
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) UPDATED: Olympus 40-150mm F/2.8 price in Japan will be 160,000 Yen.

Image of the 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens (Source:Olympus Nordic).

Digicameinfo got the lens price info for Japan: It will cost 160,000 Yen (rough conversion: $1,500 USD).

UPDATE: There will be also a special 1.4 teleconverter + lens kit for $180,000 Yen.

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August 26, 2014
Posted in Rumors

Here is the Panasonic Sept. 5-6 invitation for a “new 4K product”.

Henrys reports that Panasonic will show “a brand new Panasonic 4K product” on a special event in Toronto on September 5th and 6th. Finally we know when we will finally see the new 4K Panasonic GM2 :)

Thanks Steve for spotting this!

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