Still running: Up to $500 off on Panasonic cameras and lenses


You save up to $500 on Panasonic cameras, camcorders and lenses at BHphoto (Click here to see full list).

GH5 Preorders (use these links to support my work thanks!):
GH5 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama and Panasonic US. In EU at and ParkCamera.
GH5 V-LOG activation code at BHphoto.
Battery Grip for DC-GH5 at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
Leica 12-60mm at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
12-35mm F/2.8 II Asph at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
35-100mm f/2.8 II ASPH at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
45-200mm f/4-5.6 II POWER OIS at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
100-300mm f/4.0-5.6 II POWER OIS at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
Panasonic DMW-XLR1 XLR Microphone Adapter at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
DMW-DCC15A DC Coupler at BHphoto and Adorama.
FZ80 camera at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.


E-M1II news and test roundup…


Ater all that GH5 buzz let’s have a roundup of new E-M1II articles:

There are many user tests and reviews posted on our E-M1II Facebook page (Click here).
High-speed SDHC card speed comparison (Seldomscenephotography).
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II First Look: Initial Comments (Diglloyd).
New E-M1II 2017 Year with Daniel M
E-M1II with UHS-II card test at

Eric:The new Olympus E-M1II makes back-button focusing more complicated than did the original E-M1.  So I wrote up a how- to over on my blog:

J-Marc:Hi! It’s a known issue, being investigated (?) by Lexar, not Olympus, according to;
For instance:
Ladies and Gentlemen, I have the update from Olympus Singapore.

Dear Mr Wong,
This is regarding the situation where your Lexar Professional 2000x SDXC 128GB is not able to read on your camera.

This problem occurs due to a firmware of the card, not in the E-M1 Mark II camera.
Please contact to Micron Technology, Inc

Please also remind people that there are two brands certified by Olympus as compatoble, so far:
 SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Card by SanDisk
SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Card by Toshiba

Olympus E-M1II store links:
In USA at BHphoto, Amazon, GetOlympus and Adorama.
In Europe at ParkCameras. WexUK.


a bit of everything…


Panasonic GH5, 45min Interview with Panasonic Marketing Specialist Sean Robinson

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay,,,,,
November 2016 system cameras sales were as good as last year (Mirrorlessrumors)
how to sync video and audio in final cut, premiere cc and imovie (Youtube).
Panasonic DMC FZ-2500 Review test shots 4K (Cars and Cameras)
Panasonic GH5 vs Olympus E-M1 Mark II (Diglloyd).
Kodak Brings Back Ektachrome Color Reversal Film (Explora).
A lawyer rewrote Instagram’s privacy policy so kids and parents can have a meaningful talk about privacy (Quartz).
Orange GF9-GF8-GF7 size comaprison at Photosku.


A Look At The Meike 6.5mm f/2 Fisheye Lens For Micro Four Thirds Cameras by David Thorpe


David Thorpe is the first person posting a short video hands-on of the new Meike 6.5mm fisheye lens. He writes:

The fisheye lens, with its 180 degree circular image gives a unique view of the world – and your own fingers, if you’re not careful!
Unfortunately, they tend to be either expensive and good or cheap and not so good. The Meike 6.5mm f/2 doesn’t conform. It is both bargain priced and optically sound.

The lens is in Stock at, and