April 20, 2015
Posted in Rumors

(FT3) Will Panasonic let you charge $100 for the GH4 V-Log Lite firmware upgrade?

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A reliable source told me something our reader will not like very much:

You’ve been hearing that you can get an extra stop or 2 of dynamic range with the new V Log L color profile on the GH4. That may be true. However, my source says that they are holding back. The broadcast division of Panasonic is forcing them to dial it back. Apparently you would get 2 more stops of dynamic range out of the V Log if it weren’t a V Log L (lite). But the broadcast division is forcing the LUMIX divisions hand to tone down the V Log to a Lite version.
Also this source tells me that they will be charging $100 for the firmware update.

The source itself is not from Panasonic. Therefore I really hope that we he heard will NOT become true. Firmware updates should always come for free. And please Panasonic, never cripple down the potential of the GH4!

Thanks :)

P.S.: The GH4 firmware update without V-LOG Lite will be released on April 22.

GH4 North American store links:
GH4 camera at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Ritz Camera and Panasonic.
GH4 camera with interface unit at Adorama and BHphoto.
Interface unit only at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic.

Asian store links:
Digitalrev and Digidirect Australia.

4K cards
Kingston 16-32-64 GB SDHC UHS-I Speed Class 3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sandisk 16-32-64 GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-II Memory Card at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Transcend 64-128 GB High Speed 10 UHS-3 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Panasonic 16-32-64 GB SDHC-UHS-I U3 Card (90MB/s) at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

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April 20, 2015
Posted in news

A bit of everything…


How to use LUMIX GF7’s Motion Activated Shutters

E-M5 mk2 follow up: Extreme resolutions and high sensitivities. And ninjas. (Eyesuncloudedphoto).
E-M5 II – Manual Focusing And Focus Peaking – Myths And Realities (Soundimagesplus).
Nikon D7200 and Panasonic GF7 added to comparison tool (Dpreview)
Japanese GM5 test at Dime.
E-M5II getting smarter (Qamera).
A new test of the Kowa 8.5mm with GH4 https://youtu.be/PSRw–Kt5yo

Jonathan:Im from Perú and i would like to share a movie im making. Its all made on Panasonic GH1 GH2 https://vimeo.com/124587068.

Simone:Hi guys, I’d like to share this video shot with an Olympus OMD EM5.
Olympus om zuiko 100mm f2.0 (Manual Focus)
Olympus om zuiko 50mm f1.8 (Manual Focus)
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm 1.8 ((Manual Focus)
Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm f2.8 (Auto Focus)
https://vimeo.com/124061641

April 19, 2015
Posted in deals

$414 off on the Panasonic GH4 superpackage at BHphoto.

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There is a GH4 superkit offer at BHphoto (Click here). You save $414. The offer runs today only.

More deals:
A long list of special NAB deals has been posted on that BHphoto page (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 19, 2015
Posted in news

Adobe LR6 to be announced on Tuesday.

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Scott Kelby “indirectly” confirmed that the new Adobe LR6 software will be announced on Tuesday (US time). And according to a leak on Fujirumors it will cost 129 Euro.

April 19, 2015
Posted in reviews

New Panasonic lens reviews by Photographyblog.

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The two new Panasonic lenses will ship from April 23 according to multiple Japanese ebay sellers (Click here). The lenses now got reviewed by Photographyblog:

About the 42,5mm f/1.7 lens they write:

Optically the Panasonic LUMIX G 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. is a good performer. You can safely use it from f/4 onwards for optimum results, but there’s a lack of sharpness at f/1.7 both in the center and at the edges of the frame. Chromatic aberrations are almost completely absent, while distortions are automatically corrected on both Olympus and Panasonic bodies, and vignetting is only really an issue at f/1.7. The inclusion of built-in image stabilisation is the icing on the cake, though it’s a shame that there’s no dedicated switch to turn it on and off.

About the 60mm macro they write:

Optically the Panasonic LUMIX G MACRO 30mm f/2.8 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. is an outstanding performer. You can safely use it wide open at f/2.8 for optimum results, with even the edges of the frame looking sharp. Chromatic aberrations are almost completely absent, while distortions are automatically corrected on both Olympus and Panasonic bodies, and vignetting is only really an issue at f/2.8. The inclusion of built-in image stabilisation is the icing on the cake, though it’s a shame that there’s no dedicated switch to turn it on and off.

UPDATE: a “Hungarian” review of the 30mm macro can be read at Mlzphoto (google translation 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.

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