Curiosity: How the 256GB Samsung EVO+ microSD works on MFT cameras


Just recently Samsung introduced an impressive 256GB microSD card:

“The EVO Plus 256GB raises the bar for capacity and performance of microSD cards thanks to Samsung’s advanced V-NAND technology, offering high read and write speeds of up to 95MB/s and 90MB/s, respectively. This level of performance will provide general consumers and professionals with superb user convenience for storing heavy-loaded, high-resolution photography and 4K video recording, as well as graphic intensive multimedia like virtual reality (VR) and gaming.”

Our reader Dixon tested the card on MFT cameras:

Just got a 256GB Samsung EVO+ (U3) microSD off ebay, so it may be an early sample. It works fine in still, but doesn’t work on any video mode in the GX-8 (firmware 2.1)–giving something like “Write Error. Check your memory card.” It work fine in all video modes in the GM-5, EM-5ii, and a Nikon D600.  I am guessing it is a GX-8 firmware issue. Wondering if anyone else tried.


Why does that card matter for MFT folks? In the near future this kind of cards could be used by smaller cameras to save space. Or maybe you could have a dual miniSD card slot instead of one single SD slot.


Samyang (Rokinon) announces the new 135mm t/2.2 XEEN MFT Cine lens



Samyang (Rokinon in USA) announced the new 135mm t/2.2 XEEN Cine lens. It will be available in MFT mount too:

“Expand your video and filmmaking experiences with XEEN cinema lenses. With a T2.2 and outstanding optical performance for 4K+, focus on the Mise-en-scène of the images you want to create.
XEEN lenses feature declicked gear rings in identical locations, so that changing lenses is no longer a hassle. Mounts are interchangeable, meaning each lens can be used on a variety of cameras. The XEEN series aims to delivers unparalleled performance with affordability to satisfy the needs of videographers and filmmakers, regardless of the situation or equipment.”

Source: Samyang Global


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Save $375 on the reconditioned Olympus 300mm PRO lens


The lens is impossible to find in Stock. So this may be a good deal for our readers: You save $375 on the reconditioned 300mm PRO lens sold by GetOlympus (Click here). The full list of reconditioned products can be found on that page.

More deals:

You get a free lens and an extra $150 gift card on the Panasonic G7 sold by Adorama (Click here).

You got two ways to pay less for the new 100-400mm MFT Leica lens:

  1. You save $200 on the lens sold by Quickndone on eBay Canada/US (Click here). With regular 1 year Panasonic US/Canada warranty
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