(FT3) New Olympus Mechanical shutter will do 1/16,000 (and electronic for 1/32,000)

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An anonymous source told us Olympus next MFT camera will have a mechanical shutter that will do 1/16000. And there is also an Electronic shutter for 1/32000. Sounds like this could find his way in the new E-M5!


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New 14mm II lens available for preorder at BHphoto!

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Almost unnoticed at Photokina was the new Panasonic 14mm II lens announcement. Just like the 20mmII this is an “esthetic” update. Well, you can now preorder that updated lens on BHphoto (Click here). And those are all other preorder linsk for the new Photokina stuff:

Panasonic preorders:
LX100 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at WexUK.
GM5 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at WexUK.
GM5 in red at Adorama.
35-100mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.

Olympus preorders:
Silver E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus. In Europe at Wex UK.
40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus. In Europe at Wex UK.
LH-76 lens hood at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
MC-14 1.4x teleconverter at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
PRF-ZD62 Z protection filter at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
PRF-ZD72 Z protection filter at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
General links to all new Olympus stuff at Adorama.
ALL new stuff announced at Photokina at Amazon.

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First hacked E-M1 firmware update is available (at your risk).

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Lightsnow (Click here) developed two(!) custom E-M1 firmware updates:

“The main feature of this release is, that is a bigger part of the sensor for the 1080p videos. This means that a resolution similar to 4k is read by the sensor and then downscaled to 1080p. You gain a lot of nice things like:
  1. The Auto Focus in videos should be smoother.
  2. Full Sensor read in video mode. No crop.
  3. Better ISO performance in low light video situations
  4. More Dynamic Range in video
  5. This firmware is based on the official version 2.0.”

Of course you have to be aware that this is nto an official firmware from Olympus. It’s your choice to take the risk or not. Lightsnow also promised to add soon 4K recording to the E-M1:

“Next up would be a higher framerate, higher bitrate and of cause the 4k feature itself.”

Sounds exciting…if it works!!!

Silver E-M1 preorder links
Silver E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus. In Europe at Wex UK.
40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus. In Europe at Wex UK.

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a little bit of everything…

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The Commute – GH4 + SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 10mm T2.1
from Jurek Ugarow on Vimeo.

Olympus v. Fuji v. Sony – Camera Shoot-out – Part 5 – Final Thoughts by JoshMcLeod.
Nokton 25mm lens review at Photobyrichard.
7 Days with Metabones’ Canon EF Speed Booster at Suggestionofmotion.
Photokina News Teil 3: Keystone (Pen And Tell).
LX100 image samples on Flickr.
Atomos Shogun 4K recorder RAID quickie (Personal View on Vimeo).
Japanese E-PL7 test at Kasayapa and Mynavi.
Olympus 14-150mm F4.0-5.6 patent at Egami.

Paniko:I’d like to share my last video I did the day before Olympus released the “NO4K firmware update” for the OMD E-M1 :) http://youtu.be/tszjsd9kTAY. I’m relatively new to video, but shooting it with a OMD E-M1 does not let myself down and (for now) i’m not feeling the need to buy another camera just for that.

Mark:Hey guys, just wanted to share a video walkthrough of an all-mobile photography workflow. Olympus E-PM2 used in the video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oa5oFqVofkw

Capio Studio:Hello 4/3rds here is a sample of the Panasonic GH4 in slow-motion with the AR-15. I hope you enjoy! https://vimeo.com/106127450

 

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