Olympus itself confirms launch of a new OMD camera and a new lens.

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Olympus Japan confirmed the launch of a new OMD camera and a new lens. But don’t get too excited, the new OMD they are talking about is the Silver E-M1 :)
And the new lens will certainly be the 40-150mm PRO MFT. I think the real big news may be the new firmware update which I repeat is said to bring massive improvements like Tethering, EVF quality improvements, Keystoning and other features, Live Composite, more new APPS, and plenty fo fixes…

Both Olympus and Panasonic will announce their new MFT stuff on September 15! As usual you can follow the event live here on 43rumors!

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a little bit of everything…(with some new EPL7 stuff)

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4k Aerial 56th Street Newport Beach Hurricane Marie Swell // Wednesday, August 27th (shot on GH4) from Vertical Prime on Vimeo.

E-Pl7 hands-on at DC.watch.
E-PL7 image samples at Pen And Tell.
E-PL7 test pictures at Fotopolis.
E-PL7 vs E-Pl5 size comparison by Pen And Tell.
Insect-D-Sight video which was shot with a full-spectrum Olympus OMD EM-5 and Coastal Optics 60mm F4 APO lens at Myphotojourney.

Kai-Duc:Just wanted to share with you my latest wedding video created in Chicago with Panasonic GH4 / GH3 / GH2 & G6 cameras, so your audience can see how a real event can be covered in a cinematic fashion using all these cameras at once. There are a few aerial shots using a GoPro Hero3 + DJI Phantom quadcopter & a couple 5D mark III shots if you can spot them – everything else is pure m43 with manfrotto tripod, slider, and steadicam merlin. Lenses used are Pana 12-35 X F2.8 / 20 F1.7, SLR Magic 25 0.95, Canon FD 50 F1.4 & 55 F1.2 with RJ Lens turbo, Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 50 2.8, Helios 44-2 58mm F2, Olympus 9 – 18.
For more info: info@kaiducluong.com | www.kaiducluong.com

Sol:GH4 owners looking for a cage that doesn’t block the camera’s hand grip or controls might be interested in this review of Wooden Camera’s Quick Cage: http://suggestionofmotion.com/blog/wooden-camera-quick-cage-review/

Karsten:Even if I own both GH4 and E-M1 I often prefer the Olympus in taking pictures. GH4 is a great movie cam, but I love the colours of the E-M1 pictures. And the following link may help to reduce some prejudices against mFT: There isn´t any chance to play with DOF? And mFT will fail in lowlight situations? Of course not!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/elenovela/sets/72157646666580988/
All pics taken by E-M1 and Zuiko 14-35 f2.0, Zuiko 150 f2.0, Minolta Rokkor 58 f1.2 with Speedbooster.

Lorenzo:I thought readers might be interested in my short documentary on the gusmiths of Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso: https://vimeo.com/104285129. Filmed with a GH2 and Olympus lens.

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$100 off on Open Box GH4 cameras.

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If you don’t care about the box being opened already once than you can save $100 on these brand new Open Box Panasonic Gh4 cameras sold on eBay (Click here).

More deals:
Refurbished Black E-PM1 camera with kit lens for $199 only on
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$300 off on the Panasonic GH3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here)and BHphoto (with 4% reward).
$300 off on the Panasonic GX7 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Panasonic G6 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (with free SanDisk 32GB).
Receive a free Panasonic LUMIX G Vario 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH Lens with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 14-42mm lens bundle in Black (Click here) or Silver (Click here).

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(FT5) E-M1 firmware, Silver E-M1 and 40-150mm PRO lens to be announced on Sept 15 (just like Panasonic)

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Just like Panasonic also Olympus will have a major announcement on September 15. There will be the Silver E-M1, the new 2.0 E-M1 firmware update and the 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens. Probably Olympus will also update the lens roadmap and reveal some more tidbits. I don’t know if there will be some extra surprise (I don’t think so).

Reminder: Panasonic will announce the GM5 and LX100 on the same day.


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July mirrorless camera shipment still growing (slowly).

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Image courtesy: Personal View.

The Japanese organization CIPA posted the camera worldwide shipment data for July. There is little to tell here. The good thing is that mirrorless is till growing although a bit slowly. But this is good news if you consider the system camera market as a whole is actually shrinking during 2014.

To learn more about the camera market tendency click over to Personal View to see some nice graphs!

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