(FT5) Full Olympus Stylus 1 specs (announcement tomorrow Oct 29).


Tomorrow (Oct. 29) Olympus will announce the Stylus 1 fixed lens camera. And this is likely the last announcement of the year. The Sylus 1 has a built-in EVF and small 1:1.7 inch sensor. But the real highlight is the constant aperture 28-300mm f/2.8 lens. A cool nice feature is also the automatic retractable lens cap.

Digicameinfo posted the full spec list.
– 1/1.7 inch back illuminated sensor with 12 million pixel.
– 28-300mm f/2.8 constant aperture lens.
– 12 pieces in 10 groups with zero coating and control ring
– in lens stabilziation
– Automatic retractable lens cap (cool!)
– ISO100-12800
– Shutter -1/2000 seconds 60 seconds
– Video 1920 x 1080 30p
– 1.44 million dots EVF with Eye sensor.
– 3 type, movable, 1.04 million pixels touch panel monitor
– Equipped with a Wi-Fi function, can work with smartphone
– 116.2 x 87 x 56.5mm size
– (Battery, media, including cap) 402g Weight

Announcement tomorrow at 5-6 am London time!

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New GM1 hands-on and reviews.


LUMIX Lounge Photo Plus 2013 – Fine Art Photography

ThePhoBlographer is impressed byt he new GM1 and writes: “the GM1′s build quality is mind blowing. It just feels so great in the hand and is easily totable in a blazer pocket.

Giulio Sciorio show’s new lenses for lumix cameras included a leica for the gm1 https://plus.google.com/u/0/105719184763576791481/posts

Hands-on at Pixelistas and Itmedia.

PDN stand pictures at Dpreview.

GM1 preorder list:
In US at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
In Europe at Amazon Germany, Wex Germany, Amazon UK, Fotohanskeuzekamp, Cyberphoto Sweden and Wex UK.


43rumors readers’ work roundup!


The Scott Expedition – London to Punta Arenas from Studiocanoe on Vimeo.

Temujin: “I’m the videographer attached to the Scott Expedition, and my name is Temujin. I’ve been filming polar expeditions for a couple of years now – here is my vimeo page if you are interested I film everything on a Panasonic micro 43 cameras – mostly a GH1/2/3. https://vimeo.com/studiocanoe
I’m currently filming a South Pole expedition – accompanying two polar explorers to their start point in Antarctica, where they will walk from the coast, to the pole and back again. here is the expedition website (again, only if you have time) http://scottexpedition.com
I’m once again, filming everything on a GH3, but also a GX7. In fact the two explorers are actually taking two GX7 with them, as the camera of choice for the whole 4 months. Here is a short film I’ve made so far, of the flight from London down to the tip of Chile. It was shot on the GX7. https://vimeo.com/76799061
We’ll be leaving for Antarctica next week, but they’ll hopefully be a few more videos before we depart, and then a lot more once we come back to Chile. Thanks for your time, and I hope you like the films!

Bob:Here is a set of images that I shot with an Olympus E-M5 and an E-P5…thought some of the readers might enjoy them: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bowne/sets/72157636750687874

Johannes: “Panasonic G5 mit Lumix 20mm 1.7, Canon EF 50mm 1.4, Lumix 14-42 sowie mit der Hague “Mini Motion Cam:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXAHfUghGWw

Vladim:I use for my work hacked GH2 (3 bodies) and OMD EM5, EPL5 for backup and B-Cam. I’m very impressed by Olympus EM5. Best daylights colors, best skin-tone and stabilization, but Sharpness must be dialed to -2 for good video. It very good for short clips and fast handheld setup, minimal rolling shutter because of internal stabilization. I would like share some OMD-only clips, most without any stabilization at post. Across Greece to Zakinthos https://vimeo.com/75965148 Van Gogh Alive TeL Aviv https://vimeo.com/62517952 Wedding video https://vimeo.com/69368786

Harish:I recently bought an old Olympus OM 50mm 1/1.8 and went out shooting with my EPL1. Felt like shooting some video and shot a 720p video with Fall season as the theme. Edited it on the Youtube editor and their Digital Image Stabilization is pretty good as you can see. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tnh9wXs9-4

Russ:We have been using hacked GH1s, GH2s and GH3s to produce videos and stills for connectedtraveler.com, our travel web site, for the past few years. Here is a video we shot run-and-gun style using a GH3 of the Joe Baraban photo workshop in California Wine Country and Bodega, the town Alfred Hitchcock terrorized with “The Birds.” Joe is an A-list advertising photographer who conducts workshops around the world including the Maine Media Workshops. He is very funny and a great teacher. Some great photo tips in this video. http://connectedtraveler.com/video/323-sipping-and-shooting-photography-lessons-in-california-wine-country

Thomas: “My name is Thomas Kesselbacher and i am a young filmmaker out of Austria. I really love the GH2 and do almoste every project with it. Here is my latest project with I did for the Austrian National Team and Televison. https://vimeo.com/72174544 I also did a short behind the scene (commercial) for SanDisk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWaBAeOWRZA and here is the link of my hompage.. http://www.kesselbacher.net/ I would be glad if you could give me a short feedback about my projects and maybe if you like i could get a readers work on 4/3 Rumors.. =)


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Really Right Stuff shows new custom bracket plate for the E-M1.


Really Right Stuff (Click here) announced the new BOEM1-L Set for the E-M1. It includes Base + L-component and sells for $125.

E-M1 Preorder Links:
Olympus E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto, Amazon DE (via DL), Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL), WexUK, Topshot FI, CameraWorldUK.
Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, AmazonDE (viaDL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-40mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK and CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-50mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK, CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus EP-13 Eyecup for E-M1 at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip for E-M1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LC-62D Metal Front Lens Cap for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LH-66 Lens Hood for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.


Sakar launches new Micro Four Thirds lenses! Branded as “Kodak”


The three new Sakar lenses branded as “Kodak”

Sakar just announced three new Micro Four Thirds lenses that will be sold under the famous brand “Kodak”. These are the:
– Kodak 8mm f/3.0 fisheye
– Kodak 25mm f/0.95
– Kodak 50mm f/1.1

The lenses will be priced at $400 and are manually focusing. ThePhoBlogrpaher spotted the lenses as first on the PDNshow and writes:

The build quality seems to be on par with the optical performance. Being an all-manual lens, we found both the focusing and aperture rings to run quite smoothly. The barrel of the lens seems to be made of metal, at least thats what the finish felt like. But right now we can’t really say much about the tech specs as they’re simply not available yet. Form what we were told, the pre-production units we handled had literally just come in.

Here are the images with courtesy of ThephoBlographer:

8mm f/3.0 fisheye

50mm f/1.1

25mm f/0.95