Olympus patent discloses variable exposure time for different imaging areas.

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Egami spotted a new “holy grail” alike Olympus patent :)

Olympus is working on a technology that permits to have different exposures time  for different image areas. A bright sky for example will have a shorter exposure times than a darker ground. Sounds a bit like science fiction but I am sure this kind of tech will be ready within a couple of years. And we will have no more over- or underesposure problems!

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“Chinese” G5 and G6 battery grip

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An anonymous source sent me these images of a new “Chinese” G5 and G& battery grip. I don’t know where you can buy this. Installation guide showing how to install the battery grip on a Panasonic Lumix G5 camera can be found at Youku.com.

Let me know if you know where you can buy this! Thanks!

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The Leica branded and Panasonic built mirrorless camera will be announced on April 24.

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Over at MirrorlessRumors I posted a new rumor about the new Leica mirrorless system launch on April 24.. The reason why this could be interesting for us MFT camera owner is that Panasonic will produce camera and zoom lenses for Leica! Obviously the design and logo will be from Leica. But it will be interesting to see if one day Panasonic will join the system with their own Panasonic branded camera. We don’t know yet for sure if this will be an APS-C or FF sensor system. All I know is that it is certainly not a MFT camera :(

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UPDATED: The new 35-100mm compact zoom will not have a f/2.8 constant aperture!

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Mockup 35-100mm lens without aperture marks (Image courtesy: ePhotozine).

 

Marc Baber (Panasonic) said in an interview (youtubevideo below at 8.30) that the compact 35-100mm lens that will come later this year has a constant f/2.8 aperture just like the 35-100mm X Panasonic lens.

One of my very trusted sources (Thanks!) said that Marc Baber made a mistake. The lens will not have a constant f/2.8 aperture. Probably Marc was caught in a moment full of stress and made that error. Obviously we understand Marc had a busy time so don’t worry :)

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