(FT5) There will be no new Panasonic G7 this year!

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Image on top shows the current G6.

A couple of weeks ago I told you the GF7 will NOT be released this year. Well, here I have the next surprising news I got this from two sources: Panasonic decided to not release any G6 successor this year neither! They will discount the GH3 instead. The reason why there will be no G7 is due the poor sales of the G6.

Panasonic will focus on the GH, GM and GX line! You tell me if that’s a smart move…


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Good news: Panasonic reports first profit in three years!

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There is a good and a bad news you can read within the latest Panasonic financial report (download the pdf here):
Good news: Panasonic reported the first annual profit in three years And they expect another 16% income increase by 2015
Bad news: The AVC segment which includes cameras, sensors, tablets and so on is the weakest segment showing a loss compared to 2013. But nevertheless Panasonic expects things to go better here too.

As you know Panasonic said they will drop business not having at least a 5% profit by end 2015. So let’s hope the GH4 will sell well ! And according to my sources this is happening :)

 

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Samyang announces the 7,5/10/12mm Cine lenses for Micro Four Thirds.

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Samyang announced the new 7,5mm 10mm and 12mm Cine Lenses for Micro Four Thirds!

Official press text:

Nearly a month after their market release, Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS and Samyang 12 mm f/2.0 NCS CS lenses are now available in their equivalent cine versions: Samyang 10mm T3.1 Cine and 12mm T2.2 Cine. Samyang VDSLR cine lenses feature aperture and focus rings with sprocket wheels controlling their work through Follow Focus systems. This allows for noiseless and smooth adjustment of the above parameters during filming.

Samyang 10mm T3.1 Cine and 12mm T2.2 Cine have nanocrystal anti-reflective layer (NCS) that ensures better light transmission, increased resistance to light reflections and higher contrast, which improves optical resolution of the lenses.
Samyang 12 mm in photo and cine versions fills the gap among lenses dedicated for mirrorless cameras with APS-C sensor, large angle of view and high brightness. The lens has been designed for cameras fitted with a high resolution sensor (above 24 mln pixels). Samyang Optics company is renowned among clients for great quality optics offered at affordable prices. And this is also the case with 10mm and 12 lenses which provide technical parameters and optical potential that can easily compete with the best wide-angle prime and zoom lenses available on the market.

Samyang 7.5mm T3.8 Fish-eye Cine. This is a cine version of a meticulously designed manual fish-eye lens which provides diagonal field of vision equal to 180 degrees. Despite its small size, Samyang 7.5mm T3.8 Cine produces images with splendid parameters and exceptional vividness, and the minimal focusing distance amounts to only 0.09 meters.

More images and specs at samyang-europe.com/index.php/new-products/93-samyang-new-lenses-coming-soon

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Update about the Update of the E-P5 firmware update :)

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Well, here is an update about the updated on the EP5 update :) Olympus delayed the firmware release to “fix some things”. But I have been told by a source that it’s definitely coming, and the hope is that it is “soon”. As you know focus peaking will be improved and 0 shock added. No E-M5 firmware yet :(

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