October 25, 2013
Posted in news

Olympus interview at IR: for the future we will focus on 4K and deeper buffer.


Imaging Resource (Click here) published a full Question and Answer article with Olympus President Haruo Ogawa and Planning Manager Eiji Shirota. It’s a very interesting interview and here are some of the most important info:

– 2012 worldwide system camera sales: out of 20 million units, four million units were mirrorless or CSC.
– Olympus will not focus on sports photography but more on “field photography”. Ogawa says: “You can use our camera in any type of shooting circumstances.
– Ogawa: “with the Olympus PEN launch, Olympus was able to capture the young and female demographics
– Ogawa: “It’s true that we have been focusing upon the still image“. But in future Olympus will focus on video too: “Now we’re working on the next generation engine as well. For that next generation engine, we are expecting that movie sharing will be the new demand coming.” (with 4K support)
– Ogawa: “We need to have a solution for a smartphone user to smoothly use a mirrorless camera. So now we’re working on that.
– Next products will have an even deeper buffer.
– Shirota explains that having on Sensor PDAf (instead of a separate AF sensor module) makes the PDAF more accurate.

Read the full interview at Imaging Resource!


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.

October 25, 2013
Posted in news

Canon FD to Micro Four Thirds Speed Booster finally released!


Metabones announced the availability of a new Speed Booster Canon FD to MFT adapter! And I guess quite many readers here will be happy to read this! There is a very large set of Canon FD lenses on eBay. And usually these are very good quality lenses for a low price.

You can preorder the adapter now at Metabones (Click here).

October 24, 2013
Posted in reviews

Next Panasonic GM1 roundup!


Time for a new GM1 roundup:

1) On top you can watch the next GM1 unboxing video. You can see once again how incredibly small that thing is!
2) There is a new first impression review with plenty of images at Popco (no translation available).
3) Cameras.reviewed added a video on their initial first impression review: “For the user who wants high image quality in a go-anywhere form factor, the Lumix GM1 looks to be a great option—easily a better choice than the RX100 II
4) Short hands-on at Newsshooter.
5) The GM1 will ship in mid December in USA according to BHphoto.
6) Great set of GM1 pics at Panasonic Germany.

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


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