a little bit of everything…(SLR Magic anamorphic prototype video)


Light & Magic – SLR MAGIC ANAMORPHIC PROTOTYPE from Andrew Reid on Vimeo.

The video on top has been taken by Andrew (EosHD) withe the SLR Magic anamorphic prototype. This prototype is still uncoated. The final version will have less crazy flares!

Test complet Panasonic Test Lumix X Vario 12-35 mm f/2,8 ASPH (Focus Numerique).
Comparison at 140mm (M43photo).
Olympus PEN Mini E-PM2 Camera Giveaway (ePhotozine).
Sony Alpha A3000 Sample Photos (ePhotozine).
Why I choose a Panasonic GH3 over an Olympus E-M1 (Soundimagesplus).
Official music video for Tricky shot on GH3. vimeo.com/75948094

Dino:I ended up writing a long term review of the Olympus 12-50 lens. With rumors and reviews coming out on the 12-40 and em-1, I wanted to give others perspective that you don’t need to spend a couple grand to take decent photos. If you feel inclined to share, I would greatly appreciate it: http://13thfloorphotography.blogspot.com/2013/09/ballin-on-budget-olympus-12-50mm-kit.html

Brian:you might like to include a new article I wrote a couple of days ago called “A Gripping Tale of Two OM-D E-M5 Grips”, which can be found at http://byrdphoto.com/blog_article.php?ID=278

Heather:I just wanted to share a blog post I came across this evening. It is written by Tracy of Ashfield Images Photography who won Damian McGillicuddy’s “Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush!” competition. She shares her experience at the Olympus launch of the E-M1, along with a few nice photos as well. I’m actually surprised this post didn’t make the rounds earlier! http://ashfieldimagesphotography.wordpress.com/2013/09/12/dont-forget-your-toothbrush/

Anonymous:The hotly contested expose to the right (ETTR) issue, noise, sensor size, pixel pitch, and where do all the tonal levels for the right side of the histogram go if ETTR is wrong, in one place. Scientific and sometimes a bit hard to follow unless you delve into the calculus, but backed up with photographic proof, unlike LL’s all text no proof assays. It also further answers the question why Olympus state higher ISO than what he sensor is actually using. http://theory.uchicago.edu/~ejm/pix/20d/tests/noise/noise-p3.html#bitdepth

Atmtx:I was also lucky enough to get a pre production OM-D E-M1 and the 12-40mm f2.8 lens to test for a week. I’ve done a couple of posts and photo essays about it in case your readers will be interested.

Heather & Mat:Here is our latest article about the AF/C-AF of the E-M1 with 4/3s and Lumix lenses. http://www.bestmirrorlesscamerareviews.com/2013/09/22/hands-on-with-the-olympus-om-d-e-m1-autofocus-with-four-thirds-lumix-lenses/



A good news: $200 mail in rebate on the E-M1 with 12-40mm lens kit!


GetOlympus just announced a great $200 Back via Mail-In Rebate when you purchase the M.12-40mm f2.8 lens with the new OM-D E-M1. Rebate details will be posted soon. And thee is a great news for everyone that has an E-M1 on preorder (or already got the camera):

That’s a very good news!!!

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.


Panasonic plans to step out from the low end compact camera business


The factory in Xiamen.

The Japanese site Asahi (via Digicameinfo) reports that Panasonic is seriously considering to completely step out from the low-end compact camera business. Panasonic’s Chinese factory in Xiamen that produces Panasonic’s compact cameras will be converted to produce cameras for other manufacturers too.

This is part of Panasonic’s strategy tofocus on the more advanced mirrorless camera market. New High End models are expected to be alunched in 2014.


Huge surprise from Sony: Makes an OMD alike FF camera!


NEX vs OMD design (ePhotozine).

Everyone here knows that Sony and Olympus are now close partners. And it looks like Sony is “borrowing” Olympus OMD design for their soon to be announced Full Frame E-mount cameras! These cameras will be announced in mid October and have the EVF in the middle. Sources said it’s very “OMD-alike”. There is no image of these cameras yet (there are two of them).

I was wondering what else the Sony-Olympus partnership will bring us in 2014….


Early E-M1 preorders now shipping in US and EU.


Image courtesy Namen Color (Spain).

Readers from US, Canada and Europe sent me messages to confirm that they already got their preordered E-M1 camera. On top you see an image of a Spain Store (Namen Color). Please let me know when a store shows them as in Stock so that I can share this with all 43rumors readers. Thanks!

P.S.: Submit the info by commenting this post or by submitting the store link via DealsRunner.com.