December 18, 2011
Posted in Rumors

Hot!!! Olympus new strategy: New m43 concept, E-5 successor and new viewfinder technology.


Olympus Manager Mr. Ogawa. has been reviewed by Impressjapan (Click here to download the pdf of the magazine). Unlike many other reviews that time Olympus revealed a lot of details about the future camera strategy!
1) Olympus is currently developing a new series of Micro Four Thirds cameras.
2) Olympus is developing a brand new concept of cameras
3) Camera will empathize a new viewfinder technology
4) Olympus is developing an E-5 successor.

Uh! That’s quite an intriguing roadmap! I really hope Olympus will bring us some really new surprise. About time!


Something else: Looks like the GX1 body is in Stock at Adorama (Click here).

December 17, 2011
Posted in deals
December 17, 2011
Posted in Rumors

New Patents: Olympus stereo lens and Panasonic liquid lens


The japanese blog Egami (Click here) keeps looking for new patents and found that weird Olympus stereo idea. The second stereo lens gets attached on the hot shoe and works together with the “normal” m43 lens to create a stereoscopic image. I am not aware of the advantage such an idea can give to you. The only thing that comes to my mind is that you can sue any m43 lens to create a 3D image.

And Panasonic published a patent which describes a Liquid Lens (Click here). Also Olympus filed such a patent a few months ago.
Reminder: These are the advantages of liquid lenses: -non-movement glasses for zoom or AF
-less glasses inside the lens
-faster electrical response
-non-motor on the glass
-silence AF mode

December 16, 2011
Posted in reviews

New Panasonic GX1 review and Q&A session (+Olympus 5mm review)


As you may know Imaging Resource had a Q&A session about the GX1. If you missed it you can see the history here: And Photoreview Australia (Click here) tested the new Panasonic GX1: “Our Imatest tests provided similar results to those from the G3. Raw files were well up to expectations for a 16-megapixel camera; JPEGs were slightly below expectations.”
GX1 preorder search links: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

Photographyblog (Click here) posted a full Olympus 45mm f/1.8 review. The lens gets highly recommended: “the Olympus 45mm f/1.8 represents excellent value for money to anyone on the lookout for a fast short telephoto lens for their Micro Four Thirds camera.
Olympus 45mm portrait lens links: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.


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