The next (stupid) financial analysis predicts (again) that Olympus will disappear in 2014.


Screenshot of the “stupid” predition from 247wallst.

247wallst (Click here) predicts that Olympus will disappear in 2014. Now , honestly, I can’t understand why this BS is floating around the web almost every year. It’s now the fourth or fifth time I heard from analysts saying that Olympus will close the coming year. That “prediction game” is so old that it’s likely that the only thing that disappeared are some of these financial analyst guys :)

link found via TheOnlinephotographer.

Addendum: By the way, two months ago I read plenty of reports about the coming European winter being one of the coldest in history. Guess what, it’s hot as hell here and no snow anywhere (expect on higher mountains). This is just to say how much people wants to spread news just for the sake to get viral :)




a little bit of everything…


Belvilla’s Seasonal Inspiration: Summertime from Hugo Goudswaard on Vimeo.

Best 20 Pictures of 2013 and Stories Behind Them (Samudranil).
E-M1 is camera of the year at TheOnlinePhotographer.
TimeLapse-SunSet in Korea 2013″ from kooi-Park Kyoung Kyun at Dicahub.
Abstract work with the E-M1 at

Jon:If you like, feel free to share my E-M1 gallery, all shot with the E-M1 and the 17mm f/1.8 and 12-40mm f/2.8.   I’ve had the E-M1 for 2 weeks now and I’m extremely happy with it (I also have the D600 and X100S, just so you know where I’m coming from). Here’s the gallery:

Tomek:Olympus OM-D E-M1, E-M5, Live Time and… Christmas Time ;-)

Martin:Not a rumor but I bet this is what all Panasonic video shooters would love to have:

Nicholas:The mounting plate of my M.Zuiko 12-40 PRO lens broke off, just as others have reported. Three of the four scores sheared. This happened while mounted on an E M-1(with Battery Holder) in a padded Lowe Pro Bag. The bag fell off a bed onto a heavily padded hotel carpet. It was such a minor fall that I didn’t even look inside the bag when it happened. I only realized the lens was damaged the next morning when I took the camera out of the bag.
I called Olympus and they acknowledged there was “an issue,” and assured me that warranty would cover the repair. Perhaps most troubling: The technician iI spoke with admitted that they do not have a fix. He encouraged me to keep checking the website for updated information.


(FT5) There will be a 25mm f/1.8 lens!


The current Panasonic Leica 25mm f/1.4

Another source confirmed that Olympus will launch a new 25mm f/1.8 lens. The source said the lens is solidly built and focuses fast on the new OMD camera. Yes, both, the new OMD and that lens will be announced in January.
The lens will be cheaper and smaller than the Panasonic Leica 25mm f/1.4.

I am working to get some Panasonic rumors too. The Nocticron should finaly be released at CP+ but I am not sure if the GH 4K camera will come now or in April at the Las Vegas NAB show…

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Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct




Samsung extreme EVF solution (you can pull and tilt it).



The first announcement of the year is made by Samsung (with the NX30). It’s not really a spectacular camera btu it has one new literally “eye catching”  feature: The EVF can be titled and pulled(!) for the comfort of your eyes. You tell me if such a “pulling” EVF would be nice to have on a MFT camera!

P.S.: “Our” Panasonic GX7 can tilt the EVF and not pull it.

foudnd via MirrorlessRumors.