Does it work? E-M5 iPhone controller…

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A 43rumors readers just shared a way to connect the Olympus E-M5 (and other Olympus/Panasonic) cameras with an iPhone remote controller APP.You have to buy the Triggertrap Mobile Dongle (Click here) and the Triggertrap connction cable (Click here). Once you have them you can download the Triggertrap APP (Click here) to remotely control your E-M5.

This is what it does:

* Time Lapse
* Eased Timelapse (timelapses with acceleration!)
* Distance-lapse (take a photo every 30 ft/m)
* Vibration and shock sensors
* Sound detection (Clap to take a photo!)
* Facial Recognition sensor
* Motion detection
* Magnetic & metallic detectors
* Long-Exposure HDR**
* Long-Exposure HDR Timelapse
* Star Trail mode
* Cable Release (press to take a photo) which also supports Long-exposure shots (exposures of up to 24 hours!)

Question is….some of you ever tested it? Is it something we can recommend to E-M5 owners?

E-M5 preorder links: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon France, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.

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Panasonic G3 and GX1 hack coming soon!

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Vitaly Kiselev is doing process on the GX1 and G3 hacking front. You can read more about it at PersonalView.com. It will add some features like for example full manual mode to video recording. As you may know you can already hack the GF and GH cameras. And I am sure 99% of you think that Vitaly’s work is adding a lot of value to the whole Micro Four Thirs system. It would be nice if he could hack Olympus cameras too but I don’t think this is going to happen any time soon 🙁

The GF3, G3 and GX1 got some nice discounts (some of them you already know).

The best still remains the GF3 with 14mm pancake for the price of the 14mm pancake only 🙂  Here at Amazon (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here). The GX1 with 14-42mm X lens for $749 at Amazon (Click here) and the Panasonic G3 for $499 via Samys at Amazon (Click here).

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Vote the best product of the first half of the year!

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The Panasonic G2 with the new Nokton 17.5mm lens.

So guys! The first half of the year is over and we had some very intriguing new products. And I expect many more exciting stuff from now one until Photokina. This includes the new Olympus PEN cameras, the GH3, and many new lenses. Anyway, I now want to know from you what’s the best new Micro Four Thirds products that has been announced the first half of this year. Take time and think what’s the one camera/lens that added most value to the m43 system!

Select the one camera or lens that you consider the best new product:

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Links to the 2012 announced/available stuff:
Olympus E-M5 at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
Panasonic GF5 at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
Panasonic 12-35mm X lens preorders at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Fotohanskeuzekamp, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.
Olympus 75mm preorder and price check at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon Germany and Amazon UK.
Sigma 30mm lens at Amazon US, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon JP (Click here) and Digitalrev.
Sigma 19mm lens at Amazon US , Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon JP and Digitalrev.
Nokton 17.5mm at Amazon and Bhphoto and we Europeans can find it for an incredible good price at LaPetiteBoutique (Click here).

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New E-M5 reviews (Imaging Resource ad Online Photographer)

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This week we finally had the answer about the E-m5 sensor manufactorer. As you know i’s a Sony and you may will look to the reviews I link form now on knowing it’s not just a “re-used” Panasonic 16 Megapixel sensor. Here are the links:

Reviews:
Imaging Resource posted the full E-M5 review: “Not only does the Olympus OM-D E-M5 look great, it takes great pictures, meeting or exceeding the quality of some pretty surprising competitors. Its interface is designed with photographers in mind, with ready control dials and a smart interface, all in a very small package.”
Three first reactions at The Online Photographer.

And here are two readers E-M5 works:
Marco: “give a look to what I did: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcWds9N_hgc
 I wanted to try to test the AF speed of the OM-D with some of my regular 4/3 lenses such as 12-60, 35-100, 50-500 and 7-14. I think that it’s an interesting test to understand how the OM-D performs when using 4/3 lenses. Of course it’s not a great performance, but seeing it filmed may give confidence to doubtful users! Greeting from Rome!
Cem: “I tried my new OM-D E-M5 last night with 4th of July fireworks. It did an amazing job. I tought you may want to share it so others can see what this camera can do!
here is my flickr link for the album! http://www.flickr.com/photos/cempayzin/sets/72157630429515370/

E-M5 preorder links:
Amazon, Adorama, B&H, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon France, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.

E-M5 Case:
There is the official CS-36FBC Olympus case. A leather half case from Hong Kong. A full leather case with strap from Cina. Than we have half cases from two well known producers, Zelenpol, Kaza and Gariz.

E-M5 Batteries, and other things:
The Olympus GS-4 strap and the DSTE E-M5 batteries you have to use with an extra charger. There is an E-M5 car charger a new E-M5 LCD screen and a Front Cover+ Top Panel.

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