August 9, 2011
Posted in news

Real photography news roundup.


Let’s take a break from rumors and camera reviews. Here is a list of links to articles that can help you to undertsand some scientific and technical aspects of photogaphy.

My prefered website is They recently published two new articles:
1) Reducing Camera Shake with Hand-Held Photos: “We’ve all likely encountered this problem many times: blurry photos due to camera shake with hand-held shots. It’s especially prevalent for those of us who are unfortunate enough to have unsteady hands. While it cannot be eliminated entirely, fortunately there’s a number of steps you can take to greatly reduce its impact — and hopefully prevent it from becoming visible in the first place.
2) Using Camera Shutter Speed Creatively: “A camera’s shutter speed can control exposure, but it’s also one of the most powerful creative tools in photography. It can convey motion, freeze action, isolate subjects and smooth water, amongst other abilities. This tutorial describes how to achieve these various effects…

A bit more complicated and scientific article has been published by Berkeley:  “The human eye long ago solved a problem common to both digital and film cameras: how to get good contrast in an image while also capturing faint detail.” Read the article to understand “Why the eye is better than a camera“.

Now something more easy and funny to read (and use). There is a new online SLR Camera Simulator at Camerasim (found via Fotoactualidad). It’s a perfect site for beginners that need to learn the basics of photography!

August 8, 2011
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A list of work done by our readers (using m43 gear!)

Les hommes ne volent pas (short film) from Emmanuel BERNARD on Vimeo.

During the last couple of weeks readers sent me links to their own works done with m43 gear. This is the summary of all of them:

1) Emmanuel (Video on top of the post) “Hi, there is a student film made in Bordeaux and Barcelona. Everything was shot with the GH2 (execpt for one shot made on 5D). In fact we had 5 GH2 ^^. The lens used was : 20mm 1.7, 9-18 olympus, 14 140mm panasonic and a 50MM 1.8 canon. It ‘s student work but we were produced at a low budget by the university (for less than 5000€) that become slowly professionnal.  The last part is really impressive for the camera used. Hope you will post it on your site.
Thanks for reading. Cordially (and sorry for my english).

2) Arthur Kendrick:here is a short video I put together for a recent wedding:

3) Paul Kuchma (ART team Leader Freezelight-Art):  “Photographs taken with the Olympus 43 (E-620), ART team from Russia! Sorry do not know much english language (

4) Chris:Thought you’d might be interested in this. Digiscoping is taking off with the Panasonic GH2. I can only dream what it’s going to be like on the hacked versions J
Panasonic GH2 Tests with Swarovski Scope seems to be the dogs bits:
More tests:

5) Florian:Nice photos made with a PEN E-P2 on Flickr. Have a look. Hope you like the pictures.

6) Luis:I noticed your call out for any photography work that was created with m43 equipment and I wanted to pass along my own experience. I was on an assignment in Abu Dhabi this past December and I ditched my Nikon D3 + lenses when I visited a few cultural sites including the wonderful Grand Mosque.  It was great fun using this light camera with it’s 14-45 kit lens.  I’ve since moved on to the GH1 and I will carry it on all future jobs. Take a look at the images when you have some time.

7) Aaron:I’ve been a big fan of the website and have been checking it  almost daily since I got my first M43 camera almost 2 years ago. After seeing the link to Amos chapple’s website the other day (which I enjoyed immensely) it got me thinking that it would be great if you could feature the work of other M43 photographers somewhere on your site. I’m in the middle of a year long trip through Asia, and have been documenting my photos on all of which have been shot with the panasonic gf1 and the 20mm and 14mm lenses. (anxiously awaiting the announcement of the gf pro…). I just thought that your readers may be interested in another website updated regularly with travel photography made exclusively with the M43 format. If you think it’s a good idea, please post the link to my website, it may encourage others to contact you to post links to their websites as well. I love finding out about new gear, but sharing the photos this gear makes would be great too!

8 ) Johannes:discovered this guy on the DPReview MFT forums: I don’t think he’s a professional photographer, but I really love some of his landscape pictures!


Editors’s note: Thanks for sending me all those links! If you find more nice works drop me a text at Keep in mind that I might link to your work after days or weeks only!

August 8, 2011
Posted in Rumors

(FT3) Olympus E-50 coming soon???

Now that’s a surprise! I finally got a Four Thirds (not Micro FT) rumor from a known source :)

He contacted me to say that Olympus developed a new E-50 camera. He didn’t share any details but he said it will be on market within the next couple of months. As you might remember the ex-chief from Olympus Watanabe already stated that Olympus will continue to develop single and double digit Four Thirds cameras. The E-50 will replace the current Olympus E-30. At least that would be a concrete sign that Four Thirds is still alive!

Click those links to see the current E-30 price and availability: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

August 7, 2011
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Samyang 7.5mm m43 fisheye lens coming in September (+ first image samples!!!)

Samyang just announced on facebook (Click here) that they will release the new 7.5mm f/3.5 Fisheye lens for m43 in September. And there is now also an official statement on their website (Click here). The lens provides a 180 degree field vision and is manual focusing only. You can also see the four very first image samples (again on facebook). Those images do look very good! We have no word yet about the price but it will be certainly much cheaper than the current Panasonic 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye lens. Click here to check the price of that lens: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

One more editors note. Samyang makes chreap lenses with very high quality! The recent 35mm f/1.4 lens for Olympus is simply amazing. See the test results on a Canon APSC- done by Photozone (Click here). I do hope Samyang will make more of those lenses for m43!

Message to Samyang. Make some decent compact and fast primes and I bet you will sell tons of them!

P.S.: All Samyang lenses for Olympus can be found on eBay only and under seven different brand names (Click on it to see all Four Thirds lenses from the specific brand!):

August 7, 2011
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a little bit of everything…(Very touching movie from Seb Farges!)

“Life goes on… Goes to London…” from Seb Farges. SHot with GH2 and Nokton 0.95 (Click here to see the lens auctions on eBay).. This is a very personal movie from Seb: “…telling those past two months. Ending love story and a WE in London with Nina, my daughter (for those who did not noticed, there’s a lot of clue in this movie :) )

Contax G Lenses on Lumix G cameras ( Contax G lenses on eBay (Click here).

Gastbeitrag: Wie die GF1 mein Leben veränderte…( Translated it means how the GF1 changed my life :)

Panasonic DMC-FZ47 preview samples gallery (DPreview).

Switronix Power Cable For Panasonic Lumix GH2 (Photographybay).

Olympus E-P3 first impression (Photographybay). E-P3 links at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

GF3 review at DC.view (Chinese) and (japanese) and gestion du bruit électronique at Focus Numerique (french). GF3 links at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

G3 and GF3 Hands-on at (german).

E-P3 image samples at Ganref (japanese).

Snapshots of the day: Abstract Encounters (Mike Kobal).

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