Leaving Leica And Going Micro Four Thirds


Image courtesy: Leicarumors

What happens when you realize how cool the Micro Four Thirds world is?

What I am going to feature is almost a Christmas tale (because it happened on Christmas) :-)

J Shin wrote a long and interesting post at Leicarumors about how it came to the abandoning of the Leica world, and to the entry into the MFT world. Definitely worth to be read.

Have fun!



Amarcord: Olympus PEN EED.


Let’s keep talking about past Olympus cameras and today I will shortly introduce you to the PEN-EED (auctions here on eBay). As you see it had a built in optical viewfinder. Produced from 1967 to 1972, it is a more expensive automated-exposure model, with a CdS meter, a 32mm f/1.7 lens and a hot shoe. Why did Oly created the EED? The Pen E had no fast lenses and  only slow shutter speeds, The Pen D’ had no automatic exposure. The EED combined the best from both cameras. And how did Olympus advertise this camera? Just look at the image here:


A list of all PEN-EED auctions can be found on eBay (Click here) or via Slidoo (Click here).

Source: Olypedia, pdf manual at Butkus, Image samples can be seen at Rangefinderforum.



New Polaroid mirrorless camera can take MFT lenses (with adapter).


Update: hands-on video at engadget.

It's common in our Micro Four Thirds world to use third party lenses on MFT camera via the use of adapters. But what about using MFT lenses on other cameras? Polaroid just did that, a new mirrorless camera that is compatible with MFT lenses with the use of an adapter. I am wondering why they didn't make it with native MFT mount. There is little info about the camera now:

18 megapixel, 1080p video, Android OS, 3.5 inch display, pop-up flashand $399 price with a 10-30mm lens included.


via Engadget, Mashable.



Update: Download Adobe Creative Suite 2 For Free


Update3: This comes from imaging-resource:

Here’s what Issacs wrote on Adobe’s community forum following the reports.

“On behalf of Adobe Systems Incorporated …

You have heard wrong! Adobe is absolutely not providing free copies of CS2!

What is true is that Adobe is terminating the activation servers for CS2 and that for existing licensed users of CS2 who need to reinstall their software, copies of CS2 that don’t require activation but do require valid serial numbers are available. (Special serial numbers are provided on the page for each product download.) See <http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1114930>.

Update2: the download link appears to be still alive. Just tried it out. Don’t know what is going on.

Update: To good to be true! According to diyphotography, which cites Adobe support forum, the download was never meant to be free. The download page was meant for photographers who bought CS2, but needed to reactivate it. The download link has now been disabled.


Adobe’s CS2 suite can be downloaded for free. Click here to download. Serial numbers are provided with the download links. You have to be registered to Adobe (it’s free) to make the download. Mac (PowerPc) and Windows versions.

[via 9to5toys via nachbelichtet.de via canonwatch]