And here are the first pictures of the new Black Magic Micro Four Thirds camera! You can read the full spec, price and preorder it at BHphoto (Click here). As I told you today all m43 lenses will work in manual mode only but this cine camera shoots video with a dynamic range of 13 stops into 12-bit DNG files for a true “filmic” look. Don’t know if the upcoming Gh3 can match that kind of quality!
And if you are a pro film maker you may be interested to preorder that beast of a Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 135mm/T2.1 MFT Mount with Imperial Markings (Click here). Damn cheap or not? :(
Image via ePhotozine
Olympus likes to tease us :) The nice guys over at ePhotozine revealed a cryptic message saying “we’ve been testing these new Olympus PENs for the last couple of weeks and thought you’d want to see them. So here’s a sneak peak at the colours available. There is also a green PEN available, but we were unable to show it, due to it being chewed by someone in the office. Feedback from those who have used the PENs has been extremely positive, with some office members saying it’s the best PEN they’ve ever used. They said they particularly liked the colours compared to other pens they’ve used.”
Now back to some real homemade rumor:
We have been told that the 15mm f/8.0 is officially marked as “accessory” and not as part of the Zuiko lens line. It’s a body cap lens that has three modes, covered, up to 30cmm focus and up to infinity focus..
The patented Konica-Minolta 43mm f/1.4 lens design.
Egami spotted a patent with a surprising content! Konica Minolta patented the design of a 43mm f/1.4 Micro Four Thirds lens! The patent has been filled in 2011. Right now Konica-Minolta is not part of the (Micro-) Four Thirds group but this could change soon. Konica and Minolta have a long history of lens design for rangefinder cameras. Konica designed the Hexanon M-mount Lens series (here on eBay). That includes the superb Hexanon 50mm f/1.2 (here on eBay). Minolta made the famous Rokkor M-mount lens series (here on eBay). That includes for example the 40mm f/2.0 pancake (here on eBay).
This is just to say that Konica-Minolta would add a very high value to the whole Micro Four Thirds system! So let’s hope this is one of those few patents that will make it into…reality :)
Here are the images of the 40mm lens (left) and 50mm Hexanon (right):
The current Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF model.
As you may know Blackmagic released a fantastic little camera that shoots in 12-bit RAW, ProRes and DNxHD Formats (Price and specs here at BHphoto). Until now the camera was available in EF and ZE Lens Mount but today Blackmagic issued a new statement saying that they will soon release a “second model of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera that features passive Micro Four Thirds lens (MFT) mount“. Passive means that there is no electronic control of the lens and you can use manual aperture and focus only.
Click the link below to read the full press release: