April 22, 2010

a little bit of everything…

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Panasonic 3DA1 Red Rocks 3D Video Shoot

Redefining the camera (Thom Hogan)
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Lumix G10 com objectiva Canon “200-600mm (foto-digital-online)
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Hexanon AR lenses to Four- Thirds mount Adaptation. (blanahi)
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Test Olympus E-PL1 : précision, colorimétrie (Focus Numerique / google english translation)
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E-PL1 image samples on photographybay
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Rollei EVF for E-P1 (flickr)
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Test Panasonic G10 (Focus Numerique)
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April 22, 2010
Posted in reviews

POLL: Are you satisfied with the new firmware?

Dpreview tested the new Olympus firmware: http://www.dpreview.com/news/1004/10042202olypenfirmware.asp.

Let us know what you think about the new autofocus performance of your PEN camera!

Do you like the new Olympus E-PL2?

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April 22, 2010
Posted in news

Some Leica news…


Leica just released the new Leica V-LUX 20. You pay $699.00 for the Leica version of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 ($335.34).

MicroFourThirds user will probably be more interested in knowing more about the new Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 (check out leicarumors). Does this mean the “older” Leica 35mm f/1.4 will become cheaper? It’s a Leica! Forget it!

April 21, 2010
Posted in news

Update your Olympus PEN (the firmware is now here)

http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/oima_slr_penfirmware.asp?intCmp=geto_rdrct_penfirmware

Auto Focus Performance
This update will improve camera AF performance when shooting both stills and videos with the E-P1, E-P2 and E-PL1 cameras when using any Micro Four Thirds or Four Thirds lens. Auto Focus Lock time when shooting stills is improved by 15%. Auto Focus tracking accuracy when shooting movies is also improved.

Viewfinder/LCD Simultaneous Playback Function
This upgrade also brings additional display functionality to the E-P2 and E-PL1 cameras when fitted with the VF-2 Electronic Viewfinder. Photographers using these combinations can now view menu and recorded images on the LCD while the VF-2 Electronic Viewfinder is in use.

Movie-Still-Compatible (MSC) Lens Compatibility
This update also ensures that like the E-PL1, the E-P1 and E-P2 camera models are fully compatible with and able to take advantage of two recently announced and soon-to-reach market lenses; the M. Zuiko Digital™ ED 9–18mm F4.0–5.6 and M. Zuiko Digital ED 14–150mm F4.0–5.6 lenses. Olympus is designating these two lenses as MSC, or Movie-Still-Compatible. They are optimized for shooting high definition video with accurate and silent autofocus.

April 21, 2010
Posted in Rumors

Thoughts about the Panasonic adapter patent

Few days ago we told you about the new Panasonic patent which discloses a new adapter for MicroFourThirds. The adapter camera ads a mirror and phase detection on MicroFourThirds cameras.
Zone-10 and EOSHD analyzed the patent and found something interesting:

Zone-10: “What is specifically significant about this adaptor is the 0.5x optics which effectively halves the focal length of a legacy lens placed on the camera.
EOSHD: “The result is a ‘blur-free image’ with a full frame focal length.

Interesting…

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