Weekly 43rumors readers pictures roundup…


Detlef Reich
Laowa 7,5

1) To submit your picture for the weekly readers roundup post you can choose one of the following two options:
Instagram: Follow @microfourthirdsgallery and tag us on your picture to give us the permission to repost your image on the instagram gallery and on 43rumors (we will credit you)
Facebook: Submit your picture on our group: facebook.com/groups/microft. Please add the hashtag “#microfourthirdsgallery ” to grant the permission for reposting on 43rumors. Without the hashtag we will not add your picture!

2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: instagram.com/microfourthirdsgallery and facebook.com/groups/microft
3) A selection of most liked pictures by the community and by me 43rumors admin will be posted weekly on 43rumors.

Note: When sending a pic feel free to also add a link to your site to promote yourself! And please do share one single picture per week only. Do not spam :)

This is the weekly selection:

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a bit of everything…


Silent Shutter and Anti-Shock Shutter – what you NEED to know.

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Olympus 17mm f/1.2 PRO image samples by Photozone.
Tony Northrup says the Samsung Galaxy NX is the camera of the decade and here is why… (MirrorlessRumors).
How to Use Multiple Strobe Lights (Explora).
Leica 12mm test at Micro43italia

Plenty of news on the facebook OMD group, Panasonic FF and the GH5 group.


Triple software deals on Topaz Video Enhance AI, Adobe basic plan and Luminar 4


We got three running software deals:

  1.  Topaz announced their new Video Enhance AI which scales up your videos up to 8K. And there is a $100 discount if you preorder it within the next 14 days.
  2. You save $10 on the new Luminar 4.1 using our coupon code “SAR” at checkout.
  3. Til February 27 you save 16% on the basic creative cloud Adobe plan sold here at Adobe DE, Adobe UK, Adobe FR, Adobe IT, Adobe ES, Adobe NL.





The E-M1III “8 More Improvements & Upgrades” by Robin Wong


Robin Wong writes:

Here are 8 more improvements and upgrades on the newly launched Olympus flagship camera the OM-D E-M1 Mark III which I have not covered in my original review video. These are not huge improvements but they are important updates that do impact real life practical shooting scenarios. The improvements include new audio recording hardware rectifying the “white noise” issue (previously in E-M1 Mark II when plugged in external microphone), upgraded time lapse capability up to 9999 frames and in camera time lapse movie up to 4K 30fps (previously 999 frames and 4K 5fps only), new fine tune C-AF behaviour and IS level settings for movie recording, and a few more. I believe at the time of this video publishing a lot of these features were not mentioned by any other reviewers out there yet.

E-M1III at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, GetOlympus. Olympus DE. Olympus UK, Olympus FR, Olympus ES, Olympus IT, Olympus NL.
Olympus 12-45mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, GetOlympus.
Olympus E-PL10 at BHphoto.


STC Reveal Fogrip for Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III & II Cameras


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STC Announce new Folding Grip [Fogrip] for new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III and Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Cameras

Global imaging innovator, STC, has announced an all-new folding grip solution for the brand new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III and Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II cameras, delivering greater stability and immediate benefit with weight distribution when using medium-to-large lenses for the dedicated Olympus user community.

STC continues to produce ground-breaking innovations for photographers and videographers the world over and their latest product announcement has been designed specifically for the loyal league of Olympus OM-D E-M1 camera users. The new grip, which is compatible with the new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III and Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II cameras, follows quickly from the recent revelation of the STC Fogrip for the Sony α7/α9series.

After almost two years of development to ensure its performance, solid build and clever fold-away design, the new grip is certain to quickly become an indispensable partner for Olympus shooters everywhere. Perfect for the travelling photographer, the grip’s clever design and fold-away function enable the camera to sit completely flat when not in use and allows the user to comfortably shoot with just a single hand.

The whole unit has been constructed from extremely tough, yet light 6061 aerospace-level aluminium alloy, which adds just 78g to the camera when attached. Users can keep shooting by easily accessing the camera battery door without removing the grip. Furthermore, ultimate compatibility is assured with both quick-release plates and L-Brackets and the anodized frame, which comes in Olympus-Blue and matt black will give users protection for both the camera and hand-grip.

Olympus, pioneers within the Micro Four Thirds format, has long been renowned for producing cameras which are smaller and lighter than their DSLR counterparts. That said, even small camera bodies can start to feel heavy after shooting for hours on end, or when using large lenses. STC’s new Fogrip for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III & II addresses this issue by giving users 25% more grip when shooting handheld, making it easier to shoot for longer periods of time and added stability to support lens weight. Furthermore, the new Fogrip for Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III & II is compatible with quick-release plates and L-Brackets, allowing for easy transfer and use tripods, along with unobstructed, effortless access to the battery door without the need to remove the grip. STC has produced an optional adonized L-Bracket in Olympus Blue, as well as Standard Black colourways.