David Thorpe: 2020 – My Year In Micro Four Thirds

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David Thorpe:

2020 was The Year of the Rat for the Chinese. I’ll go along with that where lockdown and politicians are concerned. Not for the Micro Four Thirds system, though. Three new Olympus cameras and some exotic lenses defied the zeitgest to bring some joy to me and I hope many others. Here’s my take on it.

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a bit of everything…

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KamLan 50mm F1.1 – Is it worth getting?

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

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Panasonic and OM Digital will be at the CP+ show (February 25-28)

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Today the CPplus organization that both Panasonic and OM Digital will participate at the online event. I am confident that both companies will announce new MFT products. The question is what to expect? I believe it might be to early to get the GH6 and new Panasonic lenses are likely to be announced. OM Digital has to make some bold announcement to create confidence. A new PEN-FII would be my dream camera…

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Toyokeizai claims that Nikon might become the new Olympus…

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Toyokeizai published an article that sounds very worrisome for Nikon. They think that Nikon might be “the next Olympus”. Nikon reported a historic $720M loss this year and if they don’t turn around things they might be force to sell their imaging business just like Olympus did. There is a nice summary on Petapixel that describes the situation:

Ikegami, in an interview with Toyo Keizai, says that Nikon’s poor showing can be directly tied to its slow transition to mirrorless. While Sony has experienced nothing but huge growth, Nikon was too late to the game.

Nikon now wants to focus purely on mirrorless as they see that this kind of market is increasing. Still…I think the chance is big that in 2-3 years they might sell their Imaging Business too :(

 

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OM-D Webcam Beta Download Fixed

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OM Digital just informed they’ve fixed the OM-D Webcam Beta software and provided a download link.

Our reader John writes:

This is the same download link as before, but the version has been upgraded to 1.0.1.1 — and it works! I’ve installed and tested it, and the video output is the same as before. Of course, my e-M1 II’s flip-out side screen still goes dark after a few seconds of shared output, but at least the main functionality has returned.

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