Olympus asks $70 for a hood? Don’t pay, Print it :)

Some say that 3D Printing is an ongoing revolution like it was Internet back in the nine-tees. And seeing how companies tend to charge you extra bucks on accessories you may just…print them for yourself! For example, if you don’t want to pay the $80 for the 75mm lens hood you can print a cheap plastic hood! All you need is a 3D printer (there is a list here at Amazon) and the hood design you can find and download here at thingiverse. For now you can print plastic elements only but in future also metal and wooden element printers will become mass products. Yes, I do believe 3D printing has a great future. And it will influence the camera market too!

Olympus accessories at Thiniverse.
Panasonic accessories at Thiniverse.

 

(FT5) E-M1II is coming at Photokina and has 4K!

Multiple sources confirmed Olympus will announce the new E-M1II at Photokina in September 2016. And the very first info I got about this camera is:

  1. it has 4K
  2. It has no global shutter. But Olympus worked hard to reduce rolling shutter to a negligible level

As usual sty tuned on 43rumors to learn more about the camera in the near future!


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(FT4) Some early Olympus E-M1 successor info.

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I got the following info about the E-M1 successor from a good source:

The E-M1 has improved version of the HR mode and a new improved viewfinder. What the conversations I’ve had so far all come down to is that the E-M5mk2 is acting as a proof of concept for the HR mode and improved IBIS (both are closely related). The E-M1mk2 is going to be released to incorporate improved (non proof of concept) versions of those things and the improved viewfinder. Primary goal is to stay competitive with competing offerings. My contacts suggest there are also some surprises included for sure, and some things that may be included but only if required for staying competitive, if not needed those will be kept for future models (and expanded in the meantime). Sadly I have no idea yet what those features are, other then those being related to processing, not to new hardware. The hardware platform is probably already finalized by this time, or will be in the next 1-2 months.

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(FT3) New Panasonic GH5 sensor is made by Sony.

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The current Sony FT sensors listed at Sony.net.

An Asian source reported that about the rumored new Panasonic GH5 sensor:

“Sony has an 18.9mm*13mm M43 sensor designed for Panasonic that could be used in GH5. Very high-end, 24 channel super fast readout speed that BIONZX could not keep up with. Only Panasonic can fully unleash the potential of this chip right now.”

Well, sounds great! Hope this means the GH5 is coming long before Photokina this year!


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Poll: Should Panasonic join the T-mount system with FF cameras?

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The Leica T FF mount

The “noise” is increasing about Olympus and Panasonic working on larger sensor cameras. There is yet no solid info a part of some Olympus patents. And as you know recently Leica launched the new SL FF system which has been co-developed with Panasonic.

The current Micro Four Thirds system has the best lens line up of all mirrorless system: And maybe the time has come to “expand” the possibilities by launching a new large sensor system. So let us know:

Should Panasonic join the Leica T-mount FF system?

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Hybrid E-M10II with Pen F mockup by Eearl

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Earl sent me this image:

FT 0.01… a Hybrid E-M10II with Pen F….lower cost with excellent ergonomics of E-M10II with corner EVF of Pen F. Retains grip, tilt, built-in flash. The camera I was hoping for…can’t seem to put pictures into forums…

Don’t think sucha a camera makes sense :)

FT5 Rumor recap: New Panasonic G camera, 25mm f/1.2, E-PL8, Olympus action camera, Full Frame.

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We got plenty of new stuff that will be announced soon. Here is the full recap:

Panasonic will announce an entry level MFT camera in April.
Panasonic will also announce a new Leica prime MFT lens in April.
Olympus will announce the E-PL8 and an action camera within the next few weeks.
Olympus will ship the 25mm f/1.2 lens in Summer (article here).
Olympus is investigating the possibility to launch a new Full Frame system. There is also a 28mm f/2.0 FF lens patent (article here).

Exciting time ahead!