a bit of everything…

3 tips to get LUCKY in photography

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Micro Four Thirds cameras are better at Low Light. (busting the full frame myth) by Mark Wieczorek
Reasons why Micro Four Thirds exists – Coffee Time with Jimmy Cheng
Writing was on wall for Olympus cameras as photographers switch to phones (TheJapanTimes).
f/8 and Be There: A Beginner’s Guide to Zone Focusing (Explora).

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

Olympus reports 40% revenue loss in Q1 due the Covid-19 outbreak

Olympus released the full financial report. Revenue for the Imaging Business dropped by 40% in Q1. Olympus writes:

Consolidated revenue in the Imaging Business amounted to ¥6,024 million (down 40.9% year on year), while operating loss amounted to ¥2,746 million (compared with an operating loss of ¥2,341 million in the same period of the previous fiscal year).
A harsh operating environment due to the rise of smartphones, etc. in addition to a decrease in customers at physical stores because of the impact of COVID-19 led to a decline in revenue in the Imaging Business.
Operating loss in the Imaging Business expanded mainly due to the decrease in revenue, despite the advancement of improved cost-effectiveness.