Weekly 43rumors readers pictures roundup…


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a bit of everything…

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Series – System Benefits

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Nikon says they are not yet worried about L-mount competition (L-rumors.com).
Luxury that Lasts: Camera Bags, Straps, and Fashions for Photographers (Explora).
New CIPA results for October: Time to give up any hope in a possible recovery? (MirrorlessRumors).
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Limited Edition Review (Photographic-central)

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Plenty of news on the facebook E-M1II group, Panasonic FF and the GH5 group.

Meyer Optik Görlitz is back but your money is not!

Meyer Optik Görlitz got acquired by the German company OPC Optic. And while the new company said they will keep making Meyer Optik branded lenses they also said they will not give the money back to those who had lens preorders on crowdfunding platforms.

Press text (google translated):

OPC Optics acquires trademark rights to Meyer Optik Görlitz following insolvency of Koblenzer net SE

– Entry into the consumer market for OPC Optics
– Brand should be filled with life as soon as possible
– Production and products are optimized and the portfolio streamlined
– Sales via classic distribution – no crowdfunding, no pre-sales
– Takeover of net SE contaminated sites is unfortunately not possible

OPC Optical Precision Components Europe GmbH based in Bad Kreuznach acquires the trademark rights to Meyer Optik Görlitz from the insolvent net SE and the SEMI Verwaltung GmbH. The specialist for aspheric and spherical glass lenses, with the takeover of Meyer Optik Görlitz, now also opens up the consumer market. With the help of their own technological know-how and synergies in the field of lens manufacturing, existing products are to be optimized, production processes professionalized and further products developed. After the unpleasant and sometimes inglorious downfall of the net SE, through which Meyer Optik was already considered lost, this development means a continuation of the popular lens series for the many Meyer Optik fans worldwide – such as Trioplan.

“It was regrettable to look at how Meyer Optik Görlitz, after the successful restart in 2014, by quality fluctuations, the many, sometimes parallel crowdfunding projects on various platforms, pre-sales of unpublished lenses on its own website and ongoing delivery delays, more and more reputation in the market lost. Nevertheless, we now see the chance for us to professionally and successfully establish a traditional German photography brand, “says Timo Heinze, Managing Director of OPC Optics. “To do that, we will definitely adopt a different, more conservative, approach and not crowdfund or pre-sell products. As a manufacturer, you simply have to take the time to grow such a brand so that you can grow your own capacities and ensure consistently high quality. ”

Optimization of the existing and changes of the production

The previous portfolio of Meyer Optik last included about 12 lens series. This, for a niche manufacturer, quite large portfolio is analyzed and streamlined accordingly. It can be assumed that popular model series such as the Trioplan 100 or the P58 (Primoplan type) will be continued. Whether the lenses just announced by the net SE such as the APO-Plasmat 105 or the Nocturnus DSLR will ever be implemented is currently unclear. As a specialist for high-precision aspherical and spherical lenses, OPC Optics will examine and further develop lens models that are considered to be valid.

“Thanks to our own technical expertise, further development is an obvious step and absolutely logical. First, we will perform an as-is analysis of existing designs and designs. Thanks to absolute high-end measurement and production techniques, we are then able to produce the lenses used with absolute precision and thus improve the optical performance. The production of the mechanical components and the assembly of the lenses will continue to be in Germany to ensure the best possible quality, “explains Heinze.

Classic Sales – No crowdfunding, no pre-sales

In contrast to the previous and now insolvent provider of Meyer Optik lenses, OPC Optics will strive for classic marketing with Meyer Optik. Neither crowdfunding nor pre-sales of unpublished products will be part of the business model. In the future OPC Optics will rely on its own direct sales as well as on the stationary photo trade. In this way OPC Optics intends a smooth and above all transparent exchange with its customers.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to take over the net SE contaminated sites

The takeover by OPC Optics includes all brand rights to Meyer Optik Görlitz and the associated products. Open claims from customers and suppliers towards net SE remain with net SE. Thus, vendors would have to contact the administrator of the net SE regarding these matters. OPC Optics, as a supplier of high-precision aspheres, is itself one of the suppliers of the net SE who still have outstanding demands on them.

As part of the reorientation of the brand, OPC Optics is examining whether discounts on the acquisition of an available lens can be realized for customers of net SE who have paid for and have not received a lens. Upon request, customers would then receive an individual offer. When or if such a model can be offered, is currently not fixed.

Further information at www.opc-optics.de (https://www.opc-optics.de)

a bit of everything…

Z CAM E2 The Ultimate B-Roll Camera? 4K 120fps

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Panasonic S1 & S1R – Up to Speed (L-rumors.com).
Panasonic LX100 II: solid image quality in studio and real-world shooting (Dpreview).
LUMIX G9 – Episode 3 Outside The Softbox with Jeff Carpenter – High Res Mode
Drobo 8D Thunderbolt™ 3 Storage Solution (Explora).

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Plenty of news on the facebook E-M1II group, Panasonic FF and the GH5 group.

Olympus re-confirms in interview that they will NOT go Full Frame

Imaging Resource talked to Aki Murata, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Olympus America. And he ruled out that Olympus will go Full Frame. Imaging Resource writes down the arguments:

Olympus’ natural market is in the outdoor/moving-subject

Having a compact, lightweight, rugged system is seriously important for Nature and Wildlife photographers, and the smaller sensor size of Micro Four Thirds is a significant advantage. The difference between carrying a full-frame DSLR with a 600mm f/4 lens vs a Micro Four Thirds body and Olympus’ excellent 300mm f/4 (600mm eq.) is enormous. (And yes, hopefully heading off some of the flaming comments below, I know that the DOF of a 300mm f/4 on a Micro Four Thirds body is going to be greater than that of a 600mm f/4 on a full-frame body. When it comes to exposure though, f/4 is f/4, so the Olympus 300mm will give you the same shutter speeds as a 600mm f/4 on a full-frame body.)

While it seems that almost everyone else in the business is chasing after full-frame mirrorless (Fujifilm and Ricoh excepted) Murata-san made the point that those other players are in the process of leaving behind an important and very significant segment, namely people for whom compactness, light weight and ruggedness are supremely important.

While modern full-frame camera bodies can be quite compact, the lenses that go along with them are a lot larger than their Micro Four Thirds counterparts, especially as you get to telephoto focal lengths. All else being equal, a bag full of full-frame lenses is going to be a lot bigger and heavier than one packed with the Micro Four Thirds alternatives.

Rather than being concerned that they can’t compete in a world dominated by full-frame camera systems, Olympus is rejoicing that the competition has left them with a huge market segment virtually all to themselves.

a bit of everything…

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II – Nature Photography with Andreas Geh

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Freedom is yours, Olympus Portrait Photography – English subtitle
hese are the new Sony FF sensors that can be used by Leica-Panasonic too (L-rumors.com).
Tenba Launches New Fulton Collection of Rolltop Backpacks (Explora).
LUMIX G9 – Episode 2 Outside The Softbox with Jeff Carpenter – 6K Photo

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Plenty of news on the facebook E-M1II group, Panasonic FF and the GH5 group.

a bit of everything…

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II – Action Photography with Mike Inkley

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
A decade of Lumix G and why Panasonic will continue with Micro Four Thirds (ProVideoCoalition).
Olympus mFT is not Dead (Daniel Stocker).
The Wide Bunch: A Guide to Wide and Ultra-Wide-Angle Lenses (Explora).
Check the latest L-mount alliance news at our sisther site L-rumors.com.

Franco:New video (and photos) I made with Lumix G80 + Leica 12-60mm F2.8-4 in Budapest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aDeuuwjudY

Share your best pictures on our new Instagram MicroFourThirdsGallery.

Plenty of news on the facebook E-M1II group, Panasonic FF and the GH5 group.