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The most CONTROVERSIAL lens in Photography…

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It’s Not Groundbreaking, But It’s Fun: Olympus EM10 IV Review by ThePhoBlographer.
Silkypix adds G100 support.
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OM-D E-M1 Mark II Tutorial | How to guide for underwater photography (Olympus Europe).

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

And here it is the new Alice MFT camera!

A British company created something that is really totally new in the MFT realm. A concept that Sony tried out years ago with the QX series. The Alice camera has MFT mount and a new 11 Megapixel Quad Bayer Sony sensor. It uses your smartphone as a screen and controller through the Alice own APP.

WARNING: So far they don’t have a fully functioning production camera. So be aware of the risks when backing projects from new companies.

This is the spec list:

Press text:

Alice Camera™ is an AI-accelerated computational camera being built in Britain from the ground up for content creators. An interchangeable lens camera with a dedicated AI-chip that elevates machine learning and pushes the boundaries of what a camera can do. Alice is in concept prototype stage and will be available on Indiegogo in Autumn 2020.

Alice is a compact and low-profile camera which can be mounted onto the back of almost any standard smartphone. An ergonomic handle enables better hand placement and stability whilst capturing your scenes.
Alice uses the Micro Four Thirds lens mount, the most flexible and compact interchangeable lens system around, with over 50 professional-quality lenses available. Attach an adapter to use lenses with different mounts too!

Alice’s Micro Four Thirds sensor excels in low light conditions and allows you to capture high-quality 4K video with no crop. Large pixel sizes and an innovative Quad Bayer structure enable exceptionally low noise and high dynamic range.

Artificial Intelligence is transforming photography in the 2020s like digital technology did back in the 1990s. Alice has been designed from the ground up to harness AI and computational photography for modern content creators, offering you new capabilities and techniques for autofocusing, autoexposure, colour science and more.

The Alice Camera native app will provide you with a familiar smartphone user interface and experience. It will be easy to use and navigate with touchscreen interface and customisation. The camera system and firmware will improve with future software updates through our app.

We want to give creatives as much control as possible. We will be providing open-source software access to Alice allowing you to deeply customise your creative process, encouraging collaboration and software development. Regular software updates means Alice will stay up-to-date with the latest computational photography technology and features.

Fast wireless data transfer between camera and phone gives you a seamless real-time viewfinder on your smartphone. Instantly share your content to social media and live stream directly to your favourite platform. A selfie screen will appear when you turn your phone around so that you can view yourself at all times. Alice will even work when your phone is not attached. You can set up across the room and have your phone in your hand and content will still stream. Double whammy!

Here is a video showing how it works:

Some renders:

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Thanks Mike!

Topaz updates Mask AI and Video Enhance AI

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How to quickly mask and replace the backgrounds in your photos
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Follow along with this Mask AI creative image masking tutorial
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2019 Mirrorless camera unit sales: Olympus on 4th position

Nikkei shared the 2019 system camera market sales data (worldwide)

Mirrorless camera unit share 2019

  1. Sony 1.65 million units
  2. Canon 940,000 units
  3. FUJIFILM 500,000 units
  4. Olympus 330,000 units
  5. Nikon 280,000 units
  6. Other 240,000 units

Share of interchangeable lens cameras 2019

  1. Canon 4.16 million units
  2. Nikon 1.73 million units
  3. Sony 1.66 million units
  4. FUJIFILM 500,000 units
  5. Olympus 330,000 units
  6. Other 280,000 units

Olympus is selling more than Panasonic and  isn’t far behind Fuji. Pity they couldn’t avoid to make big losses in the market.

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Tips On Shooting SHARP Images With Long Telephoto Lenses

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OM-D E-M1X | Handheld High Res Mode (Olympus Europe)
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The B&H Light Stand Buying Guide (Explora).
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