a bit of everything…

The AMAZING Bottle-Cap Lens!

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay,,,,,
Beautiful: Denis Shiryaev colorized 4K videos of Paris (1890), New York (1911) and Moscow (1896) at MirrorlessRumors.
Getting the best out of manual focus (GetOlympus).
Looking Back (Panasonic G7 + Olympus 25/1.8) by Albert Fasth.
Coronavirus Dos and Don’ts for Photographers and Filmmakers (Explora).

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

Sigma CEO is convinced MFT has a future!

Dpreview interviewed Sigma chief Kazuto Yamaki. When asked if he “still see a healthy market for Micro Four Thirds” his answer was:

Yes, I think Micro Four Thirds is well accepted by filmmakers, and our 16mm is really popular among M43 users. People who need a compact system still love Micro Four Thirds.

And about their DC DN lenses he also said this:

Actually, demand for those lenses keeps growing. It’s really surprising. In terms of units, they’re the top seller for Sigma right now. It’s a surprise because in general the market for APS-C cameras and lenses is declining. But sales of those three DC DN lenses keep growing. Most of the sales are for Sony E-mount and Micro Four Thirds [versions], and in peak seasons sometimes we actually can’t keep up with demand.

That’s good to hear :)

a bit of everything…

What’s in your camera bag? | Macro Photography with Geraint Radford

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay,,,,,
New real life Canon EOS-R5 8K images from the WPPI show (MirrorlessRumors).
Olympus E-M1 Mark III: Wie schlägt sich die Kamera bei ISO 12.800? (Photografix).
Coronavirus: Whatever happens next, COVID-19 is already having an effect the photo industry (Dpreview).
5 Unconventional Lenses for Wedding and Portrait Photography (Explora).

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



a bit of everything…

Panasonic GH5 – 2020 Review / Update: Better Than Ever

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay,,,,,
5 of the best features of the om-d e-m5 mark iii (Olympus Imagespace).
Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki says he is yet not satisfied with the market share conquered by the L-mount alliance (MirrorlessRumors).
PetaPixel: The State of the L-Mount Alliance, One Year Later
Tips & Tidbits: Shooting Landscapes with Fisheye Lenses (Explora).

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

Weekly 43rumors readers pictures roundup…

Karsten Gieselmann‎
Dancing in the street
The “Dancing House” – one of the most “instagrammable” spots in Prague
EM1II, M.Zuiko 7-14/f2.8, 12mm, ƒ/5.6, 1.6s, ISO 200

1) To submit your picture for the weekly readers roundup post you can choose one of the following two options:
Instagram: Follow @microfourthirdsgallery and tag us on your picture to give us the permission to repost your image on the instagram gallery and on 43rumors (we will credit you)
Facebook: Submit your picture on our group: Please add the hashtag “#microfourthirdsgallery ” to grant the permission for reposting on 43rumors. Without the hashtag we will not add your picture!

2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: and
3) A selection of most liked pictures by the community and by me 43rumors admin will be posted weekly on 43rumors.

Note: When sending a pic feel free to also add a link to your site to promote yourself! And please do share one single picture per week only. Do not spam :)

This is the weekly selection:

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ON1 Photo RAW 2020.1 released (New 20% discount)

ON1 Photo RAW 2020.1 has been released. It’s a free update for current users and if you don’t own it you can buy it with an instant 20% discount.

In this video you cans ee what’s new:

All ongoing software deals:

This is the new Lensbaby 28mm f/2.5 MFT lens

Press text:

Lensbaby Velvet 28 is a 28mm, f/2.5 all-metal, hand-crafted art lens that captures tack-sharp detail beneath a layer of radiant glow. Velvet 28 also features exceptional 1:2 macro capabilities with a close focus distance of 2” from the front of the lens. Built with landscape, adventure, travel, and street photographers & videographers in mind, the Velvet 28 offers Lensbaby’s popular variable glow effects at a wide 28mm focal length. Lensbaby’s Velvet effect lenses add an ethereal mood to scenes. This unique, in-camera creative effect elevates imagery with depth, dimension and soulful expression. The Velvet 28’s close-focus capabilities, combined with effects varying from impressionistic at bright apertures to just a touch of velvety smoothness at darker apertures, provides a set of visual tools that will help creative shooters expand their vision of the world. One of Velvet 28’s key features is its 1:2 macro capability. It is an ideal in-camera effects lens for photographers & videographers who like to shoot wide, while also offering the versatility to capture closer details. The lens allows image makers to move seamlessly from shooting street scenes or capturing landscape, adventure & travel images to capturing details such as a subject’s clothing or wildflower blooms and butterflies in an alpine meadow.


  • 28mm Focal Length
  • 1:2 Macro Magnification Ratio
  • Aperture Range: f/25 – f/22
  • 67mm Filter Threads
  • Manual Focus