A bit of everything…

OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5II 8mm f1.8 handheld Test

Panasonic G7 gallery shots fresh from the Indianapolis 500 (Imaging Resource).
OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5 II 12-40mm F/2.8 Compared To FUJI X-T1 16-55mm F/2.8 – Part 2 (Soundimagesplus).
Petzval, die etwas andere Optik (Pen And Tell).
Astron tracing feature on Olympus patent (Egami).
OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5II, 7-14mm f2.8 pro handheld Test (DaReview.co.kr on Youtube).
India Digital Camera market registered an annual shipments of 1.62 million units in CY 2014. Advanced Digital Camera recorded a substantial triple digit growth (6Wresearch).

Daniel:Just wanted to see if you would be interested in alerting the MFT crowd to an opportunity to give their opinion on future Panasonic LUMIX lens development. My blog post explains it best here http://naturalexposures.com/panasonic-lumix-future-lens-development-add-your-voice/

SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 50mm T0.95 and SLR MAGIC-RANGEFINDER CINE Adapter


I got this press release from SLR Magic:



NEW: THE SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 50mm T0.95 and SLR

SLR Magic expands its micro four thirds lineup with new standard lens

Hong Kong, China (June 3, 2015) – SLR Magic expands the micro four
thirds lens lineup with the new SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 50mm T0.95
standard lens. The product will be officially introduced during
upcoming Cine Gear Expo 2015 in Los Angeles.

The field of view of this new HyperPrime Lens corresponds to a 100mm
lens in 35mm format and this fast wide angle of view opens up many new
creative composition opportunities, particularly in the fields of
documentary cinematography and portrait photography. Additionally, a
fast max aperture of T0.95 makes the SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 50mm
T0.95 ideal for available-light photography.

We place our highest priority in the development on our lenses to
fulfill the demands of professional cinematographers and
photographers. The design and build of the SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE
50mm T0.95 is solid and reliable.

The SLR MAGIC-RANGEFINDER CINE Adapter is an optical device with
integrated follow focus gears. When adapted to a compatible taking
lens, one could override the focus control of the taking lens with the
RANGEFINDER’s built-in focus ring that provides calibrated focus
markings from 3’6 ft to Infinity.

The SLR MAGIC-RANGEFINDER CINE Adapter is highly recommended for users
wanting to have single focus capability on the SLR Magic Anamorphot
adapters as well as users wanting to have cinema like manual focus
capabilities on autofocus lenses.
The SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 50mm T0.95 (MSRP: $999 US) and SLR
MAGIC-RANGEFINDER CINE Adapter (MSRP: $599 US) will be available from
authorized SLR Magic dealers by end of Q3 2015.

The SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 50mm T0.95 (Pre-production) and SLR
MAGIC-RANGEFINDER CINE (Prototype) will be first presented at Cine
Gear Expo 2015 in Los Angeles. The new SLR Magic demos would be
available for viewing at Atomos Booth (No. S122, Stage 14), Convergent
Design Booth (No. S318, Stage 32), and Panasonic Booth (No. S221,
Stage 31), during the fair which are to be held in Los Angeles from
5th to 6th of June 2015. For all those who want to visit the Cine Gear
Expo 2015.

SLR Magic is currently looking for volunteers to test the SLR
MAGIC-RANGEFINDER CINE at a special price. If interested:

1 ) Send an email to support@slrmagic.com with the subject ” SLR

2 ) Include sample videos/photos or link to photo/video reviews you
have done in the past.

Technical Data
SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 50mm T0.95
Lens Type: Fast standard lens
Compatible Cameras: All micro four thirds mount cameras
Distance Settings: Distance range: 0.60m to ∞, combined scale meter/feet
Aperture: Manually controlled diaphragm, round aperture blades, Lowest value 16
Bayonet: micro four thirds
Filter Mount: Internal thread for 62mm filter; filter mount does not rotate.
Surface Finish: Black anodized
Length to bayonet mount: approx. 81.70mm (approx. 3.22in)
Largest diameter: approx. 71.67mm (approx. 2.82in)
Weight: approx. 620g (approx. 21.9oz)

Type: Rangefinder Adapter
Size: 77 mm (Step down rings may be used to adapt to smaller taking
lenses-not included)
Front Filter Thread Size: 82mm
Operating range: 3’6 ft to ∞
Surface Finish: Black anodized
Largest diameter: approx. 97.00mm (approx. 3.82in)
Length: approx. 24.30mm (approx. 0.96in)
Weight: approx. 340g (approx. 11.99oz)

Metabones released firmware update V1.6 for Canon EF to Micro Four Thirds Smart Adapter and Speed Booster.


Those are the Benefits and improvements:
– Fixed iris click noise issue while zooming a variable aperture zoom lens. Fixed OM-D E-M1 depth-of-field preview button inoperative issue.
– Improved connection reliability if lens is attached to adapter after camera is powered on.
– Fixed an intermittent pincushion distortion issue on Panasonic bodies.
– Fixed IBIS on OM-D series of Olympus cameras.
– Fixed lens hot swapping with passive MFT mount of BMCC.

Thanks Ter. for sharing this!