a bit of everything…


LUMIX GH4 “Spin, Drift” in 4K by Bryan Harvey

Today Gold Box on the Wallimex 12mm f/2.0 at Amazon Germany.
Olympus OMD EM10 Mk II review at ThePhoBlographer.
Panasonic GX8 test at Mobile01.
Win An Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Plus 14-42mm EZ Lens (ePhotozine).

Ray:Your European readers may be interested in a story about a very European tradition taken up in Australia. The camera used was an E-M1 with 14-35mm f2 and 35-100mm f2 lenses (most of the shots were with the 35-100mm f2) and the video at the end was taken with the E-M1 and 7-14mm f4 hand held. The old 4/3 lenses still do great duty on the modern m4/3 cameras and are still well worth considering, should they come available at a good price.
http://australianimage.com.au/wordpress/index.php/blessing-of-the-bikes-2015-pt1/

KickShark: KickShark announces its Kickstarter campaign for its new MagicJib handheld multi-axis motion video tool for DSLR and smaller cameras.
Full information and media assets are on the Kickstarter campaign page, here:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kickshark/2040244112?token=edc62de6
MagicJib early bird backers can get the MagicJib and a shoulder stock extension for only $119, an $80 savings.
MagicJib is a product from KickShark in Nashville, Tennessee, a new product development and accelerator program.

ZY Optics releases the New version of the Zhongyi Lens Turbo Adapters for MFT cameras

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Shenyang China, Oct 21, 2015
Shenyang Zhongyi Optics (ZY Optics), a leading Chinese manufacturer of camera lenses and focal reducers, has released the version II of the Lens turbo adapters for Micro Four Thirds (M43) cameras. There will be 2 versions of the new lens turbo adapters, which are designed for lenses with Canon EF mount and Nikon F mount respectively. This adapter allows Full Frame compatible lenses to be mounted onto Mirrorless cameras with a wider angle of view and faster aperture. The New Nikon version features a silver aperture ring which is able to control the aperture of Nikon G lenses through the adapter. The adapter is compatible with cameras with Micro Four Thirds mount, including the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC).
Similar to the previous Zhongyi Lens Turbo (ver II), the new MFT turbo adaptor features a structure of 4 lens elements in 4 groups, including 1 extra-low dispersion element which helps in reduce the chromatic aberrations on the image. The angle of view of the camera lenses will be increased by 0.762x and the max. aperture will be improved by 1-stop. Version II of the lens turbo adapter has a complete different optical design from version 1 and a much improved coating. And the optical performance upgrades tremendously.
Purchase can now be made via ZY Optics official website (http://www.zyoptics.net/) or authorized resellers. Shipment will commence from early Nov. Suggested retail price is USD 149.

Shenyang Zhongyi Optical & Electronic Company Limited Email: sales@zyoptics.net Website: http://www.zyoptics.net/
Sample products will be available for trial in ZY Optics booth (booth#973) in Photoplus Expo, New York during 22-24th Oct together with the rest of the new products.
– Mitakon Speedmaster 25mm f/0.95
– Mitakon Speedmaster 135mm f/1.4
– Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 (II)
– Mitakon Creator 135mm f/2.8 (II)