Fool’s day news :)

Above is the first Olympus FF camera made by David D. And there will be more fake news today :)

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a bit of everything…

Pergear 25mm f/1.8 MFT review

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es
Poll: Would Lumix and OMDS make more money sharing more protocol with one another? (Dpreview Forum).
Making the Most of Available Light for Portraits (Explora).
„Landschafts- und Weitwinkel Fotografie“ mit Adrian Rohnfelder – Oly-Forum Stammtisch
Looking at the Panasonic Lumix GM5 and GX85 with some G100 thoughts in 2021. (Fhutoworks).

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

Panasonic Interview at Dpreview: ‘We will strengthen both full frame and M43’

Dpreview interviewed Yosuke Yamane, director of Panasonic’s Imaging Division. About the MFT future he says:

We will strengthen our product lineup in both full-frame and Micro Four Thirds in order to support all shooting opportunities for creators. We have full-frame for creators who want more power to capture images and videos with a shallow depth of field, and M43 for creators who want compactness, light weight, mobility, and an adequate depth of field. The product group consists of two systems with different characteristics, which supports various shooting scenes and demonstrates the creator’s imagination.

Last year, we introduced the Lumix DC-S5, which has a compact and lightweight body and high performance in both still images and videos. On the other hand, in M43, in addition to the GH5, GH5S, and G9 we introduced the Lumix DC-G100, which is highly portable and allows you to enjoy vlogging, and the box-style camera the Lumix DC-BGH1, which increases flexibility in video production and has excellent video performance and customizability. M43 has a wide range of uses, and many creators have high expectations for new M43 products. We will continue to strengthen the lineup from this year onwards.

About the future MFT lenses:

in the future, we are planning to develop more lenses that meet the needs of creators regardless of whether they shoot M43 or full-frame.

FF versus MFT:

Compared to full-frame sensors, M43 sensors are easier to read out quickly, and they consume less power. This is one of the reasons why we have been able to keep our video features one step ahead. The higher the speed, the better the high-speed shooting performance, the less rolling shutter distortion, and the more potential for autofocus performance improvements. We would like to take advantage of [the potential for higher-speed sensor readout in M43] and continue to take advantage of the unique features of M43 to create attractive products that will please our end users.