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H-XA025 25mm Lens for LUMIX G Series

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es
M4/3 Rules in Japan, Now OM Digital Solutions Needs to Crack the West (ThePhoBlographer).
A Camouflage Buying Guide for Wildlife Photographers (Explora).
Nikon to cease operations at two of its interchangeable lens production factories in March (Dpreview).
Laowa 10mm test at Xitek.

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

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Cinematic Filming with Zhiyun Crane 2S and Olympus OM-D Cameras – RED35 Review

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es
2021 Camera Predictions // Canon R1, Sony A7IV, Panasonic GH6 & More! (Dan Watson).
Editing in the New Year with Secure Storage (Explora).
Northrup: Canon vs. Sony vs. Nikon vs. Panasonic in 2021 (L-rumors)
Sigma launched the DG DN lens design hoodies (MirrorlessRumors).

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

OM Digital: “We have inherited Olympus values and will continue to develop products and technologies that do not yet exist in the market”

OM Digital published an article on GetOlympus. It also says:

Olympus has a long standing reputation for originality. OM Digital Solutions has inherited this value and will continue to develop products and technologies that do not yet exist in the market

Alright…but what we need is some new products at the CP+ show in February :)

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m4/3 Online Meetup 2021

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es
What to Do with Your New “Nifty Fifty” Fast Prime Lens (Explora).
Olympus Photography, What’s that? – Coffee Time with Jimmy Cheng
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f/4-5.6 OIS II REVIEW (Dpreview Forum).
Bulova Accutron Spaceview shot with the Zuiko 60mm macro lens by Jim Chung.

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

You can now preorder the new Alice MFT camera on Indiegogo

Starting from now you can preorder the new Alice MFT camera on Indiegogo (Click here). WARNING: Just recently the X-TRA Battery campaign was revealed as a scam. While the Alice project has nothing to do with it you still have to keep in mind that supporting a kickstart campaign is no 100% guarantee you will actually get the product!

Alice’s unique selling point is that it harnesses the computational photography that you see in the latest smartphones but applies it to professional quality optics. The Alice Camera also offers:

  • A 4/3 image sensor, eight times bigger than the ones in smartphones. The sensor’s dual native ISO and quad-bayer structure gives users excellent low-light performance, high dynamic range and exceptionally low noise;
  • The ability to attach your favourite Micro Four Thirds lens, the most flexible and compact interchangeable lens system around, with over 50 professional-quality lenses available, or attach an adapter to use lenses with different mounts too;
  • A dedicated AI-chip will run the company’s patent-pending end-to-end deep learning pipeline on-device for innovative computational photography features to automate scene capture and enhance image processing.

Here are the specs:

As usual be aware that there are some risks in supporting kickstarter campaigns!

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My REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS of the PANASONIC LUMIX GH6 | Specifications, Comparisons…. AND 6K??

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es
What Makes the New Tokina 65mm T1.5 Cinema Vista Lens So Sweet? (Explora).
Great budget lens for GH5 | Lumix 25mm f1.7 (Jyrki Sorjonen)
Sirui 24mm f/2.8 Anamorphic Review + GH5 & Pocket 4K Footage Samples (Patrick Tomasso)
2020 CIPA data highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the camera industry (Dpreview).

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

New Kamlan 32mm f/1.1 MFT lens announced

The Chinese company Kamlan announced the new 32mm f/1.1 MFT lens. It will be available for sale on their store on February 12th for a price around $300. I guess it will be available on Amazon too as you can already buy their 50mm f/1.1 lens there.

Google translated press text:

■Launch Overview
Product name: KamLan KL 32mm F1.1

Price
Suggested Retail Price: Open
Estimated market price: Around 32,000 yen (tax included)
* The market forecast price is the price that we expect to the last.

Scheduled release date: February 12, 2021

■Product Features

Optical design using high refractive glass
With a new optical design of 9 sheets in 7 groups using 5 high refractive glass, the F1.1 lens is extremely bright, but the peripheral dimming is suppressed as much as possible, and the influence of the aperture diet is also reduced.

Easy-to-use angle of picture equivalent to standard lenses
Since it is an angle of view equivalent to a standard lens in full size conversion, it can be used for a wide range of applications. When the aperture of F1.1 is opened, you can enjoy a gentle depiction with a very soft and abundant tone and beautiful bokeh.

・ Beautiful bokeh by circular aperture
By adopting “circular aperture” with 11 aperture blades, beautiful bokeh is realized. Squeezing 2-3 steps also improves contrast and sharpness, so you can enjoy various expressions with a single lens.

Ideal for nighttime snaps
In addition, the extremely bright open F value of F1.1, combined with the high sensitivity setting, is effective for shooting in dark places such as nighttime snaps.

Clickless aperture for movie shooting
The aperture ring is a clickless type, so it is also ideal for movie shooting. Please enjoy the expression that takes advantage of the brightness of F1.1.

■Main specifications
Format: APS-C
Focal length: 32mm
Angle of picture: 48°
Aperture range (F-value): 1.1-11
Lens configuration: 9 lenses in 7 groups
Number of aperture blades: 11
Shortest focusing distance: About 40cm
Focusing: MF
Filter thread: 62mm
External dimensions: Approx. 92mm×70mm*1
Mass: Approx. 601g*2
Mount: Sony-E, Fuji-X, EOS-M, Micro Four Saas

*1: Not including hood
*2: Includes hood. The mass varies depending on the mount.
* Company names and product names mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
* Product specifications are subject to change without notice due to improvements, etc.