a bit of everything…

In-Camera Black & White with Olympus Guru Jez Sugars

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Clean Your Sensor at Home or Send it to a Pro? (Explora).
SmallRig L Bracket for Panasonic Lumix G9 (2191) review by CameraHoarders.
Panasonic GH5 with Olympus Macro 2,8/60mm macro series on Flickr.
I Froze This Sony Tough Series Memory Card to See If I Could Kill It (Shuttermuse).

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

a bit of everything…

Which Olympus Camera – Differences in OM-D

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Ultimate ISO Comparison! Olympus vs Fujifilm vs Nikon vs Panasonic (Rob Trek).
Tips for Cleaning Your Lenses and Image Sensor (Explora).
Chasing the Light with Chris Niccolls of DPReview TV (Ted Forbes).
From Macro to Micro (Olympus Imagespace).

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

Olympus Interview at IR: “we can expect an increased pace of new-product development and announcements”

Imaging Resource had a chat with Olympus manager Masanori Sako and he once more confirmed Olympus camera division is not for sale:

We can clearly say that we have no plans to sell our business, despite the rumorsThe consumer business really leads in developing new technologies for us, that are then sometimes used in other divisions, like medical and life science products. Our role besides our own [imaging] business, is really to lead technology and innovation for the entire company. So yes, we will continue this business.

Here are some key takeaways written by Imaging Resource:
  • The coronavirus pandemic is having modest impact on Olympus’ production ability, but demand has been down as well; the two more or less balance out (bottom line: continued good availability of Olympus products at retail)
  • Olympus’ move of production from China to their factory in Vietnam is now complete; we can expect an increased pace of new-product development and announcements as a result
  • The E-M1 Mark II will remain in the market alongside the new E-M1 Mark III (but strategy will vary, depending on national and regional markets). This is good news, as the E-M1 II is a very capable, rugged and compact camera; a lower price point will offer great value, even while the E-M1 III provides much-improved AF in some areas
  • The E-M1 III’s eye-detect and face-detect AF is significantly improved over the E-M1 II’s (by a factor of 5, in the case of eye-detect sensitivity)
  • I learned how the E-M1 III’s Starry Sky AF mode works; it’s a completely different approach than any I’ve seen to date, and appears to work very well at the normally-difficult task of focusing on stars
  • The sophisticated AI AF (Intelligent Subject Identification Autofocus) modes of the E-M1X still require two processor chips to execute. This means we won’t be seeing them in lower-end products than the E-M1X any time soon
  • That said, Olympus continues to advance their processor technology: The LiveND feature required both processors in the E-M1X, but the more advanced TruePic IX chip in the E-M1 Mark III can handle it on its own
  • Development of the 150-400mm lens is progressing very well; we can expect to see it later this year
  • The new 12-45mm f/4 PRO lens marks a new direction for Olympus’ lens development; we can expect to see more compact, smaller-maximum-aperture PRO lenses in the future
  • We’ll generally be seeing a trend towards lower prices, particularly for older products for which Olympus has recovered their engineering costs. It’s clear that Olympus isn’t focused on competing on price, but they want to make it easier for photographers to get into their system
  • Olympus is going to focus their messaging this year on the unique value proposition of the system as a whole, rather than features of individual products. Their combination of compact size, class-leading IS, excellent optics and superior weather sealing is unique in the industry. They’re going to concentrate on photographers who can particularly benefit from these advantages

a bit of everything…

OM-D E-M1 Mark III | Documentary of Mongolia

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
How to Use Olympus Pro Capture Mode (Tim Boyer).
A Guide to Accessories for Newborn and Infant Photography (Explora).
Canon EOS R5: The long game ends with a big leap (Dpreview).
Live Stream about M.Zuiko lenses with Peter Forsgård.

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

a bit of everything…

Live Stream Camera To Computer – Olympus and Elgato Cam link

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Time to reflect and refocus by Olympus Ambassador Marcus Clackson.
Still the Best! Olympus OM-D E-M1, E-M5, E-M10 Mark II Serie (Rob Trek).
SmallRig L Bracket for Panasonic Lumix G9 2191 review (CameraHoarders).
Online Photo, Media, and Tech Resources for Working from Home (Explora).

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

43rumors readers work roundup (Pascal, Joan, Matthews, Paul)

Pascal:

From Sri-Lanka to Vanuatu, Nepal to Easter Island, I have traveled the world for 2 years with my faithfull GH5. a drone, gopro and some mics. The quarantine offered me the time to edit this 3 minutes video. I hope you’ll like it !
https://vimeo.com/409860708

Joan:

Hello my name is joan , I’m a Spanish photographer since 2018, I’m an Olympus shooter since then, and this weeks I make my first video ever! I saw Fernando marmolejo do an awesome broll of a bike in his home, because of quarantine, and I decided to do wherever I could, and this is the result. I hope you like it.. you can share it if you want :)
https://youtu.be/KPo6xpe1FEg
Here’s is my Instagram if you want too
https://www.instagram.com/joandomefoto/

Matthews:

I think it would be interesting to share this video from markusPix. It compares several several lens combos and gets to the heart of why people choose M43. Anyway, here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eDOCAokkko

Paul:

My second feature-length documentary feature film is finished. Tomorrow, it was set to have its world premiere at HotDocs 2020 in Toronto. In May it was invited to screen at the SF Indie Film Fest. Later in May, my film was also invited to participate at Cannes Film Festival’s Docs in Progress programme. Problem is, a pandemic came along and everything was postponed or cancelled. Now my film sits and waits for a fate TBD.
Inexcusable self pity aside, I wanted to share with you that I shot my film mostly on the GH5 (4k 10-bit 4:2:2), but also on the GH4 and even parts on the GH3 (yes, I’ve been shooting the film for a while — starting in 2012). Here’s a page I’m using for film fest entries and promotion — if you’re interested in seeing an advance screener of the film, please let me know: https://filmfreeway.com/TheDawnsayer
Thanks to all!

Weekly 43rumors readers pictures roundup…


Guilherme Gama‎
Olympus OMD 1ii
Bluebells park

1) To submit your picture for the weekly readers roundup post you can choose one of the following two options:
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3) A selection of most liked pictures by the community and by me 43rumors admin will be posted weekly on 43rumors.

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