a bit of everything…

Absolute Beginners Guide – 4 Hold It

Today deals at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT.
Absolute Beginners Guide – 6 Image Not Tech (ThatMFTguy)
LUMIX GH6 Color Profiles // Natural, Cinelike D2 and VLOG (CalebHoover).
8 Mistakes I Have Made in Night Photography and How You Can Avoid Them (Explora).
How to Measure Hyperfocal Distance (42West).

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

a bit of everything…

LUMIX GH6 // The BEST PART of the GH6 4K 120p

Today deals at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT.
Film Friday: Reviewing the iS-300, one of Olympus’ last ZLR 35mm bridge cameras (Dpreview).
OM System 40-150 mm f/4 Pro | Tele-Zoom für MFT-Kameras im Test (ValueTech).
Infrared Photography: A Beginner’s Guide (42West).
Flash Triggers for Using On-Camera Flashes Off-Camera (Explora).

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

Leica and Panasonic Signed Strategic Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement, and Develop “L2 Technology” as Symbol of the Collaboration

Panasonic and Leica are tightening their partnership and announced the new “L2 Technology” collaboration. This is the press text:

Leica and Panasonic Signed Strategic Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement, and Develop “L2 Technology” as Symbol of the Collaboration

Left: Matthias Harsch, CEO of Leica Camera AG
Right: Yosuke Yamane, Vice President of Panasonic Entertainment & Communication Co.,Ltd

Panasonic Entertainment & Communication Corporation (Headquarters in Osaka, Japan) and Leica Camera AG (headquartered in Wetzler, Germany) today announced that they have reached an agreement for a new comprehensive and expanded business alliance. Both companies are committing to increase their collaboration of their core competencies and to develop new technologies and solutions resulting from this collaboration under the name of “L2 Technology” (L squared Technology) which symbolically uses the two “L” of “LEICA” and “LUMIX” in their marketing activities going forward.

L2 Technology will unify the strengths of two brands, LEICA and LUMIX.
It will be a symbol of the collaboration by combining the technologies and know-how of the two companies in the fields of new camera and lens products and next-generation software, and create technologies and solutions that deliver new value in the new era. Through this collaboration, both companies will be able to maximize the synergies by Leica’s optical and imaging technology and Panasonic’s video and digital technology that have been cultivated over many years and jointly explore new creativity and expressive power. We will develop innovative L2 Technology that will create a new imaging world.

Both Leica and Panasonic will jointly invest in new technologies that can be incorporated into camera and lens products, and will incorporate mutually developed technologies into each other’s LEICA and LUMIX products to further enhance their product capabilities. Going forward, each brand will utilize L2 Technology, which is designed to open up new possibilities for creative camera users, in their marketing activities in order to develop a collaborative system over the long term.

Commenting on the announcement today, Yuki Kusumi, CEO of Panasonic Holdings Corporations said, “I am very pleased to have a broad partnership with Leica Camera. Through joint development and marketing with Leica, we will be able to provide products that delight as many customers as possible. This is a major turning point that will undoubtedly lead to the development of the imaging business and especially exciting as Panasonic Holdings. I personally can’t wait to start using the new LUMIX with L2 Technology.”

Furthermore, Akira Toyoshima, CEO of Panasonic Entertainment & Communication Co.,Ltd expressed, “With the arrival of an era in which photos and videos are shared globally in real time, cameras are required to have capability to create more impressive and breath-taking expression. I have always been impressed by the high picture quality and the picture-making philosophy that Leica has developed over its long history. I am very pleased and excited to continue working with Leica to develop technology that will enable people around the world to share their emotions.”

Matthias Harsch, CEO of Leica Camera AG adds “We have been working with Panasonic for many years in a spirit of partnership and trust, and their extensive expertise is undisputed. The combination of our competencies in L2 Technology is another milestone in the partnership and proves that the best way to meet today’s challenges in the camera market is not to segment and specialize, but to deepen capabilities in order to jointly create solutions for the future.”

Olympus Trip 35 – A Fully Mechanical Vintage Point and Shoot Camera (Review)

Cool to see a new review of the old analog Olympus TRIP 35 (here on eBay)! Analog Insights writes:

In today’s episode, Jules, Paul and I review the Olympus Trip 35 – a beautiful, compact 35mm viewfinder camera with built-in selenium light meter, an excellent 40mm f/2.8 Zuiko lens and an automatic exposure mode. The camera was first introduced in 1967 and built until 1984. According to most online sources, about 10 million units were produced in these 17 years, yet this number is likely to include later plastic versions with some form of Trip branding. Looking at the actual serial numbers, it is more likely that Olympus built around 5.4 million units of the Trip 35.

Paul is also known as Trip Man (https://www.tripman.co.uk), selling refurbished classic Trip 35 cameras and accessories online out of England. He is a true authority and thus my perfect guide to this wonderful little camera. I cautiously reached out to him asking whether he would be available for a conversation via Zoom and he decided to spend a short spring vacation here in Munich. We used the opportunity to take the Trip 35 out on a photo walk in Munich’s Westend district shooting Ilford Pan 400 on a cloudy day. Paul could use the Trip 35 here in Munich as it was originally intended – as a light, easy-to-use travel camera that lets you explore the world, focus on your subject and nothing else.

I also took the camera out together with Jules on a photo walk around dusk in a former industrial area. To match the beautiful golden light, we shot a roll of Kodak Gold 200 rated at ISO 160 and got some excellent results as well. Let’s get started and learn more about the Trip 35.

a bit of everything…

OM-1 is doing well but where has the GH6 gone? Plus, What’s my next camera?

Today deals at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT.
LUMIX Live: LUMIX Tether 2.1 and Q&A
Introducing the Panasonic LUMIX GH6 Mirrorless Camera with Rob Adams (42West).
Why Pentax Has Failed at Mirrorless Cameras (PetaPixel).
Improve Your Portrait Lighting with a Softbox (Explora).

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

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OM1 Recycled Parts or Totally NEW Camera?

Today deals at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT.
Newly-developed lensless camera uses neural network and transformer to produce sharper images faster (Dpreview).
Tips for Aesthetic Portrait Photography with Brandon Woelfel (42West).
Consolidated Financial Results and Supplemental Financial Data for fiscal 2022, the year ended March 31, 2022 (Panasonic).
Tips for Photographing the Moon (Explora).

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

The OM-1 won the TIPA award as best MFT camera…but it really doens’t count.

In the “everybody wins a TIPA award” contest the OM-1 was chosen as best MFT camera of the year. Those awards suspiciously look like to be made up so that every company gets a prize :(


Preorders:
OM-1 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon. GetOlympus.
OM-1 in EU at Calumet DE. Fotokoch DE. Wex UK. Olympus DE, Olympus UK, Olympus FR, Olympus IT, Olympus ES. Olympus NL. Olympus BE. Olympus AT. Olympus CH.