a bit of everything…

4 YEARS with the PANASONIC 12-35 II f2.8 (REVIEW + FOOTAGE)

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es
Choosing an LED for Photo: Point-Source or Light Panel? (Explora).
The DP Journey: S5 Autofocus…is it GOOD ENOUGH? (L-rumors).
Olympus M.Zuiko 100-400mm F5-6.3 IS | Tele-Zoom für MFT-Kameras im Test (Valuetech).
Camera Conspiracies: Panasonic S5 vs G9: Full Frame Worth It For Video?

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

a bit of everything…

The Olympus OM-D EM-1 Mark II: The Panasonic G7’s Big Value Brother

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GH6 and the future of M43 (Dpreview forum).
OM Digital makes some bold statements….will they actually deliver? (Mirrorlessrumors).
How to Photograph Stunning Sunrises and Sunsets (Explora).
Camera Conspiracies: “The L Mount Alliance Was a BAD Idea”

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

a bit of everything…

Handheld Hi-Res on the Olympus E M1iii

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How to create a home studio on a budget (Olympus Imagespace).
Pro-Style Control with Manfrotto Gimbal Accessories (Explora).
PANASONIC AG-CX10 REVIEW // Camcorders are still cool in 2021! (Kinotika).
LUMIX Live: LUMIX Lenses (L-rumors).

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

OM Digital seems to have canceled some of your Olympus 150-400mm preorders…

A 43rumors readers reported me this:

I recently contacted getolympus.com/canada to get a status report on the new 150-400 Pro lens that I had pre-ordered on 17 Nov 2020.
This is the response I got from the OM Digital Solutions Support Centre in Czechia !
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Thank you for your recent pre-order of our new M.Zukio 150-400mm lens.

Unfortunately, we’ve changed payment processors since it was placed. As such, it cannot be fulfilled and you have not been charged.
You will receive an email from OM Digital Solutions when we are able to accept the new order for the 150-400mm lens.
Please note, initial allocations of this lens are limited. As the lens becomes available, you will be contacted in the order of when your item was initially ordered.
You have not lost your place in line.
The order in which you placed your initial lens order will be honored – as will any discount/reward codes used. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Not sure if this is just a one time accident or a bigger issue…At Dpreview Forum the story seems to be different at least for the UK. Peter reports:

I’ve just heard from Park Cameras that their first batch of 150-400 lenses is ready to ship and that they are waiting on paperwork to get the units through mainland Europe to the UK.
They are hoping to see some units come through in the first 2 weeks of February.

OM Digital says they are number 1 in Japan

PetaPixel reports:

OM Digital Solutions has announced that micro four thirds has achieved number one in market share in the number of units sold by lens mount in Japan. Supported by 56 companies, OM Digital makes the case that the 12-year-old mount is stronger than ever.

OM Digital market share is 21.7%.

OM Digital Solutions Co., Ltd. and Panasonic Corporation jointly announced the Micro Four Thirds System standard in 2008 and have endeavored to popularize this standard. In 2020, the 12th year, the interchangeable lens type in Japan In the digital camera market, we achieved the No. 1 share of the number of units by lens mount.

Micro Four Thirds has further expanded the possibilities of enjoying and utilizing images by enhancing the lineup unique to the joint standard and developing the system, and currently, there are 56 supporting companies including BtoB companies. In 2020, four new mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras that comply with the Micro Four Thirds system standard were introduced, and we have endeavored to revitalize the domestic market. As a result, in 2020, we achieved the top share of the number of lenses by lens mount in the domestic market, 21.7%.

Ok all good, but that’s not OM Digital’s merit yet. I hope they will now show us some real new products too!