SLRmagic lenses to win for a good cause (and first 17mm t/1.6 lens image).


SLRmagic announced via Twitter that “Our 12/1.6, 35/1.4, and 17/1.6 are in for a good cause!” More about it at Philip Blooms website. The tweet also shows the first image of the production 17mm T/1.6 MFT lens! The lens will be available in Spring 2014 for $499.


Current SLRmagic lenses for Micro Four Thirds:
SLR magic 11mm f/1.4 lens on eBay (Click here).
SLR magic Cine 12mm T/1.6 Lens at Adorama (Click here).
SLR Magic 25mm T0.95 at Adorama (Click here).
Toy Lens 26mm f/1.4 lens on eBay (Click here).
SLR Magic 35mm f/1.7 MC lens on eBay (Click here).
Noktor SLRmagic 50mm on eBay (Click here) SLR Magic Pin Hole Lens at Adorama (Click here).


Funny running GH3 rig picture :)


BHphoto (Click here) published that funny picture of a running GH3 rig combo :)
That said the rest of the article about the art of Shooting Video with the Panasonic GH3 is a must read!

And if you speak German read the article about “Professionelle Kinoproduktion mit Lumix GH3” at Photoscala (Click here).

Jack:  “today CreativeLive will host a live presentation about using GH3 with John Greengo: I’m really looking forward to what this guy has to say.  He’s more of a traditional photographer.  He has done a session like this with E-M5 before.


Blackmagic Camera v1.5 released (Adds lossless DNG RAW support)


Image of the Pocket camera with RAW(!). Thanks Rinaldo Lima for the pic!

Blackmagic Camera v1.5 has just been released. You can download it here:

Kristian Lam from Blackmagic writes:

This update adds lossless CinemaDNG RAW support to the Pocket Cinema Camera. We recommend the Sandisk Extreme Pro 64GB SD card if you’re going to be recording RAW.
The lossless CinemaDNG RAW will work in DaVinci Resolve and applications from Adobe like Photoshop and Lightroom. However, the Preview and Quick Look feature in OS X is not compatible and you will not see a proper image. This has been reported to Apple. Hopefully, they will have an update that will address this.

via Blackmagicdesignforum.

P.S.: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema orders in USA at Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and in Germany at Technikdirekt, in France at pbs-video. In Sweden at macoteket.


This could be Panasonic’s the new GH4 Four Thirds 4K sensor!


via Image sensor world.

Panasonic Japan released a pdf file (download here) describing the features of a new 4K Four Thirds sensor with 16,4 Megapixel! Panasonic claims that this will be the lowest noise sensor on the market! Note, this isn’t the organic sensor they developed with Fuji. For that you will have to wait til 2015.

As you know two weeks ago we published the full GH4 camera specs and this could be the real GH4 sensor. Panasonic is likely to release the camera within the first half of 2014.

Here are the full sensor specs:


As I told you before the GH4 has a “partial” modular system. Some parts of the camera can be upgraded in time. The camera is placed well above the GH3 and will NOT replace it. Here are the specs I got from one of my sources:

Panasonic GH4
1/8000 shutter
1mil dot OLED screen
21mm OLED viewfinder, 3,000+ dot.
Time code
200mbps mp4 All-i/100mbps IPB
4:2:2 10/8bit output
3G-SDI and XLR adaptor (An adaptor that the camera sits on with XLR x2, HD-SDI x4)
Price: €2799

Overall it sounds likt we don’t have to wait til Photokina in September to get soem great new stuff. Also Olympus is set to release a great MFT camera already in February!