Press text: Metabones Announces Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Support


Vancouver, Canada, March 22, 2019 – To better support the new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, Metabones® is making 3 changes: new firmware to enable autofocus, new optics optimized for the new sensor, and a new name for the existing BMPCC Speed Booster®.


  • Metabones® releases firmware version 3.1 today, adding autofocus support to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. The intent is not to replace, but to supplement focus-pulling in cinematography. There is no continuous autofocus, but one-shot AF is activated by pressing the focus button on the back of the camera. It may take a couple of seconds or more to lock and if used during filming will cause visible disruption in the footage. Use it before recording commences and we recommend manual focus during recording.


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Yongnuo YN450 Android-powered mirrorless camera CP+ 2019 (Newsshooter).
Leica talks L Mount Alliance with Panasonic and Sigma (L-rumors).
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Plenty of news on the facebook E-M1II group, Panasonic FF and the GH5 group.


Olympus E-M1X Review at ePhotozine


ePhotozine tested the new Olympus E-M1X:

The Olympus OM-D E-M1X offers a fully featured, full-size, fully weather-sealed camera, with dual memory card slots, 400,000 shutter life rating, a long warranty, and more features than you could possibly want. There’s battery life to compete with DSLRs, with 870 shots on standard settings, or up to 2580 shots with power saving switched on. High-speed shooting and great image quality make this large camera something for serious photographers who may travel in less than ideal conditions, although the menu system continues to complicate use.

E-M1X store links:
Olympus E-M1X in USA at Amazon, GetOlympus, Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus E-M1X in Europe at Calumet Germany, ParkCameras, Jessops, WexUK.