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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III – Continuous AF Tracking + Shooting

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Stuck At Home – 5 Photography related things you CAN do! (Peter Forsgård)
Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 Pro sample gallery (Dpreview).
Why You Should Replace Your Old Lights with LED Fixtures (Explora).
Replace Sony with Olympus? (Peter Gregg).

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

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Last day to save 25% + additional 15% on the new TopazLabs Sharpen AI plugin

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Topaz recently released a major update to their Sharpen AI software. And today the regular 25% discount is set to expire!  Be aware you save $20 and additional 15% using out checkout code “RUMOR” at checkout. Know that the code gives you additional 15% discount on all TOPAZ products (Click here).

On this website you can use their interactive tools to see how the plugin performs. Below there is a video showing the new features:

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Today is the official Four Thirds day: Share your photo!

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today is the official Four Thirds day! And to celebrate this you can share your best photo atfour-thirds.org/en/special/fourthirdsday.html:

To celebrate, the Four Thirds secretariat is once again hosting an online photo exhibition aimed at promoting the joy of photography and we invite all our users to participate. Due to the cancellation of this year‘s CP+ 2020 Camera & Photo Imaging Show, we have extended the eligible shooting period for the 2020 Micro Four Thirds Photo Exhibition.
All photos shot from May 2019 to April 2020 using Micro Four Thirds or Four Thirds products may now be submitted to the Prize Campaign at the Four Thirds Secretariat.
All photos we receive will be posted on the Four Thirds website. As an added bonus, entrants will get a chance to win a special gift of the Original Masking Tape that would have been distributed at CP+ 2020. 43 lucky winners will be randomly selected in a draw from all those who submit photos to the exhibition.
We look forward to seeing photos from as many of you as possible.

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Press text: Timelapse+ VIEW 1.8 update now adds Olympus-Panasonic camera support

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Timelapse+ VIEW 1.8 update adds more camera support and includes a brand new USB Camera driver

Minneapolis, MN — Friday March 13th 2020– ​ Timelapse+ today announced two exciting news: Timelapse+ VIEW v.1.8 and Timelapse+ CORE.

VIEW 1.8 is a firmware update to their popular intervalometer and Timelapse+ CORE is their new USB Camera driver.

The last couple of years has seen a major trend toward mirrorless from pretty much all camera manufacturers. From the perspective of time-lapse, this has been good news since you now have the option of electronic shutter (time-lapse no longer needs to wear out the camera) and many of the new cameras can be powered over USB as well, extending the battery life (and making up for the tiny batteries in most mirrorless).

New Camera Driver: Timelapse+ CORE
Over the last year and a half, we built a 100% new camera driver from the ground up, we’re calling ​Timelapse+ CORE​. It’s designed to work optimally for time-lapse, giving us more flexibility and making it much easier to quickly support new cameras. It’s more reliable, faster (allowing shorter intervals) and is also much easier on the development side to maintain and keep up with new cameras.
While the new driver was written first for use in VIEW, Timelapse+ is packaging it and licensing it as a separate product. The CORE driver is a perfect solution in other applications where high-performance USB camera control across a broad range of cameras is needed. It’s free for personal use and paid for commercial use. Contact Timelapse+ if you’re interested in learning more.

Timelapse+ VIEW New Camera Support

● Canon EOS and EOS R
● Nikon DSLR and Nikon Z
● Fuji X and Fuji GFX
● Olympus
● Panasonic.

Sony Updates
Sony cameras have been supported since the beginning of the VIEW, but it’s better than ever now with the CORE driver. 1st and 2nd generation Sony cameras don’t allow saving to the camera’s SD card while connected via USB. This requires that the images be copied to the VIEW’s SD card, which takes a little time. With the CORE driver, however, it now takes less than half the time it did before, so the 1st and 2nd generation Sony cameras can support much shorter intervals and become a great option.

Timelapse+ VIEW Additional Improvements

Besides the new camera driver, there are hundreds of minor improvements and bugfixes. Here are a few of the more noteworthy:

● Live adjustments: change time-lapse parameters across a series of frames while it’s running● Long-term time-lapse: Weekly schedule can be configured with daily start/stop times.
● The auto ramping ​starting exposure is now decoupled from the post-transition exposure​. Now if there are lots of blown highlights due to a backlit scene at sunset, the night exposure won’t also be blown out. Instead, the post-transition exposure is based on an absolute luminance preset and can be adjusted in Ramping Options. This handles a wide variety of scenes much better with fewer “surprises”.
● Support for the ​eMotimo ST4​ using a USB data adaptor cable, but we’re also working on a simple solution that will allow full control over just the AUX2 TRS interface, so the USB can stay open for the camera without a hub.

Experimental

● We’ve started work on supporting the DJI Ronin S and SC gimbals. The goal is getting it to provide keyframe motion control through the VIEW’s app. We have control and setup working but the resulting motion is not smooth — there’s likely more work to be done figuring out the commands for motor stiffness, etc. It’s a tedious process trying to decode a stream of numbers and finding patterns so we can’t say when this might be complete yet. If interested in being a beta tester, email: mail@Timelapseplus.com

Website:
https://www.Timelapseplus.com

Pricing, updates, and availability for the Timelapse+ VIEW Intervalometer
Retail Price: $399. ​Pricing may vary by country for non-USD purchases, and additional fees may apply, including tax and shipping costs.

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