a bit of everything…


Canon EOS R vs Panasonic G9: Is Full Frame Really Worth It?

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Tutorial: How to Set Up the Fn Lever (Rob Trek)
Creating a composite image during the lockdown by David Lyon (Olympus Imagespace).
The Long and the Short of It: Wide-Angle and Telephoto Macro Lenses (Explora).
This Lego film camera set brings a classic back to life (DigitalCameraWorld).

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


New Capture One update adds support for the Olympus E-M1III


Today Capture One released the new 13.1.0 update and also a new redesigned website (Click here). It adds support for the new E-M1III.

You can buy the new software here or download a free trial here.

Press text:

Capture One Launches a new update to Capture One 20
Bringing new features, new capabilities, a new product, and a new look, Capture One is providing better solutions for more people, and breaking new ground.  

COPENHAGEN, May 18th, 2020: Capture One, the premiere name in photo editing software, delivers a suite of announcements that highlight new product offerings, expanded capabilities, and a new direction; revealing the company’s continuing evolution and support for creatives.
The development of Capture One 20 remains driven by an evolving roadmap rooted in user feedback from both the Capture One community and creative community overall.  The latest update brings brand new heal and clone tools that reduce the need for external retouching applications while increasing efficiency, and a new Before & After Tool that gives new ways to check your editing progress and to compare your edits.
With user experience in mind, Capture One has also developed a new activation flow with new dialogues, sample images, and interface guidance that make it faster and easier than ever to become a Capture One user. In addition, the company has advanced its Lightroom Catalog importer, and together it not only makes it easier to start using Capture One, but easier to migrate without missing a step.
Beyond that, when it comes to Capture One, users have choice. There are currently a number of Capture One variants such as Capture One Fujifilm and Capture One (for Sony), and now the company is proud to deliver Capture One for Nikon. Similar to the other branded versions, Capture One for Nikon brings the full feature-set of Capture One Pro at a reduced cost to Nikon users.
“We want to enable creatives to achieve their best images as effortlessly as possible, and that is why we drew heavily on feedback from our community to develop Capture One 20,” says Jan Hyldebrandt-Larsen, VP Software Business at Capture One. “It is our commitment to support them by providing a seamless photo editing experience defined by developing the features they ask for and need, as well as the ones they didn’t know they wanted. Capture One 20 is an exciting moment for us as we happily put even more focus and resources behind that goal.”
Learn what’s new in Capture One 20 at: www.captureone.com/20 
Learn more about Capture One at: www.captureone.com 

New features and tools in Capture One 20 

New Heal & Clone Tools

New dedicated brushes for Heal and Clone will automatically create the correct layer when used 
Fast workflow with automatic source-point generation 
Limitless number of heal-zones per layer (previously only 1 p/layer) 
Most flexible healing workflow of any RAW converter 
Moveable source points, and transformable heal zones 
Fast performance and high-quality rendering 

New Before & After Tool

A new dedicated tool placed in the Toolbar with easy keyboard shortcuts 
‘Y’ will toggle before/after on and off 
‘Shift + Y’ will toggle between the two modes:  
Full View and Split View Slider (draggable) 
Fast performing and works on multiple photos in the viewer 
Full View available in all products 
The Split View Slider is not available in Capture One Express variations 

New Lightroom Catalog Import

Improved Lightroom Importer with better descriptions
Allows import of ‘offline files’ (files located on disconnected storage devices).
Capture One automatically imports files once the correct hard drive has been plugged in
Provides a report after the import with information about unsupported files
Basic image adjustments and Catalog structure will be replicated in Capture One


(FT1) Too good to be true: Two PEN-F coming in late 2020? I doubt so!


An anonymous source sent me a rumor that I would normally NOT post. But it’s a kind of rumor I would wish to be true. So for the sake of discussion let’s read it:

Fans of Olympus Pen-F are in for a big surprise late 2020. Two versions – one premium aka Pen F mkII and one more in the line of a ordinary Pen but with viewfinder are in pipeline. Early stages but from a source high up in Olympus so very reliable.

We know from our source the PEN-F sales didn’t meat their goal. And that’s why Olympus scrapped the PEN-FII release. Still, the PEN-F camera is in my opinion the most beautiful MFT camera on market and I do hope Olympus reconsiders to make a successor. A PEN-FII with brand new sensor may sell more than they would expect! What do you think?

Would you buy a new real High End PEN-FII?

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a bit of everything…


Olympus E-M10 MK II – [Still worth BUYING?]

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Creative Photography at Home: Image-Refraction Photography (Explora).
LIVE: Photography Chat, Olympus Q&A, Photo Critiques (Rob Trek).
Tennessee wanderings: Panasonic FZ1000 II sample gallery update (Dpreview).
Do you need to shoot in Manual mode? (James Popsys)

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


Weekly 43rumors readers pictures roundup…


Chris Hopkins
Mt Rainier from Tipsoo Lake in the dead of the night.
OMD-EM1, Olympus 7-14mm PRO : 30 sec, f/2.8, ISO6400 : process – RAW, Lightroom, Efex Pro.

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2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: instagram.com/microfourthirdsgallery and facebook.com/groups/microft
3) A selection of most liked pictures by the community and by me 43rumors admin will be posted weekly on 43rumors.

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This is the weekly selection:

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Analog throwback: Olympus Pen F Review (35mm half-frame camera)


Analog Insights:

In this video, Jules and I review the Olympus PEN F which is probably the best and most-advanced 35mm half-frame camera ever produced. It comes with a beautiful design, very small form factor, great handling, and solid build quality. Take a look at our review to learn more and see quite some sample photos.

You can buy the analog PEN-F on eBay.