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Olympus OM-D EM1 Mark iii video AF – how reliable is it?

Today deals at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT.
Panasonic GH6 review: A vlogging workhorse, with some caveats (Engadget).
Test OM System OM-1 : un premier hybride réussi pour le repreneur d’Olympus (Lesnumeriques).
Dial It In with the Lume Cube RGB Panel Go LED Light (Explora).
Best Accessories to Improve Your Macro Photography (42West).

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

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Leica 9mm test by IR: “there’s no compromise when it comes to image quality”

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Preorders at 9mm lens at BHphoto. Adorama. Amazon. FotoKoch DE. FotoErhardt DE. WexUK.

Imaging Resource tested the new lens and concluded:

There’s a lot to like about the Panasonic Leica DG 9mm F1.7 ASPH lens. It’s super small and lightweight, which is always beneficial for usability. However, there’s no compromise when it comes to image quality. The lens is very sharp, even at F1.7, and exhibits good control over distortion and vignette. There’s a bit of chromatic aberration, but I’m not sure if that’s something that future lens correction profiles will address. In any event, the aberrations are minor. The lens also delivers good bokeh thanks to its wide max aperture and impressive close-focus performance.
Basically, Panasonic’s new 9mm F1.7 ASPH lens is unique in its ability to deliver a wide-angle field of view, fast aperture and impressive autofocus capabilities. Plus, add in that the lens is compact and lightweight, and it’s an even more compelling addition to the Micro Four Thirds system.

Dpreview published their hands-on pictures:

The 9mm F1.7 adds a competent-looking ultra-wide prime option for photographers in the Micro Four Thirds system, but the opportunities it offers for vloggers and film-makers are what’s likely to help it sell.

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New OM-1 firmware will be released on May 24

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Olympus Japan announced it will release a new FW update on May 24. Here is the Google translated press text:

Thank you for your continued patronage of OM Digital Solutions products.

We are currently receiving inquiries from customers using the “OM SYSTEM OM-1” that the camera freezes during shooting.

As a result of our research, it was found that when shooting with the EVF (viewfinder) frame rate set to “high speed”, freezes occur depending on the shooting conditions.
We are currently preparing for his web release of firmware that has identified the cause and addressed this phenomenon.

Customers who have experienced the above phenomenon are kindly requested to set the EVF frame rate to “Standard” before using it.

We will inform you of the firmware release date at a later date, so please wait for a while.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused to customers using “OM SYSTEM OM-1”.

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Those Kickstarter projects are ending soon…

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There are many Kickstarter projects which funding has been secured and preorders will end soon:

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