Panasonic 15mm lens shipment delayed in US (and likely Europe too)

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You will have to wait a lot more time before to get your preordered Leica 15mm MFT lens. According to BHphoto (Click here) the lens will now ship in late June only! There is also no way to grab the lens in European stores (like WexUk). Japanese sellers on eBay (Click here) plan to ship this lens by end of May.

15mm Lens preorders:
Black lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Wex UK (Click here), Amazon Japan (Click here).
Silver lens at Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Amazon Japan (Click here).

Thanks Taz!

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New Adata card for your GH4. Plenty of 4K ready SD cards in Stock.

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Today Adata announced their 4K ready SD cards. So while the GH4 is still hard to find in Stock you can find plenty of 4K ready SD cards in Stock right now (or very soon):

Kingston 16-32-64 GB SDHC UHS-I Speed Class 3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sandisk 16-32-64 GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-II Memory Card at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Transcend 64-128 GB High Speed 10 UHS-3 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Panasonic 16-32-64 GB SDHC-UHS-I U3 Card (90MB/s) at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

If you are confused about the card types read that great article at Suggestionofmotion! In short this is the diagram that explains it all:

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(FT4) Possible E-PL7 specs

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Image on top shows the E-Pl6.

These could be the specs of the new E-PL7 which will be announced soon. There is no info yet about a possible E-PM and E-P successor.

16 Megapixel sensor (same as the E-M10)
200-25,600 ISO
81 AF points
8 fps
1/4000 – 60 seconds
3 inch vari-angle LCD touch screen with 1,040k dots
Stereo mic
Flash sync speed: 1/250 seconds
Built-in Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n)
SD. SDHC, SDXC, Eye-Fi and UHS-I
Camera size is 119.1mm x 82.3mm x 45.9mm
Weight is 396g
Same E-Pl5/E-PL6 design.

via Photorumors.


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a little bit of everything…

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Camera-porn – Tour Olympus’ Private Collection!

Panasonic Battle, GX7 vs GM1 by Tysonrobichaudphotography.
Olympus 25mm lens review at Lenstip.
The GH4 design patent (pdf file)
Panasonic image app – power zoom control on iPad. GX7 and 45-175mm lens (Soundimagesplus).
Olympus E-M10 review by Imaging Resource.
Olympus 25mm review at Photographyblog.
Panasonic GH4 Video Timelapse at Luminous Landscape.
EM1 & 12-40 long exposures at BetterFamilyPhotos.

Michael: “I have been testing the Oly E-M1, Fuji X-T1, and now the Lumix GH4 to decide which I want as my alternative system to my 1Dx birding set-up. After my testing with the other 2, after my first test shoot with the GH4, I have decided that the Gh4 meets my needs the best. Image quality, while not nearly as good as the Fuji, is more than sufficient for my need when I will be shooting this camera. I have lots of experience with the GH3, but was not happy with the IQ. The GH4 (based on this one shoot so far) seems to have a smoother grain pattern, that makes all of the difference for me. And I love the UI and ergonomics of the GH3/4 over the others. Here is ny first shoot gallery with a full range of ISOs. I edited the RAW files to look like GH3 files in the meta-data so that Lightroom would read them. LR adjustments are limited to tone and clarity. Default sharpening on all of them and no NR except for the final shot that has Luminance=20. Here is the gallery…
http://www.mtapesphoto.com/gh4test

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