New Firmware Updates Released for Olympus E-M1X & E-M1 Mark III

New firmware updates released for Olympus OM-D E-M1X & E-M1 Mark III cameras. This is a minor update as  Olympus OM-D E-M1X firmware updated to version 2.1 while Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III firmware updated to version 1.3.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X Firmware Version 2.1

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Firmware Version 1.3

  • USB transmission with Mac equipped with M1 chip is now supported.
  • Stability of connection with ATOMOS products has been improved.

$1,000 off on Olympus OM-D E-M1X: $1,999 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

$100 off on Olympus E-M1 Mark III: $1,699 at AmazonB&H

See also : Best Lenses for Olympus E-M1 Mark III and Best Memory Cards for Olympus E-M1 Mark III.

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OM Digital Announced New Four Thirds Website

OM Digital Solutions Corporation1 and Panasonic Corporation2 co- released the Micro Four Thirds System standard in 2008, and promoted its adoption throughout the camera industry. The Four Thirds System Forum Secretarial Office3, which operates and manages this standard, proudly announced today that the official Micro Four Thirds website (https://www.four-thirds.org/en/) has been redesigned to coincide with Four Thirds Day, April 3, 2021. The redesigned site uses the latest technology to enhance the overall user experience. It is equipped with a search function for Micro Four Thirds products, making the website easier for customers to use, and offers mobile-friendly compatibility for responsive viewing of images and content that render beautifully, across all popular devices, such as PCs, tablets and smartphones. Continue reading “OM Digital Announced New Four Thirds Website”

Reviews : Laowa 10mm f/2 Wide-Angle Lens For Micro Four Thirds

Here are the latest reviews of the Laowa 10mm f/2 Wide-Angle Lens For Micro Four Thirds.

The Laowa 10mm f/2 Zero-D MFT Lens is an extremely compact ultra-wide angle lens. Designed specifically for the micro four thirds mount, such as Panasonic, Olympus and Blackmagic cameras. This 10mm Zero-D lens pairing with f/2 large aperture easily handles a variety of different shooting situations.

Designed for the MTF system, Laowa 10mm f/2 Zero-D MFT Lens costs $399. Venus Optics lenses are sold atAdorama and B&H. In today’s post we will cover the latest reviews of the Laowa 10mm f/2 Wide-Angle Lens For Micro Four Thirds. Continue reading “Reviews : Laowa 10mm f/2 Wide-Angle Lens For Micro Four Thirds”

7artisans 7.5mm F2.8 Mark II Fisheye Lens for Sony E, Fuji X, MFT, Canon M, and Nikon Z

7Artisans has introduced a new 7.5mm F2.8 Mark II fisheye lens for APS mirrorless and Micro Four Thirds cameras. The new lens comes offers a whopping 190° field of view (on 1.5x APS-C) and comes in five different mounts.

The 7artisans 7.5mm F2.8 Mark II Fisheye lens is available to buy now for $139 in Sony EFuji XNikon Z and Micro Four Thirds mounts.

The manual focus lens is comprised of 11 elements in 9 groups to provide that wide f/2.8 maximum aperture, with a 7-blade diaphragm. They say that two HOYA Ultra-low Dispersion elements help to improve colour and contrast across the 190° field of view.

7Artisans lenses are sold at: AmazonUS | AmazonUK | AmazonDE | eBayUS. Continue reading “7artisans 7.5mm F2.8 Mark II Fisheye Lens for Sony E, Fuji X, MFT, Canon M, and Nikon Z”

Primoplan 58mm F1.9 II Lens for Canon EF, Nikon F, MFT, Pentax K, Sony E, Fuji X, Leica M & L

The Meyer-Optik Gorlitz brand has expanded its range with a new full frame lens – the Primoplan 58mm F1.9 II. As expected, this new lens has been released for various mounts: Canon EF, Nikon F, M42, Pentax K, Sony E, Fujifilm X, Leica L, Leica M, as well as Micro Four Thirds.

The Primoplan 58mm F1.9 II lens is marketed by the manufacturer as a “reborn” version of the original lens, developed by Meyer-Optik designer Paul Schefter 80 years ago. Then this lens became popular due to the extremely high aperture for that time, as well as the ability to create a wide range of bokeh effects – from swirling to “creamy” with small details in a blur.

The manufacturer focuses on the quality of the optics assembly, high-quality color reproduction with high sharpness of the image, and, of course, on the possibility of creating an expressive bokeh effect (see sample images on the Primoplan 58mm f/1.9 II).

Price and availability

The cost of the Primoplan 58mm F1.9 II lens is $899 and it can be purchased via the B&HPhoto website. Here are all updated/new Meyer Optik Görlitz lense. Continue reading “Primoplan 58mm F1.9 II Lens for Canon EF, Nikon F, MFT, Pentax K, Sony E, Fuji X, Leica M & L”

2021 Black Friday Camera & Lens Deals

Here are the best 2021 Black Friday Camera and Lens deals, sales, rebates, specials and discounts this holiday shopping season. If you are looking for the best 2021 Black Friday Camera and Lens deals here is an excellent buying guide for you!

We are getting ready for 2021 Holiday Camera Deals & Sales, along with Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Green Monday digital camera and photo gear deals. Here you can easily find all the best camera and lens deals & sales from the biggest online retailers, including DSLR Cameras, Mirrorless Cameras, Point & Shoot Compact Cameras, Sports & Action Cameras, Lenses, Drones, Camera Bags, Memory Cards, Speedlites, Camcorders, software and other accessories.

So, we’ve created the detailed saving page for every brand, including Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Leica, Sigma, Tamron, GoPro, DJI, Samyang/Rokinon, Tokina and Zeiss. All the pages (by brands) will be updated on a rolling basis, you can bookmark the page now, and check back later to find the latest Black Friday/Cyber Monday/Green Monday/Holiday deals. Continue reading “2021 Black Friday Camera & Lens Deals”

Why Micro Four Thirds Is The Future, Not Full Frame?

Micro Four Thirds was the best selling system format in Japan for 2020, yet some “photography YouTubers” claimed doom and gloom, saying Micro Four Thirds is dead, and full frame will be taking over.

Robin Wong pubished a video and says that he disagrees. He thinks Micro Four Thirds is the best balanced system format moving forward, being truly small and compact in size and delivering high quality images. Also, camera sales (regardless of brands and formats) have been drastically declining over the years.

Video Review : BEST Olympus cameras ever made

It is not difficult to predict that the camera making business will not be sustainable, and the only way to move forward and survive this, is for the camera manufacturers to co-exist with smartphones to continue to drive sales to the industry.  Check out the video below for full coverage. Continue reading “Why Micro Four Thirds Is The Future, Not Full Frame?”

Camera Predictions 2021 : Canon EOS R1, Sony a7 IV, Panasonic GH6 and More

Here is a good video on the camera predictions 2021. This is not a rumor post but an insight about what cameras we might see getting released in 2021.

The camera prediction 2021 video published by Dan Watson. The 15 minutes video talks about the rumored cameras that might get released in 2021. The cameras Dan discusses are the Canon EOS R1, Sony a7 IV, Panasonic GH6, and more “crazy awesome cameras we should see announced in 2021″. So here is video the 2021 Camera Predictions // Canon R1, Sony A7IV, Panasonic GH6 & More Continue reading “Camera Predictions 2021 : Canon EOS R1, Sony a7 IV, Panasonic GH6 and More”

Best SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards in 2021

Here are the best SDHC/SDXC memory cards. The SD memory card format might be the most widely used and the speed of your SD memory card is extremely important.

With cameras being able to shoot 10 frames per second at 20 megapixels, and 4K video at 60fps, you need an SD card that can write these large files quickly. Not only do the best memory cards need to offer large capacities for storing photo and video files, they also need to be able to transfer data quickly and effectively.

Most card manufacturers offer ranges that give you a choice of SDHC and SDXC, which both broadly do the same thing, just at slightly differing speeds and capacities.  It can be quite overwhelming trying to figure out if a certain card is fast enough and compatible with your camera, so we’ve decided to check out everything available. Use our best SDHC/SDXC memory cards guide. Continue reading “Best SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards in 2021”

Kamlan 32mm f/1.1 Lens for APS-C and Micro Four Thirds

Kamlan announced a new KamLan KL 32mm f/1.1 manual focus lens. The lens will be available for APS-C and Micro Four Thirds system cameras. The lens will be available for Canon EOS-M, Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds and Sony E mount camera systems. It measures 70mm (2.8”) in diameter, 92mm (3.6”) long and weighs 600g (1.3lbs).

Kamlan lenses are sold at: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE

  • 32,000 yen ($303.60)
  • Manual Focus
  • 11 circular aperture blades
  • 9 elements in 7 groups including 5 pieces of high refraction glass
  • 40cm minimum focus distance
  • filter size 62 mm
  • size: 92 x 70 mm
  • weight: 601 g