Category: Olympus

Camera and Lens Predictions for 2021

Chris and Jordan at DPReviewTV published a video about their camera and lens predictions for 2021. You can find the details of what to expect from each camera company in 2021.

Buying a camera isn’t just about the body itself. You’re buying into a whole system of lenses and accessories specific to a manufacturer. If you’re going to purchase a new mirrorless or DLR camera in 2021 this video will help you make the decision of your move. Here is the Camera and Lens Predictions for 2021 video. Continue reading…

New Compact Godox AD100Pro Pocket Flash

Godox announced a new Godox AD100Pro pocket flash. Godox AD100Pro compatible for Canon, Sony, Nikon, Fuji, Pentax, Panasonic and Olympus. LightWeight Featherweight at just over 18oz / 524g with Battery.

The US price is $299  (available at Adorama under the Flashpoint) and it will be released on March 1, 2021. The Godox AD100pro Pocket Flash is available for pre-order at AmazonB&H and Adorama Continue reading…

Video About Olympus Firmware Updates: Bird Tracking and ProRes Raw

As you know a new firmware update adds bird detection autofocus to the E-M1X. So Does bird detect AF make the Olympus E-M1X a crazy bird finding machine? DPReview TV published a video review to find an answer to this question.

Olympus released a new firmware update. Version 3.4 for the OM-D E-M1 Mark IIVersion 2.0 for the OM-D E-M1X and Version 1.2 for OM-D E-M1 Mark III now available for download. Continue reading…

Venus Optics Unveils Laowa 10mm f/2 Zero-D MFT Lens

Venus Optics launches Laowa 10mm f/2 Zero-D MFT lens for Micro Four Thirds.

Offering a 96° Angle of view and equipped with 46mm filter threads, no matter using for landscape, astrophotography or architecture photography, the lens is always able to produce impressive results without any extra burden.

The lens also equipped with a CPU chip and motor. You can now control the aperture in-camera and record all the metadata in the EXIF. It will be also perfect for vlogging, drones and other lightweight videography setups.

Designed for the MTF system, Laowa 10mm f/2 Zero-D MFT Lens costs $399. Venus Optics lenses are sold atAdorama and B&H. Sample photos can be found here.
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Sirui 24mm f/2.8 1.33x Anamorphic APS-C Lens Announced

Sirui announced a new 24mm f/2.8 1.33x anamorphic APS-C lens.

The Sirui 24mm F2.8 features a 1.33x squeeze factor and an imaging circle that covers APS-C. In common with the previous lenses this model will come in a native Micro Four Thirds mount, but with adapters for Sony E, Canon EF-M, Nikon Z and Fujifilm X cameras.

The new lens is constructed of 13 elements arranged in 10 groups, and an 8-bladed iris. The maximum aperture at F2.8 is 1 1/3rd stops smaller than the 50mm and 35mm F1.8 lenses, and at between 125mm and 128mm it is slightly longer than the previous models too. Its closest focusing distance of 0.6m (2ft) is a little better than the 0.85m of the other lenses, and it accepts a 77mm filter instead of the 67mm of the 50mm/35mm lenses. Continue reading…

New Firmware Released for Olympus E-M1X, E-M II, E-M1 III & E-M5 III Update Stopped

Olympus released a new firmware update. Version 3.4 for the OM-D E-M1 Mark IIVersion 2.0 for the OM-D E-M1X and Version 1.2 for OM-D E-M1 Mark III now available for download.

This new firmware provides feature enhancements for photographers and ability to use focus stacking photography with M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 TC 1.25x IS PRO lens which is $7500 at Adorama and B&HPhoto.

Check out the details below with download links. The company also suspended the E-M5III firmware release due to a technical issue. Continue reading…

More Olympus PEN-F II Talks and New Hints for Olympus Cameras

Nils Häussler from Olympus Germany has given some information about  their JIP plans. According to the talk, Olympus PEN-F Mark II camera is still being considered and besides that there will be new Olympus branded cameras in 2021.

He also said that being into a new smaller company will make it easier to focus on the camera market and to develop new products.

Olympus dropped the current Olympus PEN-F price by $100, now you can get the Olympus PEN-F for $899 at all US store like AmazonB&HAdorama.

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Yongnuo YN 42.5mm f/1.7M II lens for Micro Four Thirds Coming Soon

Yongnuo will soon announce an updated version of 42.5mm f/1.7 II lens for Micro Four Thirds system cameras. The price of the lens will be aproximately $100. Yongnuo lenses are sold at AdoramaB&H, and Amazon.

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  • Aperture ratio: 1: 1.7-1: 16
  • Focal length: 42.5 mm (for Micro 4/3 cameras is 85 mm)
  • Minimum focusing distance: 30 cm
  • Maximum magnification ratio 1:6.7
  • Optical design: 9 elements in 8 groups with 2 Yongnuo ED ED elements
  • Autofocusing with DSM (Digital Stepping Motor)
  • Aperture: 7 rounded blades
  • AF / MF focus mode switch
  • Filter diameter: 52 mm
  • Weight: 135 grams

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