New OM System OM-5 Camera to be Announced in Late October

The new OM System OM-5 camera to be announced in late October and not in September due the chip shortage. The new release date is late October and the shipments expected to start in November. The simple reason for this is the ongoing worldwide chip shortage. Meaning that the OM Digital needs a bit more time to produce enough OM-5 bodies.

According to latest Olympus rumors here are the OM System OM-5 specifications leaked so far;

  • 20MP (same OM-1 sensor)
  • 15fps
  • Single card slot
  • 3.6mp EVF
  • Same OM-1 BLX-1 battery
  • Announcement late October
  • Shipment start in November
  • Also a new lens will be announced

Full List of OM System OM-1 accessories

Meike 50mm F/0.95 Manual Focus Lens for APS-C Mirrorless

Meike announced a new manual lens for APS-c mirrorless cameras the Meike 50mm F/0.95.

The US price of the Meike 50mm F/0.95 is $250 and available for Canon EF-M, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon Z and Sony E-mount mirrorless camera systems. Check availability at Adorama | B&H | Amazon.

The lens is constructed of seven elements in five groups and has an aperture range of F0.95 through F16. Its minimum focusing distance is 45cm (17.7”), it uses a 13-blade aperture diaphragm and it has a 62mm front filter thread. Continue reading “Meike 50mm F/0.95 Manual Focus Lens for APS-C Mirrorless”

OM SYSTEM OM-1 Firmware Update Version 1.2 Released

The new firmware update version 1.2 for OM SYSTEM OM-1 camera is now available for download online.

Download link:

OM SYSTEM OM-1 Firmware Version 1.2

  • Enhanced stability of operation when shooting video.
  • Performance of C-AF when shooting still images has been improved.

OM SYSTEM OM-1 body: $2,199.99 at Amazon, B&HPhoto and Adorama

New OM SYSTEM OM-5 Camera Coming Soon with 41MP Sensor

According to Olympus rumors, new OM Digital OM-5 camera to be announced soon with 41MP BSI live-MOS Sensor (total 47MP). The Micro Four Thirds camera will be capable of high-speed continuous shooting at 20 frames per second.

OM SYSTEM OM-5 is expected to be announced in July / August 2022, and it is rumored that it will not be the successor to the current “OM-D E-M5 Mark III“. This information is coming from several sources on the Chinese social media platform Weibo and from previous reports.

Here are some unconfirmed specs for the OM-5:

  • 41MP BSI live-MOS Sensor
  • 20 fps shooting speed
  • 3 additional stops of high ISO
  • 1.5 more stops of dynamic range

Olympus E-M5 III at AmazonAdoramaB&Hphoto

The US price of the OM System OM-1 camera is $2,199.99 USD check availability at AmazonB&HPhoto and Adorama.

Full List of OM System OM-1 accessories

Meike 7.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens for APS-C Mirrorless Cameras

Meike 7.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens announced for APS-c mirrorless cameras. The lens is manual focus and it will be available in Sony E, Canon EF-M, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds and Nikon Z mounts.

The price of the manual focus Meike 7.5mm f/2.8 Lens is $149.99. Check availability at Amazon. The lens is available for Micro Four Thirds, Sony E, Fuji X, Canon EF-M and Nikon Z-mount cameras.

The lens is also compatible with the Nikon Z5Nikon Z6 & Z7 full frame mirrorless models when APS-C crop mode is selected. Continue reading “Meike 7.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens for APS-C Mirrorless Cameras”

OM SYSTEM OM-1 Firmware Update Ver.1.1 Released

OM SYSTEM released the new firmware update version 1.1 for OM SYSTEM OM-1. You can follow the links below to download the firmware update.

Download link:

OM SYSTEM OM-1 Firmware Version 1.1

  • Improved stability of operations when shooting while utilizing the EVF.
  • Stability of connection with ATOMOS products has been improved.

Updating the OM Workspace is required before updating the firmware for OM-1.

The OM System OM-1 is a new flagship Micro Four Thirds camera that can shoot 20 megapixel images at 50fps and record 4K/60p movies.

OM SYSTEM OM-1 body: $2,199.99 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Olympus E-M1 Mark III and Mark II vs OM SYSTEM OM-1 – Should You UPGRADE?

Do you think you should upgrade your Olympus E-M1 series MFT camera to the new OM-1? Here is an in-depth review of Olympus E-M1 Mark III and Mark II vs OM SYSTEM OM-1 comparison.

Peter Forsgård published a Youtube video and asking “Should you upgrade from an Olympus E-M1 Mark III or E-M1 Mark II to OM SYSTEM OM-1? “.

The OM System OM-1 is a new flagship Micro Four Thirds camera that can shoot 20 megapixel images at 50fps and record 4K/60p movies.

Before you upgrade you need to ask yourself a few questions. I will go through what I ask myself before upgrading. Those questions might the ones that you should yourself too. Check out the video below.

The OM SYSTEM OM-1 camera is temporarily out of stock at all the major US stores: AmazonB&HAdorama.

Laowa FF II 90mm f/2.8 CA-Dreamer 2X Lens specs leaked

Laowa FF II 90mm f/2.8 CA-Dreamer 2X Lens specs have been leaked online.

Venus Optics will announce the new Laowa FF II 90mm f/2.8 CA-Dreamer 2X Lens for Sony E mount, Canon RF, Nikon Z, Leica L mounts. The officiall announcement will be on May 23, 2022.

Here are the leaked images and specifications of the upcoming Laowa FF II 90mm f/2.8 CA-Dreamer 2X Lens.  are sold at Adorama and B&H

Laowa FF II 90mm f/2.8 CA-Dreamer 2X Lens Specs

  • 13 sheets in 10 groups (3 ED lenses and 3 high-refractive)
  • 13 diaphragm blades
  • Shortest shooting distance 20.4cm
  • Filter size 67mm
  • Size 74 x 120mm
  • Weight 619g
  • mount Sony E / Canon RF / Nikon Z / Leica L

Notice Regarding Some Operations of OM SYSTEM OM-1

The OM SYSTEM OM-1 flagship mirrorless camera is freezing when shooting with the EVF (viewfinder) frame rate set to “high speed”. OM System just release a notice that they will fix this issue via a new firmware update.

The OM System OM-1 is a new flagship Micro Four Thirds camera that can shoot 20 megapixel images at 50fps and record 4K/60p movies. The OM SYSTEM OM-1 camera is temporarily out of stock at all the major US stores: AmazonB&HAdorama. Stay tuned. Continue reading “Notice Regarding Some Operations of OM SYSTEM OM-1”

Meike Mini Prime Cine Lens Set For RF Mount Now Available

Meike has introduced a new cine lens collection that features 5 popular focal lengths ranging from 10mm to 85mm. Meike has grouped 5 of its most popular cine lenses into one kit that is available in RF, E, X and M43 mounts.

Featured in the 5* Cine Lens Kit are the MK-35mm T2.2, MK-50mm T2.2, MK-65mm T2.2, MK-85mm T2.2 and the just-announced MK-10mm T2.2. Prices range from £1570.13 to £1784.58 and the kits are available now.

Also announced today and featured in the kit line-up is the Meike 10mm T2.2 lens which has the following specs:

  • Focal Length: 10mm
  • Format: Aps-C
  • Lens Construction: 15 elements in 12 groups
  • Aperture Range: T/2.2-T/22
  • Diaphragm Blades: 10
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 0.3m
  • Filter Size: 77
  • Focus Rotation: 270-degrees
  • Weight (Approx.): 600g
  • Dimensions M43 mount: 80×88.0mm
  • FOV: APS-C – Diagonal 106.4-degrees, M43 – Diagonal 90.4-degrees
  • Fit: M43/RF/E/X mount

Available now, prices start at £367.63 for the M43 version while the Fujifilm X, Sony E and Canon RF mount versions are priced at £459.54.