Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye Specs, Price and Availability

Venus Optics unveil the pricing and availability of the Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye Lens for Micro Four Thirds (M43) cameras.

Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens is an 8mm equivalent fisheye prime specially designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras. On the contrary to the Laowa ‘Zero-D’ wide angle lenses, the new 4mm fisheye lens is designed to create an extremely distorted fisheye perspective.

The lens is currently available to pre-order for $199, with first shipment expected to start in mid Aug 2019. Continue reading “Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye Specs, Price and Availability”

Olympus OM-D E-M1 II Firmware 3.0 Reviews Recap

Olympus released a major firmware update version 3.0 for the OM-D E-M1 Mark II. Here are the post firmware recaps of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II micro four thirds camera.

As you know, OM-D E-M1 Mark II firmware version 3.0 adds high-precision autofocus (AF) performance and the high image quality currently available on Olympus’ newest OM-D, the E-M1X. This major upgrade includes the Advanced AF Performance, Newest AutoFocus Features, Low Light Limit Update, Support for New Functions in Olympus Workspace. 

All details can be found on this article.

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Olympus E-M5 Mark III Camera to be Announced in August / September

According to recent reports Olympus will announce the Olympus E-M5 Mark III camera in August / September timeframe.

The mid-range Micro Four Thirds camera has been delayed due to shifting of production plant from China to Vietnam. On the other hand the company focuses on compact and lightweight products, high-resolution lenses, and strong image stabilization.

So to wrap all of these informations within the confirmation from the rumor mill that the Olympus E-M5 Mark III camera announcement could be in one or two months period. Check out the previously posted E-M5 III specs and predictions.

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Olympus E-M1 Mark II V3.0 and E-M1X V1.1 Firmware Updates Released

Olympus released a major firmware update version 3.0 for the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, version 1.1 for the OM-D E-M1X and Version 1.1 for Olympus Workspace.

OM-D E-M1 Mark II firmware Version 3.0 adds high-precision autofocus (AF) performance and the high image quality currently available on Olympus’ newest OM-D, the E-M1X. Specifically designed for the professional models in the OM-D series, the OM-D E-M1 Mark II and OM-D E-M1X, this new firmware provides feature enhancements for photographers who require portability and smooth operation of the camera when shooting. Continue reading “Olympus E-M1 Mark II V3.0 and E-M1X V1.1 Firmware Updates Released”

Olympus MC-20 2x Teleconverter for 40-150mm f/2.8 and 300mm f/4 Pro Lenses

Olympus officially announced the new MC-20 2x teleconverter for 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO Lens and 300mm f/4 IS PRO Lens. This provides the effect of an 80-300mm f/5.6 and a 600mm f/8 lens respectively, dramatically boosting the apparent focal length of those lenses with a minimal increase to the size or weight of the camera and lens combination.

This teleconverter doubles the focal length of the master lens, and features dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof (-10°C) professional weatherproof construction for outstanding optical performance ideal for even the most severe environmental conditions.

The MC-20 is now available for $429. Pre-order: Adorama | B&H See also : Major Olympus Firmware Released for E-M1 Mark II V3.0 and E-M1X V1.1

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Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 Mark II Lens Released

Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 Mark II lens now officially released. The fast prime lens is available in Sony E, Fujifilm X, MFT and Canon EOS M mounts. The US price is $249.95 and now available for pre-order at AdoramaFirst version of the lens is priced for $179Shipping of the lens will start on August 25th, 2019. Continue reading “Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 Mark II Lens Released”

Best Mirrorless Cameras 2019

Best Mirrorless Cameras 2019. Looking for a mirrorless camera? Here is the guide for you to get best mirrorless cameras in 2019.

Mirrorless cameras offer interchangeable lenses, just like DSLRs, but they’re smaller and lighter with more advanced viewing, focusing and video features. You can get the interchangeable lenses you need. Many people use them to take photos when they are travelling to memory their bright and exciting time.

Sony may be the leader in the mirrorless market and released several amazing full frame mirrorless cameras (including the Sony a9, a7R III, a7 III) and many excellent FE lenses. Fuji is also very active and released the world’s first medium format mirrorless camera “Fujifilm GFX 50S and GFX 100″. Panasonic and Olympus are also actively working hard on the Micro Four Thirds mirrorless market. Nikon and Canon is working seriously on their new full frame mirrorless cameras to compete with Sony. Here we looked at all mirrorless cameras on the market and selected the best choices based on price, usefulness and high image quality. Hope this buying guide is useful for you to find the best mirrorless cameras. Continue reading “Best Mirrorless Cameras 2019”

Olympus Tough TG-6 Waterproof, Dustproof, Freezeproof and Shockproof Camera

Olympus Tough TG-6 waterproof, dustproof, freezeproof and shockproof camera is now officially announced.

Olympus Tough TG-6 is a modest update to its predecessor, with the majority of its changes related to macro and underwater shooting.

Olympus Tough TG-6 is waterproof to a depth of 50 feet (15m), dustproof, shockproof to 7 feet (2.4m), crushproof to 100 kgf, freezeproof to 14oF (-10°C), and features a dual-pane protective glass construction for superb anti-fogging performance.

The Tough TG-6 will be available in your choice of red or black, and will be priced at $449 (Amazon | B&H and Adorama) when it ships in late June. Prices for the numerous accessories are listed in the press release below. Full press text. Continue reading “Olympus Tough TG-6 Waterproof, Dustproof, Freezeproof and Shockproof Camera”

Patent : Tamron 485mm f/5.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds

Tamron has filed a new patent in Japan. This patent describes a Tamron 485mm f/5.8 lens for mirrorless cameras with Micro Four Thirds image sensors.

If we see this in mass production than it would be Tamron’s second optic for Micro 4/3rds. First one released back in mid-2014 as the Tamron 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 Di III ($399). Tamron 480mm f/5.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds will offer a 960mm equivalent range in 35mm format and probably use a stepper motor for silent autofocus.  Continue reading “Patent : Tamron 485mm f/5.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds”

Olympus E-M1 Mark III : What We Know So Far

Olympus is about to announce a new flagship MFT camera called the Olympus E-M1 III . Here is a recap of the Olympus E-M1 Mark III, everything we know so far.

The upcoming Olympus E-M1 Mark III flagship mirrorless camera will sit below the E-M1X in the line-up. When it comes to the specs, the list of features for the Olympus E-M1 Mark III is mainly at sensor and processor improvements . Anyway here are what we know so far about the Olympus E-M1 Mark III camera considering previous rumors.   Continue reading “Olympus E-M1 Mark III : What We Know So Far”