Panasonic G9 vs Olympus E-M1 Mark III : Which is the King of MFT ?

Dpreview published a full video review of the two flagship MFT camras: Panasonic Lumix G9 and Olympus E-M1 Mark III.

The Olympus EM1 Mark III may be the new kid on the block, but the Panasonic G9 is rocking an impressive mid-life firmware upgrade. But which one is the king of the Micro Four Thirds world!

DPReview has compared the Panasonic G9 with the new Olympus E-M1 Mark III. Watch the video for a blow-by-blow comparison. Continue reading “Panasonic G9 vs Olympus E-M1 Mark III : Which is the King of MFT ?”

Tokina 25-75mm T2.9 Cinema Lens Announced

Tokina announced a new 25-75mm T2.9 cinema lens for  Canon PL, EF, Sony E, MFT, and Nikon F mounts.

Tokina Cinema introduces the 25-75mm T2.9 cinema lens. The new lens is a small size ground-up true cinema design featuring a compact 174mm overall length, industry standard 0.8 MOD cinema gears, T2.9 iris, 86mm filter thread, and 95mm front diameter for common cinema accessories.

The new 25-75mm T2.9 is designed to cover super35+ type sensors up to 36mm image circle size. The larger 36mm image circle enables native coverage of RED Helium 8K, RED Dragon 6K, RED Monstro 6K, Alexa LF in 4K UHD, as well as popular cinema and mirrorless cameras from Canon, Blackmagic Design, and Panasonic in 4K DCI or 4K UHD.

When paired with the Tokina Cinema 1.6x Expander for PL or EF mount versions, the lens becomes a compact size 40-120mm T4.2 that covers Full Frame and Vista Vision 6K and 8K size sensors.

The All New Tokina 25-75mm T2.9 Cinema Lens

The 25-75mm is designed to match the mechanical and optical properties of the popular Tokina Cinema 50-135mm T2.9 MKII and 11- 20mm T2.9 zoom lenses. The 25-75mm retains optical design features similar to the 11-20mm T2.9 and 50-135mm T2.9 MKII including parfocal design to retain focus while zooming, limited focus breathing, and low distortion. The addition of the 25-75mm completes a 3-lens set of cinema zooms covering 11mm super wide angle to 135mm telephoto at a price of less than $12,000 USD for all three lenses. Suggested retail price for the 25-75mm T2.9 is $5799 USD and will ship in Spring 2021. All lenses in the series feature an interchangeable mount between PL, EF, Sony E, MFT, and Nikon F mounts.

Olympus PEN-F Mark II Coming in 2020

A UK magazine posted some new information about a possible PEN-F Mark II camera that will be announced in 2020.

The details and announcement date are unknown at the moment. 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.

Olympus PEN-F Mark II camera is rumored to be announced sometime in late 2020. Continue reading “Olympus PEN-F Mark II Coming in 2020”

Deal: Olympus PEN-F for $899, PEN E-PL9 w/ 14-42mm for $499

Here are the two Olympus deals that is worth mentioning. One of them is the Olympus PEN-F camera body selling for $899 at AmazonB&HAdorama and the other one is Olympus PEN E-PL9 with 14-42mm Lens selling for $499 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Featuring sleek lines, precision controls, and the ability to capture amazing street shots, the beautifully-crafted Olympus PEN-F is ideal for street shooters, as a second camera for studio pros, and for anyone who loves vintage design and photography. Boasting an envy inducing look and distinguished build quality, the Olympus PEN E-PL9 delivers the jump in quality and creative control usually seen in much larger offerings – a great travel and walkaround camera and perfect for beginners.

$100 off on Olympus PEN-F body: $899 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

$200 off on Olympus PEN E-PL9 with 14-42mm Lens: $499 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

See also: Best Micro Four Thirds Lenses for Olympus and Panasonic Cameras.

Olympus E-M5 vs E-M5 Mark III – ISO Performance Comparison

Here is the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III comparison video covering high-ISO performance of Micro Four Thirds cameras.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III is the latest update to the E-M1 Mark II which was released all the way back in 2015. The E-M5 III features a 20mp Four Thirds sensor (CMOS), with 121 phase-detection AF points, the same as the flagship E-M1 Mark II / E-M1X.

Olympus E-M5 III at AmazonAdoramaB&Hphoto

Olympus says that the ISO performance has been improved by 2 stops, and ISO6400 is as good as ISO1600 on the E-M5 II. See the video below for Olympus E-M5 vs E-M5 Mark III high-ISO performance comparison.  Continue reading “Olympus E-M5 vs E-M5 Mark III – ISO Performance Comparison”

Olympus 12-45mm f/4 vs 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO vs 12-100mm f/4 IS PRO Comparison

Here is a comparison video of the Olympus 12-45mm f/4 vs 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO vs 12-100mm f/4 IS PRO lenses. These premium standard zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds system cameras.

Olympus 12-45mm f/4 vs 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO vs 12-100mm f/4 IS PRO Comparison. Check out which one is the one for you?  Continue reading “Olympus 12-45mm f/4 vs 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO vs 12-100mm f/4 IS PRO Comparison”

Nokton 60mm f/0.95 Lens for Micro Four Thirds

The NOKTON 60mm F0.95 is medium telephoto lens with a new design, exclusively for Micro Four Thirds mount cameras. The angle of view is 21.5°, which is equivalent to about 120mm in full frame conversion.

Among interchangeable lenses for full frame format sensors, there is almost no model that has the same optical specifications, which engenders very unique “bokeh” effect. With the NOKTON 60mm F0.95, you can enjoy shooting distortion free, upright posture and close positioning by keeping a working distance for portrait shooting, nature photo shooting, or studio-shooting. It boasts the perfect angle of view to ‘up shoot’ for video.

This lens is manual focus and employs a metal helicoid which can distinguish very sensitive focusing with maximum aperture. This silky feeling, which one can only realize by manual focus design, is one of the primary characteristics of Voigtländer’s new NOKTON 60mm F0.95
A minimum focus distance is 34cm and the maximum reproduction ratio is 1:4 (1:2 in full frame conversion.) Thus the 60mm F0.95 Nokton can be used as a large aperture macro lens! It also comes with a lens shielding hood which blocks a high level of stray light. Continue reading “Nokton 60mm f/0.95 Lens for Micro Four Thirds”

Lensbaby Velvet 28mm f/2.5 Lens Announced, Price : $549.95

The Lensbaby Velvet 28mm f/2.5 announced and already on sale at $549.95Amazon USAB&H PhotoAdorama.

The Lensbaby Velvet 28 is an f/2.5 all-metal, hand-crafted art lens that captures tack-sharp detail beneath a layer of radiant glow.

The Velvet 28 is available for Canon EF, Nikon F, Canon RF, Nikon Z, Sony E, Fujifilm X and Micro Four Thirds cameras priced at $549.95.  Continue reading “Lensbaby Velvet 28mm f/2.5 Lens Announced, Price : $549.95”

Olympus 9-18mm f/4-5.6 Lens Review : Wide, Tiny & Super Sharp

Here is the latest Olympus 9-18mm f/4-5.6 Lens Review from Robin Wong.  He says the lens is wide, tiny and super sharp.

The wide angle lens from Olympus is one of the best Micro Four Thirds lenses. It is also the budget option for landscapes/cityscapes/architecture for $599 (Amazon | B&H | Adorama). Check out the video of the Olympus 9-18mm f/4-5.6 lens review below.  Continue reading “Olympus 9-18mm f/4-5.6 Lens Review : Wide, Tiny & Super Sharp”

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO Lens In Stock & Shipping

The newly announced Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4 Pro lens is now in stock and shipping at (AmazonAdoramaB&HPhoto).

This is one of the lenses of three that is announced in the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital Lens roadmap. The ultra-compact M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO lens is remarkably compact; it’s 70mm (2.8″) long and weighs just 254 grams (9 ounces). It is also weather-sealed, to IPX1 standards.  Continue reading “Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO Lens In Stock & Shipping”