DPRTV: Pre-Amp Shootout Fujifilm X-T3/X-T4, Sony a7 III, Panasonic S1H, Olympus E-M1 Mark III, Nikon Z6, and Canon EOS-1D X Mark III

Dpreview TV published a Microphone pre-amp Shootout video comparing the Fujifilm X-T3 (X-T4 has the same preamp), Sony a7 III, Panasonic S1H, Olympus E-M1 Mark III, Nikon Z6, and Canon EOS-1D X Mark III cameras.

Below you can see a summary and the results of this video review or you can watch the video below. Continue reading “DPRTV: Pre-Amp Shootout Fujifilm X-T3/X-T4, Sony a7 III, Panasonic S1H, Olympus E-M1 Mark III, Nikon Z6, and Canon EOS-1D X Mark III”

Zhiyun-Tech CRANE 3S Gimbal Stabilizer Announced

Zhiyun CRANE 3S gimbal stabilizer announced for DSLR, mirrorless and even for Digital Cinema cameras.

Zhiyun CRANE 3S is a revolutionary new gimbal, which introduces a modular design, greater payload capacity and cross-compatibility with camera support systems to meet the demands of professional filmmakers. The US price for Zhiyun-Tech CRANE 3S starts at $649, you can pre-order at Amazon/B&H Photo Video/Adorama.

The CRANE 3S has a payload capacity of 6.5 kg (14.33 lb) which allows it to handle cameras such as the Canon EOS 1D X Mark III, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras, and even larger cameras like those from the Canon Cinema EOS, Sony FS and FX series, and Red Digital Cinema series.

Features:

  • CRANE 3S is constructed with brand new SUPER motors which allow for 14.3lbs payload for a wide range of camera setup including Canon EOS 1DX, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras, and even Canon Cinema EOS, Sony FS & FX series, and Red Digital Cinema Cameras.
  • Wider compatibility is the goal but flexibility is provided. For larger cinema camera combos, users can attach an extension module onto roll axis for more space, while for smaller DSLR combos, the extension module can be detached for greater portability.
  • To complete challenging shooting tasks, CRANE 3S offers a versatile solution thanks to its cross-compatibility. The handle mods are easily separated and both provide multiple thread holes of different sizes to mount accessories. The modular design allows greater compatibility on CRANE 3S, like with motorized dolly, jib, cable cam, Easyrig, etc.
  • CRANE 3S provides ultimate reliability that users can count on. The reinvented locking system can lock the three axes without noticeable swinging. The modular design is integrated with double locks to ensure the camera is 100% safe on the gimbal during traveling or storage.

Upcoming Cameras of 2020

Tony Northrup published a video on Youtube which you can find his predictions about new cameras and their features that are likely to be announced in 2020.

The rumored camera models are Olympus E-M10 Mark IVPanasonic GH6Nikon Z5Nikon D860Canon EOS 5D Mark VSony A7 IV and Sony A7S III.

Here are the upcoming cameras of 2020 according to the video review.  Continue reading “Upcoming Cameras of 2020”

New Micro Four Thirds Lens Catalog 2020 Edition

New Micro Four Thirds Lens Catalog 2020 Edition Released. You can download the Micro Four Thirds lens catalog 2020 edition from here.

The Micro Four Thirds system (MFT or M4/3) is a standard released by Olympus and Panasonic in 2008 for the design and development of mirrorless interchangeable lens digital cameras, camcorders and lenses.

Camera bodies are available from Blackmagic, DJI, JVC, Kodak, Olympus, Panasonic, Sharp, and Xiaomi. MFT lenses are produced by Cosina Voigtländer, DJI, Kowa, Kodak, Mitakon, Olympus, Panasonic, Samyang, Sharp, Sigma, SLR Magic, Tamron, Tokina, Veydra, and Xiaomi, amongst others.

Best Micro Four Thirds Lenses 

Also join the Micro Four Thirds Users Facebook Group to share your Olympus photography.

Panasonic Released New Firmware Update for GH5s and G9 Cameras

Panasonic has released a new firmware update for GH5s and G9 Micro Four Thirds  cameras. This is a minor update as it fixes only one but important bug. Panasonic G9 firmware updated to version 2.1 while the GH5s firmware to version 1.5.

Picture freeze may occur at burst recording using an external flash when camera is set to AFC/AFF and LVF frame rate 120fps, has been improved.

Download New Firmware Update for GH5s and G9 Cameras

Also join the Micro Four Thirds Users Facebook Group to share your Olympus photography.

Vazen 28mm T/2.2 1.8x Anamorphic Lens Announced For MFT

Vazen has announced the pricing and shipping availability for their latest Micro Four Thirds lens, the 28mm T/2.2 1.8x Anamorphic.

The new 28mm is the 2nd member and the widest of their 1.8x anamorphic line-up. The whole set will contain 3 focal lengths (28mm, 40mm and 65mm) and the 65mm is expected to be out in a few months.

The lens is currently available to order from authorized resellers and on the B&HPhoto. It is available to ship immediately. The retail price in US is USD 3,250/pc. Continue reading “Vazen 28mm T/2.2 1.8x Anamorphic Lens Announced For MFT”

Best Micro Four Third Lenses of 2019

Looking for the best Micro Four Thirds lenses? Here are the best Micro Four Thirds lenses, from zooms to primes, from ultra-wide-angles to super-telephotos.

DPreview posted a list of the best MFT lenses seperated into categories.

In this buyers guides you’ll find the best Olympus and Panasonic lenses for portraits, telephoto, macro and wide! Continue reading “Best Micro Four Third Lenses of 2019”

Image Quality Comparison: Sony a7R IV vs Nikon Z7 vs Panasonic S1R

Here is an excellent image quality comparison review between the latest high-res Sony a7R IV vs Nikon Z7 vs Panasonic S1R cameras.

Sony a7R IVNikon Z7 and Panasonic S1R are all the top full frame mirrorless cameras on the market. Famous photographer Matt Granger has compared the image quality between these three in his video. Check it out! Continue reading “Image Quality Comparison: Sony a7R IV vs Nikon Z7 vs Panasonic S1R”

2019 Mirrorless Camera Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals

Here are the best 2019 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Mirrorless Camera deals, sales, discounts and rebates, including Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus, Panasonic, Leica and Sigma.

Black Friday 2019 is on November 29, 2019 and Cyber Monday 2019 is on December 2, 2019. Green Monday is on December 9, 2019.

Mirrorless cameras have been making waves in the photography world in recent years and they have become more and more popular these days. Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Leica and Sigma have joined into the full frame mirrorless camera competition, and more and more photographers will change to get a mirrorless camera instead of a DSLR camera. The 2019 Holiday Shopping Season starts on Thanksgiving Day (November 28, 2019), and it is definitely the right time to order a mirrorless camera since the price is the lowest ever! – Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus, Panasonic, Canon, Nikon, Leica and Sigma will release their best deals and big discounts for Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2019 and you can save a lot on the mirrorless camera you want!

Below is a roundup of the best 2019 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Mirrorless Camera deals & sales from the biggest online retailers.

Sony | Canon | Nikon | Fujifilm | Panasonic | Olympus | Leica | Sigma Continue reading “2019 Mirrorless Camera Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals”

Panasonic Lumix S PRO 16-35mm f/4 & 70-200mm f/2.8 Lenses for L-mount

In addition to the new Panasonic firmware updates, the company also unveiled two new L-mount compatible full frame lenses.  These lenses are the    and . Panasonic also updated the Lumix S L-mount lenses roadmap.

The US price of Panasonic Lumix S PRO 16-35mm f/4 Lens is $1,497.99, the Panasonic Lumix S PRO 70-200mm f/2.8 O.I.S. Lens is priced at $2,597.99. Both Panasonic L-mount lenses are available for pre-order at B&HAdorama. Order now if you are interested. Continue reading “Panasonic Lumix S PRO 16-35mm f/4 & 70-200mm f/2.8 Lenses for L-mount”