Why Micro Four Thirds Is The Future, Not Full Frame?

Micro Four Thirds was the best selling system format in Japan for 2020, yet some “photography YouTubers” claimed doom and gloom, saying Micro Four Thirds is dead, and full frame will be taking over.

Robin Wong pubished a video and says that he disagrees. He thinks Micro Four Thirds is the best balanced system format moving forward, being truly small and compact in size and delivering high quality images. Also, camera sales (regardless of brands and formats) have been drastically declining over the years.

Video Review : BEST Olympus cameras ever made

It is not difficult to predict that the camera making business will not be sustainable, and the only way to move forward and survive this, is for the camera manufacturers to co-exist with smartphones to continue to drive sales to the industry.  Check out the video below for full coverage. Continue reading “Why Micro Four Thirds Is The Future, Not Full Frame?”

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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Olympus ED 150-400mm f/4.5 Pro Lens Price to be Around $7.499,99

According to recent reports the upcoming Olympus ED 150-400mm f/4.5 Pro lens will be priced at around $7.499,99.

Designed for Micro Four Thirds system cameras the lens will provide a standard focal range of 300-800mm equiv. and with a built-in 1.25X teleconverter it becomes 375-1000mm equiv., at the cost of 2/3-stop of light. The lens will also be compatible with Olympus’ new MC-20 2X teleconverter.

Already in development, the new super telephoto zoom lens Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 TC 1.25x IS PRO will be released on January 2021.

The new Olympus 150-400mm PRO lens is now listed at B&HPhoto. See Best Micro Four Thirds Lenses

From  B&HPhoto : Continue reading “Olympus ED 150-400mm f/4.5 Pro Lens Price to be Around $7.499,99”

Voigtlander NOKTON 29mm f/0.8 Aspherical lens for Micro Four Thirds Coming Soon

Nokishita reports that Voigtlander-Cosina will soon announce the new SUPER NOKTON 29mm f/0.8 Aspherical lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras.

Voigtlander‘s Nokton 29mm f/0.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras will be a breathtaking wide-angle lens that combines an extraordinary maximum aperture of f/0.8 with a superb magnificent low-light/shallow depth-of-field images–photographs or video.

Voigtlander already has several lenses for Micro Four Thirds. Continue reading “Voigtlander NOKTON 29mm f/0.8 Aspherical lens for Micro Four Thirds Coming Soon”

First Pictures of Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV Camera

Here are the first pictures of Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV camera.

The cameras, which are expected to be announced by the end of 2020, are slowly emerging and Olympus E-M10 IV is one of them. When we look at the list of features, we can say that Olympus has added the 20MP sensor and 5-axis in-body stabilization to its new models by default.

Olympus will soon announce a new OM-D E-M10 Mark IV camera and the M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm f/5.0-6.3 IS lens from the latest roadmap. The entry-level Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV Micro Four Thirds camera is expected to be announced in the next several weeks and will replace the current Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III model. Check out the first pictures of Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV camera. Continue reading “First Pictures of Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV Camera”

First Image of Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm f/5.0-6.3 IS Lens

Here are the first pictures of the upcoming Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm f/5.0-6.3 IS lens. See additional information below :

  • Minimum focusing distance: 1.3m
  • Filter size: 72mm
  • Dimensions: 86.4mm x 205.7mm
  • Weight: 1120g (without tripod adapter)

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Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV Specifications Leaked

Check out the leaked specifications of the upcoming Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV mirrorless camera. The entry-level Micro Four Thirds shooter will replace the current Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III model.

The cameras, which are expected to be announced by the end of 2020, are slowly emerging and Olympus E-M10 IV is one of them. When we look at the list of features, we can say that Olympus has added the 20MP sensor and 5-axis in-body stabilization to its new models by default. Continue reading “Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV Specifications Leaked”

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”

Meike 3.5mm f/2.8 MFT Lens Leaked

First image of the Meike 3.5mm f/2.8 MFT Lens have been leaked on the web.

This is the first appearence of the new Meike 3.5mm F2.8 MFT Lens and the first image leaked by Richard Wong .

He also showed three sample images taken by Panasonic G85. Take a look. Meike 3.5mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye (Micro Four Thirds). 220 degree FOV. Continue reading “Meike 3.5mm f/2.8 MFT Lens Leaked”

Olympus ED 150-400mm f/4.5 Pro Lens to be Released in Fall 2020

Already in development, the new super telephoto zoom lens Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 TC 1.25x IS PRO will be released around Fall in 2020.

A German interview with Olympus Forum shared some interesting details about the future Olympus products. According to the interview the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 TC 1.25x IS PRO Lens will be available in late 2020. The company might have plans for a Mark II of PEN-F model. Lastly they want to make super fast f/2 zoom lenses for MFT system.  Continue reading “Olympus ED 150-400mm f/4.5 Pro Lens to be Released in Fall 2020”