New Panasonic Lumix Cine Camera Announcement on May 31

It is expected that Panasonic will make a Lumix Cine Camera announcement on May 31. This could be an announcement about a future MFT product, but it will most likely be an L-Mount announcement. The Panasonic GH6 isn’t expected until next year.

via Photorumors


Posted in Panasonic | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Tamron 485mm f/5.8 Patent For m43 Filed

Tamron filed a patent for a 485mm f/5.8 lens a few days ago.

Specification and lens arrangement of embodiment 8
Focal length: 485 mm
F number: 5.8
Angle of view: 1.31
Image height: 11.15 mm
Lens length: 275 mm

via hi-lows-note

Posted in 3rd Party Lens | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Camera GP Japan 2019 Awards

Camera of The Year
Camera Grand Prix 2019 Camera of the Year is to be awarded to “LUMIX S1R”, produced by Panasonic Corporation.

Lens of The Year
Camera Grand Prix 2019 Lens of the Year is to be awarded to “FE 24mm F1.4 GM”, produced by Sony corporation.

Readers Award
Camera Grand Prix 2019 Readers Award is to be given to “OM-D E-M1X”, produced by Olympus Corporation.

Editors Award
Camera Grand Prix 2019 Editors Award is to be given to “RICOH GR III” produced by Ricoh Company, LTD. and to “28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A036)” produced by Tamron Co., Ltd.

Reasons for choice
A camera which dramatically changed the concept of a mirrorless flagship.

Although this is a Micro Four Thirds model, it has an integrated vertical grip that can be firmly held and comfortably used for both vertical and horizontal shooting.

Its 5-Axis Image Stabilization with up to 7.5 Shutter Speed Steps Compensation, the reliable dust-proof, splash-proof and freeze-proof construction that allows you to shoot even in a harsh environment, and its AF performance superbly tracking moving subjects were all rated highly.

Its Handheld High Res Shot Mode as well as the Live ND (Neutral Density Filter), both reflecting Olympus’s uniqueness, add to the model’s appeal.

The voters’ comments are as follows. [Excerpts]
■ “A mirrorless camera” means this model to me!
■ An excellent piece outstanding in the camera history, making full use of the Micro Four Thirds’ advantages.
■ It feels so comfortable in my hands that I found myself looking into the finder very naturally.
■ It is at a level above other professional models. Great performance, portability and durability.
■ Whole new approaches seem to have been taken for so many unique functions.
■ It looks by far the most stylish among others.
■ I thought the grip form and other features are well designed with users’ point of view.
■ Its body is a bit large, but it measures up to a professional use.
■ The highest-level camera shake compensation, along with the great auto focus capability.
■ This flagship model shows the company’s resolution. It created a new standard for mirrorless cameras, by enhancing the strengths to the fullest extent.
■ This will expand the possibilities of Micro Four Thirds.
■ The AF captures a running Shinkansen (a high-speed train in Japan) and a racing car! That is great!
■ I believe this camera can capture anything.
■ It lets you shoot amazingly sharp, crisp videos.
■ The dust-proof and splash-proof body is tough and robust enough, and the AI-based autofocusing has a great potential. All the necessary buttons are exactly where you would expect them to be, thanks to the well-thought-out design. The best feature for me is the two Real Dials on the back, each for vertical and horizontal shooting.
■ A dependable device that you can use in any condition.
■ With the sheer technical perfection, it places users’ viewpoint first.
■ Strikingly original and absolutely unique. No other models could compete with it.
■ It beats any other cameras in every feature.
■ Its specifications best meet what we expect from a camera today.
■ This new model appeals to me because it seems to have been developed with great enthusiasm, meeting the challenges today, with their unique Micro Four Thirds technology.
■ The Handheld High Res Shot Mode, Live ND, and other practical techniques are well incorporated.
■ The powerful camera shake compensation is totally astonishing, overwhelming others.
■ It fulfills great specifications especially in continuous shooting and autofocusing, and it comes with the battery grip as standard equipment into the bargain.

via cjpc

Posted in Olympus, Press releases | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cameras Coming From Fujifilm, Sony, Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Olympus, and Hasselblad in 2019

This isn’t an exhaustive list, but this is what we know is coming so far from reliable sources. I’m curious what kinds of tweaks the Leica SL2 will get and I am looking forward to the Panasonic GH6 release.

  1. Fuji GFX100: or will be announced on May 23
  2. Hasselblad X1D-100: It will be available in the second half of this year and will be equipped with a new Sony 100 million pixel sensor
  3. Leica SL2: launched in the second half of this year, using the same sensor as the Panasonic S1R
  4. Canon’s high-end EOS-R camera: may be equipped with a new 64 million pixel sensor, will be available in the fall
  5. Canon EOS-M500: The entry-level APS-C camera will be available this fall
  6. Sony A9II: will be released in September and has some revolutionary advances (especially in terms of sensors)
  7. Sony A7sIII: appeared with Sony A9II or slightly announced…
  8. Olympus E-M5 III: will be released in late summer/early autumn, and may use a new 32-megapixel Sony sensor
  9. Nikon may not release a new Z camera this year
  10. Panasonic is currently not sure if it will bring their new 8K GH6 camera this year.

via FujiAddict


Posted in Leica, Olympus, Panasonic | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

LUMIX DC-GX880K Announced

The GX880 is the GF10 for Europe. All the specs are the same so you can see the original announcement here or you can check out the product page here.

  • Low pass filterless 16M Live MOS sensor
  • High Speed AF of 0.07 seconds is realized with Space Recognition AF
  • High precision capable of 180 degrees tilt Approximately 1.04 million dots 3.0 type touch panel monitor
  • 4K / 30p video
  • Newly equipped “Wide Angle 4K Selphy” that allows you to take pictures of yourself by taking full advantage of lens angle of view
  • Night scenery shake brightly vibrantly suppressing blurring “Nightscape & Self-shooting mode” newly installed
  • Newly adopted grip piece easy to hold even during self-shooting
  • “Skin beauty effect” “People mode” “Slim mode” new installation
  • Recording media: microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC
  • Size: 106.5 mm x 64.6 mm x 33.3 mm
  • Weight: Approximately 240 g (body only), about 270 g (including battery and memory card)
  • Color: Black · White · Orange

Posted in Panasonic | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Kipon EF-MFT AF II Firmware 2.94 Released

KIPON released new V2.94 firmware for autofocus adapters for m4/3 system cameras,mainly solved the two issues as below,
1. improved compatibility with Tamron 90mm f3.8, Tamron 18-200mm f3.5-5.6
2.specially improved compatibility with Blackmagic MFT system cameras

download link as below,
For MAC system:

For WINDOWS system:

Posted in 3rd Party Lens | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment