DXO OpticsPRO 11 Now Supports Panasonic GH5

DXO Optics Pro 11 added Panasonic GH5 support here.

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Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.12 And Camera RAW 9.12

Adobe Camera RAW (9.12) and Lightroom CC 2015.12 (6.11 standalone) is available today. It adds support for the Olympus Tough TG-5.

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Emil Busch Glaukar 3.1 Portrait Lens Kickstarter

Photorumors is reporting another German lens being brought back to life on Kickstarter the Emil Busch Glaukar 3.1 portrait lens. If you are into classic glass this might be a good investment for you since there are still early bird spots available.

In 1910, Emil Busch introduced the Glaukar, a fully corrected photographic lens, which besides solving spherical aberration, corrected coma and astigmatism was a “usable” lens. Unlike Rudolph’s Protar, which did not work properly at the time of invention because its construction required glass coatings not available at the time, the Emil Busch Glaukar lens was the first anastigmatic lens for daily portrait photography. By creating his anastigmatic lenses, Busch corrected the above mentioned faults by careful combination of the lens elements. Sharpness and artistic images were possible for the first time.

The modern Glaukar will come in the following mounts:

  • Nikon
  • Canon
  • Sony E
  • Fuji
  • Micro Four Thirds
  • Leica M
  • Leica T

Lens technical specifications:

  • Focal length: 97mm
  • Maximum aperture: 1:3.1
  • Aperture range: 1:22
  • Image circle: 43mm
  • Field of view: 25°
  • Electronic contacts none
  • Closest focusing distance: 1.5 m
  • Filter thread: 37mm
  • Max diameter: length 73mm/80mm (DSLR), approx. 85mm mirrorless
  • Weight: 410 g

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Additional 7Artisans / DJ-Optical Information

Here is some additional information on the 7Artisans / DJ-Optical mirrorless lenses covered a little more than a week ago.

7Artisans 7.5mm f/2.8
APS-C fish-eye lens for MFT, Fuji and Sony E mounts:

  • 11 Elements in 8 Groups
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8-f/22
  • 12 Diaphragm Blades
  • Multi Layer Coating
  • Aluminum Body and Copper Core
  • Closest Focus Distance: 0.12m
  • Widely Focus within 180 Degree
  • 0.6oz/275g
  • Price: $139

7Artisans 25mm f/1.8
APS-C wide-angle lens for MFT, Fuji and Sony E mounts:

  • 7 Elements in 5 Groups
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8-f/16
  • 12 Diaphragm Blades
  • Aluminum Body and Copper Core
  • 0.31oz/143g
  • Price: $69.99
  • Sample photos

Via Photorumors

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Panasonic Leica 8-18mm f/2.8-4

The Panasonic Leica 8-18mm f/2.8-4 isn’t your typical first lens purchase, but the vloger above decided to go wide zoom instead of fast fifty for his first real lens, which is surprising. Wide lenses like these have a learning curve, but I am sure he will enjoy his purchase. The creativity of a wide can be more fun than a standard fast fifty focal length.

photobyrichard – LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 8-18mm f/2.8-4.0 ASPH Review

ephotozine – Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. Review

imaging-resource – Panasonic 8-18mm f/2.8-4 ASPH LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT

cameralabs – Leica DG 8-18mm f2.8-4 review

“The Leica DG 8-18mm f2.8-4 becomes the fourth ultra-wide zoom for the Micro Four Thirds system, and arguably the most compelling overall to date. It may not zoom quite as wide as the Lumix and Olympus 7-14mm models, but the extra reach at the longer end makes it more flexible, and crucially the ability to mount standard (or even serious ND) filters without vignetting will be appreciated by many (especially long exposure) photographers. The Leica may not be quite as sharp in the corners as the Olympus 7-14mm at wide apertures and it also lacks the constant f2.8 focal ratio, but in turn it’s smaller, lighter and cheaper. It also out-performs the older Lumix 7-14mm f4, while mostly avoiding the purple flare issues of that model. Throw in quick and quiet focusing, and a weather-sealed body with smooth focus and zoom rings and you have a lens that’s easy to highly recommend. It’s become my favourite ultra-wide zoom for Panasonic and Olympus bodies, and a tempting upgrade for owners of the Lumix 7-14mm f4 or Olympus 9-18mm.”

Panasonic Leica 8-18 mm: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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Panasonic GH5 vs Olympus OM-D EM1II

If you still can’t decide between the Panasonic GH5 and Olympus OM-D EM1II Michael The Maven has assembled one of the best comparisons/reviews on the web of these cameras. Of course, he brings up the price of the OMD and the GH5’s video AF issues, but the GH5 does surprisingly well against the photo-centric OMD for photography, while the OMD keeps up with the GH5 for video. Micheal chooses the GH5 in the end, but you could easily choose the OMD instead depending on the features that matter to you.

Panasonic GH5: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Panasonic GH5 Film Maker Kit: B&H Photo
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Amazon / B&H Photo / Adorama

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