Olympus Registers New Camera

Nokishita caught Olympus registering a new camera that they believe might be the E-PL 9.

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  • Taiwan NCC (※ Link destination PDF)
  • Company name: Olympus Corporation
  • Product Type: Digital Camera
  • Battery: BLS-50
  • Battery charger: BCS-5
  • USB cable: CB-USB 12

Olympus’ unpublished camera was registered on Taiwan NCC on October 13. Because the battery is BLS – 50, is it E – PL 9 unless it is a new series?

Via Nokishita

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Panasonic GH-5 Firmware 2.1, VLog-L Setup, Live Streaming, Color Calibration and More

Panasonic quickly addressed bugs in Firmware 2.1, but now there are other issues that photographers/videographers need to think about like video storage. To fully utilize the Panasonic GH5 you need to use V90 SD cards or a Ninja Inferno. Depending on how much you shoot a Ninja Inferno could become an absolute bargain. There are also videographers claiming that the AF issue has and has not been fixed, which is unfortunate. It’s likely that this complaint will continue to plague the GH5 until the Panasonic GH6 and beyond arrive with a phase detect system so complaints should be taken with a grain of salt.

Panasonic GH5: B&H photo / Amazon / Adorama
Atomos Ninja Inferno: B&H Photo  / Adorama

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Panasonic GH5 Firmware 2.1 Released


Panasonic quickly released firmware versions 2.1 for the GH5 with some bug fixes. You can see a list of what’s fixed below.

  1. [Power Save LVF Shooting] was automatically set to [1 sec].
    (This makes the camera go into sleep mode in 1 sec in a standby mode.)

    * [Power Save LVF Shooting] will be set to [OFF] when the firmware Ver.2.0 is updated to Ver.2.1.
    If you would like to enable [Power Save LVF Shooting], please set it on manually by selecting a designated time.
  2. The parameters of picture quality adjustment in Photo Style were all set to -5 when setting the recording mode to [MP4 HEVC(AAC)]. This bug has been fixed.
    * The parameters of picture quality adjustment in Photo Style will be reset to ±0 when the firmware Ver.2.0 is updated to Ver.2.1.
    If you would like to adjust the picture quality in Photo Style, please adjust them manually.
  3. There were cases where [V-LogL View Assist] did not work, This bug has been fixed.
  4. There were cases where motion pictures recorded in [AVCHD] cannot be divided. This bug has been fixed.

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ON1 Photo RAW 2018 With New HDR, Pano Stitching, Masking and More

ON1 Photo RAW 2018 final will be available at the end of October but for now, you can download the 2018 beta with a 30-day free trial:

  • New update includes HDR module, Pano module, tons of updates in masking (Luminosity mask, luminosity zone masks, global mask adjustments, color range masks and more) – in one app!
  • Versions or virtual copies
  • New user interface
  • New color brushes
  • ON1 Photo for Mobile

ON1 Photo RAW 2018 will be updated and enhanced in many areas. Key new features will include the following:

  • ON1 HDR – Create stunning HDR photos that merge all tonality from a bracket of photos in a fraction of the time (test results have shown up to seven times faster than other HDR apps).  Automatically aligns photos and removes ghosting from motion between exposures. Includes full non-destructive editing with natural results and can be turned up to 11 for a surreal look.
  • Pano Stitching – Combine multiple photos into a single panoramic or matrix photo. Automatically aligns photos, even if they are not shot on a tripod, and blends them together seamlessly. An option to embed panoramic metadata for Facebook panning is also available.
  • Global Mask Editing Tools – These include new mask Density and Feather sliders to allow for changing the density or opacity of masks as well as blur masks for softening.
  • Luminosity Mask Updates – Adjust the levels of a mask to increase the contrast or brightness as well as set a tonal window to only affect a certain zone.  These updates allow users to target just the area they want, based on the photo.
  • Color Range Masks – Create a mask from a color range selection.
  • Blur and Chisel Mask Tools – In ON1 Effects, the Blur and Chisel mask tools are now included. The blur tool is perfect for softening or feathering a mask selectively. The Chisel tool lets the user push or pull the edge selectively, to remove halos. All of these new masking options are re-editable and non-destructive.
  • Versions — Versions are virtual copies of the same photo. Each version created can include non-destructive settings, including crop, retouching and adjustments. Versions work just like any other photo without taking up more space on your computer. 
  • Updated UI — Clean and modern UI where your photo is the center of attention. Custom name filters and layers to easier keep track of work. Also select your own UI accent color.
  • Paint with Color Brush — Painting with color can be a solid color, perfect for skin smoothing and making annotation layers, or paint with just the color and leave the underlying luminosity in place to change the color of objects like eyes.
  • Selectively Add or Remove Noise — Brush away noise in areas like skies or add noise for an artistic effect.
  • ON1 Photo for Mobile — Take the best shots with you on the go with the free ON1 Photo for Mobile app. It’s a great way to share portfolios. It can also sync new photos taken on phones back to the desktop so those photos are ready for editing.
  • Additional Camera & Lens Support — Added support for the Nikon D850, Olympus EM-10 III and Panasonic DMC-G85, plus a ton of new lenses.

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Panasonic GH5 Firmware 2.0 Testing and Coverage

Panasonic GH5 firmware 2.0 seems to have solved some of the issues that photographers/videographers have complained about since launch on top of delivering promised features, with AF appearing improved under some conditions. This is probably one of Panasonic’s biggest camera improvements so far via firmware, but I still think they manage more performance. Many that use their GH5 manually are very happy with its performance, even before firmware 2.0, but some demand automatic performance on par with the competition and Panasonic is doing their best to live up to expectations.

Panasonic GH5: B&H photo / Amazon / Adorama

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Full Frame vs 4/3… Do You See a Difference?

Lots of photographers and cinematographers debate this topic, but do you see the difference? Not everyone will, but I noticed a few differences, yet I wouldn’t say I had a preference. If you want to learn more about the topic you can watch the below video created by biscuitsalive, who also created the above video.

Panasonic GH4: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony a7SII: B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama

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