The Micro Four Thirds Alliance Continues to Grow


I have owned m43 cameras on and off again since they launched and one of the biggest selling points for me initially was their desire to build a large open alliance. Today the m43 alliance started by Panasonic and Olympus grows by 3 more companies approaching a total of 35 companies. Agrowing, Qtechnology, and INNIYA Co., Ltd. are now members of the alliance. You can see the translated press release below:

“Olympus Corporation and Panasonic Corporation announced on February 15 that three companies newly agreed to the Micro Four Thirds System standard.

Three companies, including Agrowing, which develops remote sensing products, Qtechnology which develops professional cameras corresponding to various spectroscopic bands, and INNIYA Co., Ltd., a super wide-angle fisheye lens, joined as a newly approved company.

The Micro Four Thirds System Standard is a system that realizes a lens interchangeable mirrorless camera jointly announced by Olympus and Panasonic in 2008. A total of 35 companies, including the three companies, agreed.”

Via DC.Watch

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Panasonic GH5 Sample Images and Videos

Cameralabs added the first full resolution Panasonic GH5 sample images available to download to their review. DPReview also released a sample GH5 video at a distillery above and World Else released a video showing the Panasonic GH5’s full range of ISO performance below.

Panasonic GH5 B&H photo/Amazon/Adorama

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Olympus Magazine Jan/Feb 2017


The January/Febuary issue of Olympus magazine is available here with lots of information about Olympus’ new products. There is also an opportunity inside to win a M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.2 Pro lens.

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Panasonic GH5 Steady Cam

Above an interview by News Shooter about how the Steadicam Aero 30, Letus Jr. single axis Helix brushless gimbal and Panasonic GH5 can be combined for an incredibly affordable professional steady cam rig. Below the Panasonic GH5 and GH4 stabilization compared.

Panasonic GH5 B&H photo/Amazon/Adorama

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CameraLabs: Olympus OM-D EM-1 Mark II

The Cameralab video review starts with the sore spot of the Olympus OM-D EM-1 Mark II’s price, before briefly talking about Olympus’ superior image stabilization and its great ergonomics. Pretty typical Cameralabs super video review clocking in at over an hour. Most reviews including Cameralabs are impressed by the camera, but the price could use some work. You can find the accompanying written review here.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Amazon/B&H Photo/Adorama

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Nissin Air 10s


The New Standard – Nissin Air 10s. An advance 2.4Ghz wireless TTL strobe commander
Nissin Japan Limited (Chairm an Mr. Goto Chikara) proudly announces the Air10s, an advance NAS (Nissin Air System) 2.4Ghz Wireless TTL commander for Fujifilm, Sony, Micro Four Thirds, Canon  and Nikon cameras, available in April 2017.

The Air10s is an advanced strobe commander in the N.A.S., Nissin Air System*1. The simple and clear dial layout with Color LCD display allows the user to seamlessly and quickly control a large group of strobes from a dark indoor studio, to a bright outdoor environment. It can control the NAS Ready strobes (i60A and Di700A) and the receiver Air R wirelessly. Read More »

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