New Opteka 12mm f/2.8 Lens Announced for Mirrorless Cameras

Opteka announced  a new 12mm f/2.8 lens designed for mirrorless cameras with APS-c and MFT sensor. The ultra wide-angle prime optic is available for Nikon 1, Canon EF-M, Fuji X, MFT and Sony E mounts.

All-metal construction is durable and depth of field and focus distance scales have been engraved on the lens barrel for pre-focusing needs.

Individual lens element feature an HD anti-reflection coating to control surface reflections, flare, and ghosting in order to realize a high degree of contrast and color accuracy, even when working in bright and backlit conditions.

The aperture varies between f/2.8 and f/22. Manual focus lens has 9-blade diaphragm. The price of the Opteka 12mm f/2.8 lens is $199.99. Check out all Opteka lenses here. … Continue reading

New Olympus OM-D E-M1 II, E-M5 II and Pen-F Firmware Updates Released

Olympus announces a series of new firmware updates that are available immediately for several of its mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras.

The firmware upgrades include Version 2.0 for the flagship Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, Version 3.0 for the Olympus PEN-F, and Version 4.0 for the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II.

All three cameras get a new Bleach Bypass Art Filter and added support for the Panasonic Leica 200mm F2.8 Power OIS lens. … Continue reading

Canon M5 vs Olympus E-M5 II – Comparison

Looking for a Canon M5 vs Olympus E-M5 II comparison? Find out about the important specifications of each camera to decide which is best for your photography needs.

Canon M5 vs Olympus E-M5 IIWe compare two Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras. The Canon M5 which has a 24.0MP APS-C sensor and the Olympus E-M5 II which has a 16.0MP Four Thirds sensor.

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. Below that, we specifically talk about the new improvements and which model is better suited for your needs. … Continue reading

Olympus PEN E-PL9 Officially Announced

Olympus has officially announced the new PEN E-PL9 mirrorless camera with Micro 4/3rds image sensor.

At first glance the Olympus E-PL9 looks very much like its predecessor, the E-PL8, sporting a similar rangefinder-like retro design. On other hand the core specifications of the PEN E-PL9 has lots of improvements.

The PEN E-PL9 uses the 16MP Live MOS sensor as well as the same TruePic VIII processor found on the E-M10 Mark III. They also have the same 121-point contrast-detect AF system with face and eye detection.

Main improvements on the PEN E-PL9 are the 4K video recording, 5-axis image stabilisation, a built-in pop-up flash, and Bluetooth. The camera now records 4K video at 30/25/24fps, and the 5-axis image stabilisation will help keep videos steady and smooth. … Continue reading

Meike to Announce 50mm f/1.7, 25mm f/2.0, 25mm T/2.2 Mirrorless Lenses Soon

Meike will soon announce three mirrorless lenses. These will be the Meike 50mm f/1.7, Meike 25mm f/2.0 and Meike 25mm T/2.2 CINE lens.

The three new APS-C mirrorless manual focus lenses will be available for Sony E, Canon EF-M, Nikon 1, Fujifilm X and Micro Four Thirds mounts. 

Price and release date is not available yet but they will be affordable like the previous models. Check Amazon US for availability. … Continue reading

Olympus E-PL9 Specifications Leaked

Olympus E-PL9 specifications has been leaked on the web claiming that the Micro Four Thirds camera will be announced on January 31th.

The PEN-series tries to bring together the best of both worlds, offering features that are useful no matter which way the camera is pointed. Olympus E-PL9 will continue the saga with upgraded new features.

Pen-series also inherits the ability process both JPEG and Raw files in-camera. With JPEGs, adjustments are limited to things like cropping, shadow adjustment, red-eye correction, and color saturation. Raw processing, however, is much more in depth and offers the ability to change any image parameter that can be adjusted while shooting, like highlights and shadows or the application of the extended bank of art filters that first appeared in the E-M10 II… Continue reading

2018 predictions : Nikon M700, Panasonic GH5s, Fuji X-H1, Sony a7 III & a7S III

Tony Northrup has posted 2018 predictions about the possible Canon 5DS-R Mk II, Canon 7D Mk III, Canon 90D, Canon M3, Nikon D650, Nikon D850A, Nikon M700, Sony a5200, Sony a7 III, Sony a7S III, Fujifilm X-H1, Pentax K-1 II, Panasonic GH5-S, Olympus E-M5 Mk III. … Continue reading

Olympus released E-M1II firmware update v1.4

Olympus has released a new firmware update for the OM-D E-M1 Mark II camera.

The E-M1II firmware update V1.4 improves stability of operations when shooting while utilizing the EVF.

Olympus OMD E-M1 Mark II comes with 60fps continuous shooting at 20mp, 18fps C-AF raw shooting, CINE 4K video, 5-axis IS and more. The camera has 121 cross-type AF on-sensor phase detection points with a new algorithm that is better at tracking.  … Continue reading

Viltrox announces EF-M2 Electronic Adapter (F Booster 0.71x) for Canon EF to MFT

Viltrox EF-M2 Electronic Adapter (F Booster) is designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras and Canon EF mount lenses.

The EF-M2 from Viltrox builts with optics to increase light input by one F stop and reduce focal length by x0.71. The electronic adapter also comes with USB port for firmware update and a dedicated button to adjust aperture.

Viltrox EF-M2 allows Canon EF/EF-S Lenses to be used on Micro Four Thirds system cameras. The adapter is selling for $159 on eBay. … Continue reading

2017 Olympus Camera Black Friday Rebates

The new Olympus Camera rebates for 2017 now available in the US. These Olympus camera rebates will be part of Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals.

Black Friday 2017 and Cyber Monday deals will include a lot of great camera and lenses available. These special offers starts from Nov.25 and runs through the end of 2017. Check out the the Black Friday 2017 pages at AmazonB&H Photo and eBay.

Up to $400 off Olympus camra only instant rebates now available at Amazon, B&H Photo and Adorama. New special promotions on several products also listed below. You can find the product, price and store information. … Continue reading