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


Olympus PEN E-PL9 To Be Announced Soon

Olympus is rumored to announce PEN E-PL9 mirrorless camera in early 2018, as the new MFT camera registered with the code “IM008” in Russia.

This registration could mean that the upcoming PEN-series shooter will feature bluetooth version 4.1. This is the same wireless module as in the Olympus AIR cell phone. 

Usually camera brands register their cameras for Wi-Fi purposes and after this kind of entries official announcement takes place in several weeks period. … Continue reading


Pre-Order the Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens, Price: $449

Great news for Micro 4/3rds and Sony E-mount useres. The newly announced Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens is now available for Pre-Order at B&H and Adorama.

This new lens costs $449 and shipping will start on November 22nd.

The lens is designed to use on mirrorless cameras for Sony E-mount and Micro Four Thirds systems. It is the second budget-friendly fast aperture optic after the 30mm F1.4 DC DN. … Continue reading


Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm/ 45mm F1.2 Pro Lens Sample Images

Here are the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm/ 45mm F1.2 Pro lens sample images.

After the 25mm F1.2 Pro, these two lenses expand the company’s series of F1.2 lenses, which are equivalent to 35 and 90mm F2.4 lenses for full frame.

These fast aperture PRO lenses from Olympus has feathered bokeh that provides an ultra smooth transition from the sharp to the defocused areas of the image to provide an overall softer background.

Here are several Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm/ 45mm F1.2 Pro lens sample images taken with Olympus E-M1 Mark II. Click on the pictures to see the full-sizes. … Continue reading


Olympus 17mm and 45mm f/1.2 PRO Lenses Officially Announced

Olympus offficially announced the new 17mm F1.2 PRO and 45mm f/1.2 PRO prime lenses for its Micro Four Thirds system cameras.

The lenses use the same 60mm filters that the existing 25mm F1.2 Pro uses and, like that lens both are weather sealed and dust proof. The two lenses expand the company’s series of F1.2 lenses, which are equivalent to 35 and 90mm F2.4 lenses for full frame.

The Olympus 45mm f/1.2 PRO lens will be released on November 17, 2017, and the 17mm f/1.2 PRO lens will be available on January 19, 2018.

  • Olympus 17mm f/1.2 PRO Lens: $1,199 at Amazon
  • Olympus 45mm f/1.2 PRO Lens: $1,199 at Amazon

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New Meike Arca Swiss Hand Grip Plate For Olympus PEN-F

New Meike MEKE MK-ECG4 Metal Black Camera Hand Grip is available for Olympus PEN-F mirrorless camera.

MEIKE, Metal hand grip for Olympus PEN-F improves the grip on the camera and reduces the chances of camera shake, especially when using heavy, large aperture lenses.

The grips are made from aluminium alloy. The Arca-Swiss compatible models can be left in place when using a tripod and enables users to change the battery and SD card without having to remove the grip from the body. … Continue reading


Sigma announces the development of 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens

Sigma officially announced the development of the new 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens for Sony E-mount and Micro Four Thirds.

The release date and price information to be determined later. The lens hood will be available as an accessory (LH716-01).

The Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens would be the second budget-friendly fast aperture optic after the 30mm version. We expect the price will stand around $399 just like the 30mm F1.4 DC DN.

Development of SIGMA 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary

These lenses from Sigma are designed to use on mirrorless cameras for Sony E-mount and Micro Four Thirds systems.

Sigma announces the development of 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens

The Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens will provide a 35mm equivalent focal length of 24mm for Sony E-mount and 32mm for Micro Four Thirds bodies. It would be useful for perfect for low-light, indoor and street shootings especially with Sony A6500 and Olympus E-M1 mirrorless cameras.

 

The SIGMA Corporation is pleased to announce the development of a new high-performance, large-diameter wide-angle lens, SIGMA 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary.

This is the world’s first interchangeable lens for mirrorless Sony E-mount cameras in the APS-C format to offer a 24mm focal length (35mm equivalent) and F1.4 brightness. This is the large-diameter wide-angle lens for which mirrorless camera users have been waiting.

With an optical system that rivals that of interchangeable lenses for full-size SLRs, the lens features a wide variety of high-tech optical elements. SIGMA has crafted a lens that leverages optical aberration minimization via the in-camera digital correction. This lens effectively minimizes optical aberrations and offers superb resolution at wide-open aperture and throughout the aperture range. The optical design and stepping motor deliver smooth autofocus during video shooting, while the mount features special sealing creating a dust- and splash-proof design.

Additional information can be found here.


Olympus 17mm f/1.2 and 45mm f/1.2 PRO lenses coming on October 26

Olympus 17mm F1.2 and 45mm F1.2 PRO lenses are coming on October 26, 2017. First images of the bright prime lenses are also leaked on the web.

PhotoPlus Expo is one of the biggest imaging shows of the year. It will open its doors on October 25, but only the press and retail partners will be cleared for access on that date. Most of the announcement will occur during the first day, while 24 hours later the public will finally be able to see the new products in action.

Olympus 17mm f/1.2 and 45mm f/1.2 PRO lenses will become official on October 26 at PhotoPlus Expo 2017.

Olympus 17mm f/1.2 and 45mm f/1.2 PRO lenses to be announced on October 26

One of the major benefits of the Micro Four Thirds system is the comparatively small size of the lenses. On the other hand both the Olympus 17mm f/1.2 and 45mm f/1.2 PRO lenses will be slightly bigger. The weight and dimensions vary because of the PRO lens advantages.

On the other hand Olympus might use the Panasonic LEICA DG NOCTICRON 42.5mm F1.2 lens as a benchmark for its 45mm f/1.2 PRO.

First images of the upcoming Olympus 17mm f/1.2 and 45mm f/1.2 PRO lenses have been leaked online.

Olympus 17mm f/1.2 and 45mm f/1.2 PRO lenses coming on October 26


Olympus E-M10 Mark III announcement taking place this September

The Olympus EM10 Mark III announcement event is rumored to take place during September 2017.

The E-M10 is the low-end mirrorless camera of the OM-D-series. Olympus launched it in early 2014 and the Mark II model has been unveiled in 2015.

We will probably meet the new E-M10III this September. The new model will use the BLS-50 battery and BCS-5 charger. It will be available in body only, EZ lens kit and double zoom kit.

According to recent rumors, the Micro Four Thirds camera is in development and to become official during an event taking place in September 2017. In this case the release date of the camera would be November-December timeframe. … Continue reading