Olympus 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ Lens Firmware Updated to Ver.1.4

Olympus released a new firmware update for the M.ZUIKO ED 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ Micro lens. The new version 1.4 upgrade improves stability when shooting videos.

Designed for Micro Four Thirds system cameras, this is a compact, lightweight 4.2x zoom optic. The standart zoom lens covers a focal length 35mm equivalent of 24-100mm. Means you can use from wide-angle to telephoto focal lengths.

Olympus 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ lens costs $499 and available for purchase at Amazon. … Continue reading


Fujifilm X-T1 V5.00 and X-Pro2 V2.01 Firmware Updates Released

Fuji released new firmware updates for its X-T1 and X-Pro2 mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras.

The firmware of X-T1 can now be upgraded to version 5.00 while the X-Pro2 gets the version 2.01 upgrade.

Even the X-T2 version 1.10 upgrade said to be released together in this announcement, it has been postponed to November 29th. You can check it from here. More details of the X-T1 V5.00 and X-Pro2 V2.01 updates and download links can be found below. … Continue reading


Metabones Relaesed Firmware Update 0.53 for Smart Adapter IV

Metabones released a new firmware update for its Smart Adapter IV and EF-E Speed Booster ULTRA 0.71x products.

The version 0.53 upgrade adds a user interface to select between Green and Advanced modes using Metabones App, with separate settings for newer cameras and older cameras. The option to allow the camera body to select between lens IS and IBIS or in combination and AF accuracy improvement for subjects near infinity.

More information about the Metabones firmware update version 0.53 with the download links can be found below. … Continue reading


First Olympus E-M1II hands-on and previews

First Olympus E-M1II hands-on and previews with several samples now available on the web.

The flagship Micro Four Thirds camera is now available for pre-order. It will cost $1,999 body-only and is set to ship at the end of December.

Sample photos captured with the OM-D E-M1 Mark II can be found at Dpreview. More photographes are here.  They have also posted two sample videos in 4K resolution. See here and here. More buzz after the break! … Continue reading


Fujifilm X-T2 Firmware Version 1.10 Coming on November 8, 2016

Fujifilm will release a new firmware update for its X-T1 and X-T2 mirrorless cameras on November 8, 2016. Fujifilm X-T2 firmware will be updated to version 1.10 while the X-T1 will get the version 5.00 update.

The updated Fujifilm X-T2 firmware version 1.10 introduces tethered shooting function. This new addon allows users to connect the camera to a computer via a USB cable. It also allows you to capture and save your images directly onto computer, and control the camera from the computer.

See the firmware details and download link below. … Continue reading


Sony A7III camera rumored to be released in Q2 2017

The new Sony A7III camera is rumored to be in development and to be released in Q2 2017 for full-frame E-mount users.

The first generation of Sony full-frame E-mount cameras includes models such as the A7, A7R, and A7S. The company has already released the first model of the second generation which consists of the A7II back in late 2014.

No the rumor mill is claiming that the next Sony A7-series camera will be the A7 Mark III model. The official announcement date is unknown at the moment. On the other hand the source mentions that the camera will start shipping in Q2 2017.  … Continue reading


More details about the Panasonic LX100 successor

We get more information about the Panasonic LX100 successor camera that is expected to arrive in three months period.

Like all of you were expecting and we were ready to meet the Panasonic LX200 premium compact camera. The announcement is rumored to happen at Photokina 2016 event.

The LX100 hit the markets back in late 2014 to compete against the Sony RX100 and Canon PowerShot G7 X series digital compact models. The biggest reason behind the delay of the LX100 successor model is the absence of a perfect rival model. … Continue reading


Olympus E-M1 Mark II Price Tag Will Stand Around $1,999

The Olympus E-M1 Mark II price has been surfaced on the web along with the information about release date.

The OM-D E-M1 Mark II were officially announced at Photokina 2016 with 4K and 50MP high-res mode. As you might familiar with the company didn’t unveil any price or release date information.

It is now confirmed that the Olympus E-M1 Mark II price will stand around $1,999 mark and start shipping in the first week of December, 2016. More details after the break! … Continue reading


Nikon 1 J6 Announcement Scheduled for February 2017

The rumor mill is claiming that the Nikon 1 J6 announcement is scheduled to take place at the CP+ 2017 show in February.

Nikon is preparing to replace the 1 J5 mirrorless camera with a new model. It is expected to follow up the previous camera. Even the specs of the upcoming MILC is unknown at the moment we expect minor changes.

Nikon 1 J5 will be replaced by the Nikon 1 J6 soon, a new camera with improved 4K video recording support and SnapBridge technology. … Continue reading


Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR lens reviews

Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR lens reviews

First Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR lens reviews and hands-on videos now available online with first look and impressions.

The bright prime optic utilizes an internal focusing stepping motor AF system which can lock on in as little as 0.05 seconds for fast, accurate focusing. Especially when paired with the phase detection AF systems of the X-Pro2 and X-T2 this lens is a beast.

We have covered some of the first articles published on the web for this lens. Several Fuji artists posted their first look and impression reviews. Check out the Bjorn Moerman and Jonasrask PhotographyStephan Cremer and Hendrik Hazeu websites.  … Continue reading