Micro Four Thirds

Panasonic 10-25mm f/1.7 Lens Hands-on Images

Panasonic 10-25mm f/1.7 Lens Hands-on Images

First Panasonic 10-25mm f/1.7 lens hands-on images. ePhotozine published several hands-on images of the Panasonic 10-25mm f/1.7 lens.

The Panasonic Leica 10-25mm f/1.7 will provide full frame equivalent of 20-50mm focal length with constant bright aperture of f/1.7. Even this MFT lens would be a great companion for everyday photography, from the images below we have to say it looks big. 

Designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras, this lens should deliver superb image quality like the Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 or the 25mm f/1.4 MFT lens. According to Panasonic this fast zoom lens should replace the five fast prime lenses such as the 12-35mm, the 15mm f1.7, and the 8-18mm f2.8-4.

Olympus E-M10 II & E-M10 III Firmware Updates Released

Olympus E-M10 II & E-M10 III Firmware Updates Released

Olympus released a new firmware update for the OM-D E-M10 Mark II and E-M10 Mark III MFT cameras. With this firmware E-M10 II updated to V1.4 and E-M10 III to version 1.2.

Olympus E-M10 is the entry-level product of the company’s Micro Four Thirds camera lineup. These cameras uses a 16.1-megapixel Four Thirds CMOS sensor.

This is a minor upgrade to the Micro Four Thirds cameras as you can see the download links and firmware details below.

More Olympus E-M5 Mark III Camera Rumors

More Olympus E-M5 Mark III Camera Rumors

More information about the Olympus E-M5 Mark III camera surfaced online. In an interview at Imaging Resource, Olympus representatives confirmed that a new OM-D E-M5 camera is in the works. Even the name is not mentioned we can expect it to be the Olympus E-M5 Mark III camera.

Olympus explains the delay for the next OM-D E-M5 camera due to shifting of production plant from China to Vietnam. They have also assured that new Olympus Pro lenses are coming prior to the rumored 150-400mm lens in 2020.

Olympus E-M1 Mark II Has Better Dynamic Range Than E-M1X

Olympus E-M1 Mark II Has Better Dynamic Range Than E-M1X

Photons to Photos published their sensor test results for the Olympus E-M1X camera and it seems that the old E-M1 Mark II has a better dynamic range than the higher-end model. The E-M1X performance is almost identical to the E-M5 Mark II model that is 5 times cheaper than the E-M1X.

The new Olympus E-M1X Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera US price is $2,999. It is now in stock and shipping. Olympus OM-D E-M1X: $2,999 at Adorama | B&H | Amazon.

7Artisans 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens for APS-c Mirrorless

7Artisans 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens for APS-c Mirrorless

7Artisans 60mm f/2.8 Macro lens is now available for mirrorless system cameras with APS-c image sensor. The lens will  be available for Sony E, Canon EF-M, Fuji X and Micro Four Thirds mounts.

Portrait-length manual focus prime lens is designed for APS-C-format mirrorless cameras and provides a 91mm equivalent focal length.

Bright f/2.8 maximum aperture balances a compact design with lens speed for working in difficult lighting conditions and controlling depth of field. Ideal for macro shooting, this lens offers a minimum focusing distance of 65mm to suit working with close-up subjects. More details about the _7Artisans 60mm f/2.8 Macro lens_ can be found below.

7Artisans lenses are sold at: AmazonUS | AmazonUK | AmazonDE | eBayUS.

Olympus PEN-F Camera Discontinued, New PEN-F Mark II Rumors

Olympus PEN-F Camera Discontinued, New PEN-F Mark II Rumors

The rangefinder style Olympus PEN-F camera have been discontinued. The Micro Four Thirds  digital camera announced back in early 2016.

So, this also means Olympus is clearing up the stock lines to make a space for the new versions. In addition, when we look at company’s line-up, we can foresee that the next announcement can be made sometime in 2019. Check out the Olympus PEN-F II predictions.

Olympus 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 MFT Lens with 16.6x Zoom

Olympus 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 MFT Lens with 16.6x Zoom

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 is a new super-telephoto zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. The lens features a 35mm equivalent focal range of 24-400mm for a 16.6x zoom, the highest magnification available for mirrorless cameras.

The lens is not a “PRO” but the company claims that it offers the same dustproof and splashproof build quality as those lenses.

Olympus 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 MFT  lens does not offer built-in stabilization, and will rely on camera body IS. The lens uses Olympus’ MSC (Movie and Still Compatible) focusing mechanism and provides quieter operation – particularly useful for shooting video. The company’s ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating is also employed to reduce flare and ghosting.

The US price of the Olympus 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 MFT lens is $900, pre-orders: B&H

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Olympus E-M1X and Sony A7III  Freeze Test

Olympus E-M1X and Sony A7III Freeze Test

Tony Northrup put the newly announced Olympus E-M1X and Sony A7 III camera to freeze test.

Tony’s extreme brutal testing involved by freezing the Olympus E-M1X (Adorama | B&H | Amazon) in ice with a Sony a7 III to test the weather sealing. Then, he did some astrophotography shots to test the eye detect autofocus and portraits, low-light autofocus, sports, stabilization (4 seconds handheld!), Hi-res mode (both tripod and handheld high res), and the built-in ND filter.

Surprisingly the Olympus had trouble with its shutter button getting stuck, while the Sony continued to operate perfectly. Check out the video below for more in action!