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Some (more or less random) images from this year's Photokina.
Feel free to add your images...
EM10-9212503 by Luc de Schepper, on Flickr
EM10-9212480 by Luc de Schepper
EM10-9212621 by Luc de Schepper, on Flickr
EM10-9212593 by Luc de Schepper, on Flickr
...Have been greatly exaggerated!
If there is one thing that this Photokina has shown, it's the vitality that's still pumping through this system. At many price points and quality levels, I'm actually a little bit blown away.
While a lot of the announced products aren't available yet, we've got:
G80 + 12-60mm lens, weather-sealed, 4K, 5-axis IBIS, huge EVF kit for only $999!
25mm/1.2 image quality looks to be ludicrously good.
12-100/f4 also seems to live up the PRO branding.
3 (!) new Panasonic-Leica f2.8-4 zooms which look like they will be a superb combination of size, weight, aperture, and quality (if not price....)
GH5 bringing literally unprecedented video specifications with it. The kind of quality you'd need to spend well over $5000 to get at this point.
E-M1 II looking like it will have burst speeds, focus specs, and even sensor quality to compete with the very best of the big boys. Maybe @Speedliner won't need to switch after all...
Really, Panasonic and Olympus look like they are firing on all cylinders here. If anyone thought that M4/3 had lost its way or was falling behind, this seems like as firm a rebuttal as they could have given.
And yeah, the products aren't cheap, but neither are the M4/3 and FF offerings that they're squaring up against. And the reason I mentioned the G80 first is because it appears to be the best deal in cameras right now, besides the exception of the Pentax K70 (if you can get down with DSLRs still).
I'm taking a short vacation in the RMNP. What a superb place! Truly stunning scenery. Here are a few images that I've captured over the last few days. All with the E-M1 and one of the Panasonic zoom trifecta (7-14, 12-35 and 35-100).
I was lucky enough to encounter a herd of Elks at Sprague Lake. Beautiful creatures and quite happy to hang around for photos to be taken :
You Scratch my Back by Paul Kaye, on Flickr
Bull Elk by Paul Kaye, on Flickr
Rutting Elks by Paul Kaye, on Flickr
Elk in Lake Sprague by Paul Kaye, on Flickr
Spraque Lake is a beautiful place. It's not a natural lake, having been created by a certain Abner Sprague who setup a resort in the early 19th century. A man ahead of his time.
Sprague Lake by Paul Kaye, on Flickr
Moon over Sprague Lake by Paul Kaye, on Flickr
Very accessible and photogenic.
Last Light over...
E-M1 Mark II
OM-D E-M1 Mark II | Olympus (slow site atm)
EM1 Mark II Announcement
Olympus' web site is not responding for me, I will update links later...
3 new lenses:
FL-900 R flash, 100m zoom, weather sealed
G80 aka G85 (poss aka G81?) (weather sealed)
New Entry-Level Panasonic Camera in August
3 Pana Leica lenses, all f/2.8-4 afaict:
3 New Leica Branded F2.8-F4 Lenses coming from Panasonic
Yi Technology (Chinese mainland brand) compact body and lenses:
Metz M400 flash for M43 announced
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