By making this announcement, Panasonic may prevent desertion to Canon and Nikon mirrorless.
However, the "video" offerings on the new mirrorless Nikon & Canon cameras leave a lot to be desired (ie: amateur).
Olympus actually put several elements into a successful working camera, rather than just creating "patents". How many camera makers had a supersonic method of cleaning the sensor, combined with IBIS and Live View?
I keep hearing how the Canon doesn't have enough room for two card slots.
I guess they haven't seen a micro SD. I believe Nikon failed to even consult
with their users to find out what they wanted in "mirrorless".
Soon, all major manufacturers will be offering interchangeable lens mirrorless, so Olympus needs to find a niche that the others have overlooked.
The Pen series is being eroded by the high-end smartphone market. So, I would look for something entirely new from Olympus.
Some of Olympus' 4/3 lenses had firmware upgrades to allow both PDAF and CDAF focusing.
I'm delighted with my 4/3 14-54mm II lens on my OM-D E-M5 II using the CDAF focusing (and MMF-3 adapter). The lens works as well with the E-M5 II as it does with my E-M1 and PDAF.
When I first started serious processing of HDR images with Photoshop, I bought a Toshiba laptop with i7 second generation and 8 GB of RAM. I immediately bought an SSD and installed it. This boosted my start-up "boot" to 6 seconds and SIGNIFICANTLY boosted the processing power. After that I...
I just bought a Meinke 28mm f2.8 for $89. It was designed for cropped sensors, but is available in micro 4/3. It's about 2 cm thick and is manual focus (about the size of the Panasonic 20mm). I just set it for hyper-focal distance @ f5.6.
I checked my records and have the Tiffen 87 down as 780nm.
So, the Tiffen 87 is strictly a black & white infrared filter.
I never got good results with it in the colder months,
or with non-biological objects/scenes (like rocks for example).
The Tiffen 87 was the first infrared filter I bought. I was using it with Konica Infrared 750 film, beginning in the 1990s.
I switched to digital in 2010 with the Olympus E-510 and tried the old Tiffen filter on my stock, unconverted E-510.
I got some very interesting results, however, when I...
I have been using NIK Black & White Efex with good success.
But for "prevision" in B&W, the work of Fred Picker's Zone Six
Workshop was derived from the work of Ansel Adams.
I have been using an infrared modified Olympus DSLR for B&W,
with excellent results.
3 STEPS TO SEEING IN BLACK & WHITE...
I saw a recent patent request for a superior autofocus system. Who knows whether it will actually be utilized.
However, the indicators are evident that Olympus is aiming at the professional sports photography market.
Otherwise, why would Olympus expend research on an area that is dominated by...
4/3 Rumors has dug up a patent filed by Olympus which shows two possible MFT telephoto zoom lenses. The first optic is a 300-500mm f/2.8-4.0 and the second is a 200-300mm f/2.8-4.0. These would provide equivalent focal lengths of 600-1000mm and 400-600mm respectively, both very appealing options...
I used a "full spectrum" modified Olympus Evolt (4/3) for quite some time.
The modification allows near-infrared to pass by removing the "hot mirror" from the sensor.
Then you simply pick a filter for the front of the lens, depending on what effect you want to achieve.
Infrared is generally...
I spin the rear wheel with my thumb a dozen times in one direction (it rotates about 1/2 way) and then in the opposite direction with the camera off, then I repeat this a dozen times. When I don't use the camera for awhile, I have to repeat this process. When the rear-wheel doesn't "skip" then...