This is what the Olympus m.Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro will look like
Olympus has shown a mock-up of its forthcoming m.Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro lens. We have photos and we wonder what features the final product will have to offer.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 hands-on preview
Four Thirds User has had an OM-D E-M1 for almost two weeks and we have become well acquainted with the camera's characteristics and capabilities. Check out or initial impressions, plus over 50 downloadable full resolution sample images and a full gallery of our own product images.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 new features explained
Four Thirds User was exclusively briefed in Tokyo by the designers and engineers behind the new OM-D E-M1 and we've spent the last two weeks using a sample camera. We kick off our coverage of the launch of Olympus' new flagship camera with a look at all the new E-M1 features and innovations.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 hands-on preview
Panasonic Lumix has launched its DMC-GX7 Micro Four Thirds camera, featuring an integrated tilting electronic viewfinder, 1/8000th shutter, plus a brand new 16MP LiveMOS sensor. Four Thirds User has the first evaluation camera released by Panasonic. **Sample images gallery now added**
Is the Olympus Pen E-P5 the first CSC with a 1/8000th top shutter speed?
You might have assumed from messages coming out of Olympus that the new Pen E-P5 is the first compact system camera (CSC) to feature a shutter as fast as 1/8000th second. That's not strictly true but Olympus is actually claiming something different. We explore the technology of focal plane shutters and how the evolution of the imaging sensor could make separate sensors obsolete - one day.
Olympus Pen E-P5 hands-on preview
The successor to Olympus Pen E-P3 is the new E-P5 and it's not just a new Pen, it's arguably the new Olympus Micro Four Thirds flagship, combining more gorgeous retro styling blended with cutting-edge features like wifi connectivity and a fastest in class shutter.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 hands-on preview plus image samples
Panasonic has announced the DMC-G6. It doesn't replace the G5 just yet but does include some welcome goodies over its slightly older sibling like a new OLED electronic viewfinder, a better looking design, improved video options, better low light AF performance and the benefit of wifi and NFC. We've used a pre-production example and this article reports on what we found, along with lots of pictures and some image samples too.
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Olympus firmware updates for E-M1, XZ-2 and m.Zuiko 12-50
Olympus OM-D E-M1, Stylus XZ-2 and m.Zuiko 12-50 get firmware updates today.
Panasonic Selects Two Photographers from Magnum Photos to Trial New Lumix GX7
Panasonic has today announced a collaboration with Ian Berry and Thomas Dworzak, two members of one of the world's most prestigious photographic agencies, Magnum Photos, to put the LUMIX DMC-GX7, to the test.
National Lumix GX7 launch store tour
Having just announced the new LUMIX GX7 interchangeable lens camera, Panasonic is pleased to reveal that consumers will have the opportunity to see the camera for the first time this weekend. Panasonic will be conducting previews of the camera at selected stores from Saturday 3rd August, only two days after the camera's announcement. Additionally, consumers can pre-order the GX7 from the date of announcement and receive a free battery and leather case via consumer redemption
Blackmagic Design Announces New Low Price for Blackmagic Cinema Camera!
Blackmagic Design today announced a new lower price for the award winning Blackmagic Cinema Camera to US$1,995.
Panasonic reveals 42.5mm f/1.2 Leica DG Noctiron lens
Panasonic Corporation has realized the LEICA DG NOCTICRON 42.5mm/F1.2 as a commercial product to achieve the fastest interchangeable lens under the Micro Four Thirds standard.
Samyang 16mm lens now available in cinema version
Following the launch of the 16mm photo lens announced earlier this year, Samyang have just released information about the addition of the 16mm V-DSLR T2.2 ED AS UMC CS for cinema.
The Panasonic GX7 official press release
Here is the official press release for the launch of the Panasonic DMC-GX7, the new Micro Four Thirds camera with a tilting EVF and Panasonic's first system camera with a moving sensor image stabilisation system, among many other new features.
Olympus launch Premium Series leather accessories for the PEN E-P5
A premium product like the Olympus PEN E-P5 deserves only the very best when it comes to accessories and a new range of genuine leather products from Olympus are no exception. The Premium Series consists of a camera bag, body jacket and neck strap all crafted from high grade soft leather that compliments the design, and quality, of the E-P5 perfectly.
Pro Photographer Hugh Hastings Gives Talks at Jessops This Weekend
Panasonic is pleased to announce a number of seminars being held this weekend with Hugh Hastings, the former Official Photographer for Chelsea FC. A professional photographer with a career spanning over 40 years, Hugh will be discussing why he swapped his DSLR for the Lumix DMC-GH3 and accompanying lenses.
Olympus UK event: Olympus photographic experience at the Circus
50 photography enthusiasts will have the chance to win a pair of free tickets to take part in this exclusive and rare opportunity to photograph amazing Circus performers under the big top, and capture all the excitement.