Cinematographer, filmmaker, and all around Panasonic GH2 guru Andrew Reid of EOSHD, has created a set of patches and film modes for the users currently enjoying the benefits of the highly acclaimed GH2 hack – aimed at further optimizing the already outstanding video capabilities. Here’s a rundown of the current offerings straight from Reid himself:
Just as expected and right on time. Olympus has just announced their all new, weather-sealed, macro power-zoom for Micro Four Thirds system cameras. The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F/3.5-6.3 EZ covers an effective focal range of 24-100 mm and is the first interchangeable micro 4/3 lens to pack a multi-speed motorized zoom optimized for video use. Macro abilities enable this semi wide-angle zoom to focus as close as 8 to 20 inches with the option to toggle the L-Fn (Lens Function) button which “suspends the autofocusing operation temporarily to avoid unintended focusing on obstacles that appear suddenly between the camera and the subject.”
Despite all the recent turmoil and fraudulent behavior of a certain few in the senior ranks of Olympus corporate, it appears as though the company will proceed business as usual, unscathed by the negative reputations bestowed upon them in the court of public opinion.
Tomorrow, around 6-7 A.M. GMT Standard Time, Olympus will announce a new 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 macro lens with powerzoom. 43Rumors has also unearthed an early specification list for what might be the new E-PL3/E-P3 kit lens. Take a look:
If you thought the recent dissension in the ranks of Olympus corporate would deter the company from exploring new avenues of future camera innovation, then think again.
In a patent application, which was filed in May of 2010 but released publicly last week, Olympus calls for a hot-shoe mounted miniature camera used for the capture of stereoscopic 3D images. The cumbersome looking accessory’s angle can be tilted and adjusted to match the convergence plane of the subject photographed, as shown in the photo below:
Deal Alert – Hurry! Tell everyone you know! Or better yet, don’t tell a soul and take advantage of the savings for yourself before it’s over. B&H is currently offering an AMAZING deal on the Panasonic Lumix GH2 with the 14-42mm kit lens, listing the combo for $799.95. This quite possibly marks the lowest price seen from an online retailer for a new unit.
This offer is only valid for the GH2 with the 14-42mm lens kit. To view the savings, click on “add to cart,” followed by “view cart” where you will arrive at the page shown below:
SLR Magic has unveiled their fifth addition to the micro 4/3 system, expanding their lens line-up with the new Hyperprime 12mm f/1.6.
The ultra-wide, 12mm (24mm in 35mm format), lens is currently the world’s fastest piece of glass at the focal length. Containing 12 elements arranged in to groups, the SLR Magic Hyperprime 12mm f/1.6 has lost the “Noktor” branding and the trademark yellow ring, opting for the subtle all-black look for its final release. Here’s the full specification list for newest hyperprime:
Panasonic has released details on a significant firmware update, or shall we say upgrade, set for release in December for the Lumix DMC-GH2. If the recent $200+ Amazon discount wasn’t enough to get you to make the jump to this micro43′s monster, maybe these added features and fixes will help:
Opting to re-write a page in the compact system camera (CSC) book and return to their GF1 roots, Panasonic has officially unveiled a “Digital Camera for Professionals and Photo Enthusiasts Alike,” the Lumix DMC-GX1.
Most of the rumored features we reported on weeks ago have made their way to the final product. The GX1 packs a 16mp Live MOS imaging sensor, managed by the Venus Engine which can also be found in the GF3. Touting its superb low-light performance, Panasonic focused on “noise reduction at the pixel level,” resulting in “cleaner” images father in the 160 to 12,800 ISO range.