Micro Four Thirds
Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO lens release date set for late July
Olympus has a couple of more PRO-series lenses that will be released this summer. According to the rumor mill, the Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO lens release date is scheduled to occur sometime in late July or early August. Moreover, the 8mm f/1.8 PRO fisheye lens could become available within a similar timeframe.
More Olympus E-M1 Mark II details revealed
Olympus is once again rumored to be working on a successor for the E-M1, the OM-D-series flagship mirrorless camera. Before its alleged Photokina 2016 announcement, new Olympus E-M1 Mark II details have showed up on the web. The Micro Four Thirds camera is said to come packed with a fast electronic shutter mode.
Olympus 12mm f/1, 25mm f/1, and 50mm f/1 lenses coming in 2016
Olympus is allegedly working on a bunch of ultra-bright prime lenses for Micro Four Thirds cameras, including a model which was patented at the beginning of 2014. A trusted source is reporting that all of the Olympus 12mm, 25mm, and 50mm f/1 lenses will become available on the market by the end of 2016.
Panasonic Lumix GX8 release date to take place in May
Panasonic is allegedly on the verge of announcing a replacement to the Lumix GX7 mirrorless camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor. The new shooter will be announced soon and will become available this spring. According to an insider, the Panasonic Lumix GX8 release date is scheduled to take place sometime in May 2015.
Panasonic 42.5mm f/1.7 and 30mm f/2.8 lenses announced
Panasonic has officially unveiled a couple of new lenses for Micro Four Thirds cameras. The Panasonic 42.5mm f/1.7 Lumix G ASPH Power OIS and 30mm f/2.8 Lumix G Macro ASPH Mega OIS lenses are two prime models, which support fast autofocus in compact and lightweight packages for mirrorless camera users.
Panasonic AF101 replacement coming at NAB Show 2015
Panasonic is rumored to join the NAB Show 2015 in order to announce a hybrid Micro Four Thirds camera with improved low-light capabilities. It appears that the model in question is the Panasonic AF101 replacement, which will be capable of capturing 4K videos as well as 18-megapixel stills.
First Olympus E-M1 Mark II rumors show up on the web
The Photokina 2014 event took place in mid-September 2014. Although the next edition of the world’s largest digital imaging event, Photokina 2016 is still 18 months away, sources are already talking about the cameras that are coming at the show and they coincide with the first Olympus E-M1 Mark II rumors.
Veydra 85mm T2.2 lens unveiled for Micro Four Thirds mount
Micro Four Thirds users, who are fond of videography, can now pre-order a new Mini Prime-series cine lens made by Veydra. The company has announced the sixth model of its Mini Prime line-up in the body of the Veydra 85mm T2.2 lens, which handles 4K or higher resolutions, whose shipping begins later this year.
Bright Olympus telephoto lenses coming soon, says manager
An Olympus General Manager has revealed a couple of interesting details about the company’s future. Setsuya Kataoka is claiming that bright Olympus telephoto lenses will be released in the near future, while stating that photographers will be able to capture 40-megapixel high-resolution shots without a tripod soon.
Panasonic 30mm f/2.8 Macro lens coming at CP+ 2015
Panasonic is rumored to join the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2015, a major digital imaging event which opens its doors on February 12, in order to announce two new products. Beside the usual keynotes, the company is expected to introduce the Panasonic 30mm f/2.8 Macro lens and another unknown optic.
DJI and others officially join the Micro Four Thirds system
The Micro Four Thirds system, introduced back in 2008 by Olympus and Panasonic, continues to grow. The family is now welcoming three members to the party right before the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2015. JCD, FLOVEL, and DJI (the popular drone maker) will all start making Micro Four Thirds products soon.
Olympus E-M5 Mark II unveiled with 40-megapixel photo mode
The Olympus E-M5 Mark II Micro Four Thirds camera is finally official! The rumor mill has got this one right, as the mirrorless camera is indeed capable of capturing photos at 40 megapixels using a special pixel-shift technology that combines eight photos in one. The shooter is scheduled to be released by the end of this month!
Olympus 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II lens officially revealed
The second announcement of the day for Olympus consists of the new M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II all-round lens. The second-generation of the optic comes packed with an improved design and performance. The Olympus 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II lens will be released this March for Micro Four Thirds camera users.
Official: Olympus 8mm f/1.8 fisheye PRO lens coming this summer
Olympus has confirmed its third announcement of the day. The company has announced the development of the Olympus 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye PRO lens, which becomes the fifth PRO-series optic in the world. This wide-angle lens will become available on the market sometime this summer for Micro Four Thirds cameras.
Olympus Air A01 lens-style Micro Four Thirds camera unveiled
Olympus Air A01 is the company’s final announcement of the day. It consists of a lens-style camera that supports Micro Four Thirds lenses. This new type of camera can be attached to a smartphone and it is here to compete against the Sony QX-series lens-shaped cameras, which were introduced back in 2013.
Olympus 8mm f/1.8 fisheye PRO lens to be announced soon
Olympus is rumored to announce the development of its fifth PRO-series lens on February 5, during the official product launch event of the OM-D E-M5II Micro Four Thirds camera. The so-called Olympus 8mm f/1.8 fisheye PRO lens will get its own announcement event this spring, while its release date is set for summer 2015.
New Olympus OM-D E-M5II specs leaked before launch event
The never-ending leaks! New Olympus OM-D E-M5II specs have just showed up on the web as the whole digital imaging world is preparing for the Micro Four Thirds camera’s official announcement event. The mirrorless camera is coming on February 5 and it seems like it will offer a 1/16000 maximum shutter speed.
Olympus 8mm f/1.8 lens development to be announced soon?
Olympus will hold a major announcement event on February 5 in order to introduce the OM-D E-M5II mirrorless camera, the 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II lens, and several accessories. Trusted sources are now reporting that the company will also announce the development of the already-rumored Olympus 8mm f/1.8 lens.
Detailed Olympus E-M5II specs list shows up online
There is no secret that Olympus will announce a new OM-D mirrorless camera in early February. However, before the start of the event, inside sources have leaked all kinds of details about the device. Now, the Olympus E-M5II specs list has been leaked, too, confirming that the camera will capture 40-megapixel photos.
Olympus E-M5II price and launch date details leaked
The rumor mill has previously said that Olympus will introduce its new OM-D-series mirrorless camera in early February. A leaked invitation to the event has revealed the exact launch date of the shooter, while other sources have leaked the Olympus E-M5II price details and more photos of the upcoming Micro Four Thirds camera.
More Olympus OM-D E-M5II details revealed ahead of launch
A couple of new Olympus OM-D E-M5II details have been leaked ahead of the camera’s official announcement, which will take place sometime in early February. It appears that the mirrorless camera borrows heavily from its sibling, the E-M1, as its electronic viewfinder and some controls are taken from the flagship OM-D camera.