Micro Four Thirds
Fotodiox Excell +1 lens adapter released for Micro Four Thirds cameras
Fotodiox has launched a new series of lens adapters aimed at Micro Four Thirds and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema camera users. The brand new Fotodiox Excell +1 adapter will allow photographers to mount Nikon G and Canon FD lenses onto their cameras, while widening the angle of the lenses in question.
Olympus PEN E-PL7 price leaked ahead of its imminent launch
A new Micro Four Thirds camera will be announced soon. The rumor mill has just leaked the Olympus PEN E-PL7 price, while also revealing that the mirrorless shooter will be unveiled sometime in the following days. The specs list of the E-PL7 has already been leaked on the web, so the latest leaks are just the “cherry on top of the cake”.
New Panasonic Four Thirds compact camera is in development
Panasonic has been recently rumored to be working on another compact camera other than the Lumix LX8. Trusted sources have returned with more details, including the confirmation that the Panasonic Four Thirds compact camera is real. The device will sport an integrated electronic viewfinder and will be unveiled in August.
MFT version of the Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 lens is in the works
The Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 lens for Sony full frame E-mount camera has received a lot of positive reviews, thanks to its quality-price ratio. According to the rumor mill, Mitakon is preparing to expand its offer to another camera mount. If this is true, then Micro Four Thirds users will soon be graced by Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 lens’ presence.
More Sigma Art lenses for Micro Four Thirds coming at Photokina
Sigma is not putting very much effort into developing lenses for Micro Four Thirds cameras. However, the rumor mill is claiming that this is about to change. More Sigma Art lenses are rumored for MFT shooters which are rumored to be revealed at world’s largest digital imaging event this fall: the Photokina 2014.
Kodak S-1 manual and sample photos posted ahead of launch
JK Imaging promised that its first Kodak-branded Micro Four Thirds camera will be released soon. That was a long time ago. Nevertheless, the company has stopped the teasers and the Kodak S-1 manual is available for download. In addition, a photographer has revealed the first sample photos captured with the camera.
Micro Four Thirds-based Panasonic compact camera coming soon
Panasonic is rumored to have scheduled a major product launch event for July 16. Beside the already-rumored LX8, it seems like another Panasonic compact camera will be unveiled. According to inside sources, the new shooter will come packed with a Micro Four Thirds image sensor and a fixed lens with a very bright aperture.
Five new Panasonic prime lenses patented in the US
Digging through patent applications is a good way to a company’s plans for the future. In the case of a Micro Four Thirds camera and lens maker, it seems like the future is pretty clear and exciting. Five new Panasonic prime lenses have been patented in the United States at the USPTO and could be announced in the near future.
Olympus 12-50mm f/2.8-4 lens patent discovered in Japan
Sources in Japan have discovered an Olympus 12-50mm f/2.8-4 lens patent. The application is describing a new zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. The optic is packing a faster aperture than the one found in the f/3.5-6.3 version, a lens that is currently available on the market. This new Olympus lens could be released soon!
Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III lens announced for MFTs
Tamron has officialized the launch of its first all-round superzoom lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. The Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III lens has been introduced as a high-performance optic in a compact and lightweight body. According to the company, its new lens will be released by the end of June for a small price.
Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III lens coming soon, too
Tamron is preparing for a big day on June 19. After being rumored to launch the 18-200mm Di III VC lens for Canon EOS M cameras, it appears that the manufacturer is also preparing to introduce the Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Both optics have had their photos leaked along with some details.
Panasonic telephoto zoom lens has been cancelled, rep says
Micro Four Thirds owners have been asking for a long telephoto zoom lens with a fast aperture for years. However, it seems like the plans to release a Panasonic telephoto zoom lens have been cancelled by the company, according to one of its representatives. However, the 150mm f/2.8 is still on track to be launched this year.
Full Olympus E-PL7 specs leaked in new manual photos
The next Micro Four Thirds cameras in line for an official announcement is the Olympus PEN E-PL7. The shooter has just had more of its product manual shots leaked on the web. This time the leaks are much more extensive, as they include the full specs list of the mirrorless camera, which will feature built-in WiFi connectivity.
Olympus E-M1 firmware update 1.4 released for download
Olympus has released for download a pair of firmware updates for a pair of its OM-D Micro Four Thirds cameras. The E-M1 is now upgradeable to firmware version 1.4, while the lower-end E-M10 can be upgraded to firmware version 1.1. Both updates come with minor improvements, although they will make a difference for the users.
Olympus PEN E-PL7 manual photos leaked online
In recent times, it was revealed that Olympus will add a new Micro Four Thirds camera to the PEN line-up. Ahead of the mirrorless camera’s alleged introduction, anonymous sources have leaked the first Olympus PEN E-PL7 manual photos, which have revealed that the shooter’s design will be similar to the one of its predecessor.
Panasonic 150mm f/2.8 lens release date set for Photokina 2014
Panasonic has taken the wraps off of a 150mm f/2.8 lens prototype at the Photokina 2012. However, the product has never made it to the market. Sources are claiming that manufacturing issues have kept it away from the market. However, the manufacturing issues are gone now so the Panasonic 150mm f/2.8 lens release date is Photokina 2014.
First Olympus PEN E-PL7 specs leaked on the web
Olympus is preparing to announce a new Micro Four Thirds camera in the PEN series. Ahead of its official introducing, the first Olympus PEN E-PL7 specs have showed up online. A closer look is telling us that the device will bear some similarities to the OM-D E-M10 and its design is said to resemble the one of its predecessor.
Panasonic GX series future currently being considered, too
After putting both the GF and G series on hold, Panasonic is rumored to have put another camera series under scrutiny. Panasonic GX series future is now in doubt, as the company is considering its options and will only release a GX7 replacement if it manages to make the end product stand out from the high-end mirrorless crowd.
Olympus PEN E-PL7 announcement date to take place “soon”
In a similar situation to that of Panasonic, Olympus has decided to discontinue some of its Micro Four Thirds camera offerings. However, the company is not completely abandoning its low-end shooters, as the Olympus PEN E-PL7 announcement date is rumored to have been set for late May or early June.
Panasonic G7 Micro Four Thirds camera not coming in 2014
Panasonic has reportedly cancelled its plans to launch a new Lumix GF-series camera in 2014. Beside the Lumix GF7, it seems like the Japanese company has decided to put on hold another shooter. The Panasonic G7 is another Micro Four Thirds camera that will not be released on the market this year, the rumor mill says.
Three new Schneider-Kreuznach MFT lenses coming at Photokina
Schneider-Kreuznach has unveiled a trio of lenses for Micro Four Thirds cameras at the Photokina 2012. However, the German company has not released them on the market. According to the rumor mill, the new Schneider-Kreuznach MFT lenses are coming at this year’s Photokina and they will become available on the market in late 2014.