Olympus has announced its new flagship camera, the OM-D E-M1 Mark II. It features a 20.4MP Live MOS sensor that can capture RAW photos up to an (are you kidding me?) 60 fps, as well as 4K video. [Read more…]
Mastering the Olympus OM-D E-M1 – New Book
Mastering the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a new book from photographer and full-time author Darrell Young, who has written many similar books for various cameras over the years.
“Darrell Young’s Mastering the Olympus OM-D E-M1 explores the features and capabilities of Olympus’ newest camera in a way that far surpasses the user’s manual….
This guide is designed to help readers navigate through the camera’s features with step-by-step setting adjustments; color illustrations; and detailed how, when, and why explanations for each option. Every button, dial, switch, and menu configuration setting is explored in a user-friendly manner, with suggestions for setup according to various shooting styles.”
Mastering the Olympus OM-D E-M1 retails for $39.95; however, it is currently available for $28.03 on Amazon.com.
Additionally, a Kindle version of the book is available for $17.59 here on Amazon.com.
Olympus Developing 2 New M.ZUIKO PRO Lenses
Olympus has announced the development of a pair of new M.ZUIKO PRO lenses – the M.ZUIKO DIGTAL ED 7-14mm F2.8 PRO and M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm F4 PRO.
The new 7-14mm f/2.8 lens (14-28mm equivalent) is a weather-sealed lens that’s dustproof and splashproof designed with the ruggedness of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and E-M5 in mind. The 300mm f/4 lens will yield a 600mm equivalent field of view with the Micro Four Thirds sensor of the E-M1 and other MFT cameras.
Both new lenses are scheduled to launch in 2015. No word yet on pricing.
Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 5.03 Now Available
Apple has issued an update to Digital Camera RAW to version 5.03, which adds RAW image support for the Canon EOS M2 in Aperture 3 and iPhoto ’11. The update also resolves an issue that prevented lens correction from working properly with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 images and address a color cast issue on some Olympus OM-D E-M1 images.
The update is available through the Mac App Store’s “Updates” tab.
Olympus Firmware Updates for OM-D E-M1, ED 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ Lens and STYLUS XZ-2
Olympus has issued firmware updates for the OM-D E-M1, ED 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ lens and STYLUS XZ-2 camera, which offer the below improvements. [Read more…]
Olympus OM-D E-M1 New Accessories
Along with the new Olympus E-M1, several new accessories were announced alongside it. Below is a complete list of those new accessories that are coming soon and are currently available for pre-order. [Read more…]
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Officially Unveiled
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is finally official. The new flagship Micro Four Thirds camera from Olympus features a 16.3MP sensor, along with a fast dual phase-detect and contrast-detection AF system.
The OM-D E-M1 features built-in image stabilization, a 3-inch tilting LCD and a frame rate of 10fps. The E-M1 also features a rugged magnesium alloy body with weather-proofing for protection from the elements. [Read more…]
Olympus E-M1 and 12-40mm f/2.8 Image Leaks Out
More leaks for the upcoming Olympus E-M1…
This time we a treated with an overhead view of the E-M1 with the 12-40mm f/2.8 lens attached. Although, this is not part of the official Olympus teaser.
The 12-40mm f/2.8 lens will result in an effective zoom range of 24-80mm thanks to the 2x crop from the Micro Four Thirds sensor.
The Olympus E-M1 is rumored to be priced at $1500, which is $500 more than the Olympus E-M5 body. [Read more…]
Olympus Teases New E-M1 Mirrorless Camera
Olympus has launched a teaser campaign for the upcoming E-M1 Micro Four Thirds camera that has been rumored for some time now.
The new teaser is viewable on Olympus’ website with the subtitle: Coming soon. A camera as revolutionary as you are.
An additional teaser:
Of course, full images of the camera have already made their way online that show off what the camera hidden under Olympus’ teaser look like. [Read more…]