Posts Tagged ‘microfourthirds’

Leica Debuts Four More Cameras at Photokina, Charges $300 Extra for Rebranded LX100

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Today has been all Leica at Photokina, and we’re not even done yet. Beyond the new big guns in the S-series, the LCD-less digital rangefinder and the all-mechanical M-A film rangefinder, Leica also improved its compact camera lineup with a number of new additions.

Specifically, they announced the Leica X, Leica X-E, Leica D-LUX and Leica V-LUX. Read more…

The LX100: Panasonic’s Most Sophisticated Compact Yet Boasts an MFT Sensor and 4K Video

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In the ongoing effort to provide the biggest punch in the smallest package, Panasonic has just announced the LX100. Considerably the most sophisticated compact camera Panasonic has ever created, the LX100 looks to set itself apart from the competition with a Micro Four Thirds (MFT) sensor, a Leica-branded lens and 4K video capabilities.

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Metabones Officially Announces Canon EF Speed Booster for Micro Four Thirds Systems

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Metabones already has an impressive lineup of Speed Boosters — the lens adapters that can bypass crop factors, increase maximum aperture and more — but they made headlines yesterday when they added a much sought-after adapter to the lineup: the Canon EF to Micro Four-Thirds model. Read more…

Tamron Reveals the 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8, Its First All-in-One Zoom for MFT Systems

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Tamron broke new ground in MFT lenses yesterday with the release of the 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 DI III, the company’s very first all-in-one zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Read more…

Sensor Stack Thickness: When Does It Matter?

Single glass piece from the sensor stack of a Canon (left) and Micro 4/3 (right) camera. Image credit: Aaron Closz.

Single glass piece from the sensor stack of a Canon (left) and Micro 4/3 (right) camera. Image credit: Aaron Closz.

The first post I made on sensor-stack thickness wallowed deeply in PhotoGeekery. This one is meant to be of practical use so I’ll try to leave the Geek stuff out. We’ll start with the simple facts. Read more…

Glass in the Path: Why Using Adapters May Hurt Your Image Quality

NOTE: This is a Geek Post. If you aren’t into geeky photo measurements, or into adapting lenses from one brand of camera to another, you’ll not be interested.


Single glass piece from the sensor stack of a Canon (left) and Micro 4/3 (right) camera. Image credit: Aaron Closz.

Single glass piece from the sensor stack of a Canon (left) and Micro 4/3 (right) camera. Image credit: Aaron Closz.

A year or two ago, I wrote a blog post where I basically showed lenses shot on adapters on other cameras aren’t acceptable for testing. If you run them through Imatest the results aren’t accurate. I suggested that reviewers shouldn’t test lenses on adapters, although obviously adapters are a great way to use interesting lenses to take pictures. Read more…

Rumor Claims that Olympus Will Announce a 7-14mm f/2.8 MFT Soon, Will Cost $1,800

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There’s some exciting news making its way through the rumor mill if you’re an Olympus fan: it seems Olympus is currently working on and will be announcing a new, 7–14mm f/2.8 Zuiko MFT lens “very soon.” Read more…

The World’s Fastest Consumer Lens Makes a Very Brief Appearance on eBay

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Apparently NOT April Fools’ joke, the world’s fastest purchasable camera lens looks to have been posted — and now sold — on eBay earlier today. Supposedly in impeccable condition, with all caps and T-mount adapter included, the Canon 50mm f/0.75 went for a rather measly $500 in a quick “Buy It Now” purchase. Read more…

Samyang Broadens Its Mirrorless Support with New 12mm and Updated Older Models

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If you believed the rumors, today was supposed to be the day Samyang debuted its first AutoFocus-capable lenses. But that, it seems, wasn’t in the cards. What Samyang did announce today (and what they have apparently been teasing all week) was a new 12mm f/2 and several revamped older models that will now work with APS-C and MFT mirrorless cameras. Read more…

Panasonic Unveils the Long-Rumored GH4, a 4K-Capable Micro Four Thirds Beast

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After months of rumors, spec and image leaks — including a full press text leak… yikes — Panasonic has is finally launching the much-talked-about GH4: a Micro Four Thirds shooter with 4K video capability that the company is calling the “ultimate photo/video hybrid Digital Single Lens Mirrorless(DSLM) camera.” Read more…