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Kowa to introduce 6 Cine lenses for the m4/3 mount!
Link to a video that has more information below
Snip>> From “The Phoblographer”
The lenses were originally industrial lenses modified to work for cinema. The optical quality is said to be the same but the modifications have to do with the functionality such as the rings for focusing and aperture control. At the moment, the apertures are clicked, but that may change later on.
Kowa wants the lenses to be officially introduced at Photokina next year; and they’re not sure about the prices but the company wants them to be affordable. Check out their interview with Kowa after the jump for even more.
By our tests, the new Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 delivers some very impressive results, particularly in terms of sharpness and distortion. Handling and build quality is fantastic as well. The lens features an all-metal construction that feels solid. While it’s larger than your typical Micro Four Thirds lens, it’s still much more compact than most full-size 24-70mm f/2.8 zooms geared for DSLRs. Nonetheless, it’s still a lightweight, balanced lens that pairs nicely with both the larger Olympus E-M1 as well as with smaller bodies such as the Panasonic GX1 we use in our test lab.
We don’t know about you, but this new grip for the OMD EM1 from JB Camera Designs has us wanting to cuddle with our cameras. The company has created many other grips for other cameras such as the EM5. Sometimes they’re even made from quality wood. JB’s new grip is designed for folks with larger paws but that don’t necessarily need a vertical grip of some sort. The Grip-Base adds 0.5 inches to the base and 2.2 ounces the weight of the camera.
olympus12-40mm f/2.8 SLR Gear Image
The new Olympus 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Zuiko PRO was introduced alongside the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and is part of the company’s new “Zuiko PRO” line of professional-grade Micro Four Thirds lenses. The 12-40mm focal range translates to a 24-80mm field of view in 35mm terms, and with the constant ƒ/2.8 aperture, this new Olympus lens is a very versatile lens that should work great in low-light. It’s also a rugged lens with splash-, dust- and freeze-proof construction, which makes it a great match with the equally-rugged E-M1.
12mm at f/2.8, Upper Left Corner
12mm f/8 Upper Left Corner
Based on a production Olympus OM-D E-M1 with Firmware 1.0
The E-M1 is the second model in Olympus’s OM-D series and extends the range further into semi-pro/enthusiast territory. There are two main distinctions that set the E-M1 apart from its little brother (the E-M5) – a more sophisticated auto-focus system and a ‘buttons for everything’ design approach. As such the two models will coexist, with the E-M1 sitting at the very top of Olympus’s lineup.
The biggest technological step forward on the E-M1 is the addition of on-sensor phase detection elements, giving the camera two distinct focus modes. The phase-detection system is used when lenses from the original Four Thirds system, which were designed for use that way, are attached. With native, Micro Four Thirds lenses, the camera will mainly stick with the contrast detection system that has proved so fast and accurate on the E-M5. Only if you use tracking AF will the camera utilize phase-detection information with a Micro Four Thirds lens.
From: NBC NEWS Technology.
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Last year, Olympus delighted the photographic community with the E-M5, an extremely capable yet usable micro four-thirds camera — and it didn’t hurt that it was easy on the eyes. Now they’re iterating on the series by adding more of everything — but is that really the right way to go?
The new E-M1 is actually, as Olympus explained, more of a successor to the higher-end but not as popular E-5, a high-end four-thirds (no “micro”) camera from 2010. Yes, these model names are just a little bit confusing.
And certainly, the E-M1 has more high-end performance than the E-M5. It has an updated 16-megapixel sensor that gives sharper images, the electronic viewfinder has been improved (it appears much larger inside the eyepiece), and its specs in general are better.