micro43rds archives (907 posts)



Prices revealed (and pre-orders available) for Panasonic GH4 and DMW-YAGH Interface, March 10, 2014
Panasonic generated some 4K excitement with the GH4 announcement and its optional DMW-YAGH Pro Audio Video Interface. Fast forward to now, and the prices have been announced for both items and pre-orders are accepted. The GH4 camera body only kit... Continue

New Manual Focus Micro Four Thirds Primes from Kowa, February 17, 2014
The world of micro four thirds is going to get even more sources of lenses. Kowa, famous for lenses that go in other devices, revealed that they are planning three manual focus prime lenses for micro four thirds, under the... Continue

New Second Generation Lens: Cosina Voigtlander 25mm f0.95 II (m43rds) with cilckless aperture, February 13, 2014
Cosina Voigtlander revealed the second generation of their Voigtlander 25mm f0.95 II (m43rds) lens with clickless aperture. Announcement and specs at dpreview and Optyczne.pl and trade-show floor samples taken with the Olympus E-M5 at Fotopolis.pl. Continue

New Olympus Professional M43rds Lenses: 7-14mm f2.8 and 300mm f4 [corrected], February 11, 2014
Olympus announced two new professional Micro Four Thirds lenses in the runup to the CP+ 2014 trade show: the 7-14mm f2.8 and the 300mm f4 (not f1.4; corrected!). These are in development with a 2015 release estimate. Since this is... Continue

New Panasonic GH4 is a new 4K mirrorless camera - with detailed hands-on previews!, February 6, 2014
We rarely get new camera announcements at this point in the week, because it is Friday afternoon or later in many parts of the world, and most people tune out on Fridays. But with the CP+ Japanese show on the... Continue

Crazy Stackable Lensaholic Deal for Olympus M43rds: $100/$200 off per lens (stackable on Lenses) when purchased with OM-D or E-P5 bodies, February 4, 2014
Olympus has a hot deal if you are interested in jumping into their M43rds system or loading up on lenses. It is a stackable promotion on the lens side. You buy one camera (E-M1 or E-M10 or E-M5 or E-P5)... Continue

New Olympus M43rds Lenses: 25mm 1.8 prime and 14-42mm EZ pancake and fisheye body cap lens, January 28, 2014
Olympus has announced three new Micro Four Thirds lenses. The 25mm f1.4 pancake, the 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 EZ pancake zoom, and a 9mm f8 fisheye body cap lens. The 25mm f1.8 has a starting price of $400. Details and pre-orders at... Continue

Kodak S1 (m43rds) detailed specs come out, January 16, 2014
More detailed specs of the first Kodak JK Imaging S1 micro four thirds mirrorless camera are now published on the interwebs, they are waiting for you, nicely organized at ePhotozine. One of the dangers of all these wishy-washy untested and... Continue

Curiosity Factor: Panasonic Leica Nocticron 42.5mm f1.2 gets completed review, samples (some RAW) and hands-on previews, January 9, 2014
The new Panasonic Leica Nocticron 42.5mm f1.2 micro four thirds prime lens was announced as a product (finally going beyond the development announcement) at CES 2014 and it cannot be accused of being vaporware. The lens has already picked up... Continue

Kodak (JK Imaging) Micro Four Thirds System officially announced, January 9, 2014
The world of micro four thirds is officially welcoming another company making cameras and lenses for the system. It is the ghost of Kodak, currently controlled by JK Imaging. The first camera in the system is the 17mp Kodak S1... Continue

JK Imaging (Kodak) talks to AP UK about their M43rds plans, January 7, 2014
Earlier today we mentioned the CNet hands-on with the new Kodak S1 m43rds mirrorless camera. Now Amateur Photographer UK has updated their Kodak/JK Imaging report with more details about JK Imaging's plans for their M43rds mirrorless camera line with an... Continue

Kodak (JK Imaging) shows 17mp Kodak S1 M43rds camera, January 7, 2014
The original Rochester Kodak was part of Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds but never released an actual 43M43 camera. Now the Kodak cameras name is owned by JK Imaging and this made-for-licensing company is showing a 17mp Kodak S1... Continue

Official: Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f1.2 DG Noctictron M43rds lens [with preview and samples], January 6, 2014
It is not just a sea of fixed lens camera announcements. Panasonic+Leica wants to drill a hole in your wallet as they have officially announced the new Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f1.2 DG Nocticron ASPH PowerOIS prime lens for Micro Four... Continue

Crazy Drop: Panasonic GX7 body only for $728 [updated], December 22, 2013
Crazy drop again! The Panasonic GX7 body only is now going for $728 with free shipping by Amazon itself and by Samy's Camera. Amazon has now price-matched it!... Research with Panasonic GX7 reviews list. For more specials, check the Camera... Continue

Dxomark picks Best Lenses for E-M1, GX7, D610, D3200 [data driven], December 14, 2013
As part of their more extensive camera + lens combo measurements, Dxomark is now able to leverage their data to make lens picks tailed to specific interchangeable lens cameras, based on their measurements. As usual, keep in mind, data is... Continue

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