PHOTOOG Photography writings by Olivier Giroux


Beans spilled?

In this article on the very exciting new Schneider lenses for m43, is this passage:

"The lens fits all Panasonic and Olympus m43 cameras. It also fits some Leica models when using an adapter provided by the manufacturer. Contrary to some reports in international forums and on photo websites, an adaptation to Sony’s E-Mount is not planned."

quote from NikonRumors

 What Leica models would that be?  No Leica camera that I'm aware of could mount m43 lenses.


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A Misunderstood Rumor, Updated

Nov 24th 2010

Patent filings show the Olympus headmounted EVF:

Image from (via 1001, via petapixel). 

There is a rumor that Olympus has a bluetooth module for m4/3 cameras coming out soon.

See this image apparently from an FCC radio compliance test:

The rumor is saying it could be a GPS thing, or a file transfer thing.  I think they're being too limited in their imagination.  I bet the truth is better than these.

In my opinion this is the server module for a head-mounted EVF display.  Zeiss and Nikon have been talking up these devices for years (more than 4) but their devices are like orphans with no parent device.  Olympus easilyy could take their EVF and mount it on a set of eyeglass frames and push images to it over bluetooth.

How obsolete do swiveling LCD screens seem to you now?


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Two small bits of Zeiss excitement

2/24mm Distagon Review

A review of the 2/24mm Distagon SSM was posted at DpReview today, and it has me shaking my head and crying : can we please get this lens in ZF.2 mount!?  Especially at that price, $1250 is a crazy low price for this lens.  Skip straight to the charts here.

New ZE/ZF Lenses in 2011 : My Analysis

Looking back at 2010, just now from memory, I can’t recall Zeiss delivering anything new for still photographers.  Both ZF and ZM lens programs went without love this year.  They did announce the 1.4/35mm Distagon ZF at Photokina but it won’t actually be delivered until early next year.

Analysis after the break...