Mastering the Olympus OM-D E-M1 – New Book

Mastering-the-Olympus-OM-D-E-M1 BookMastering 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 300mm f4 PRO

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

Aperture 3

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 OM-D E-M1 Officially Unveiled

Olympus E-M1

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…]