Blackmagic Design, “Kodak” and Others Join Micro Four Thirds System Standards Group

BMCC Micro Four Thirds

It has been close to 5 years since the introduction of the Micro Four Thirds system by Olympus in August 2008. In that time, cameras from Olympus and Panasonic have developed a strong hold on the mirrorless camera market.

Now, five additional manufacturers are joining the Micro Four Thirds System Standards Group, two of which we have heard recent news about.

  1. Blackmagic Design
  2. JK Imaging
  3. Photron Limited
  4. SVS-Vistek
  5. ViewPLUS

Blackmagic previously announced the Blackmagic Cinema Camera in a Micro Four Thirds mount, which followed the initial Canon EF mount BMCC version. Additionally, JK Imaging recently reveals plans to bring a Kodak Micro Four Thirds camera to market through its licensed use of the Kodak brand.

More details in the complete press release below. [Read more…]

 

Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens for $149 – Cyber Monday Deal Alert

Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens for $149 - Cyber Monday Deal Alert

In addition to the previously mentioned Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN lens sale, B&H has the Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN lens on sale for $149 (reg. $199) as one of its Cyber Monday deals. It is available for Sony NEX cameras and Micro Four Thirds cameras from Olympus and Panasonic. This deal ends Nov. 27. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens for $149 – Black Friday Deal Alert

Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens for $149 - Black Friday Deal Alert

The Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN lens for Sony NEX and Micro Four Thirds cameras is $50 off at B&H for Black Friday. The lens normally runs $199, but is $149 right now. I own this lens and highly recommend it for Sony NEX users. See my Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN First Look Review.

The deal on this lens is here for the Micro Four Thirds mount and here for the Sony NEX version.

Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for $229 – Black Friday Deal Alert

The Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye lens is on sale for $229 (reg. $299) through November 27. The lens is available in Canon, Nikon Sony Alpha, Pentax, Micro Four Thirds and Sony E mounts. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Check out more deals on our 2012 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Camera and Photo Deals Roundup.