Revealed: 5 axis IBIS is as powerful on the 4K Panasonic GX80 as the Olympus E-M5 II

Panasonic GX80  / GX85

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“Creeeek” What was that sound? Was that the sound of the coffin lid closing on Olympus’s hope of ever getting any more video users?

For a long time Olympus have had the best video stabilisation on the market but failed to capitalise on it! The system was far more powerful than any OIS lens, smoother and more effective than any other camera for handheld shooting without a gimbal. An absolute pleasure to use. Goodbye tripod.

Sony haven’t been able to compete with their in-body stabilisation which has to carry a much larger, heavier sensor, and last year’s Panasonic’s system on the GX8 was a disappointment.

Now the GX80 / GX85 has us enthralled – finally that beautiful Olympus performance 5 axis stabilisation, but with 4K image quality.

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Olympus E-M1 and E-M5 II review revisited – massive new firmware updates and speedy Metabones AF

E-M5 II

Can the Olympus cameras compete with a full frame Canon DSLR for those with extensive EF lens collections? And is video quality improved with the epic firmware updates just released?

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A camera test with a difference – multicam shoot for “Bunny Suit” with the Sony A7S, Nikon D750 and 5 others

Berlin based band Bunny Suit (follow here on Facebook / SoundCloud) recently went into Temeplton Studio to lay down some tracks.

We decided to shoot a live video of the recording which would then be synced up perfectly with the final mix of the tracks in post.

The Sony A7S in this shoot is graded using the lovely “Manchester” LUT from James Miller’s Deluts pack. But there were 6 other cameras backing it up. Can you tell which is which!?

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SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 10mm T2.1 Review

Two of the most exciting lenses for GH4 and BMPCC users at Photokina were the SLR Magic 10mm T2.1 and the Voigtlander 10mm F0.95. The SLR Magic wide angle is now available and gives you back your 24mm wide-end in 2.3x 4K mode. You could view it as an upgrade to the well regarded 12mm T1.6. Compared to the Voigtlander it has the advantage of less chromatic aberration, a stepless aperture and focus gearing designed for video use. Other than that it’s hard to do a detailed comparison because the F0.95 isn’t out yet!

I put the lens through its paces in Berlin and here are the results.

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