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The Olympus E-M1 Mark II’s awesome image stabilization could get even better

Olympus will keep its flagship mirrorless camera fresh by adding new features and improvements via firmware updates. The company has confirmed what it is working on, but has not said when updates could be released.
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You could win an E-M1 II camera, 1M Yen in Olympus’ Global Open Photo Contest

The annual Olympus Global Open Photo Contest is now open for entries for the 2016-2017 year. Photos shot on any type of camera will be accepted. There's a swath of prizes for first-, second-, and third-place winners in addition to the grand…
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Olympus' new macro flash allows you to shoot tiny subjects in the rain

In a first for macro photography, Olympus' latest twin flash system is weather-sealed so photographers can shoot bugs and other little things in the rain. The new flash is expected out at the start of 2017.
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Olympus gets stylish with new E-PL8 Four Thirds camera, FL-900R flash unit

Olympus has officially announced its latest midrange mirrorless camera, the PEN E-PL8. Almost identical internally to its predecessor, the updated camera receives a bit of a face-lift. Olympus also released its brand new FL-900R flash.
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Olympus jumps up to 4K video after it announces the OM-D E-M1 Mark II at Photokina

Coming off a flurry of other announcements, Olympus surprised at Photokina with the unveiling of the E-M1 Mark II, the replacement to the three-year-old E-M1. The new camera offers numerous improvements, including an advanced 4K video mode.
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Olympus unveils new 25mm f/1.2 low light and portrait lens

In addition to the new PEN E-PL8, Olympus has unveiled a collection of brand new lenses for its M.Zuiko Pro lineup: the ED 25mm f/1.2 PRO, ED 12–100mm f/4.0 IS PRO, and ED 30mm f/3.5 Macro.
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Cooke brings miniS4/i cinema lenses to Canon, Nikon, Sony, and mirrorless cameras

U.K.-based Cooke Optics just announced that it will make its coveted line of miniS4/i cinema lenses available to shooters of Canon and Nikon DSLRs as well as Sony and Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras thanks to interchangeable mounts.
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Japan’s Kumamoto quakes likely had a major effect on camera production

After a powerful series of earthquakes struck Japan in April, imaging sensors are finally starting to roll out of Sony's Kumamoto plant. However, with many products still delayed, it may be some time before the camera industry fully…
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Could Olympus’ new patented focusing tech end the DSLR vs. mirrorless debate?

If mirrorless cameras could focus just as fast as DSLRs, would that end the debate over which is better? A patent filed by Olympus would allow its mirrorless lenses to both lose some weight and gain some serious autofocus speed.
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Olympus' experimental image sensor shoots color and near-infrared simultaneously

Two images, one sensor. A new photo imaging sensor, developed by Olympus in partnership with the Tokyo Institute of Technology, is capable of capturing color and near-infrared images simultaneously.
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Olympus merges simplicity and affordability in new lens kit options

Buying Micro Four Thirds lenses just got simpler for newbies, with two-lens kits from Olympus that take the guesswork out of choosing lenses. Oh, and they're cheaper too.