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The Olympus OMD EM1 might have released last October but it seems the Micro Four Thirds still has some untapped potential. 43Rumors has received a tip that an upcoming firmware update will allow EM1 users to shoot 4K video plus a whole lot more video shooting options.
It seems almost too good to be true that a simple software patch supposedly coming this September would suddenly unlock 4K video-shooting capability. But we’ve also seen the way other software patches like Magic Lantern completely open up cameras for more dynamic range, RAW video, and other ways manufacturers never intended. So with that said, it could indeed be possible.
With 4K in its arsenal the OMD EM1 would be a real video-shooting powerhouse. Thanks to its built-in 5-axis stabilization and great electronic viewfinder, it would make for the perfect small digital video camera if paired with the right accessories.
On top of a purported firmware patch coming, the EM1 will also supposedly get a new silver model announced at Photokina. It’s pretty common to see camera re-released in new colors so this could very well happen. Unlike the OMD EM5 and EM10, the EM1 has only been available in black, so anyone holding out for a silver version of this retrofied camera might not have to wait much longer.
Phottix already wowed us with the performance of its Mitros+ flash on Canon and Nikon cameras, and now it’s available to Sony bodies as well. Like the flash’s earlier renditions, the Mitros+ comes with a built-in 2.4GHz transceiver inside that can communicate with other Mitros+ flashes as well as Odin and Strato II flash triggers for TTL control.
Like the Canon version we reviewed earlier last year, the Mitros+ can’t communicate with Sony’s own flashes. On top of that it also needs Phottix’s Odin receiver or another flash trigger of some sort. But the shoe is the older Minolta shoe; not the new Multi-interface shoe that has been around since the Sony A99.
As a flashgun itself the Mitros+ covers a flash-zoom range of 24-105mm and features a 360-degree rotating head. The unit can also be set to a full range of manual and automatic modes including high-speed sync and First Curtain Sync for cameras with electronic front curtain shutters such as the Sony A6000 and A7 when used with the right adapter.
The Phottix Mitros+ for Sony is still on its way to stores but it will be available for $449.99. Until then you can gawk at some more technical details after the break and see more images of the flashgun.
If there’s one thing foodies love more than food it’s taking photos of tasty morsels, and now there’s new Meetup group called FoodShootrs that mashes these two great passions together.
According to the NYC based meetup group, a FoodShootr is anyone that takes and shares mobile photos of delicious and tantalizing #foodporn. FoodShootrs will have small meet ups, rebranded as Eatups, with up to 10 people. These small gatherings will be centered on particular dishes highlighted on the FoodShootr iPhone app and they just won’t just include restaurant, food trucks and all sorts of public dining spots are also fair game.
Of course the real benefit of Eatups will turn food photography from social experience on Instagram into a real life discussion. FoodShootrs can give each other tips on shooting food with their iPhones and Android handsets, and then discuss all the umami flavors of the meal afterwards. After all food and photography is always better with company.
For all the lovers of the analog world out there, you should know that a recent Change.org petition to revive one of the greatest films that the world has seen: Kodak Aerochrome. Shooting Film first caught wind of the story and states that UK based Jasmin G is calling on Kodak Alaris and the Lomography company to revive the film. Lomography tried to do a variant called Lomochrome Purple, but it totally isn’t the same thing. While Lomochrome puts an emphasis on purple colors, Aerochrome put it on a pinkish purplish red.
How do they do this? For starters, Aerochrome was an infrared film originally developed for surveillance reasons. Years ago, the US would fly planes over the Congo and other regions with dense vegetation to find guerilla troops. When developed, the film would render the greens into a color like what you see in the image above that leads this story. However, later on the commercial world started to use it for art projects. Dan Zvereff and Richard Mosse are two famous photographers that come to mind at first. We have a full introduction to the film at this link–which also explains how it works.
The Phoblographer and BorrowLenses are teaming up to go vintage for an Instagram Giveaway! You have a chance to win a vintage medium format rangefinder camera: specifically the Fujifilm GSW690 II. This leaf-shutter, fixed lens aging beauty shoots 6″×9″ exposures on 120. You can also take home a $250 BorrowLenses.com gift certificate so that you can still rent something from the modern age.
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