Olympus Brings Down The Curtain On The Legacy Four Thirds System

Olympus brings down the curtain on the legacy Four Thirds systemIt probably shouldn't be a surprise but it's still a little sad to see it in print: the latest catalogue from four-thirds.org states that production of Olympus's Zuiko Digital line of Four Thirds lenses has been discontinued.
It's been six and a half years since the launch of the last Four Thirds mount camera, so it's understandable that Olympus has decided to move on, but we thought we'd look back at Four Thirds: what it meant and where it led.

Olympus Working On 8k Video For Micro Four Thirds

Olympus working on 8K video for Micro Four ThirdsIn an interview with French publication Focus Numerique senior representatives from Olympus have revealed a number of interesting insights about what consumers can expect from the Japanese manufacturer in the future, for example Micro Four Third image sensor that support 8K video.

Throwback Thursday: Olympus C-211 Zoom Digital Printing Camera

Throwback Thursday: Olympus C-211 Zoom Digital Printing CameraIf you want to see a truly rare camera, look no further than the Olympus 'Camedia' C-211 Zoom Digital Printing Camera. The big feature of the C-211 Zoom ($800 at launch) is immediately obvious – it's a camera and photo printer in one. Even if you found a C-211 in a thrift shop you probably couldn't even print anything, as it uses the now-defunct Polaroid 500 instant film.

Olympus Announces World’s First Dustproof, Splashproof And Freezeproof Macro Flash Stf-8

Olympus announces world’s first dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof Macro Flash STF-8Olympus today announced the world’s first dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof compact, lightweight Macro Flash STF-8. When combined with the dustproof and splashproof performance of the OM-D series and an M.Zuiko lens, this macro system is highly mobile in any shooting environment, whether indoors or outdoors. Users can shoot with confidence even in rain or morning dew-splashed outdoor scenes.

Olympus Announces Highly Functional Camera Backpack To Store The Entire Om-d E-m1 Mark Ii System

Olympus announces highly functional camera backpack to store the entire OM-D E-M1 Mark II systemOlympus today announced highly functional camera backpack to store the entire OM-D E-M1 Mark II system-CBG-12. The Camera Backpack CBG-12 is designed entirely by Olympus as the ultimate in functionality and quality that is optimized particularly for OM-D users. It has excellent storage capacity for the entire Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II system with room to spare, and is compact enough to be carried on aircraft.

Olympus Announces Pen E-pl8 Entry-level Mirrorless

Olympus announces PEN E-PL8 entry-level mirrorlessOlympus has announced the PEN E-PL8, an entry-level mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with a 16MP sensor and in-body image stabilization. While most of the hardware is shared with the E-PL7, the body has gone through an extensive redesign, with a new grip and top plate. Prices start at $549.99 for the body, and $649.99 for the 14-42 IIR kit.

Olympus Announces 25mm F1.2 Pro, 12-100mm F4 Is Pro, 30mm F3.5 Macro Lenses

Olympus announces 25mm F1.2 Pro, 12-100mm F4 IS Pro, 30mm F3.5 macro lensesOlympus has announced three new lenses: the M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm F1.2 Pro, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4 IS Pro, and the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm F3.5 Macro.
The M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm F1.2 Pro is a bright standard (50mm equiv.) prime that is Olympus' attempt at making a 'perfect' lens. The ground-up splashproof and dustproof design promises high resolution wide-open, as well as fast autofocus and well-controlled chromatic aberration. Prices start at $1,199.99 and will be available in October.

Olympus Announces Weather-sealed Fl-900r Flash

Olympus announces weather-sealed FL-900R flashOlympus has announced their new external flash unit, the FL-900R. It features a guide number of 58m, a firing angle of 24-200mm, and a splash and dustproof body. Recycle time at full power has been reduced to approximately 2.5 seconds, and also features a built in LED light for video shooting. The user interface has also received a facelift and is much more intuitive than on previous models.

Olympus’ New Stylus Tough Tg-tracker Rugged Action Camera Up For Pre-order

Olympus TG-Tracker keeps up with your outdoor adventuresB&H Photo has begun taking pre-orders for Olympus’ new rugged action camera ‘Stylus Tough TG-Tracker’. Designed to go where the action is, this waterproof, shockproof and freezeproof camera is equipped with a CMOS BSI sensor, a 204-degree ultra-wide lens, a tilt-out 1.5-inch LCD monitor, a microSD/HC/XC card slot, a micro-USB port, a micro-HDMI port, built-in microphone/speaker and built-in WiFi connectivity for remote monitoring, control and file sharing.

Olympus Tg-tracker Keeps Up With Your Outdoor Adventures

Olympus TG-Tracker keeps up with your outdoor adventuresOlympus has updated its tough camera lineup with the Stylus Tough TG-Tracker, a rugged action-cam that specializes in tracking location, temperature, altitude and more. The TG-Tracker takes 8MP stills with a 1/2.3" sensor and provides 4K/30p and 1080/60p video recording options. It offers a fixed F2.0 13.9mm equiv. lens and the whole unit is rated to be waterproof to 30m/100ft, shockproof from 2.1m/7ft, freezeproof to -10C/+14F and crushproof to 100kgf/220lbf.

Subaru : David Higgins Claims Victory At Legendary Olympus Rally

Subaru : David Higgins Claims Victory at Legendary Olympus RallySubaru driver and defending Rally America Champion David Higgins, with co-driver Craig Drew cruised to victory at the Olympus Rally, round four of the 2016 Rally America National Championship. Higgins lead from the start and never looked back, driving his Vermont SportsCar-prepared 2016 Subaru WRX STI rally car faultlessly on the event’s 120 miles of rugged and technical tree-lined gravel roads.