Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Olympus Stylus 1 - E-M5 Wannabe

 Olympus dive into the super zoom arena with the Stylus 1, officially announced today. The OM-D E-M5 wannabe features a larger-than-average 1/1.7" BSI-CMOS sensor.

The new 28-300mm equivalent, constant aperture F2.8 zoom lens, high resolution EVF,'hybrid' control ring, and Wi-Fi lead the attractive features.Olympus also includes built-in ND filter, tilting touchscreen, in-camera Raw processing, and 1080p movie recording!!

You can even get a 1.7x teleconverter for this mini E-M5 look alike, which increases the telephoto end of the lens to 510 mm!

I was told the Stylus 1 will be available in December for a list price of NZD 850.00.

Friday, October 18, 2013

New Lumix GM1 - Small Is Beautiful!

Two days ago Panasonic launch their latest itsy bitsy Lumix GM1.

 This small wonder might be the SMALLEST MFT (M43) camera in the world, but in it's tiny very strong magnesium alloy body lies a 16.00-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor; which can rival the much larger big brother GX7!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sony's World First Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras!!

 Sony out to get Leica??

A7R Camera

Designed for professional photographers and highly advanced enthusiasts, the new A7R model is the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame interchangeable lens camera. 
It has an impressive 36.4 effective megapixel full frame sensor and no optical low pass filter, ensuring that the extraordinary resolving power is fully realized and resulting in an unprecedented level of detail and clarity in images. 
The camera features a new Fast Intelligent AF technology that delivers blazingly quick, accurate autofocus.  Additionally, there are a total of three selectable sizes for the Flexible Spot AF frame, minimizing the risk of accidentally focusing on the wrong target. 
 Press Release from Sony...

Monday, October 14, 2013

Build Your Own Sports Car In NZ

Building your own sports car?  It is not as hard as you imagine!

Our friend, Brian Worboys (that's him in the picture) told us about The Constructor's Car Club  (CCC) in New Zealand.

According to their web site...

"The Constructors's Car Club was founded in 1988 by a small number of enthusiasts who were interested in building a vehicle either from scratch or from a kit, but were concerned by the rumours of impending legislation and the impact it may have on their hobby.

The club they formed went on to become one of the 10 founding clubs of the Low Volume Vehicle Technical Association (LVVTA), the body entrusted with New Zealand’s modified and custom built vehicle certification system.

25 years on and the Wellington based club has over 160 members, with approximately 40% scattered throughout New Zealand.