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Olympus OMD5 and FL-50 electronic flash

60mm lens test by Lepidi (translation here).
GH3 test bei DerSpiegel (in German).
A Shift Adapter from Kenko at DC.watch.
75mm lens review by MicroFourThirdsinfo.

Hajdu Tamás:Hi, I’m an old reader of your blog. I was thinking that maybe you are interested in a photo taken with an Olympus OMD and Panasonic 14mm f2.5 goal, that has become a finalist in the Sony World Photography Awards in the category Travel http://worldphoto.org/images/image/457624/?FromImageGalleryID=16047

Michael:I see you’re posting more reviews of the much-maligned Olympus 17mm F1.8 as they trickle in. I’ve had this lens for a week and I find it is plenty sharp for my needs, which are mostly video-related. It’s early days, but I believe the question of sharpness will be an non-issue for video shooters.
You can see my first video test with it here: https://vimeo.com/58682286

Rachid:Just to share with you a work entirely done on a Panasonic GH2 camera. It’s a trailer for a movie-play (movie sequences – memories of the main character – are projected during a play) called Quai 33. I hope you’ll enjoy it.
https://vimeo.com/58508982

Hehku:It is up to you if you think this is worth posting but in Finland, you can get
E-PM1 + 14-42mm R II for 250 EUR
Olympus 12-50mm for 199 EUR
Olympus 75-300mm for 499 EUR
(and the Sigma 19/30mm for 109 EUR)
The store is at www.topshot.fi.”

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  • Bob B.

    Hmmmmmmmm….I wonder what that little thing was in Damien’s bag that he could not show to us???

    • tim

      Well-that shot was in Oktober-so the secret lil thing was mostlikly the 17mm 1.8
      😉

      • Bob B.

        ….or a prototype camera body?

        • http://www.43rumors.com/members/edgaras_anisimenko/ Edgaras Anisimenko

          yep, that was my point and wanted to make a first comment, but forgot my password 😀 So you were first. I also think this is a camera body in there – not a good place for a lens. Maybe the new PEN? That would be… emmm… not important for me xD But if it’s a pro OMD – hole other story, because I am basically waiting for the hole line up to appear and then decide which one will I buy after selling my E-5 : ]

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/j-f_leguen/ JF

    @Hajdu Tamás: Really great shot !

  • roo

    Love that photo by Hajdu Tamás

  • Paul

    Wonderful picture from Hajdu Tamás. I wish you luck at the Sony’s contest!

  • Es

    Pictures taken with the 9-18mm lens which all gearheads shit on due to its lack of sharpness & brightness. Hmmm….

    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/j-f_leguen/ JF

      Where did you read that ? This lens is not tack sharp in the corners at 9 mm but it’s pretty compact and I’m very happy with it:
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/j-f_leguen/tags/918/
      However, I’m still waiting for a 8 or 9 mm f2.8 weathersealed tack sharp prime to replace it !

    • http://www.43rumors.com/members/zwagner/ Zach Wagner

      Yeah I’m not sure the lens has been ‘shit on’. It’s widely regarded as less sharp than the Pana 7-14mm, but still pretty sharp. It does have a lot of CA, but I actually prefer the 9-18mm to the 7-14mm. I like the extra 2mm of the Pana, but it also creates a weird flattening effect around the edges of the frame that is unnatural at that angle, presumably because it’s so wide without being a fisheye. The 9mm on the Oly feels and looks much more natural to me, and at 9mm they are pretty much the same lens, since the Pana is f4 (fixed). BUT you can attach filters to the Oly, AND it’s super compact and light for carrying. It’s an amazing feat of engineering. Not perfect, but there are few (if any) that are.
      I also second JF’s commment. Would love to see an 8mm or 9mm prime. Doesn’t need to be 2.8 though (for me). I’d prefer to see it small and light and f4. Weather sealed would be nice.

      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/j-f_leguen/ JF

        In fact, for my use (landscape mainly) f4 is ok too. The most important is sharpness but I suspect that if such a prime comes they (pana or oly) will want to make it “fast” to make it more appealing like other primes…

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