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September 24, 2011
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SLRmagic announces a new 12-36×50 ED Spotting Scope for m43.

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SLRmagic announced a new digiscoping solution for micro four thirds bird watchers. With this solution micro four thirds users may easily take photos or video of birds at great distances. The current options by other brands with ED glass offerings cost from $1000-$5000. The longest micro four thirds lens for now only reach 300mm and cost between $500-700. The SLR Magic will be a 12-36×50 ED Spotting Scope. The photo of the Flamingo is shot at 420mm and the photo of the bird is taken at 840mm. The lens will be released in October for $250 and SLR Magic 12-35×50 ED spotting scope for micro four thirds should be released in November for $400.

That is the fifth Micro Four Thirds lens made by SLRmagic. The most famous lens is the redesigned Noktor 50mm f/0.95 lens:
SLR magic 11mm f/1.4 lens you can preorder on eBay (Click here)
Toy Lens 26mm f/1.4 lens on eBay (Click here)
SLR Magic 35mm f/1.7 MC lens on eBay (Click here)
Noktor 50mm f/0.95 lens on eBay (Click here)

September 23, 2011
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a little bit of everything…(Olympus is giving away thousand E-PM1!).


Olympus Partners with JetBlue to Kick off The PEN Ready Project

As you see from the video on top Olympus is giving away 1.000 E-PM1 cameras. You can read more about the project at penready.com.

New Olympus E-PL3 review at Techradar (Click here): “It’s beautifully engineered, stylish and puts in a blisteringly quick performance. As a compact system camera in its own right, we have to say it offers one of the best user experiences we’ve encountered to date, and as such we’d happily recommend it to a budding enthusiast in search of lightweight alternative to an entry-level DSLR.

Olympus E-PL3 et bruit électronique (Focus Numerique).

The second day of shooting with the EP3 (Kirk Tuck).

E-PM1 preview (Imaging Resource).

Olympus E-P3 Pen Super Compact Travel Kit (Photographyreview).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7 Review (Digitalcamerareview).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS22 Review (Photographyblog).

Olympus PEN E-PM1 Test Images (Imaging Resource).

E-PL3 Gestion du bruit électronique (Focus Numerique).

September 21, 2011
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POLL: What Four Thirds Sigma lens would you love to see “converted” as a Micro Four Thirds lens?

We got some rumors from Sigma sources saying that some of the current Sigma Four Thirds lenses would be redesigned for the Micro Four Thirds system. It’s time to ask you what lens you would like to see on your Micro Four Thirds camera!

Select a maximum of three lenses you woul love to see in a new m43 version!

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P.S.: The percentage near the answers shows how many of ALL voters selected the lens. As you can vote more than one lens the total percentag will be higher than 100%.

 

And those are the eBay links to the lenses:

Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6
Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8
Sigma 18-50mm f/3.5-5.6
Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6
Sigma 24mm f/1.8
Sigma 30mm f/1.4
Sigma 50mm f/1.4
Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3
Sigma 55-500mm f/4-5.6
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8
Sigma 105mm f/2.8
Sigma 135-400mm f/4-5.6
Sigma 150mm f/2.8
Sigma 300-800mm f/5.6

September 21, 2011
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Discussion: New Nikon cameras announced. Big lenses for small sensor?


Nikon just announced the new J1 and V1 mirrorless cameras with new 2,7 crop sensor. You can read the full news coverage at MirrorlessRumors.com. Nikon doesn’t offer a small normal kit lens like the Panasonic 14-42mm X lens. And the pancake is small yes, but neither fast (f/2.8) nor smaller than the 14mm f/2.5 lens. If the purpose of Nikon was to use a smaller sensor to have smaller lenses than at first quick look I can say they completely failed. Of course the Nikon strengths  the huge advertising power and retailer network. Maybe they will sell well anyway. But there is nothing from that systems that makes me say….”WOW”! Also the price (599 for the J1 and 869 for the V1) is very high!

Is the new Nikon system a worthy Micro Four Thirds competiton?

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September 19, 2011
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Short Panasonic X lens news roundup

Image courtesy: Quesabesde.

Quesabesde (Click here) posted a Panasonic X lens hands-on: “the new 14-42 mm zoom has managed to surprise us

More pictures of the upcoming 12-35mm and 35-100mm Panasosnic X lenses at Focus Numerique (Click here).

Panasonic 14-42mm X preorder search links at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.
Panasonic 45-175mm X preorder search links at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.

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