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March 23, 2013
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a little bit of everything…

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Giulio Sciorio – Professional Photographer – Tells Us How He Uses the Panasonic GH3 Used for Photo and Video at WPPI 2013

you can’t do wildlife photography with MFT Cameras…can you? (Scott Bourne).
Panasonic 12-35mm X lens test at Lenstip.
New Olympus Magazine issue at Olympusmag.
Jackar Lens snapshooter 34mm f1.8 review at Meandphotography.
New 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II lens test at Nikkeibp.
Olympus 17mm f/1.8 review at SLRgear.
MeFoto GlobeTrotter and RoadTrip Travel Tripods with The Aviator Travel Jib and OliviaTech Motorroid Slider (Oliviatech.com)
Rokinon 7.5mm f/3.5 Fisheye, get wide (Tyson Robichaud).
XZ-10 image samples at Clubsnap.

 

March 22, 2013
Posted in deals, news

New GF Gold Box deal (and Canon SL1 vs MFT size comparison).

Before to start to talk about the new minuaturization step taken by Canon and Panasonic we have three GF deals to report:
1) Brown GF3 + 14mm Gold Box deal at Amazon (Click here).
2) White GF3 with 14mm pancake and free soft case for $299 at Adorama (Click here).
3) GF5 with 14-42mm kit lens for $399 at Amazon (via third party reseller).
4) Plenty of deals on all GF + X lens kits on eBay. GX1X (Slidoo eBay), GF3X (Slidoo eBay) and GF5X (Slidoo eBay).


New Canon SL1 vs Panasonic GH3 size comparison via Camerasize.com.

With the new GF camera that will be announced in early April Panasonic will step out from the miniaturization war like they already did with the GH3. But Canon seems to think that the miniaturization is still the way to go and as you see from the size comparison on top the new Canon SL1 APS-C DSLR is smaller than the Panasonic GH3. Yep, the world turned up side down and we have DSLR cameras that are smaller than Mirrorless cameras :)
That said I prefer a DSLR or “DSLR styled”  like the GH3 to be big enough for ergonomic reasons. For me the SL1 size makes no real sense. It still doens’t fit in a pocket like a GF5 with pancake lens and you miss the usual advantage of a DSLR like having a nice grip and clear and easy to access button layout. That said I want to hold the Sl1 in my hands before to draw any conclusion.

March 21, 2013
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Some new cameras: Olympus compact and super tiny Canon DSLR.

While we are waiting to see the next new Olympus and Panasonic MFT cameras we have some news to report:

1) Olympus announced a new Olympus announces Stylus VH-520 (more about it on Dpreview).
2) Canon announced the smallest APS-C DSLR ever made. It is the Canon EOS 100D/Rebel SL1 (Specs at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto). The camera has one single goal…go against the mirrorless system camera hype :)
Don’t know if they will succeed with a camera like that…

March 18, 2013
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No Joke: New “Dog Shits Optics”!

Dog Schidt Optiks Sample Showreel – Lenses now For Sale!! from Melting Bloke (Richard Gale) on Vimeo.

That is probably one of the most funny new lens announcements ever. We have new lenses from “Dog Shits Optics:)

On their website they say the lenses based on the Vintage 58mm f/2.0 classic 1960’s Zeiss optical design (here on eBay). You can buy them in almost any mount you want, also four Micro Four Thirds and for Four Thirds. The mount will be modified after your purchase. Check out for more info at Etsy.com.

March 17, 2013
Posted in deals, news

Some Panasonic GX1 kits discontinued at BH and Amazon.

Some GX1 kits are now officially discontinued. An example is the GX1 with normal 14-42mm lens that is not even sold by Amazon anymore (Click here to see) and marked as discontinued at BHphoto (Click here)

The GX1 with X kit lens sells for $489 at Amazon (Click here) which means that if you count away the price for the lens you pay $180 only for the GX1 body.

More Panasonic deals:
GF3 with 14-42mm lens for $349 at Amazon (Click here).
GF5 with 14-42mm lens for $399 at Amazon (Click here).
And the discounted G5 is the most sold mirrorless camera at Amazon (ranking here).

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