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August 3, 2013
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Kipon Tilt and Shift OM to MFT adapter now shipping. Nikon G Speed Booster tested.

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If you own some Olympus OM lens you may be interested in this new accessory: The Kipon Tilt AND Shift OM to MFT adapter is now shipping via eBay China (Click here). But with $280 it isn’t really cheap :(

And the also brand new Metabones Nikon G to MFT Speed Booster got tested at SLRlounge. You can order the adapter at Metabones or Amazon US.

August 3, 2013
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Blackmagic Cinema Camera Price Reduction.

Blackmagic reduced the price of the Cinema Camera. it now costs $1999 instead of $2999. You can grab it for that price at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here). Here is the official Press text:

We have worked very hard over the last year to be able to build the Blackmagic Cinema Camera at a lower cost so we can reduce the price and allow access to digital filming to a wide range of cinematographers and photographers.
We have done it and from today the Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF and MFT models will be reduced in price to US$1,995. This is very exciting and is one of the proudest moments of my life to be able to do this!
I think people will be able to use the savings to invest in some exciting lenses and rigs to really boost the creative possibilities. The Blackmagic Cinema Camera is a fantastic design that’s now well proven. The advantage of the 2.5K sensor is it has enough resolution to eliminate the bayer resolution loss of a HD sensor, but when shooting RAW it produces files that are too not to big to store and work with easily. It’s a fantastic solution.
All orders placed that have not yet been filled, can be reduced to the new lower price.

 

August 3, 2013
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GX7: Magnum photographers will use it. And UK tour from Panasonic


Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 – My Preview (English Version)

Here are a couple of GX7 news:

1) Two Magnum Photographer will use the new Panasonic GX7 for their work! More info at Lumixgexperience.panasonic.co.uk

2)  In UK: 2 Days After Product Announcement and Reveals Pre-Order Campaign

Having just announced the new LUMIX GX7 interchangeable lens camera, Panasonic is pleased to reveal that consumers will have the opportunity to see the camera for the first time this weekend. Panasonic will be conducting previews of the camera at selected stores from Saturday 3rd August, only two days after the camera’s announcement. Additionally, consumers can pre-order the GX7 from the date of announcement and receive a free battery and leather case via consumer redemption.

The previews will be held at the following stores at weekends from the 3rd August until the 8th September ;
•        Park Cameras, Victoria Business Park, York Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 9TT
•        London Camera Exchange, 53 The Horsefair, Bristol, BS1 3JP
•        Frank Wilkinson Cameras Ltd, 27 Friargate Walk, St Georges Centre, Preston, PR1 2NQ
•        Jessops, 129-131 Oxford Street, London, W1D 2HU
•        Cambrian Photography Ltd, 87 Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay, II29 7SA
•        York Camera Mart Ltd, 18 Church Street, York, YO1 8BE
•        Castle Cameras, 329 Wimborne Road, Bournemouth, BH9 2AD
•        Cameraworld, 14 Wells Street, London, W1T 3PB
•        Clifton Cameras, 28 Parsonage Street, Dursley, Gloucester, GL11 4AA
•        Comley Cameras, 7 St Peters Avenue, Cleethorpes, DN35 8HQ
•        Camarthen Cameras, 1 Parkmaen Street, Camarthen, SA31 1DP
•        John Lewis, 300 Oxford Street, London, W1A 1EX (Thursdays and Fridays only)

Working samples of the camera will be available at each store for users to try, as well as a dedicated Panasonic person to talk through product features and answer any questions.  For further information on preview timing, please contact your local participating store.

In addition to the previews, Panasonic is pleased to announce a pre-order campaign where consumers can redeem a free leather case and battery worth £69.99  when they purchase a DMC-GX7 camera. With a stylish case to be proud of and the convenience of a spare battery, this enticing offer is set to be a firm incentive for those looking to purchase the new GX7.  Effective from the date of product announcement (1st August) until the 30th September 2013, the free leather case and battery is claimed by consumer redemption to Panasonic (www.panasonic.co.uk/promotions).

Panasonic’s new LUMIX GX7 interchangeable lens camera sports a retro-classic design, and exhibits advanced features and creative functions that will help change your photography. The camera’s elegant design is evocative of the classical photographic age, making it perfect for the style-conscious enthusiast to carry with them every day. The LUMIX GX7 boasts the speed, quality and flexibility to turn daily scenes into unique reflections of your world.

 

August 2, 2013
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POLL: GX7 vs E-P5 who wins?

Image courtesy: Camerasize.com.

New Panasonic GX7 sales:
Before to make you the deadly question here is the full GX7 preorder list. The camera is still the most ordered camera at Amazon ranking (can be seen here). Click on store to preorder and see price and delivery info:
Silver GX7 body at Amazon US, BHphoto, Adorama, Samys and Wex UK and Amazon Japan.
Silver GX7 with 14-42mm lens at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Samys and WexUK and Amazon Japan.
Black GX7 body at Wex UK and Amazon Japan.
Black GX7 with 14-42mm lens at Wex UK.
Black GX7 with 20mm lens at Wex UK and Amazon Japan.
Silver GX7 with 20mm lens at Wex UK and Amazon Japan.

E-P5 or GX7. That’s the question!
I now this will look bad for Olympus. But I want to know how bad the situation is :)  Both cameras do cost $999. So tell me….

If you would have to chose between the two. Which one would you buy?

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August 1, 2013
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Official: Panasonic GX7 announced! Also the Leica 42,5 f/1.2 Nocticron!

 

Preorders price and specs:
Silver GX7 body at Amazon US (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Wex UK (Click here).
Silver GX7 with 14-42mm lens at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and WexUK (Click here).
Black GX7 body at Wex UK (Click here).
Black GX7 with 14-42mm lens at Wex UK (Click here).
Black GX7 with 20mm lens at Wex UK (Click here).
Silver GX7 with 20mm lens at Wex UK (Click here).

Previews, reviews and tests:
First impression review at Dpreview, Hands-on by ePhotozine, Preview at Techradar, Spanish Hands-on at DSLRmagazine, Toma de contacto Quesabesde, Hands-on pics at Photographyblog. Hands-on at Pocket-Lint.

Surprise:
Panasonic also announced the Leica 42,5mm f/1.2 Nocticron (Source: Panasonic Japan). No price or release date unveiled.

Image Samples:
Superadrianme (with ISO test), Photographyblog,

Videos:
Introduction Video (Panasonic), Koji Ueda (Panasonic), Bernie DeChant (Panasonic), Kyoto (Panasonic), Praxistest in German (Chip.de), Scandinavian Photo,

Worldwide Press releases:
42,5mm lens at Dpreview, Dicahub (korean), OpenPN (French).
GX7 at Dpreview, ePhotozine, Photoscala (German), DicaHub (Korean), OpenPN (French), Quesabesde (Spanish), DC.watch (Japanese), Panasonic (Japanese), Zoom (Dutch), LeMondeDeLaPhoto (French), Focus Numerique (French), LesNumeriques (French), Fotografidigitali (Italian), Photographyblog, Fotomagazin (German), SLRlounge, PhotographicCentral.

Poll:

Will you buy the new GX7?

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