Weekly 43rumors readers pictures roundup.


Serhii Kurlia‎
Olympus OM-D E-M1
Olympus 12-40 f2.8
Long exposure, Kuyalnik, Odessa, Ukraine

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Hot! Panasonic GX8, FZ300, 100-400mm and 25mm lens announced!

GX8
Preorders:
Black GX8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic. In Eu at WexUK.
Silver GX8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic. In Eu at WexUK.
FZ300 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic.
Two new lens press text on 43rumors.

Previews, hands-on:
GX8 hands-on at Dpreview. Preview at CameraLabs. GX8 Hands-on (ePhotozine). Hands-on review at Jacobjamesphotography. Hands-on review at Digitalcameraworld. Hands-on at Wexphotographic. Panasonic Lumix GX8 Review at Photobyrichard. First Look/Hands on REVIEW and VIDEO of Panasonic GX8 at Amateur Photographer. Panasonic GX8, FZ300 Boast Upgraded Sensors: First Look at Adorama. GX8 first impressions at Cameras.reviewed. First Look: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 + DMC-FZ300 at BHphoto. GX8: Brandneu und schon ausprobiert (Photoscala). GX8 Hands-on Photos at Photographyblog.
FZ300 hands-on at Dpreview. Panasonic Lumix FZ330 preview at CameraLabs. Hands-on (ePhotozine). FZ300 first impressions at Cameras.reviewed. FZ330 Hands-on Photos at Photographyblog.

Tidbits:
TheCameraStoreTV this is the fastest autofocusing and highest image quality MFT camera yet.
Two new MFT lenses announced (Dpreview).
Panasonic Lumix GX8 Vs GX7 Vs Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II (ePhotozine).

Capture and re-focus to be added via future firmware update:
Enabled by 4K video capture and Panasonic’s DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology, Post Focus will allow users to select a focus point for an image after capture. Unlike true light field capture, Post Focus works by shifting focus during a 30fps burst of 4K footage. In playback, the user can touch the LCD to ‘set focus’ on a particular point and the camera will extract a still image with the specified plane of focus. A firmware update will be available for the newly-minted Panasonic Lumix GX8 and Lumix FZ300 ‘and some other models’ in late 2015 to enable Post Focus, according to the manufacturer.
Panasonic ‘Post Focus’ Technology (ePhotozine).

Image samples:
GX8 Sample Images at Photographyblog. GX8 image samples at ePhotozine (scroll down). GX8 at Panasonic Japan (more here). Image samples at Quesabesde.

Videos:

Panasonic GX8 Hands-On Field Test by TheCameraStoreTV (Youtube).
Panasonic GX8 Camera Review at WexUk (Youtube).
Park Cameras Quick Look: The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX8 (Youtube).
GX8 at Panasonic Japan (Youtube).
Panasonic Lumix GX8 4K sample footage (Youtube).
Panasonic LUMIX GX8 Shooting Impression by Daniel Berehulak (Youtube).
Panasonic DMC-GX8 & DMC-FZ330: First Look (Youtube).
Panasonic LUMIX GX8 “Rythm REVOLUTION” in 4K by Daniel Berehulak (Youtube).
Introducing Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX8 – A New Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera (Youtube).
Panasonic GX8 hands-on at Jessops (Youtube).
Panasonic Lumix GX8 Menus – Pause to View (Youtube).
Panasonic Lumix GX8 review -Touchscreen – Review By Richard (Youtube).
Panasonic Lumix GX8 Shutter Sound 8fps Continuous Shooting (Youtube).

Press text:
GX8 at Dpreview, Cameras.Reviewed. GX8 at ePhotozine. GX8 at DSLRmagazine. GX8 at Quesabesde. FZ300 at Quesabesde. The New Panasonic GX8 Is Quite a Beauty (ThePhoBlographer). GX8 at LeMondeDeLaPhoto.
Two new lens press text on 43rumors. Panasonic entwickelt Festbrennweite LUMIX G F1.7/25mm und Zoom LEICA DG 4.0-6.3/100-400mm/Power OIS (Photoscala).
Panasonic präsentiert “Post Focus”-Technologie zur nachträglichen Festlegung der Schärfeebene (Photoscala).

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Full Panasonic GX8 and FZ300 press kit for download (with full size images and spec sheet).

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508 Megabytes of GX8/FZ300 press text can be now downloaded at Wetransfer (Click here). Preorders here:
Black GX8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic. In Eu at WexUK.
Silver GX8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic. In Eu at WexUK.
FZ300 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic.
Two new lens press text on 43rumors.

Here is also a new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Quick Overview from Nick Driftwood:

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One more thing:

Mark Baber and Jessops organized special Amabassador meetings in UK:

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14 x UK Lumix G Ambassadors supporting each retail preview day including Casey Gutteridge, Jacob James, Steven Clarey, Nick Driftwood and small number of our UK Brand Development Team including Carol Hartfree, David McKowen & Martin Smith.
26 x Key UK retailers approached and supported with GX8 and Ambassador.
Up to 3 retail shops visited every day from Friday 17th July.
Key UK areas covered, London, Manchester, Liverpool, Cardiff.
Jessops Photo Festival (2 weeks), London Camera Exchange, Park Cameras, Wilkinson Cameras & Pansonic Store highlighted.
Ambassadors purpose of visit to preview GX8 and give the chance to the customer to pre-order.
From Friday 17th

Please visit Jessops website for more details.

Then from Friday 31st July independent retailers will be visited.

Casey Gutteridge is at Cameraworld
Nick Driftwood is at Panastore Southampton
Martin Smith is at Camera Centre Dublin
On Saturday 1st August
Casey Gutteridge is at Park Cameras London
Nick Driftwood is at Park Cameras Burgess Hill
Steven Clarey is at Cambrian Photography
On Sunday 2nd August
Nick Driftwood is at Park Cameras Burgess Hill
Ian Cook is at Wilkinson Cameras Preston
On Friday 7th August
Casey Gutteridge is at Jessops Oxford Street
Amy Davies is at Castle Cameras
Ian Cook is at LCE Cheltenham from 9-1, LCE Bath 2-4pm
Steven Clarey is at Carmarthen Cameras
On Saturday 8th
Casey Gutteridge is back at Cameraworld London
Ian Cook is at Wilkinson Liverpool
Martin Smith is at Bermingham Cameras 9-12, Conns Cameras 1-4
Steven Clarey is at Clifton Cameras

Panasonic announces two new MFT lenses: Leica DG 100-400mm f/4-6.3 and Lumix G 25mm f/1.7!

 

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Preorders:
Black GX8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic. In Eu at WexUK.
Silver GX8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic. In Eu at WexUK.
FZ300 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic.

Panasonic LUMIX Announces New Technology
Two New Lenses and Post Focus Function

Newark, NJ (July 16, 2015) – Panasonic is proud to announce the development of two lenses and a new technological function called “Post Focus.”

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Post Focus will enable users to select an “in-focus” area after shooting with a simple interface. This function has been developed as a further evolution of 4K Photo technology to prevent out-of-focus errors and offer additional creative freedom.

By combining high-speed, high-precision DFD (Depth From Defocus) auto focus technology and the 4K Photo burst images in 4K resolution are shot at 30 fps while shifting the lens to set focus on approx.50  areas (*TBC).

With the Post Focus function, the best image can be selected from the 4K burst images shot with different focus areas. Once the composition is fixed, you are free from the job of serious focusing. In addition, this function can be used for creative photography such as landscapes or portraits. Users can pull different impressions out of one picture by changing the subject to enhance it with focus. The operation of the Post Focus function is quite easy – just touch the point where you want to set focus while playing back the image, no matter where the original focus area is, and the image with different in-focus area will be produced as a separate photo.

Panasonic will introduce this Post Focus function via a firmware update for LUMIX GX8, LUMIX FZ300 and some other models in late 2015 and 2016 will study to integrate it into upcoming LUMIX digital cameras as well.

•Service specifications are subject to change without notice.

New LEICA DG 200-800mm (35mm Equiv.) Zoom Lens Under Development

Panasonic is developing the first LEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3 telephoto zoom lens (35mm camera equivalent: 200-800mm) for the Micro Four Thirds system standard to expand the lineup of DSLM (Digital Single Lens Mirrorless) digital interchangeable lenses.

The LEICA DG lenses are designed and developed under the stringent quality standard certified by Leica that boast excellent optical performance. Four single focal length LEICA DG lenses have already introduced to the market and have been highly acclaimed by users worldwide.

The new telephoto zoom achieves exceptional imaging performance over the entire zoom range. It also features high speed digital signal exchange at 240 fps to comply with the high-speed, high-precision AF (Auto Focus) with DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology on LUMIX G cameras. Together with the POWER O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer), it lets users to focus on the target quickly to capture crisp, clear images. In addition, the new lens is both light and small and is splash/dust-proof to withstand heavy field use.  As the new telephoto zoom lens excels in size and weight, it enables handheld 800mm (35mm camera equivalent) telephoto shooting without using a tripod.

•The photos show images of the product which may differ from its final appearance.
•Leica is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH.
•SUMMILUX, ELMARIT and NOCTICRON are all registered trademarks of Leica Camera.

New LUMIX G 25 mm/F1.7 Single Focal Length Lens Under Development*

Panasonic is developing a LUMIX G 25 mm/F1.7 single focal length lens.

This lens is a 50mm (35 mm camera equivalent) single focal length lens with a large diameter. The 50mm focus distance offers almost the same viewing angle and sense of perspective of human eyes which means users can enjoy shooting a portrait or scenery as they see.

The new lens also supports high speed digital signal exchange at 240 fps to comply with the high-speed, high-precision AF (Auto Focus) with DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology on the LUMIX G cameras.

Panasonic will continue to further advance its product development to meet the diverse needs of customers in the expanding digital mirrorless camera market.

* Details of the product specifications, the date of release and the price are not yet finalized.
• The photos of the product may differ from its final appearance.

a bit of everything…


Panasonic DMC G7 Silver Unboxing

Panasonic Lumix 42.5mm f/1.7 Review and Comparison with Olympus 45mm f/1.8 vs Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 (Mirrorlessons).
Panasonic HX-A1 – Night Vision sample footage (shot at Mogo Zoo) on Youtube.
Cinematography: 7 special effects that anyone can do for free (TheNakedCamera).
Tamron 14-150 mm f/3,5-5,8 Di III tested by Focus Numeriuqe.
8mm PRO lens test at Kasayapa.

Timmy:Vacation video of downtown Greenville, SC.  Shot handheld on the Panasonic LX100.  Really loving this camera. https://vimeo.com/131304833