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March 7, 2013
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Nokton for 689 in Europe. Free Olympus Magazine.

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And EU readers might be interested to hear that you can grab the Nokton 25mm f/0.95 lens for 689 Euro at Pixmania Germany (Click here). For 699 Euro (10 Euro more) you can grab it at Pixmania France, Pixmania Italy, Pixmania Spain, Pixmania Holland.

 

Olympus released his latest issue of the Olympus Magazine. You can download it for free on iTunes (Click here).

March 6, 2013
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Kipon EF to MFT mount alectronic adapter will not be produced.

I have been told that because of possible patent issues the Kipon EF to MFT adapter with full electronic control will not be produced.

Non electronic Kipon adapters are already available on eBay (Click here).

March 4, 2013
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New GH3 firmware update to be released in late March.

Panasonic (Click here) just announced that they will release a new GH3, H-FS45150, H-PS14042 and H-PS45175 firmware update in late March of 2013. The improvements are listed on the screenshot you see here on top. The firmware will also fix the intervalometer issue we reported last week.

Meantime the GH3 is now regularly in Stock un US atores like Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Samys (Click here).

In Canda there is a $200 price drop on the GH3 with 12-34mm X lens kit at Henrys (Click here).

March 3, 2013
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a little bit of everything…


Panasonic GH3 Lumix 12-35mm vs Canon FD 35mm – Moire and Aliasing Test

Jackar Snapshooter 34mm f/1.8 review at ThePhoBlographer.
A full PEN story in Spanish at DSRLmagazine.
A “french” OMD-7 wishlist at Lepidi.
Olympus E-Pm2 test at Digitalcamerareview.
17mm f/1.8 lens test at ePhotozine.
GH3 vs NEX-7 video quality comparison at Popco.
E-PM2 review at Steve Digicams.

Mpgxsvcd:Here is a video that shows some of the impossible shots you can get with the GH3’s in camera RAW stacking mode.
Panasonic has not said anything about the RAW stacking capabilities the GH3 has. In fact I didn’t even know it had it until I first got mine. However, I had a chance last night to really play around with it for Astro Photography.
Simply put. The in camera HDR and stacking could be game changers. The GH3 already beats every single APS-C camera on DXO mark Canon makes. Canon has been the defacto camera for AP for many years.
Here are some images and videos I took last night while the full moon was out.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJFaw-burCI
The in camera RAW stacking that the GH3 offers could finally allow us to get impressive images in camera and without ever hooking up a computer to the scope. For me that is essential.
The big issue is that you simply must guide the scope. Trying to do it with tracking alone won’t work. Right now I can’t afford to guide so I did some testing with brighter objects.

Anonymous:Below is a single image that was produced in camera by stacking many RAW images from different areas of space together. The only thing I edited was that some of the stars show through the moon. However, I have posted the original out of camera RAW file if you want to play with it.
I took the image of Orion first and then stacked for quick exposures of the moon over it. It is really easy because the GH3 shows you the original RAW image with the live view super imposed over it.
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/4222674355/photos/2445623
And here is the dpreview thread where we are discussing it.
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3389829

Gregory:I have since been working on a separate project: a photography blog where I’ve gathered the best of my street photography in Istanbul, where I live. Most of the shots where taken with a GF-1, many with the E-M5 and a handful with a Pentax K5. m43 lenses used: mostly 20mm 1.7. and 14mm 2.5 but also 45mm 2.8. and 45mm 1.8 Pentax lenses used: Sigma 17-50 2.8, Pentax 15mm 4.0 Ltd. You can check my site there: istanbulcandids.com

Thiago:I would just like to share my just-made blog dedicated to the BCL-15 Body Cap Lens. http://bodycap.tumblr.com/

Romain:A little test between Canon 5D Mark III and Panasonic GH2, with Canon 50mm F1,4 and Voigtlander 25mmF0,95 160 iso / 7500 Kelvin here -> http://vimeo.com/60832620

March 1, 2013
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Official 17mm and VF-3 price drops. New GF and GX deals.

Olympus Japan officially announced the price drops on the 17mm f/2.8 lens and on the VF-3 viewfinder. You see the price drop info on the image on top. There is no detail yet about EU and US price drops. I guess we will see them soon too. Current price of the 17mm lens is $299 (Amazon) and around 240 Euro in Europe (Amazon). The VF-3 sells for $159 (Amazon) and 132 Euro (Amazon).

US deals:

Today you can rgab the GF3 with pancake lens for $299 at Amazon or the GX1 body again for $299 at Amazon.

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