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November 29, 2012
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a little bit of everything…(with some readers work)

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Apefoscope – Hold Me Now – Indiegogo Project from apefos on Vimeo (shot on the GH2)

Reviews:
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Review at Dpreview.
Panasonic G5 review at Neocamera.
Sony and Panasonic ratings cut by Fitch (BBC).
Olympus 17mm f/1.8 test at Quesabesde (translation here).

Readers mails:
Lars:Hi not a rumor, but I just wanted to share some of my pictures taken during a recent trip to Ireland. All photos were taken with the E-M5 and either the 12-50mm, 45mm, or Pana 45-175mm. Hope you enjoy. http://www.flickr.com/photos/larsbeduhn/sets/72157632024744416/
Mal:i’m an Olympus spanish promoter and I pleased to trying the new XZ-2 camera. I have taked some photos last Friday in a music concert. I have some direct JPG examples that I would be pleassed if you want to show everybody.
Here are all of them: http://www.flickr.com/photos/malraulio/sets/72157632041612785/
Vitor:I just bought an olympus 40-150, that came whith a bag and a 8G class 10 cardo for just 149€ brand new in a FANC store in portugal. U can check it online at: http://www.fnac.pt/Olympus-ZUIKO-ED-40-150mm-f-4-5-6-R-kit-Acessorios-Objectiva-Objectiva/a639264
Steve:Thought I would share with you something that I still quite can’t believe. I am being quoted the sum of £1549.00 from my local Panasonic store in Elgin Scotland for the GH3 + 12-35 X lens. This is VAT inclusive and they have confirmed shipment at the end of November. I have asked them many times to confirm that the price is indeed correct and they have assured me that it is. The store is http://www.geddesandmellis.co.uk/
Andy:For USA buyers, Costco has the Olympus E-PL2 with 14-42mm Lens for $299.  Her is the link: http://www.costco.com/Olympus-E-PL2-with-14-42mm-Lens-Compact-System-Camera-Bundle.product.100011392.html
Twills:Here is a guide to how I have my GoPro 3 setup and some tips on how to handle some of the issues with it. This isn’t totally about Micro Four Thirds. However, I use a GoPro 3 instead of buying a wide angle lens which is very expensive with m4/3s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d_GI31Tv5A
Vittore:Here a little summary of my equipmemnt for wedding photography: http://weddingphotographybest.wordpress.com/2012/11/13/micro-43-wedding-photography-settings-and-gear/

November 28, 2012
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a little bit of everything…

IMMENSE IMMOBILE, a creative short documentary film (GH2+Voigtlander 0.95) from Seb Farges on Vimeo.

Nokton 25mm f/0.95:
I own this lens and I am always carrying it with me. Definitely my favorite lens! On top of this post you can watch a new video from Seb Farges shot with this lens. And ePhotozine just posted a new review of the Nokton. Another review has been posted in German by Heise.de. The cheapest price I found in Europe is 810 Euro in France (Click here) and 830 Euro in Germany (Click here). As I mentioned yesterday yu can check for price drops via Slidoo :)
The newer sister lens sells for 1.010 Euro via Fotomundus (Click here).

Olympus E-M5:
James Harold posted a 24hours OMD review made while traveling across Europe. And the Crazy Comparison Returns! The $999 Olympus OM-D vs the $7995 Leica Monochrom by Steve Huff.
DOn’t forget that there are always plenty of new auctions with refurbished E-M5 at Olympusmarket (Click here).

More reviews:
Panasonic 35-100mm image samples by a 43rumors reader on iCloud.
E-PM2 review at Photographyblog.
60mm macro lens tets at DSLRmagazine (translation here).
Tokina 300mm Spiegeltele für mFT – Shootout (PenAndTell).

Readers work:
Lars:Hi not a rumor, but I just wanted to share some of my pictures taken during a recent trip to Ireland. All photos were taken with the E-M5 and either the 12-50mm, 45mm, or Pana 45-175mm. Hope you enjoy. http://www.flickr.com/photos/larsbeduhn/sets/72157632024744416/
Mal:i’m an Olympus spanish promoter and I pleased to trying the new XZ-2 camera. I have taked some photos last Friday in a music concert. I have some direct JPG examples that I would be pleassed if you want to show everybody.
Here are all of them: http://www.flickr.com/photos/malraulio/sets/72157632041612785/
Vitor:I just bought an olympus 40-150, that came whith a bag and a 8G class 10 cardo for just 149€ brand new in a FANC store in portugal. U can check it online at: http://www.fnac.pt/Olympus-ZUIKO-ED-40-150mm-f-4-5-6-R-kit-Acessorios-Objectiva-Objectiva/a639264
Steve:Thought I would share with you something that I still quite can’t believe. I am being quoted the sum of £1549.00 from my local Panasonic store in Elgin Scotland for the GH3 + 12-35 X lens. This is VAT inclusive and they have confirmed shipment at the end of November. I have asked them many times to confirm that the price is indeed correct and they have assured me that it is. The store is http://www.geddesandmellis.co.uk/
Andy:For USA buyers, Costco has the Olympus E-PL2 with 14-42mm Lens for $299.  Her is the link: http://www.costco.com/Olympus-E-PL2-with-14-42mm-Lens-Compact-System-Camera-Bundle.product.100011392.html
Twills: “Here is a climbing video shot simultaneously with the Panasonic GH2+25mm F1.4 and the GoPro 3 Black. The GH2 footage is 720p @ 60 FPS and 1080p @ 60 FPS. All of the GoPro footage is 2.7K @ 30 FPS with Protune. I love shooting wide angle and tight simultaneously. You never miss a shot that way. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ1NKGuiTPo
Rafe:I dilmed this video last year on my wonderful Panasonic GH2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb0mpMhae-k . Really looking forward to getting a GH3
Christoph Harrer:I am an Munich based DP and have seen a lot of stuff on your site.  I know, all are exited about the gh3 and I am waiting for my too. But maybe you are interested in a video completely shot on the Gh2, that could run under the phrase “Who needs a Gopro?” It is still an an amazing camera, that shoots amazing pictures. The Video was shot with the Voigtländer 25mm, 35mm, 50mm and a Panasonic 100-300 Zoom and the Panasonic 7-14 Wideangle. Editing andLook Design are completely done in Final Cut Pro 7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lu47wKXtwqI  I hope you enjoy it.

November 27, 2012
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Olympus Europe made a mistake: The E-PL5 has same AA filter as the E-M5.


A couple of weeks ago Olympus Europe informed Pierre Paul Lepidi (translation here) that “As agreed during our recent telephone conversation, we confirm that the unit E-PL5 lacks the LPF, low-pass, unlike the M5-E device.

Now Olympus Europe admitted that this was a wrong statement. They now corrected the E-PL5 specification info on the official website and confirmed that the E-PM2, E-PL5 and E-M5 do have the same sensor and the same Anti Aliasing filter. Source: Lepidi (translation here).

Yep, even big companies can do mistakes sometimes. But I am surprised that it took one month(!) to get and admission of error. Oly, you can make it good by leaking us some good news about your future products :)

 

November 24, 2012
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E-M5 sexiness reloaded!


Image credit: Oly5050 at Clubsnap.

Like it is with me some of you also still don’t know if they should get the Black or Silver E-M5. The best way to help you (and me) is to show you some sexy pictures of the E-M5 with different kind of lenses. Here is the list:
Silver E-M5 with Olympus 12mm at Digitalcamerareview.
Silver E-M5 with Olympus 17mm at ThePhoBlographer.
Silver E-M5 with Olympus 150mm lens at Hwupgrade. SWD link at Amazon.
Black E-M5 with Olympus 150mm lens on Flickr.
Silver E-M5 with Olympus 50mm f/1.8 OM lens at Hwupgrade. OM lens link on eBay.
Silver E-M5 with Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens on Flickr.
Black E-M5 with Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens on Flickr.
Black E-M5 with Olympus 35-80mm OM lens on Flickr. OM lens link on eBay.
Black E-M5 with Zeiss 50mm f/1.5 ZM lens on Flickr. ZM lens link on eBay.
Black E-M5 with Olympus 60mm macro prototype lens on Flickr.
Black E-M5 with Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 lens on Flickr.
Silver E-M5 with Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 lens on Flickr (Click here).
Black E-M5 with Switar 25mm f/1.4 lens on Flickr. Switar link on eBay.
Black E-M5 with Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 lens on Flickr.
Silver E-M5 with Olympus 50mm f/2.0 macro Four Thirds lens on Flickr. Macro lens link at Amazon.
Black E-M5 with Leica-Panasonic 25mm f/1.4 Four Thirds lens on Flickr.
Black E-M5 with Olympus 14-35mm f/2.0 Four Thirds lens on Flickr. Lens link at Amazon.
Silver E-M5 with Zeiss 50mm f/1.5 ZM lens on Flickr.

Overall I have to say that it’s safer to go for the Silver E-M5. Black and Silver lenses will loook always good on it!

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E-M5 order links:
Amazon, Adorama, B&H, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon France, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.

E-M5 Case:
There is the official CS-36FBC Olympus case. A leather half case from Hong Kong. A full leather case with strap from Cina. Than we have half cases from two well known producers, Zelenpol, Kaza and Gariz.

E-M5 Batteries, and other things:
The Olympus GS-4 strap and the DSTE E-M5 batteries you have to use with an extra charger. There is an E-M5 car charger a new E-M5 LCD screen and a Front Cover+ Top Panel.

November 22, 2012
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Happy Thanksgiving!


Home To Thanksgiving, lithograph by Currier and Ives. (1867) Wikipedia.

This is a short message to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving! :)))

Black Friday deals: Amazon (cameras), Amazon (all stuff), Adorama, Bhphoto, J&R, TigerDirect, Bestbuy and eBay.

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