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August 5, 2012
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a little bit of everything…(with lot of lens reviews)

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Noktor SLR Magic HyperPrime Cine Lens [Ultra Fast Cinema Prime DSLR Lenses] from Irfan Khokhar Films on Vimeo.

Good Morning! Here is a short roundup of news I collected the last days:

Olympus 75mm test at Pen And Tell (german).
Olympus PEN E-PL3 Up For Grabs (ePhotozine).
New E-m5 book in Japan (DCwatch).
A mini E-M5 spooted on DCwatch.
E-M5 pics at the Olympics by Smallcamerabigpicture.
Some thoughts about the E-7 by Preferredaperture.
Lepidi posted a 17.5mm Nokton review in two parts: part one and part two.
A Lumix G 20mm f/1.7, the Sigma 30mm f/2.8, and the Olympus 45mm f/1.8 Bokeh comparison at m43photo.
This is the most through analysis I have seen on the shutter impact issue with the 14-42 X lens. He compares the resolution of the lens at different shutter speed with 3 different bodies (GX1,EP3,EM5). Wlcastleman.

August 3, 2012
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Panasonic also using Sony sensors? At least on the new LX7…

 
An imaginary LX7 vertical grip created by a user of the SLRclub forum.

Our reader Trevor pointed out how the new Panasonic LX7 sensor may be from Sony. There is a Sony Japan pdf (download here) that describes what seems to be exactly the new LX7 sensor (From Google Translate):

9.33mm diagonal (Type 1/1.7)
Approximately 12.4 million effective pixels (4072H × 3046V)
■ pixel size: 1.85μm square pixel unit
■ shooting 35frame / s approximately 12.4 million pixels Support

■ dynamic range, high sensitivity Back-illuminated with low noise CMOS image sensor
■ Movie mode 4K2K (4096H × 2160V, 60frame / s)

 

So after Olympus with the E-M5 also Panasonic with the LX7 is using Sony sensors. Wondering if Panasonic will sometimes in future use Sony sensors in m43 cameras too…

New Panasonic stuff preorders:
Black G5 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here)
Silver G5 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here)
45-150mm lens in Black at BHphoto (Click here) and in Silver at BHphoto (Click here).
LX7 in Black at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here) in White at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here)
Other compacts, the FZ200 at BHphoto (Click here), the FZ60 at BHphoto (Click here).

August 2, 2012
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Panasonic says: “G5 uses a different sensor than the E-M5″

Panasonic managers Izumi Tomozawa and Atsushi Kato had been interviewed in Taiwan by ePrice (Translation here). This are some of the key info:

1) G5 uses a panasonic sensor, not the same one in E-M5.
2) G5 can be considered as a sort of “GH2.5″ according to Panasonic.
3) The 1/1.7″ CMOS sensor in LX7 is not a panasonic sensor, but purchased from another manufacturer.
4) While developing the LX7, there was two options: F1.4 lens with bigger body, and F1.8 lens with the same body size like LX5. In the end they chose to challenge the former one.
5) F2.3 at tel end is, technically, more difficult to achieve then F1.4 at the wide end.

I am surprised to hear they didn’t make the LX7 sensor!

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New Panasonic stuff preorders:
Black G5 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here)
Silver G5 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here)
45-150mm lens in Black at BHphoto (Click here) and in Silver at BHphoto (Click here).
LX7 in Black at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here) in White at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here)
Other compacts, the FZ200 at BHphoto (Click here), the FZ60 at BHphoto (Click here).

Thanks Thanks to the anonymous sender of the interview link

August 1, 2012
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No AF support on the new Kipon adapter…

Our friend Eduardo sent me an interesting info about the new Kipon adapter:

“I asked the manufactorer:
Does this new adapters allow autofocus? What are the features and characteristics of the micro four thirds version?
Answer:
Thank you for your mail and interest about our KIPON adapters. For the different system between mirrorless camera and DSLR lens,autofocus speed is a little slow,so we gave up the autofocus function. Using this adapter, under M model,can control the aperture though the dial ring or button in the panel of camera.also A mode is also available,also MF assistant function. Many thanks.
Shanghai Transvision”

Website: http://www.dl-kipon.com. Non electronic Kipon adapters are already available on eBay (Click here).

July 31, 2012
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In case you want to see where the hell the 43rumors admin is right now :)

In case you are wondering why the heck I am not answering your mails in these days here is the picture showing the house I am currently living in. There is no Internet connection there but from now on I will have a more constant access thanks to a mobile 3G USB stick.

Finally I can go back to 100% full news and rumors coverage! Stay tuned ;)

BIg hug from Ale.

 

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