a little bit of everything…(with three LF1 tests and readers mail)

Summer from Hugo Goudswaard on Vimeo.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 lens review at DxOmark (Click here).
Our Favorite Camera Travel Kits: Panasonic GH3 + 12-35mm f/2.8 + 35-100mm f/2.8 (Outbackphoto).
Panasonic G6 review at Amateur Photographer.
Panasonic LF1 test at DSLRmagazine.
Panasonic LF1 review at Amateur Photographer.
Olympus XZ-10 review at PhotographicCentral.

Oliver: here is a post of mine for your 43rumor blog’s “reader’s stuff” section. Maybe you are interested in posting the link. Its not about any fancy m43 gear or a dusty, yet beautiful old legacy lens. All pictures, however, were shot with a G1 – showing how one can snap beautiful pictures with even the oldest of the m43 cams. http://500px.com/olli_muc/stories/85759/crossing-the-alps

Jacob:I have come across a site that has some great underwater photos taken with the Olympus OMD – http://footlessfish.com there is also a good link to some street pics with the Olympus 17mm lens on the same site at here.

Andreas:My name is Andreas Fougner Ezelius and I have been following 43rumors for a while. I have started a picture blog in my native language swedish. I have shot four thirds and now micro four thirds. Lots of nature photos with long legacy glass. Feel free to share the blog if you like! Great job on everything else! :) http://www.m43foto.se/

Juan:Hi, I would like to share with you and m4/3 comunity my 2nd part of the m.ZD 17mm f/1.8 review. It’s all about distortion, sharpness, CA, vigneting… and DxO Optcis 8 Pro vs Olympus Viewer 3 images from ORF
No, graphics, no science, no measures, just two images to compare them http://juansinponte.blogspot.com.es/2013/07/olympus-mzd-17mm-f18-ii.html. It’s amazing how different are the pictures taken fron each developer software.
I woul like you ask to the people, what they prefer: HQ optics and pricely withput CA, distortions… or just a lens like the 17mm f1.8 cheap but with software corrections.?
Kholi:You featured another video of ours from the Blackmagic CInema camera and SLR Magic prime combination a few months back. We have another video up we’re sharing of Comic Con San Diego: https://vimeo.com/70746459. Again with the SLR Magic 12 and 25.



Damian McGillicuddy’s book “How to Shoot Like the Big Dog” free for download.

Well known Olympus photographer Damian McGillicuddy posted the two Free Volume 2 of ‘How to Shoot Like the Big Dog’ on his website: http://www.damianmcgillicuddy.com/index.php/resources/free-e-book

If you read it let me know if you find some insights about the next OMD. By that time he should test the camera or not? :)

a little bit of everything…

GH3 vs E-P5 – SHOOTOUT – PEN EP5 or Lumix DMC-GH3? You decide…

Olympus 15mm f8 Review at Photographic Central.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 DxOmark test.
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm ASPH & 45-200mm f/4-5.6 Mega OIS lens DxOmarked.
Olympus XZ-2 review at Imaging Resource.
BBC about photography future http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23235771
Nanoha X5 review by Brian Byrd.

Manuel:As part of your call for readers submissions, I would like to share with you my short documentary “Crowded Healing” on health and overpopulation issues in Manila, which was shot exclusively with micro 4/3 equipment. Cameras used where the Panasonic GH2 and Olympus OM-D, mostly with the Voigtlander 17.5 f/0.95 lens. Watch it here: https://vimeo.com/65404491

Nico:I have a blog at http://bee-colours.blogspot.com where I show UV-photos of flowers and other subjects taken with a broadband-modified Panasonic Lumix G1 and the required filters. I also do composite images to create “simulated bee-colours” meaning how bees, that see a different spectrum of the light (including UV but missing deep red), do likely see a flower. Recently, I’ve also started to capture UV-induced fluorescence, with a Lumix GH2 (not modified) and special UV-blocking filters. Gear and methodology are described in more detail in my blog that I will keep updating with new posts. It’s certainly a very special topic, but some might find it interesting, maybe even as fascinating as I do.

Andrew:Hi Ale, Your readers might be interested in my 10 part review of the Lumix GH3 on my Camera Ergonomics blog. The first part starts here: http://cameraergonomics.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/lumix-gh3-review-part-1-introduction.html Hope you like it.

Tomek:Today we have published a test of Sigma 60 mm f/2,8 (compared a little bit with Oly 60 mm): http://www.m43.eu/obiektywy/test-sigma-60-mm-f28-dn/

Zoom Madness: Panasonic announces the 60x zoom FZ70 (20-1200mm!!!)

Sorry if it’s not an MFT news, but I think it’s a very curious thing Panasonic announced today:

In the world of digital cameras you can fin the Megapixel race, the ISO race, the Miniaturization race and we also have the Superzoom race. Today Panasonic announced the 60x (!) zoom FZ70 camera (here at Amazon). Guys…that’s a 20-1200mm lens! Someone here on 43rumors that is going to buy this?

All preorder links at Amazon and Adorama.

Fotodiox will launch a new Vizelex adapter soon. Higher quality and 0.5x reduction for MFT!

The Vizelex Light Cannon isn’t a good quality adapter. And the Fotodiox company acknowledged that and is preparing a new version. SpilledInk just sent me that message:

“Here are some non-pixel peeping test shots of the cheap and disappointing Fotodiox Vizelex Light Cannon (Lens Turbo clone). The reaction has been so poor that Fotodiox has promised a version 2 in a few months free to anyone that bought the original light cannon. They are even offering a 0.5x reduction version which would give our Micro 4/3 cameras full frame field of view. Hopefully the quality improves: http://www.flickr.com/photos/savanapridi/sets/72157634459659517/ Thanks. I hope your readers might find this test useful.” 

More news at personal-view.com. The current adapter sells for $149 at Amazon (Click here).