a little bit of everything…

SLR Magic cine lens Hyperprime 25mm T0.95 1st hands on from Seb Farges on Vimeo.

New Olympus 75-300mm image samples at WhatDigitalCamera.
GH3 video quality test at Quesabesde (translation here).
Olympus EPM2 review at ThePhoBlographer.
Panasonic Partners With Rankin For Lumix GH3 Campaign (ePhotozine).
Panasonic Leica 25mm f1.4 review at CameraLabs.
Ikelite Releases Housing for Olympus XZ-2 (Divephotoguide).
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f/4-5.6 Review (ePhotozine).
Panasonic 100-300mm F/4-5.6 OIS review at KurtMunger.

Eric: Not a rumor but thought this may be of interest to some….and maybe not. Timelapse video of Eastern Kentucky.  Shot on a GH2 and G3.  Finished in 4K http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9ZKKf84ma4

Emeric:Here is a video I shot with the Olympus PEN E-PL5 while testing it for my website hybridcams.fr: https://vimeo.com/60811697

Henrik:I did some MTF lens tests of all the interesting MFT lenses and will continue to publish my resolution tests at my blog;
http://www.mopswerk.de/category/blog-en/light-works/lens-test/
More to come in the forthcoming weeks …

Guthrie & Olivia:My partner and I are doing a multi-month bicycle trip through the American Southwest, and I brought my Panasonic GH3  & 12-35 along to document, and do videography. The link is to our blog post, and (short, 4 minute) video. http://wp.me/p36V55-Ep. The video was shot and edited entirely with the equipment we carry by bicycle! Here’s the link to just the video too, if you only feel like posting that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwwSpSuWD2U

Metabones Speed Booster for MFT coming in April.

I just have been informed that Metabones will launch the new Speed Booster adapter for MFT in April and not in March as previously reported on their website. They are still not sure what kind of lenses will supported yet but I have been told the adapters will be manually only (no electronic support). Price may be around $399 (still not final decision yet).

Officially the Nikon, Leica R, Contax C/Y, Contarex, ALPA and Rollei lenses are on roadmap plus OM lens adapter may come too. I am pushing Metabones to make an OM adapter as some of these lenses are owned by many 43rumors readers and by me 🙂

List of OM prime lenses. Click on the link to check the price and auctions on eBay: 21mm f/2.0 and 21mm f/3.5 lens, 24mm f/2.0 and 24mm f/2.8 and 24mm f/3.5 shift lens, 28mm f/2.0 and 28mm f/2.8 and 28mm f/3.5 lens, 35mm f/2.0 and 35mm f/2.8 and 35mm f/2.8 shift lens, 40mm f/2.0 lens, 50mm f/1.2 and 50mm f/1.4 and 50mm f/1.8 and 50mm f/2.0 macro and 50mm f/3.5 lens, 55mm f/3.5 macro lens, 85mm f/2.0 lens, 90mm f/2.0 macro lens, 100mm f/2.0 and 100mm f/2.8 lens, 135mm f/2.8 and 135mm f/3.5 lens, 180mm f/2.0 and 180mm f/2.8 lens, 200mm f/4.0 and 200mm f/5.0 lens, 250mm f/2.0 lens, 300mm f/4.5 lens, 350mm f/2.8 lens,, 400mm f/6.4 lens, 500mm f/8.0 lens, 600mm f/6.6 lens, 1000mm f/11 lens.

New Sigma MFT lenses to ship this month for $199.

Sigma Japan announced that they are going to ship the 19mm and 30mm f/2.8 lenses this month.

Here are some preorder links:
Black Sigma 19mm f/2.8 lens at Bhphoto (Click here).
Silver Sigma 19mm f/2.8 lens at Bhphoto (Click here).
Black Sigma 30mm f/2.8 lens at Bhphoto (Click here).
Silver Sigma 30mm f/2.8 lens at Bhphoto (Click here).

Nokton for 689 in Europe. Free Olympus Magazine.

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).