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April 19, 2015
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New Panasonic lens reviews by Photographyblog.

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The two new Panasonic lenses will ship from April 23 according to multiple Japanese ebay sellers (Click here). The lenses now got reviewed by Photographyblog:

About the 42,5mm f/1.7 lens they write:

Optically the Panasonic LUMIX G 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. is a good performer. You can safely use it from f/4 onwards for optimum results, but there’s a lack of sharpness at f/1.7 both in the center and at the edges of the frame. Chromatic aberrations are almost completely absent, while distortions are automatically corrected on both Olympus and Panasonic bodies, and vignetting is only really an issue at f/1.7. The inclusion of built-in image stabilisation is the icing on the cake, though it’s a shame that there’s no dedicated switch to turn it on and off.

About the 60mm macro they write:

Optically the Panasonic LUMIX G MACRO 30mm f/2.8 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. is an outstanding performer. You can safely use it wide open at f/2.8 for optimum results, with even the edges of the frame looking sharp. Chromatic aberrations are almost completely absent, while distortions are automatically corrected on both Olympus and Panasonic bodies, and vignetting is only really an issue at f/2.8. The inclusion of built-in image stabilisation is the icing on the cake, though it’s a shame that there’s no dedicated switch to turn it on and off.

UPDATE: a “Hungarian” review of the 30mm macro can be read at Mlzphoto (google translation here).

New Panasonic lens preorders:
Panasonic 42.5mm f/1.7 POWER O.I.S. Lens at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
Panasonic MACRO 30mm f/2.8 MEGA O.I.S. Lens at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.

April 16, 2015
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First image samples of the new Samyang 100mm macro with the E-M1.

100mm

A couple of weeks ago Samyang launched the new 100mm macro lens in two versions. You can read all about them here:
100mm f/2.8 macro at Syopt.com. Preorder now at Amazon (Click here) and at BHphoto (Click here).
100mm T/3.1 macro Cine version at Syopt.com. Preorder now at Amazon (Click here) and at BHphoto (Click here).

And here you have now the very first image samples taken with the E-M1:
http://lenswork.tistory.com/entry/Samyang-100mm-f28-MacroSample-Images3
http://lenswork.tistory.com/entry/Samyang-100mm-f28-MacroSample-Images4

April 14, 2015
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New video sample shot with the new GH4 firmware 2.2


Sunrise / Sunset
from Cam Noir on Vimeo.

Hot Rod Cameras shared that video shot on the new GH4 firmware that will be officially released by end of April:

Sunrise / Sunset is a short (90 second) edit of the Sunrise and Sunset on the same day about 12-hours apart. Shot in Florida overlooking the Atlantic ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. Shot on the Panasonic ‪#‎GH4‬ with a beta firmware, and 2X anamorphic cinema lenses. Please watch full screen to enjoy the true 2.39:1 aspect ratio.

April 9, 2015
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E-M5II sensor gets DxOmarked. Has same score as the E-M1.

Bildschirmfoto 2015-04-09 um 08.44.04

DxOmark (Click here) posted the full E-M5II sensor test:

The improvements to the EVF and LCD screen resolution, alongside more customizable controls, have updated the OM-D E-M5 Mark II to respond to the 2015 hybrid market. What’s more, with its retro styling, weather-resistant construction, and large range of interchangeable lenses, it looks likely to remain a big hit with Olympus enthusiasts. The 5-axis image stabilization system and 40Mp stitching mode will be handy for some shots too, but sticking with the similar, if not same, 16Mp four-thirds sensor from the Mark I means that the latest model doesn’t offer any real improvement to sensor image quality over its predecessor in the DxOMark Sensor Scores.

Reminder: First E-M5II leather case on eBay in Full Black (Click here) or in Full Brown (Click here).

E-M5II store links:
E-M5II in Black at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
E-M5II in Silver at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
E-M5II In Europe at AmazonUK, Jessops, WexUK, Namencolor.

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