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April 17, 2014
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Olympus 25mm and 12-40mm lens reviews at ePhotozine.

Image courtesy: ePhotozine

ePhotozine is busy testing new Olympus lenses:

1) Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8 ED Premium Lens Review (Click here).

This lens is certainly capable of producing excellent quality images, with sharpness being excellent in the centre of the frame from maximum aperture. It’s well built, lightweight and reasonably compact. The price of this lens may limit its appeal a little, even though it’s not really an expensive lens.

25mm f/1.8 Black at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, GetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
25mm f/1.8 Silver at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, GetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.

2) Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens Review (Click here):

This lens delivers outstanding sharpness through much of the zoom range at maximum aperture and sports a robust, dust and splash proof build, all while remaining compact and lightweight. The excellent performance of this lens will certainly win it many fans, that’s for sure.

12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, AmazonDE (viaDL), Amazon ES (via DL).

April 16, 2014
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Leica 15mm gest tested by DxO. Is sharper than the Olympus 17mm lens.

DxOmark (Click here) just published the Leica 15mm f/1.7 lens test. The lens is very sharp and the only major flaw is the chromatic aberration which you can correct anyway in post processing or in camera if you use it on a Panasonic. Greta tiny lens!

The lens will ship in 2-4 weeks according to Amazon.

Lens preorders:
Black lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Wex UK (Click here), Amazon Japan (Click here).
Silver lens at Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Amazon Japan (Click here).

April 15, 2014
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New Olympus E-M10 reviews.

Time to catch up with new reviews of the “Little” OMD:
Updated EM10 Review With Raw File Analysis (ThePhoBlographer).
E-M10 test by Focus Numerique.
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review at DigitalCameraWorld.
E-M10 spanish preview at DSLRmagazine.

Store links for US and Europe:
Special page with all new products at Amazon.
E-M10 Black at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, GetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
E-M10 Silver at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaGetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
E-M10 with 14-42mm lens Black at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama , GetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
E-M10 with 14-42mm lens Silver at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaGetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
25mm f/1.8 Black at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, GetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
25mm f/1.8 Silver at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, GetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
14-42mm Black at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, GetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
14-42mm Silver at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, GetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
Olympus SP-100 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama.
Olympus TG-850 iHS at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama.
Olympus ECG-1 Black Camera Grip for E-M10 at Amazon, Adorama.
Olympus 9mm f8.0 Fisheye Body Cap Lens at Adorama, GetOlympus. In EU at Wex Uk.
Olympus V321200BW000 Macro Converter MCON-P02 (Black) at Amazon,

April 14, 2014
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Top lens info: Sigma 50mm ART lens matches the best Zeiss Otus.

Sigma is one of the third-party lens companies making lenses for the Micro Four Thirds system. And I guess you already know about their most recent “ART” lens series. Well, let’s hope they will make some new ART lens for MFT lens too because their recently released 50mm f/1.4 ART lens for DSLR mounts shows a quite impressing quality! SLRgear tested the lens (read here) and the Sigma manages to almost match the $4,000 Zeiss Otus performance:

While the Zeiss does show better performance in the corners at ƒ/1.4 on a full-frame camera, the other optical performance characteristics are pretty evenly matched.

The Sigma sells for DSLR system only ($949 at BH). But I hope Sigma will make a more compact designed version for the MFT system!

April 12, 2014
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New GH4 review by Akihabara. Philip Bloom prefers it over the Sony A7s.

Early bird sunrise [Lumix GH4 anamorphic 4K] from Martin Wallgren on Vimeo.

Martin Wallgren (video on top): “A short cinematic piece shot with a pre-production GH4 and vintage Sankor 16C 2X anamorphic adapter on OM 50/1.8 lens. Shot in 4K DCI and edited in a 1080p timeline in FCPX, I wanted to see how the 2X anamorphic held up in terms of sharpness with all the detail in the 4K footage. Really pleased with the results. Ungraded footage! Enjoy!

GH4 review at Akihabaranews:

“Panasonic has (arguably once again) done what no other camera manufacturer seems keen to do, and they’ve delivered an easy to use, madly capable true hybrid photography camera that can go toe to toe with specialist systems in both stills and video. On top of that, the GH4 delivers quality at a price point that makes the more traditional, expensive products that are associated with ‘professionals’ seem like a complete waste of money for all but the smallest minority who truly need that extra performance.”

Philip Bloom about the new Sony A7s:

It’s just a real shame there is no internal 4K recording…now that would be mind-blowing . That means the camera with a sensor half the size of this, the Panny GH4 stills has the edge on 4K recording over it due to it’s ability to record internally. With a Metabones speed booster (still no EF mount) you can make that sensor give you a field of view not far off S35/ APS-C.

North American preorders, shipping date and price:
GH4 camera at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), and Panasonic (Click here). Price: $1,698. In Canada at Vistek (Click here).
GH4 camera with interface unit at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Price: $3,298
Interface unit only at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Panasonic (Click here). Price: $1,998

Europen preorders, shipping date and price:
Germany: Wexcameras, Marcotec-shop.de.
UK at Wexphotographic, CameraWorld, UKdigital, CVP, TipTop.
Holland at Fotohanskeuzekamp.
Belgium at Fotokonijnenberg.
Norway at Fotovideo.
Sweden at Cyberphoto, Skandinavianphoto.
Finland at Telefoto, Topshot, Verkkoauppa.
France at Photocineshop.
Spain: Fotoboom.

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