Olympus 25mm PRO lens tested at DxO: “one of the highest-scoring MFT-mount lenses we’ve tested”

DxOmark tested the Olympus 25mm f/1.2 PRO lens and the conclusion is:

At $1199, the Olympus 25mm f/1.2 is not cheap, but you get a lot of lens for your money, with weather-sealed barrel construction, advanced optical construction, and a super-wide f/1.2 maximum aperture. Its excellent light transmission ranks it as one of the highest-scoring MFT-mount lenses we’ve tested on the E-M1 II, only fractionally behind the Panasonic 25mm f/1.4. It achieves a slightly higher overall sharpness score compared to the Panasonic alternative, however, and significantly less geometric distortion, which could be important if you want straight lines not requiring correction in post-production. Performance at the maximum f/1.2 aperture is good, but closing down to f/2 notably improves center resolution and reduces vignetting. For peak performance, consider shooting at f/4 or f/5.6 on the Olympus 25mm f/1.2.

Olympus 25mm f/1.2 PRO lens at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

The GH5 is now shipping in New Zealand. And new tests….

Glass Bubble Project a Panasonic GH5 Film | 4K 60p

Photobyrichard.com posted a nice report from the GH5 New Zealand tour. But the main info we got is that at least in that country the GH5 is now officially shipping to early adopters. The camera wills tart to ship out on March 30 in USA/Europe. GH5 store links: Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

And Hugh Brownstone posted a new GH5 hands-on video where he tests the Touch Follow Focus feature. He says “it is Just…Wow!”

Thoughts on comparing 8-bit and 10-bit footage from the Panasonic GH5

This video from Wolfcrow is specifically made to address a confusion many people seem to be having as to why there aren’t any significant differences between the 8-bit and 10-bit footage in the Panasonic GH5, as of March 2017. For calculations and links to articles click here: http://wolfcrow.com/blog/thoughts-on-…

But keep in mind that MATH is not everything. As reported by Slashcam and Osamu there seems to be already a 10Bit advantage with the current 150Mb/s compression. And this is and interesting test image by Randy Wheeler:

The external output on the GH4 doesn’t get compromised as shown in this pic so I would assume that the GH5 output won’t get compromised either:

GH5 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama and Panasonic US. In EU at Amazon.de, Cyberport.de and ParkCamera.