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August 28, 2014
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Plenty of new E-PL7 videos and updated preorder list.

This is the “selfie-promo-video”…lol :)

Olympus official Youtube channel added plenty of new videos about the E-PL7 (Click on title to open):
M Zuiko 12mm f2 0 Lens
Olympus PEN E-PL7 Overview
EPL7 Wifi OI Share
OI.Share – Olympus Image Share
Share beautifully with the new Olympus PEN EPL-7
Olympus PEN E-PL7′s Art Filters
PEN E-PL7 Art Filters

UPDATED(!) preorder, specs and price links to all newly announced Olympus stuff:
Full special page at Adorama.
Silver E-PL7 body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, GetOlympus, Wex UK.
Black E-PL7 body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, GetOlympus, Wex UK.
Silver E-PL7 with lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, GetOlympus, Wex UK.
Black E-PL7 with lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, GetOlympus, Wex UK.
White E-PL7 at Wex UK.
Black 12mm f/2.0 lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, GetOlympus.
Black LH48 Metal hood for the 12mm lens at Adorama.
Black kit lens lens cover at Adorama, BHphoto.
Brown kit lens lens cover at Adorama, BHphoto.
Black CS-45B body jacket at Adorama, BHphoto.
Brown CS-45B body jacket at Adorama, BHphoto.
Black E-PL7 CS-45B at Adorama.
Brown E-PL7 CS-45B at Adorama.
Olympus BLS-50 Lithium-Ion Battery at BHphoto.
EP12 underwater housing at GetOlympus.

August 17, 2014
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The new Handevision 40mm 0.85 MFT lens gets a surprising positive feedback from Lensrentals!

Most of us were convinced the new Handevision 40mm f/0.95 would just be an expensive gimmick. And so was Roger Cicala from Lensrentals. But when he tested the lens he had to change his mind about it:

In my expectations at the beginning of this article, I never expected this lens to do this well in the center. I didn’t even consider it a possibility. I can’t tell you that it’s worth $2,000 to you, but I can certainly say it’s not overpriced for what it offers. This is an excellent lens.

So this lens is not a gimmick, but it remains a very expensive piece of glass. Is that mini aperture advantage worth 2x the price of the Voigtlander Nokton?

The Handevision 40mm f/0.85 is in Stock at BHphoto (Click here)

For the record. These are the five f/o.95 lenses:
Nokton 25mm f/0.95 (here one Bay).
Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 (here one Bay).
Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 (here one Bay).
SLRmagic 50mm f/0.95 (here one Bay).
SLRmagic 25mm f/0.95 (here one Bay).


August 14, 2014
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First review of the Kodak PixPro S-1 at Digitalversus.

Image courtesy: Digitalversus

The yet not in Store Kodak PixPro S-1 got reviewed for the first time at Digitalversus (Click here). The camera earns 3 points aout of five and the conclusion says:

It’s great to see Kodak/JK Imaging making headway so quickly and already releasing its first mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera—one that uses an already existing standard (Micro 4/3) rather than simply creating yet another mount. The S-1 is a basic camera, but it also doesn’t suffer any deal-breaking flaws, which is good news for a first release. It is in no way a rough draft, and the firm has a palpable desire to move onwards and upwards. Can’t wait to see what’s next! Until then, we have to say, Panasonic and Olympus’ competing models are the safer choice.

If the camera will ever hit the American and European is unclear. The camera main market will be China and few other Asian countries (at least for now).

August 3, 2014
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New SLR Magic Anamorphot video review.

A 43rumors reader just sent me his review video of the new SLR Magic Anamorphot:

Just watched TheCameraStoreTV video on the SLR Magic Anamorphot, and was disappointed to find it was not up to the quality of most of their videos. I just posted this video a couple days ago with my unboxing and impressions of the SLR Magic Anamorphot, where I go into detail that will give potential buyers a better idea of the adapter and the results it can give you.

You can grab the anamorphot lens on eBay (Click here).

August 2, 2014
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First IBELUX 40mm f/0.85 review!

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The world’s fastest lens for mirrorless cameras is the Ibelux 40mm f/0.85. You can get it with native MFT mount at Adorama (Click here) and in Germany at Technikdirekt. (google translation here) is the first website who reviewed the lens (Fuji X-mount version). They posted many image samples and test. Of course it’s a bit tricky to rely on the google translation tool but these are their findings (if correctly interpreted):

- lens quality is very high (made of metal and nice glossy painted black).
- smooth focus ring and very accurate. A bit weak click when using the aperture ring (sometimes you may don’t notice it and rotate further).
- sharpness is decent wide open and improves dramatically at f/2.8 towards.
- There is some fringe at wide aperture
- It has a “gentle” blur
- no major ghost or flare issue

Now are your ready to spend 2000Euro/Dollars on that lens? Me not :)


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