Photographyblog: “G6 is the best overall compact system camera that Panasonic have yet released”

The new G6 high shoulder design seen before on the Leica R9 (here on eBay).

Photographyblog (Click here) posted the first full G6 review and wrote a surprisingly positive conclusion: “In our view the Lumix G6 is the best overall compact system camera that Panasonic have yet released offering a great mix of must-have features, intuitive DSLR-like handling and speedy performance, all at a reasonable price.”

The G6 will ship from late June and preorders are up at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and at Wex UK (Click here).

P.S: The previous generation G5 camera sells for $329 with lens at Groupon (Click here).

Panasonic 35-100mm tested at DxOmark.

DxOmark (Click here) posted and wrote that this is “certainly the best (MFT) kit available based around zoom lenses“.
The 12-35 and 35-100mm basically have the same kind of quality. And it’s rumored that Olympus will launch a f/2.8 zoom with even better image quality. It’s likely going to be announced along the new OMD in September. But I still need to get a confirmation form trusted sources about that…

The Panasonic 35-100mm store links to Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.
Links to the two superb Zuiko f/2.0 zooms:
14-35mm f/2.0 on eBay (Click here) and via Slidoo eBay.
35-100mm f/2.0 on eBay (Click here) and via Slidoo eBay.

Photozone: Olympus 75mm lens is “the best micro-four-thirds lens”.

Image courtesy: Photozone.

Klaus from Photozone (Click here) analyzed the Olympus 75mm f/1.8 lens performance. And the conclusion is: “The Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8 ED is, by quite a margin, the best micro-four-thirds lens that we have tested to date.” If you know Klaus he is quite sever in his judgments. Olympus really should do more lenses like the 75mm prime!

Lens Price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.

And ThePhoBlographer (Click here) tested the new 17mm prime lens: “Overall, the Olympus 17mm f1.8 is a solid lens that performed well throughout this test. The autofocus speed is incredible and the overall image quality is very good. It is a bit on the pricey side when compared to the Olympus 17mm f2.8 and the Panasonic 20mm f1.7

Lens Price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.

First Blackmagic Pocket camera video samples! +GF6, Blackmagic, G6, LF1 and 14-140mm preorder roundup.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera – Market from John Brawley Tests on Vimeo.

John Brawley (Click here) had the pleasure to test the new Blackmagic Cinema Pocket Micro Four Thirds camera. And Rick Young posted a hands-on video on Vimeo (Click here). I can’t wait to see real video comparison between the Blackmagic and the GH3 :)

P.S.: Again more new PEN and OMD auctions on refurbished cameras at Olympusmarket (Click here to see all their auctions).

 

New GF6 image samples (including RAW for download).

Pixel Peepers fanatics can now download some RAW image samples at Quesabesde (Click here). More JPG image samples have been also posted at FourThirds-User. Meantime GF6 preorder quantities aren’t really overwhelming. The camera ranks 21st at Amazon mirrorless camera ranking (Click here, note changing hourly!).

GF6 Preorders are now up at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and now at Adorama (Click here) too.

Curiosity: Too bad the Blackmagic Pocket camera ins’t sold by Amazon -> you can preorder it at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here) -< It would have been nice to see if preorders of the Blackmagic are higher than the GF6 :)