The video on top shows a comparison between the newly announced Jackar 34mm f/1.8 lens and the SLR Magic 35mm f/1.7 MC. Both are certainly not the best lenses for the MFT system but some of you might found them to be a good cheap alternative to other lenses.
Image courtesy: Photozone.
Photozone (Click here) published the full Olympus 60mm macro review: “The question of the day is whether to prefer the Olympus M.Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 ED macro over the Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm f/2.8 ASPH OIS ? As far as the key aspects is concerned the Leica lens may be a tad sharper whereas the M.Zuiko has a slight edge on the bokeh side. The choice is yours. :-)”
E-PM2 tests at Digitalcameraworld.
Bokeh comparison @ 20mm and 19mm at M43photo.
GH3 test at Optyczne (translation here).
E-M5 review at Microfourthirds.
E-PL5 + Cooke Kinic 25mm F1.5 at DC.watch (translation here). That lens costs around 300 dollars/Euro on eBay (Click here to see auctions).
Dpreview (Click here) just posted the 17mm f/1.8 image samples. Better late than never :) There is no review yet but they do write: “We haven’t had to opportunity to test the image quality in detail but, while not as sensationally sharp as the 45mm F1.8 and 75mm F1.8 lenses, the 17mm appears to do pretty well and with neither corner sharpness nor distortion showing much to be concerned about.”
And also Amazon lens buyers seem to like the lens. The first six user reviews are quite positive (Click here to read them).
17mm 1.8 price checks at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.
Dpreview also shared the first imrpession about the XZ-10 (Click here to read the article).
As I told you yesterday, there is no day without a new GF or GX deal. Today you can buy the White GF5 with kit zoom for $349 at Amazon (Click here).
Let me catch up with some major new MFT reviews:
The video on top shows an EM-5 Battery Grip Review & Test by WhatDigitalCamera. And Thom Hogan posted his review of the E-M5 at SansMirror.com.
E-PL5 review at Digital-photography-school.
CameraLabs (Click here) tested the Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens: “The Olympus 45mm f1.8 is arguably one of the best lenses for the Micro Four Thirds system, whether you’re using an Olympus or Panasonic body. This lens is so small and light you’ll hardly know you’re carrying it around, yet is capable of delivering industry-leading performance with pin-sharp details across the entire frame right into the extreme corners.”
This is the very first time you can see some image samples taken with the new Nokton 42,5mm f/0.95 lens. Here are the links to the three images. Please be aware that the photographer made the mistake to write 25mm instead of 42,5mm on the title. He will correct it soon :)
So…what do you think? Is it good enough for you?
Still no info about the availability of the lens. Save this search on Slidoo to be notified when the lens will be available for preorder on eBay.
Thanks Nanoka for sharing the links!