First 12-35mm X video test. 35-100mm X coming soon…

Panasonic 12-35mm Lens Test (Informal) from Jurek Ugarow on Vimeo.

Jurek Ugarow sent me his first Panasonic 12-35mm X video test. Enjoy!

The second 35-100mm X zoom we saw many times as prorptype lens will be announced within six weeks! We are still pretty much in the dark about the final price but I have been told it will cost more or less like the current 12-35mm X lens.

P.S.: 15 X lenses are back in Stock at Amazon (Click here). And with the X zoom we now have three Panasonic lenses within the 20 most ordered lens ranking list (Click here to see).

200 Euro price drop on the Nokton 17.5mm lens in Europe. New review by Lepidi.

I always said that the Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 is a superb lens and would probably be in my hands if it wouldn’t be that expensive. So I have good news to report today. At least in Europe the lens suddenly got around 200 Euro cheaper! Instead of the usual 1299 Euro you now pay 1049 at Photo-Video eBay (Click here) and many lenses are avaialble for 1079 at Foto Mundus eBay (Click here).

I am still trying to resist even if I just read that super nice review of the Nokton lens at Lepidi :)

P.S: In US the lens is in Stock for $1299 at Amazon (Click here).

Full Panasonic G5 review by Photographyblog (and GX1 with lens for $499)

You didn’t forget that we just ahd a new Panasonic announcement…you didn’t? In case you want to read more about the new G5 check out the latest review at Photographyblog (Click here) posted the full Panasonic G5 review: “One of our favourite compact system cameras from 2011 may have become more expensive, but it’s also more accomplished than its predecessor, making the new Panasonic Lumix G5 one of the best DSLR pretenders and one of the best mirrorless cameras on the market.” Preorder the Black G5 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here) and the Silver G5 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here)

And while the Canon EOS-M is ruling the Amazon (pre-)order rankings (Click here to see) you may watch out for the much cheaper and interesting deals ongoing in US. Particularly Panasonic has ben very active in offering deals this month. We now have a Panasonic GX1 with 14-42mm lens for $499 at Adorama (Click here)! Even cheaper is the Panasonic GF3 with 14mm pancake for $379 at Amazon (Click here). On the lens front we have aPanasonic 20mm pancake for $359 at Amazon (Click here) and aPanasonic 14-42mm X pancake for $279 at Amazon (Click here).

 

Olympus E-M5 reviews roundup (Pekka Potka, Robin Wong, Rudin and more!!!).

Image courtesy by Phil Rudin

A while ago we reported about a possible new High End OM camera coming this winter. But the best camera is the camera that ffullfills your needs now and reviewers keep posting super reports about the Olympus E-M5.

Before to start US and European readers should know that:
1) Eight E-M5 bodies are in Stock at Adorama eBay (Click here) on Adorama’s website and at BHphoto (Click here).
2) Body + 14-42mm kit is in Stock at Amazon (Click here).
3) The very rare to find SIlver body only is available in Europe at Simplyelectronics UK on eBay (Click here)

Here is a full roundp of the latest E-M5 reviews:
Is the Olympus OM-D the perfect digital camera? By Imaging Resource. In the bush with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 by Scott Rinckenberger. Wildlife with E-M5 by Pekka Potka.The Olympus E-M5 by The Frugal Filmmakers.A report by PEN and Tell (german). Robin Wong report abotu the Olympus Malaysia event. Our friend Phil Rudin posted a set of E-M5 underwater pictures on Digitaldiver.

About the rumored professional E-M5.
I am collecting your OM PRO features suggestions posted here: http://www.43rumors.com/ft3-high-end-om-camera-coming-within-the-next-6-months-e-m5-price-drop-this-winter/. Will do a poll soon.

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E-M5 preorder links:
Amazon, Adorama, B&H, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon France, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.

E-M5 Case:
There is the official CS-36FBC Olympus case. A leather half case from Hong Kong. A full leather case with strap from Cina. Than we have half cases from two well known producers, Zelenpol, Kaza and Gariz.

E-M5 Batteries, and other things:
The Olympus GS-4 strap and the DSTE E-M5 batteries you have to use with an extra charger. There is an E-M5 car charger a new E-M5 LCD screen and a Front Cover+ Top Panel.

Olympus E-M5 review from a video point of view (EosHD). And 2500 Euro for a E-M5 grip.

Journey (Olympus OM-D E-M5) from Andrew Reid on Vimeo.

Before to start. Be aware of mistakes on eBay. A reader pounted me out that “someone” is selling the E-M5 battery grip for 2.500 Euro (Click here to see the auction). I see those kind of “mistakes” all the time :(

UPDATE: Body only in Stock at Amazon (Click here).

Our friend Andrew from EosHD (Click here) posted an E-m5 review focusing more on the video aspects of the camera: “There are some things the OM-D E-M5 does better even in video mode than the competition including even the GH2. Unfortunately the image quality in video mode is not an all-out winner like the stills mode.

Steve Huff tested the 12-50mm kit lens: “It’s a good lens though not a GREAT “wow” lens.

DxO Optics Pro 7.5.2 gains Olympus E-M5 and Panasonic GF5 support (Dpreview).

ePhotozine posted a E-M5 1-Month User Review

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E-M5 preorder links:
Amazon, Adorama, B&H, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon France, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.

E-M5 Case:
There is the official CS-36FBC Olympus case. A leather half case from Hong Kong. A full leather case with strap from Cina. Than we have half cases from two well known producers, Zelenpol, Kaza and Gariz.

E-M5 Batteries, and other things:
The Olympus GS-4 strap and the DSTE E-M5 batteries you have to use with an extra charger. There is an E-M5 car charger a new E-M5 LCD screen and a Front Cover+ Top Panel.