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February 11, 2011
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Olympus E-PL2 tested at Digitalcamerareview (+GF2 and E-5 reviews)

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CNET Australia tested the new Panasonic GF2: “Panasonic’s second compact interchangeable lens camera won’t disappoint new users with its sleek footprint and very good image quality. It’s those looking to upgrade who might be left feeling a tad disappointed, particularly compared to the strong offerings from other manufacturers in the same space.” The reviewer gave the camera 8.3 out of 10 points.
If you own the GF2 feel free to add your rating at 43rumors (Click here). Reminder you must be a registered member!
Direct GF2 shop links to Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.

Digitalcamerareview posted their new Olympus E-PL2 test results: “Can I honestly recommend that current E-PL1 owners “upgrade” to the E-PL2? No. However, if you’re currently shopping for a new camera there are plenty of reasons to consider this one. The E-PL2 offers a small, light camera and plenty of features at a competitive price. ” The E-PL2 gets 3.5/5 points.
Rate the E-PL2 at 43rumors.
Direct E-PL2 shop links to Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.

And ThePhoBlographer compared the Olympus E-5, Pentax K5, Canon 7D, Nikon D300s. That’s what he thinks about the E-5: “The punchiest colors by far, but the worst dynamic range. This was a major disappointment for me as I’m a former Olympus user.
Direct GF2 shop links to Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.

February 10, 2011
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Panasonic 12.5mm f/12 Lumix G 3D tested at SLRgear

For the first time SLRgear tested a 3D lens. And they had a lot of fun with the new Panasonic 12.5mm lens: “The images were realistic enough that I found myself shifting my head to see if I could see more of a scene by moving to peek around a real opening into 3D space. When you do that, though, the 3D background just appears to float, unmoving, behind the foreground objects, an odd, somewhat unsettling phenomenon that caused a couple of viewer’s queasiness.

The big problem is that “the very small, and fixed aperture of f/12 limits your shooting to bright daylight.

Check price and availability of the 3D lens at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay (Click on shop names to directly visit the lens product page).
Read user reviews and add your rating about the 3D lens: http://www.43rumors.com/cameras/panasonic-12-5mm-f12-3d-lens/#ratingandreviews

Via SLRgear

February 10, 2011
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Kipon EOS to m43 adapter with built-in aperture ring review (Sankei.jp)

Sankei.jp reviewed the Kipon EOS-m4/3 adapter. Up until now, if you wanted to use a Canon EOS lens on a Micro Four Thirds camera, you had to set – and stick with – a single aperture as current adapter rings lack the electronic communication required to change it. The Kipon EOS-m4/3 adapter super-cedes this problem by featuring a built in aperture ring you adjust manually. The adapter costs $195.00 and is available on eBay only (Click here)

February 8, 2011
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Panasonic GH2 tested at Cameralabs!

Cameralabs (Click here) published their Panasonic GH2 test results. And after heavy testing they came to the conclusion that: “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 delivers one of the most satisfying and uncompromised experiences from a hybrid camera to date. Still photo quality is as the best we’ve seen from the Micro Four Thirds standard and keeps-up with APS-C sensors at low to mid sensitivities even with its boost in resolution, while autofocus is very snappy, proving contrast-based systems can actually out-perform phase-change systems while avoiding potential front and rear focusing errors.”

The camera gets highly recommended with a score of 87%. By comparison the E-P2 earns a 83% and the Nikon D7000 a 88% rating.

CLick those direct GH2 links to order the check price and availability of the new GH2: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay

February 8, 2011
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Olympus XZ-1 review at Photographyblog

Photographyblog (Click here) just posted their XZ-1 review. There’s alot to like: “The camera ticks all the boxes that any experienced photographer is looking for – “sensible” pixel count, a very fast lens, raw file support, a reliable multi-point AF system and a well implemented manual exposure mode complete with an optional live histogram“…”In summary the Olympus XZ-1 is a very attractive and well thought-out – if a bit expensive – digital compact camera that appeals to a wide range of users and presents a real threat to the likes of the Canon Powershot S95, Panasonic Lumix LX5 and Samsung EX1.” The camera gets Highly Recommended!

XZ-1 direct shop links: Amazon US, Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR

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