Olympus E-M5 review roundup!

I keep finding links about new E-M5 reviews and test. So it’s time for a new roundup:
Steve Huff (Click here) finished his E-M5 review: “To all of those who feared M4/3 in the past, fear no more. The E-M5 is versatile, capable, fun, serious, well built and offers everything we can ask for in a take anywhere camera. BRAVO OLYMPUS!
Full E-M5 review by Pocket-Lint (Click here): “We like it, we like it a lot. But with a taller asking price than the Nikon D7000, and at just £200 shy of a Canon EOS 7D kit, there’s a lot to consider.
New E-M5 review at E-P1.net (Click here).
A bit weird OM design thought at Minimallyminimal (Click here).
Olympus OM-D E-M5: mise au point manuelle at Lepidi (Click here).
E-M5 versus GX1 by Petter Magnusson (Click here).
10 minute video of OMD E-m5 video on a quadrocopter flying around a skate park, showing how good the video is and how well the IBIS works on Vimeo (Click here).
Hungarian E-M5 review by Pixinfo (Click here).
Silkypix RAW quality comparison by DSRLcheck (Click here).
Jérôme:Here’s a fresh video from my OM-D E-M5 using best Zuiko & Panasonic lenses: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2Mv6j88vPA
And a direct link to download the Full HD movie: http://dl.free.fr/bXvQsUZFK
Vittore:Here you can find ( https://plus.google.com/u/0/105314449991381543946/posts ) a first little impression from a professional photographer with OM-D E-M5 here my portfolio if you want to know who I am: http://photographer.photoshelter.com/

E-M5 (Pre)order links (Click on store name): Amazon, Adorama, B&H, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.

Bestseller list. Check the list (changes hourly!):
USA: E-M5 on position 10/13/18/19 (Click here)
UK: E-M5 is on position 11 (Click here).
Germany: The E-M5 is on position 4/12 (Click here).
France: not available (Click here to see rankings anyway).
Japan: E-M5 on position 3/6/16 (Click here).

GH2 versus E-M5 Quadrocopter comparison!

This time we have a different kind of comparison. No noise or resolution test anymore, it’s time for a Quadcopter comparison made by 4to400.com (Click here). The reviewer found that the E-M5 stabilization works great and “Although I will say that the video quality of the two is very comparable. I did like the way the video looked straight out of the EM5 a bit more then the GH2 though.” But he still misses the 1080 at 60p recording on the E-M5.

By the way the Quadcopter mania is really growing! I know of more and more people buying or building their own Quandcopter. Here is a list of stuff on eBay (Click here). But there are also Tricopter (Click here), Hexacopter (Click here), Octocopter (Click here)…. :)

P.S: 4to400 is represented by the company www.Quadrocopter.com.
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The GH2 is a real bargain in these days after multiple rebates (Click on store name): Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay (P.S.: $749 at Amazon (Click here) with lens!)
E-M5 (Pre)order links (Click on store name): Amazon, Adorama, B&H, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.

Pekka Potka dynamic range test reloaded. Thirds party E-M5 battery that works on Olympus chargers!

Too bad the deal is over but it is good to know that there are third party E-M5 batteries that will actually work on your current Olympus charger! Click here to see the battery specs and eBay auction!

And here are some new E-M5 reviews and testings:
Pekka Potka (Click here) wrote a new post about the E-m5 dynamic range: “With more demanding subjects E-M5 gives even more headroom for adjustments. I would say that for me the total gain is roughly 2 stops (over the Olympus E-P3) in the way I tweak my images in Lightroom.
Soundimagesplus (Click here) compared the X PRO 1 image quality with that of the Olympus E-M5 and Sony NEX-5n: “Firstly, using the same Nikon lens on the Fuji and Sony the Sony has purple fringing and the Fuji doesn’t. Secondly, while the Fuji is clearly the best at ISO 3200, just look at how close the Olympus OM-D gets to this much praised Sony sensor at that setting.
On the road with the E-M5 by Colin Steel (Click here).

E-M5 (Pre)order links (Click on store name): Amazon, Adorama, B&H, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.

Bestseller list. Check the list (changes hourly!):
USA: E-M5 on position 5/8/15/17/19 (Click here)
UK: E-M5 is on position 35 (Click here).
Germany: The E-M5 is on position 1/3 (Click here).
France: not available (Click here to see rankings anyway).
Japan: E-M5 on position 1/5/18 (Click here).

E-M5 RAW dynamic range test by Pekka Potka (Body only really in Stock at Adorama)

Reminder: Before to read the new reviews a quick in Stock status news: Right now the body only is in Stock at Adorama (Click here). German readers can find body only and kit version in Stock at Amazon Germany (Click here). Same situation for UK readers at Jessops (Click here).

E-M5 new reviews roundup:
The image on top shows the RAW dynamic range form the E-M5 and has been made by Pekka Potka (Click here to read the article): “The biggest and maybe most important difference was for E-M5 at ISO 200. With Lightroom I was able to read a 12.6 EV dynamic range and with CaptureOne it was 12.0EV. At ISO 400 they both gave the same 12EV.
Digitalcamerainfo (Click here) posted the 22 pages long E-M5 review. They also have good news about the dynamic range performance: “The sensor’s noise floor is a bit high, but the camera controls highlights well, offering dynamic range and low light shooting that can keep up with most sub-$1000 DSLRs. While the E-M5 certainly isn’t setting any new bars in a category filled with larger APS-C image sensors, it’s no longer such an issue that we’d warn you off the camera entirely
More E-M5 test bits: E-m5 on the road at Phototravelasia (Click here). First impresisons at Stuff Review (Click here).

Bestseller list. Check the list (changes hourly!):
USA: E-M5 on position 8/9/12/15/16 (Click here)
UK: E-M5 is on position 14 (Click here).
Germany: The E-M5 is on position 1/4/8 (Click here).
France: not available (Click here to see rankings anyway).
Japan: E-M5 on position 2/7/20 (Click here).

E-M5 (Pre)order links (Click on store name): Amazon, Adorama, B&H, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.

Nokton 17.5mm lens test roundup! (and how to correct Color Fringe)

One of the most amazing lenses for the Micro FOur Thirds system is the new Voigtlander Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95. It is now shipping in may countries and it’s time to see the first user tests!
ThePhoBlographer (Click here) posted the video you here see on top and some image samples on their website. Steve Huff (Click here) also had a quick look on the lens. Two of our readers also sent me an email to shrae their experience wiht the lens:
1)I just got the Voigtlander 17.5mm f/0.95 and it is an utterly superb lens: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dckyoto/sets/72157629567579710/ There’s something about the colour reproduction and contrast in the bokeh, some of the shots look almost as if they have been taken with an ND filter. Really sweet!
2)Just share this with other M43 interested people. I am continuing with tests on the new Nokton 17.5mm, and it is wonderful. This shows how sharp and precise the close distance focusing is, and the creamy bokeh!!! https://plus.google.com/115255826572441766446/posts/EYWQ7Lk1oaq

As you know the lens has some color fringe when used at full aperture. A reader (thanks!) made me notice that article at Adobe (Click here). it explains how to remove it in lightroom! Amazing!

And below you can find some direct links to stores having the lens in Stock (mostly via eBay):
In Europe at Photoalps (Click here), Bayernphoto (Click here), Topfoto (Click here), Digitalhandel (Click here), Shphoto (Click here),
In Asia at Breguetcamera (Click here), BennyWong (Click here), ShipfromJapan (Click here), FatJump (Click here), ShipfromJapan (Click here),
In USA at Bhphoto (Click here).