Olympus E-M5 links roundup…

Festival d’été 2012 / Serge Lopez, Kiko Ruiz et Bernardo Sandoval. The video on top is taken with the E-M5. I love the colors and the music! Thanks Stefano!

Here is a short roundup of latest Olympus E-M5 reviews. At that time most of you will have the E-M5 in your own hands. I hope you are enjoying the cam!

Head to Head Review: Olympus OM-D E-M5 v Nikon D7000 at Photographyblog: “In summary, there’s no clear winner – and that alone says volumes about how far compact system cameras have come in the last few years. That the Olympus OM-D E-M5 can hold its own against one of the most highly regarded prosumer/semi-professional DSLR cameras of recent years is a huge surprise

M43eu (Translation here) tested the Panasonic 3D lens on the E-M5.

Readers mail:My name is Tavinho Costa, I just bought a EM-5 and for the last month i’ve been using it on the streets of são paulo and the cities that i visit. I’m a fashion photographer and i’m starting to shoot with the OMD on magazines, i will send the results to you guys later!
hope you like my blog – http://tavinhocosta.tumblr.com the last month is 100% OMD!

Lenses Compared On the E-M5 at ePhotozine:
Canon 200mm f/4 with FD mount designed for use on the Canon A series of cameras (find the lens here on eBay).
Nikon’s Nikkor 200mm f/4 from the 70s/90s when the FE2 and FM2 ruled the prosumer market (find the lens here on eBay).
Pentax K SMC 200mm f/4 from the days of the highly popular student camera the K1000 (find the lens here on eBay).
Pentax Takumer 200mm f/5.6 – a preset lens from the 60s with an M42 screw mount that was designed for use on the Spotmatic (find the lens here on eBay).

The E-M5 keeps being a hotselelr at A.US (ranking here). Olympus E-M5 search links at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.

Lens reviews (Olympus 75mm, Nokton 17.5mm, Tokina 300mm and more…)

It’s weekend time and I am on the way on a long one day trip. Before to go I link you to a list of new lens test….enjoy!

Olympus 75mm:
First impression report at Admiringlight: “It’s not perfect, but it’s darn, darn good. The lens is well built and feels great in the hand, and autofocus is very fast. I was even able to use C-AF to pretty good effect with this lens. Bokeh is nice and the images are quite sharp.
Another brief review with images at Pattayadays.
Ryan: “I was lent the 75mm lens so I used it in low light applications (at a wedding specifically) to see how it did in low light. If you’d like to use it you certainly may (Video on Vimeo).
Preorders and price check at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.

Panasonic 12-35mm X:
Frugalfilmmakers reviewed the Lumix X 12-35 F2.8 I.O.S.
Preorders and price check at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.

Nokton 17.5mm:
Complete Nokton 17.5mm lens test at Lepidi.

Tokina 300mm:
Tokina 300mm f/6.3 Mirror Lens for Micro Four Thirds at Luminous Landscape.
Review at Camerastuffreview (Translation here).

Pentax 110:
Use Pentax-110 24mm Lenses On Micro 4/3 Cameras (Diyphotography).

Samyang fisheye:
Samyang 7.5mm f/3.5 UMC Fisheye Lens Review at ePhotozine.
By the way, Samyang will also (very likely) announce new m43 lenses with at photokina. The current fisheye links:
In USA it’s named Rokinon 7.5mm and you find it on eBay (Click here), Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
In Europe it’s named Samyang 7.5mm and you find it on eBay (Click here), Amazon (Click here),
In UK it’s named Walimex and you find it on eBay (Click here) and Amazon UK (Click here).

Third part of the Zacuto shootout (with GH2)

The second part of the Zacuto shootout (the one with Coppola voting for the GH2) created quite a buzz and there is a must read article written by Art Adams on ProVideoCoalition. Zacuto now made a more equilibrate shootout you can watch here: http://www.zacuto.com/shootout-revenge-2012/revenge-of-the-great-camera-shootout-part-three

Meanwhile the GH2 is getting cheaper and cheaper right before the GH3 announcement: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.

P.S.: a reader sent me this: “Check out this short film shot w/ the GH2. The color grading and overlook is insane! Could pass for a higher end camera, for sure: vimeo

 

Panasonic contrast AF versus Canon Hybrid AF comparison.

During the last years Panasonic and Olympus achieved impressive results on the AF performance. As you know they rely on the contrast AF only. Canon, Nikon (and soon Sony too) are using a hybrid contrast and phase detection AF on their mirrorelss cameras like on the new Canon EOS-M. The video on top has been made by Dpreview to shows the comparison between the G5 AF and the 650D AF.

I think the real advantage of phase detetion is the continous AF on moving objects. On still objects the Panasonic easily beats the Canon!

BY the way, the new Panasonic G5 arrived in Europe and is in Stock at Jessops and on eBay UK (Click here).

E-M5 catalog for the iPad. 75mm best tested lens ever at Photoreview.

Olympus released a special OM-D Guidebook for your iPad. You can see the application description on iTunes (Click here). And a two months review has been published by ePhotozine.

Now, let’s talk about the Olympus 75mm f/1.8 lens. This lens is shipping in low quantities in Europe and in US (at BHphoto). I guess you have to wait 1-2 weeks until to see them in Stock. Meantime Photoreview Australia tested the lens and wrote: “The M. Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f/1.8 lens has produced the best set of test results of any lens we have tested in the last decade. Couple that with superior build quality, compact size and ease of use with the E-M5 (and other) camera bodies and it’s difficult not to be impressed.” (Thanks Mark for the link!).

75mm in Stock and price check at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.