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December 15, 2010
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Panasonic 100-300mm lens reviewed (Photographyblog)

Photographyblog tested the new Panasonic 100-300mm lens. The lens scores 4 of 5 stars: “While this lens is obviously not in the same class as the primes and high-grade zooms that we have reviewed so far, it is actually pretty amazing for a superzoom….For starters, it’s surprisingly small and lightweight…Optically, the lens isn’t a top performer, but it’s perfectly acceptable and actually better than we expected. At most focal lengths, you can safely use it wide open…The lens also earns our admiration for fast focusing on the equally new DMC-GH2, even at the 600mm equivalent end of the zoom range in low-light conditions. This is equally true for moving subjects too, making this lens well-suited to sports and wildlife photography…
Read the full review at Photographyblog.

The lens itself is in Stock at Amazon or eBay.

December 14, 2010
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Panasonic GH2 vs Canon (+3D during video mode possible if you cover the electronics contacts)


Cinedigital.tv made this Lumix GH2 vs Canon 5DmarkII vs Canon T2i comparison.

Digitalrev posted the first part of their Panasonic Lumix GH2 vs Canon EOS 60D Review. It has been written by Andrew reid from EosHD: “Having already covered the video side of these cool new DSLRs on EOSHD.com, I’m approaching this review from the stills side. “…”In video mode, quality is excellent, easily beating the Canon 60D. But in stills mode although it’s a good improvement over previous Lumix G cameras like the GH1 and GF1 it cannot match the Canon 60D“. P.S.: Imaging Resource published a set of image samples.

But Andrew discovered a nice trick to enable video recording with the new 3D lens (which by te way is in Stock at BHphoto right now)! “Now, it seems by simply covering the electronic contacts of the Lumix 3D lens with paper you can shoot with it in video mode, not just stills.” Read mroe about that on EosHD (Hey Andrew you should find a new name for your website!).

For our US friends: Panasonic store has a bunch of Body Only GH2 in Stock! A few more cameras are in Stock at eBay! And an expensive silver GH2 is in Stock at Amazon :(

December 14, 2010
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New Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95 review at Lenstip.

There is a new Voigtländer Nokton review written by Lenstip (Click here to read it). It’s a very detailed and accurate test (Good job!): “If you ever held any of Voigtlander lenses in your hand, you won’t be disappointed by the Nokton 0.95/25. Its build quality is really beyond reproach – we deal here with metal and glass, nothing more.”

At f/0.95 resolution is very low, it has high coma and vignetting(-2.08 EV). The good news is that “the image doesn’t feature any out-of-focus colour cast which means the longitudinal aberration is corrected splendidly” and there is a negligible level of chromatic aberration. Stopped down the lens performance is very high (from f/1.4 upwards) with sensational image quality in the frame centre.

The real problem of that lens is that it is sold out! There is only one single lens in auction on eBay (via german reseller). Camerquest announced that they have no camera left. And my second request goes directly to Voigtländer. Please make more MFT lenses like the 35mm and 40mm fast pancakes :)

December 13, 2010
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Panasonic GH2 review at Photographyblog! It’s an “essential” camera!

Photographyblog posted their Panasonic GH2 review. And the conclusions is: “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 offers a winning combination of high-quality stills and video, proven handling and design, and a more affordable price-tag – it’s simply the most complete interchangeable lens camera currently available for people who want to shoot in both formats.

And it’s the first time I see such an amazing rating by Photographyblog… 24/25 points! The camera gains an “Essential” recommendation!!! Only the Nikon D3s and the Nikon D3x do have the same “Essential” rating (but they also do cost over $5.000!).

GH2 preorders in US

Amazon US, Adorama, BHphoto (notify only)

GH2 Europe (in Stock)

Amazon.de, Pixmania.fr, Amazon.co.uk, Pixmania.it, Pixmania.pl, Pixmania.es.

Via Photographyblog

December 13, 2010
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Olympus E-5 review at neocamera (+ manual in all languages available)

The next Olympus E-5 review has been published by Neocamera. It turns out that also in that case the reviewer is positively impressed by the camera: “This Olympus E-5 turns out to be an excellent DSLR. It has all the makings of a refined product and an advanced feature set which makes it suitable for all types of photography. There are very few cameras which include all the E-5’s important features and it even has some unique capabilities.

One more news: Olympus E-5 manuals available now in “all” languages, on:
http://www.olympus-europa.com/consumer/208_manuals.cfm?prodID=MN4279292
via http://www.forum-olympus-france.com.

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