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February 12, 2011
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Amazon changes the GH2 status + new review at Whatdigitalcamera

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Amazon (Click here) just changed the status of the black GH2. It says that it will ship within 2-5 weeks. So 6 months after the announcement you might be able to get your BLACK GH2 soon :)

There is a new Panasonic GH2 review at Whatdigitalcamera (Click here): “Those doubting the Micro Four Thirds concept will be impressed at the improvement in image quality…and the new ‘light speed’ AF system is better than on any other contrast-detection system in the market – and that includes all compacts, Compact System Cameras and DSLRs…All in all the GH2 is the best Compact System Camera that money can buy.

Check GH2 price and availability at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.

February 12, 2011
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Olympus E-PL2 review at DPreview

Dpreview (Click here) posted their E-PL2 test results: “Its image quality in good light is excellent and at higher sensitivities is pretty much on the same level as many entry-level DSLRs. The focus speed has noticeably improved over previous models and is now amongst the best in class. ” The camera gets a 71% score.

Click those links to check price and availability of the E-PL2: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay

P.S.: The new DxO software update adds support for the Olympus E-PL2 and the Panasonic DMC-LX5!

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

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)

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