New Olympus E-M5 korean review, and downloadeable RAW images.


It’s time for a new Olympus E-M5 news roudnup and let’s start with non-english websites:
The korean blog Danawa (Click here) posted the first asian review. Scroll down to see their tests and image samples. An ISO test has been publsihed by the polish website Fotopolis (Click here). Again in Poland you can find high iso and dynamic range tests with downloadable *.orf RAW files:
http://www.m43.eu/testy/olympus-e-m5-pierwsze-wyniki-testu-poziomu-szumow/
http://www.m43.eu/testy/olympus-e-m5-ma-rzeczywiscie-swietna-dynamike/

Let’s go back to native english websites:
Image samples can be found at Whatdigitalcamera (Click here). And Gabrielle Motola (Click here) is particluraly impressed by the “fantastic” dynamic range of the camera. Ayton (Click here) did an imposisble E-M5 versus 5dIII versus D800 specs comparison.

E-M5 preorders (Click on the names of the stores to see the product page):
Black E-M5 body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, J&R, Warehouse UK, Redcoon Germany and Amazon Japan.
Silver E-M5 body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, J&R, Warehouse UK, Redcoon Germany, and Amazon Japan.
Black E-M5 body with 14-42mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and J&R.
Black E-M5 body with 12-50mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, J&R, Jessops, Redcoon Deutschland, Amazon UK, Amazon Deutschland and Amazon Japan.
Silver E-M5 body with 12-50mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, J&R, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Deutschland and Amazon Japan.

New SLRmagic 50mm anamorphic video by Seb Farges.

I like Seb Farges creative way of testing m43 stuff. The video on top shows the SLR magic 50mm f/0.95 lens used with the Berthiot Tiny Cinemascope 2X lens. Great work!
I take the chance to ask you to send me your best work from time to time. Tomorrow I am going to post an article with a list of links to readers work. If you have something special to show to our 43rumors readers drop me a message at 43rumors@gmail.com! Thanks!

P.S.:
The Berthiot 2x lens can be found on eBay (Click here) Same thing for the SLR magic lens on eBay (Click here)

Olympus E-M5 versus E-P3 by Pekka Potka!

On left the image quality of the Olympus E-M5. Ont he right the Olympus E-P3.

Pekka Potka is doing an amazing job in these days and keeps us posted with all his findings about the new Olympus E-M5. The latest post includes an image comparison between the E-M5 and E-P3 (Click here to see it): “E-M5 is markedly better in every regard: sharpness, signal to noise ratio, dynamic range… . At higher ISOs E-M5 gains about two stop improvement. This result comes from new sensor with more resolution and better pixel per pixel quality, thinner low pass filter and impoved JPG processing.

Of course these is a JPEG image comparison but Pekka promised to post some RAW comparison soon too! But looking at the results I really hope Olympus will update their PEN line soon. The difference is huge! Pekka also tested the Af speed with 4/3 lenses a (Click here) and explained the dial configuration on the E-M5 (Click here).

More E-M5 bits: A japanese test at Nikkei (Click here). Image samples at Itmedia (Click here) and Flickr (Click here). And first music clip made with the E-M5 on youtube (Click here). The video quality is good but the music is terrible :)

And here is the Full E-M5 Preorder list (Update with J&R links):
1) Black E-M5 body at
Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, J&R, Warehouse UK, Redcoon Germany and Amazon Japan.
2) Silver E-M5 body at
Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, J&R, Warehouse UK, Redcoon Germany, and Amazon Japan.
3) Black E-M5 body with 14-42mm lens at
Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and J&R.
4) Black E-M5 body with 12-50mm lens at
Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, J&R, Jessops, Redcoon Deutschland, Amazon UK, Amazon Deutschland and Amazon Japan.
5) Silver E-M5 body with 12-50mm lens at
Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, J&R, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Deutschland and Amazon Japan.
6) FL-600R wireless flash at
Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
7) MMF-3 Four Thirds adapter at
Amazon and Adorama.
8.) HLD-6 power battery holder at
Amazon, Adorama and Amazon Japan.

New DXOmark and other lens reviews

DxO is heavily testing our m43 lenses and the Leica really looks like a stellar performer:
Panasonic-Leica 25mm f/1.4 review at DxOmark (Click here): “Our measurements of the Panasonic-Leica lens confirm that micro 4/3 lenses are quality optics, with results at least as good as those for entry-level APS-Cs.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/2.8 review at DxOmark (Click here).

More lens reviews/news:
Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8 Review at Admiringlight (Click here) and Damian (Click here).
Crazy test – Pansonic 20mm f/1.7 vs. Olympus 14-35mm f/2 (Dpreview).
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-200mm f/4.0-5.6 MEGA OIS Lens Firmware Update (ePhotozine).

Shop search links for the mentioned lenses:
Panasonic-Leica 25mm at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
Olympus 45mm Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay Panasonic 20mm Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay (out of Stock in ALL US stores).
The superb Olympus 14-35mm f/2.0 on eBay (Click here)

More image samples of the new Sonnetar (and some of the SLR magic scoope).

There are new and actually (very good looking) image samples taken with the Sonnetar 25mm f/1.1 prototype lens on the GH1. You can see them at KTFdesign (Click here) and KTFturbo (Click here). A japanese source confirmed that it will have the same $650 price of the Pentax Q mount version (here on eBay). It will be a more compact and cheaper alternative of the Voigtländer 25mm f/0.95 lens. No matter if you like the new Sonnetar or not it is great to see such a busy buzz of new third party lenses for the m43 system. Sigma, Voigtländer, Schneider, Zeiss and SLRmagic…that makes the system great!

Speaking of SLRmagic, you can see some image samples taken with their new scoope lenses on Flickr (Click here). Their 12-36×50 ED (420-1260mm) lens is available on eBay (Click here) for US $549.00.