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September 30, 2010
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Three very interesting Panasonic GH2 AF speed test videos!

Panasonic GH2 autofocus speed test on follwing three lenses:

- Panasonic 20mm f/1.7)

- Leica 25mm f/1.4)

- MZD 17mm f/2.8)

Panasonic GH2 – AF in low light test

Panasonic GH2 Light Speed AF Test (AFC)

So what do you think about the AF performance? Very fast and precise or not?

Thanks Jesper

September 30, 2010
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Panasonic GH2 raw MTS footage now available for download (via EosHD)

Andrew Reid from EosHD just posted a new GH2 video you can download here: It’s shot in 1080/50i and taken with a Panasonic GH2 prototype present at Photokina. Andrew also discovered some more iteresting things: “On the final day there I spotted a few more GH2 features. It now has an option in the menu for Continuous Preview which gives a what-you-see-is-what-you-get live view display in manual stills mode without having to switch to movie mode. A feature I wanted, and it seemed Panasonic realised was lacking on the GH1. Manual audio control allows us to adjust levels, which can only be a good thing – I also noticed that sound from the onboard mic seems much improved.Also Panasonic’s new press release confirms the presence of live HDMI out, simultaneously whilst recording video. It even goes as far as mentioning that this is for professional monitoring on sets. It does seem that they really are listening quite well to us filmmakers! I doubt it is an uncompressed output like on the AF100 with it’s HD-SDI output but I do know for what it’s worth that the GH2 has much improved HDMI output quality all round, without the same loss of fidelity and colour that the GH1′s had. The HDMI spec is now at V1.4 to support 3D as well.

Meanwhile one for our readers (Joe) found that GH2 image samples on Flickr (Click here).

Request to our european readers. Is there any European store having the GH2 available for preorder? I only found it at Amazon UK and Amazon France :(

September 28, 2010
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Panasonic GH2 ISO samples at

Video above: Panasonic explains the GH2 at Photokina.

Unwire Hong Kong (click here) has two new Panasonic GH2 image samples taken at 1.600 and 3.200 ISO. Those are taken with a pre-production camera but to me the image quality looks really good!

More Panasonic news today:
- Panasonic LX5 review at Imaging Resource
- Panasonic releases TZ10, FP3, FP2 and FP1 firmware updates (Dpreview)

September 28, 2010
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First Olympus E-5 review (from Russia!)

The russian forum “Olympus Our life” posted the first Olympus E-5 review! The test is very detailed with all kind of ISO and sharpness comparison. We have to put our faith in hands of google translation tool to understand the text :)

More nice E-5 Image samples have been posted here at SmugSmug.

P.S.: Preorder the Olympus E-5 at (Click here)

And here a new Photokina video interview with Toshi Terada of Olympus (via noisycamera)

September 24, 2010
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Some Voigtländer 25mm f/0.95 image samples (Photokina)

The Flickr user “Itemsis” just sent us an email to his latest images samples taken at photokina using the new Voigtländer 25mm f/0.95 on a Panasonic G1. You can see two mroe pictures here at Flickr.

We already posted some images few weeks ago (

If you want the new Voigtländer instead of the Noktor you can preorder the lens on:
- FotoMundus on eBay (Click here)
- Mainlinephoto Australia
- Cameraquest (one of my favorite shops!)
- The classic camera

Let me know if other stores do accept preorders! Thanks!

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