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Dpreview just posted the new Canon 60D review. The good news is that they compared the noise perofrmance with “our” new Panasonic GH2: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos60d/page11.asp. It’s doing pretty well! Maybe we should not pay to much attention at what DxOmark says
For out japanese readers: Ascii.jp posted a GH2 review!
Mike Kobal posted a new set of image samples taken at f/0.95 aperture only! (http://www.mikekobal.com/blog/?p=869). Those are very nice and sharp images! It has much better results than my Noktor 50mm f/0.95
Soundimageplus posted the first part of his Voigtländer 25mm f/0.95 review and those are some of their key findings:
- I was concerned that I may have problems focusing at f/0.95 but these fears proved unfounded.
- This lens focuses to just over 6″ or 17 CM. This is INCREDIBLY useful.
- The Bokeh is “Incredible“.
- I’ve detected very little CA and fringing
I just checked eBay again and there are Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95 three shops from Hong Kong and Germany selling the lens (Click here)[/shoplink]. Worldwide shipment!
Finally non-japanese stores do have some of the new Panasonic stuff in Stock
Amazon Deutschland has the new Panasonic 14mm lens in Stock right now!. And so Amazon UK.
That leads us to hope that also Amazon US, Adorama and BHphoto will have it in Stock soon!
I don’t advice you to buy the japanese GH2 (which are currently in auction on eBay) because you have to deal with the japanese menu. But you don’t have that problem when you buy a lens! Japanese resellers are currently selling some of these lenses on eBay (Click here).
P.S: ThePublicEye posted a few Panasonic 14mm image samples.
Mike Kobal made that very nice video with the GH1 and the Nokton 25mm (Source: mikekobal.com): “The aperture was set to 1.4 for all clips, ISO to 100. I like the results, the Nokton lives up to the hype, it is very sharp at 1.4 (except for the extreme corners).” He also posted one more “night” video taken with aperture set at f/0.95(Click here).
He also posted a nice set of images on flickr:
“My impression of this lens so far:
@0.95 slightly soft in the center and in the corners, but sharpens up nicely in ps, extreme corners are very soft, very usable overall.
@1.4 very sharp in the center and in the corners, extreme corners are still soft.
@2.0 extremely sharp in the center and in the corners, extreme corners are still soft.
The built quality is excellent, the focusing ring is fantastic, very well dampened and it is very easy to pull focus during video takes.”
Thanks Mike for your nice work!!!
If you have some luck you can find the Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95 on eBay (Click here to see current auctions).