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August 31, 2010
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First Olympus 75-300mm and 40-150mm image samples!


Our very fast friends from Fotoactualidad found the first image samples + MTF charts that have been posted on the Olympus Japan website.

Click here to see images samples of the Olympus 75-300mm lens and here to see the Olympus 40-150mm product page.

The two 75-300mm lens image samples (Click to enlarge):

The two 40-150mm lens image samples (Click to enlarge):

August 17, 2010
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The need for speed: Canon 50mm f/0.95 (Leica M-mount) and the Canon 50mm f/1.2 (Canon FD mount)

Canon 50mm f/0.95 M-mount
If you care about your money you will not spend more than $2.000 for the Canon 50mm f/0.95 M-mount lens manual focusing lens! Nevertheless there is a flickr group (with 576 members!) that has a nice picture collection. The name of the group is “Canon 50mm f/0.95 “Dream Lens”. You can find some image taken with MicroFourThirds cameras (like here for example with the E-PL1).
Now it’s time for a little bit of camera porn: See the lens attached on the Panasonic GH1 (Fredmiranda) and on the Olympus E-P1 (DChome).
You can get the lens on eBay (click here to check out current auctions)

Canon 50mm f/1.2 FD-mount
Canon FD mount lenses are generally high-quality and also cheap lenses. So don’t mind to use the Canon 50mm f/1.2 FD-mount on your MicroFourThirds camera! Some image samples are available here on dpreview forum or flickr.
And now again some cameraporn: The lens on the GF1 (Flickr), on the E-P1 (Rangefinderforum)
You can get the lens on eBay (click here to check out current auctions)

Feel free to comment this post to add share your experience and pictures!

August 15, 2010
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Serious compacts: Mirrorless Camera ISO Signal/Noise Shootout: NEX5, NX10, E-P2, E-PL1, GF1, G2, GH1

Amin Sabet from Serious Compacts posted the second part of the mirrorless camera comparison. He tested the noise characteristics f all current cameras. Let me know if you agree with his final conclusions…

August 12, 2010
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 vs. DMC-LX3 hands-on (the new Panasonic sensor works better!)


Leonard Goh from CNET Asia compared the new Panasonic LX5 with the “older” LX3. The comparison is interesting because the new Panasonic sensor improvements may will be also visible with the new MicroFourThirds sensor. Leonard said that dynamic range and resolution have been improved. Not bad at all!

Source: http://asia.cnet.com/reviews/digitalcameras/0,39001469,62201687,00.htm

August 10, 2010
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The need for speed: The extremely rare Zeika Nominar C-mount M25 f/0.95 !

Zeika is a Japanese Optical brand name combined with “Zeiss”s “Z” and “Leica”s “eica” part (ingenious). It’s a product made in the 1960′s providing the same lens to the US brand, Carl Meyer and Nighthawk.

Zeika Nominar on the E-P1: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chachahavana/3900002705/in/photostream/
Zeika Nominar on the G10: http://www.flickr.com/photos/leiss/sets/72157620574119065/detail/

You can find one single lens on eBay right now (Click here)!

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