Plenty of new Panasonic X zoom reviews!

The best (and most expensive) Micro Four Thirds zoom is now shipping and 43rumor readers are testing the lens. Time for a short roundup of the links I got. Enjoy!

Reviews:
Admiringlight writes: “The 12-35mm f/2.8′s combination of top flight optics, fast aperture, quality build and great zoom range make it a lens for any serious shooter to consider.
Soundimagesplus posted the first, second, and third part of the X zoom review: “A few test shots indicate that its VERY sharp, as good as anything I’ve seen in m4/3, and  there is some decent bokeh. Not normally a strength in m4/3 lenses.
There are now eight User Reviews at Amazon (Click here). All 5 stars :)

43rumors Readers review:
Kevin: “I filmed a test video with my new 12-35 x lens. Thought you might like to see it at Eslkevin.blogspot.jp
Pier-Yves:Filmed today with the 12-35 and the 7-14 (here on youtube).Paris was dark today. Bonne lecture. LesFilmsDuRegard.Com
Gary Hanna: “just wanted to share a 12-35mm X video I recently completed (here on youtube).

In Stock and price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.
For my European friends. The cheapest price i found is in UK at T-Dimension and Simplyelectronics.

Panasonic GH2 slips to $699. Last weeks of a glorious camera and some new videos to watch.

Musgo Intro (first 5 min.) from vesubio on Vimeo.

The new GH3 is on the horizon with his weather sealed body, new (15.5Mio?) sensor and new (2Mio dots?) electronic viewfinder. But the GH2 still remains a superb video&still hybrid camera. Some smart buyer will snap the body only which is now for sale at $699 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

I toke the chance to link you to three GH2 videos I got via 43rumors readers. On top of this post you see the trailer of the Spanish thriller called Musgo (via EosHD). Looks great! Two more GH2 videos here:
The California Coast by MacGillivray Freeman Films (Youtube).
Panasonic GH2 + 12mm 1.6 HyperPrime Lens Test (Vimeo).

P.S.: I am collecting the GH3 rumors. Send me an anonymous message at 43rumors@gmail.com or use the contact form to help me out on this!

Short US deal roundup:
GX1 with 14-42mm lens for $529 at Amazon. Black E-M5 body in Stock at Amazon. Silver E-M5 kit also in Stock via third party resellers at Amazon.

First 12-35mm X video test. 35-100mm X coming soon…

Panasonic 12-35mm Lens Test (Informal) from Jurek Ugarow on Vimeo.

Jurek Ugarow sent me his first Panasonic 12-35mm X video test. Enjoy!

The second 35-100mm X zoom we saw many times as prorptype lens will be announced within six weeks! We are still pretty much in the dark about the final price but I have been told it will cost more or less like the current 12-35mm X lens.

P.S.: 15 X lenses are back in Stock at Amazon (Click here). And with the X zoom we now have three Panasonic lenses within the 20 most ordered lens ranking list (Click here to see).

200 Euro price drop on the Nokton 17.5mm lens in Europe. New review by Lepidi.

I always said that the Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 is a superb lens and would probably be in my hands if it wouldn’t be that expensive. So I have good news to report today. At least in Europe the lens suddenly got around 200 Euro cheaper! Instead of the usual 1299 Euro you now pay 1049 at Photo-Video eBay (Click here) and many lenses are avaialble for 1079 at Foto Mundus eBay (Click here).

I am still trying to resist even if I just read that super nice review of the Nokton lens at Lepidi :)

P.S: In US the lens is in Stock for $1299 at Amazon (Click here).

Full Panasonic G5 review by Photographyblog (and GX1 with lens for $499)

You didn’t forget that we just ahd a new Panasonic announcement…you didn’t? In case you want to read more about the new G5 check out the latest review at Photographyblog (Click here) posted the full Panasonic G5 review: “One of our favourite compact system cameras from 2011 may have become more expensive, but it’s also more accomplished than its predecessor, making the new Panasonic Lumix G5 one of the best DSLR pretenders and one of the best mirrorless cameras on the market.” Preorder the Black G5 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here) and the Silver G5 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here)

And while the Canon EOS-M is ruling the Amazon (pre-)order rankings (Click here to see) you may watch out for the much cheaper and interesting deals ongoing in US. Particularly Panasonic has ben very active in offering deals this month. We now have a Panasonic GX1 with 14-42mm lens for $499 at Adorama (Click here)! Even cheaper is the Panasonic GF3 with 14mm pancake for $379 at Amazon (Click here). On the lens front we have aPanasonic 20mm pancake for $359 at Amazon (Click here) and aPanasonic 14-42mm X pancake for $279 at Amazon (Click here).