Panasonic-Leica 8-18mm test at Lenstip: “one of the most interesting ultra wide-angle lenses available on the market”

Lenstip posted the full Leica 8-18mm lens review:

It is a solid device, with good aperture fastness, physically small and handy, allowing you to use filters with a normal diameter. It is also characterized by an excellent image quality in the frame centre and a very good correction of the majority of optical aberrations. If only the image quality on the edge was a bit better and the price a tad lower, you would have an ideal instrument.

Pros:

  • Solid, metal casing,
  • Excellent image quality in the frame centre at all focal lengths,
  • Imperceptible longitudinal chromatic aberration,
  • Slight lateral chromatic aberration,
  • Lack of problems with spherical aberration,
  • Properly corrected coma,
  • Lower vignetting than in the case of the majority of rivals,
  • Silent, very fast, and efficient autofocus.

Cons:

  • Very high distortion level for RAW files,
  • Image on the edge of the frame at longer focal lengths could have been better.

Leica 8-18mm lens at  Adorama, BHphoto, Panasonic and Amazon. In Europe at Amazon.de.

Full review of the new E-M10III by Dpreview: “changes are focused where it matters”

That has been fast! Few days after the announcement Dpreview already published their full Olympus E-m10III review:

The E-M10 III is a minor update to the Mark II but the changes are focused where it matters. 16MP may seem a little old hat, given APS-C went to 24MP several years ago, but the Olympus becomes one of the only cameras in its class to offer 4K video capture and does so with excellent stabilization. It may not be the most impressive spec, on paper, but the E-M10 III is a powerful and likeable little camera, that offers the developing photographer plenty of room to grow.

Preorders:
Silver or Black E-M10III at GetOlympus, BHphoto, Adorama and Amazon. In Eu at WexUK and ParkUK.
E-M10III with kit lens at GetOlympus, BHphoto, Adorama and Amazon.
Special E-M10III superkit at Amazon and Adorama.
CS-51B Body Jacket for the E-M10III at BHphoto.

New E-M10III tests by Ming Thein and Dpreview

On top you can watch a new E-M10III 4K sample video shot by Dpreview.

Street photography with the Olympus E-M10 Mark III by Ming Thein:

If you are new to photography, a beginner stepping up to a system camera, the E-M10 Mark III will serve you well. It produces pleasing JPEGs and performs well even in some demanding conditions. On the other hand, if you’ve owned any Olympus Micro Four Thirds cameras from the past 2-3 years, then the next practical upgrade for you is probably the flagship – the E-M1 Mark II.

More tests:
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Sample Photos (ePhotozine).
Angegrabbelt: Die neue E-M10 Mark III (Pen And Tell).
Test at Focus Numerique

Preorders:
Silver or Black E-M10III at GetOlympus, BHphoto, Adorama and Amazon. In Eu at WexUK and ParkUK.
E-M10III with kit lens at GetOlympus, BHphoto, Adorama and Amazon.
Special E-M10III superkit at Amazon and Adorama.
CS-51B Body Jacket for the E-M10III at BHphoto.