Panasonic Leica 12mm f/1.4 Sample Images and First Impressions by Mirrorlessons

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Mirrorlessons (Click here) tested the new Panasonic Leica 12mm f/1.4 lens and writes:

Without going too in-depth, I can confirm that it is everything you’d expect from a Pana-Leica product: excellent sharpness across the frame even at the fastest aperture, great micro-contrast, fast and silent autofocus, and top-of-the-line build quality.

Preorders:
12mm f/1.4 at BHphoto. Amazon. Adorama. Panasonic US. WexUK. ParkCameras.

Rare Steinheil 55mm f/1.9 macro Quinon lens tested on the PEN-F

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DC.watch (google translation here) tested the rare Schneider Makro-Quinon 55mm F1.9 lens (here on eBay) on the PEN-F. The very unique feature of the lens is that it can extend the lens length by quite an impressive amount:

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It delivers a unique kind of rendering so be sure to check out the image samples posted by DC.watch (google translation here).

ePhotozine tests the new Meike 25mm f/0.95 MFT lens

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ePhotozine (Click here) posted the full Meike 25mm f/0.95 MFT lens review:

Of course, we have to accept that this is a manual focus lens, which will not be to everyone’s taste, but if we are prepared to live with that then we end up with a very desirable lens. It is sharp, albeit not at the edges until f/2, in the centre outstandingly sharp, there is no trace of flare, CA is well under control and the price very reasonable for what we are getting. We can add to that the creative possibilities for stills and movies of that f/0.95 aperture and it makes a good case for giving the Meike 25mm f/0.95 serious consideration.

All four new Meike MFT lenses are now listed and available for preorder at Amazon US (Click here to see the pricing of each lens).

Pansonic 100-400mm review at Imaging Resource: “amazing to consider just what you’re getting for the price”

Imaging Resource posted the full Panasonic-Leica 100-400mm lens review:

“It may be expensive, but it’s amazing to consider just what you’re getting for the price: one of the lightest ways to get an image-stabilized 800mm image. If you were already thinking about this lens, then looking at these test results should be more than enough to convince you.”

Leica 100-400mm store links: Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

Olympus 300mm PRO lens review by Lenstip: “results are splendid in practically all categories”

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Image of the 300mm PRO lens with the great dot sight accessory

Lenstip posted the full Olympus 300mm PRO lens review:

The results are splendid in practically all categories apart from flares and in some of them (e.g. vignetting and chromatic aberration) they are simply sensational. Add to that one of the most efficient optical stabilization units we’ve ever had the pleasure of testing, a very good autofocus and a perfect cooperation with a tele-converter and it would be difficult to ask for more. I don’t doubt that the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 300 mm f/4.0 ED IS PRO fully deserves the “Editor’s Choice” badge of LensTip.com.

Get the Olympus 300mm PRO lens at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.