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July 22, 2014
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New FZ1000 4K samples and reviews.

Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 Example 1 from Giulio Sciorio on Vimeo.

Here are a couple of 4K video samples taken by Giulio Sciorio with the new FZ-1000.
https://vimeo.com/100463096
https://vimeo.com/100463094

New test and reviews:
Panasonic FZ1000 vs. Sony RX10 match-up updated, post-price drop! (Imaging Resource).
Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 Full Review at ePhotozine.

P.S.: Panasonic FZ-1000 preorders at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). In Europe at WexUK (Click here).


Thanks Cody!

July 15, 2014
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Digitalversus: “If we had a sixth star in our rating system, the GH4 would get it.”


Panasonic Lumix GH4: All About the Gear

The positive feedback from reviewers continues with the latest Digitalversus statement:

If we had a sixth star in our rating system, the GH4 would get it. More than a simple technological showpiece, it’s a formidable, relentless tool that could serve any photographer or videographer with a sort of savage efficacy that appears to know no bounds. If the GH3 ever left any room for doubt, the GH4 does not: there’s no serious competition in the SLR and hybrid worlds, especially when it comes to video. To find any better, you’re looking at a five-digit budget. The GH4′s only real shortcoming? Perhaps a lack of soul…

More non-english GH4 reviews:
Polish GH4 review by Optyczne.
Japanese GH4 review at Nikkei.
Japanese GH4 review at DC.watch.

GH4 North American store links:
GH4 camera at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Ritz Camera and Panasonic. Price: $1,698. In Canada at Vistek.
GH4 camera with interface unit at Adorama and BHphoto. Price: $3,298
Interface unit only at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic. Price: $1,998

GH4 Europen store links:
Germany: Wexcameras, Marcotec-shop.de.
UK at Wexphotographic, CameraWorld, UKdigital, CVP, TipTop.
Holland at Fotohanskeuzekamp.
Belgium at Fotokonijnenberg.
Norway at Fotovideo.
Sweden at Cyberphoto, Skandinavianphoto.
Finland at Telefoto, Topshot, Verkkoauppa.
France at Photocineshop.
Spain: Fotoboom.

Asian store links:
Digitalrev and Digidirect Australia.

4K cards
Kingston 16-32-64 GB SDHC UHS-I Speed Class 3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sandisk 16-32-64 GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-II Memory Card at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Transcend 64-128 GB High Speed 10 UHS-3 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Panasonic 16-32-64 GB SDHC-UHS-I U3 Card (90MB/s) at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

July 13, 2014
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New MFT pro zoom lens reviews by Robin Wong and SLRgear.

Image courtesy: Robin Wong

Robin Wong. tested the Olympus 12-40mm lens:

If you have bought an OM-D system, and intend to have a high grade lens, just one lens to cover most of your shooting needs, this 12-40mm Pro lens should be in your consideration. It is versatile, does close up shooting well, and is sufficiently wide for most situations at 12mm focal length. That F2.8 bright constant aperture is also useful in many situations.

Olympus zoom lens store search links at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.

SLRgear tested the Panasonic 35-100mm X zoom and writes:

There’s a lot to like in the Panasonic 35-100mm ƒ/2.8: it’s super sharp and offers professional results at slightly less than you might pay for a comparable full-frame lens. Perhaps its most attractive feature is its slim frame, but then, that’s one of the chief selling points of the whole Micro Four-Thirds endeavor.

Panasonic X lens store search links at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.

July 5, 2014
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Leica 15mm reviews by CameraLabs and Tyson Robichaud.

We have two new reviews of the latest new MFT lens:

Gordon Laing from CameraLabs writes:

 In my tests against the Olympus 17mm f1.8, the Summilux 15mm f1.7 delivered higher contrast images that were sharper in the corners at wide apertures, along with better-looking bokeh.

Tyson Robichaud writes:

I see this lens as a story telling lens.  The type of lens that will work for a day to day, documentary lens.  It’s wide enough to allow for quite a bit of your scene making for a good environmental portrait lens, and allows you to focus very closely to allow for a shallow depth of field if wanted.  The relatively fast maximum aperture, combined with this wide angle of view will do me very well as a handheld, low light lens for times out and about in the darker hours.

Jurek:Had the Panasonic LUMIX Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 for a few days. What a lovely little lens. Great color, sharp with a first class build. https://vimeo.com/99892074.

15mm Lens store links:
Black lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Wex UK (Click here), Amazon Japan (Click here).
Silver lens at Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Amazon Japan (Click here).

July 4, 2014
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Philip Bloom about the GH4: “This is a groundbreaking camera!”

Video review of the Panasonic GH4 from Philip Bloom Reviews & Tutorials on Vimeo.

Philip Bloom posted his GH4 review (video is on top) and writes:

I am excited by this camera. It’s small, is packed with astonishing features, gives me a terrific image, and is bloody cheap. I need to do a lot more testing before giving my “Should I buy it” sort of opinion, not that I am ever black and white like that, but so far the biggest issues are the low light performance and the usual rolling shutter issues. Those issues aside, from my experience with it the past 5 days, I can see this camera potentially becoming THE next big thing for low budget filmmakers…maybe! It is also truly 4K for the masses, as the file sizes are not monstrous and can be edited a lot easier than any other 4K I have used. The HD is good, it just looks kinda average when compared next to the 4K of the camera. It’s not surprising, as once you shoot 4K everything else looks not as good!

GH4 North American store links:
GH4 camera at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Ritz Camera and Panasonic. Price: $1,698. In Canada at Vistek.
GH4 camera with interface unit at Adorama and BHphoto. Price: $3,298
Interface unit only at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic. Price: $1,998

GH4 Europen store links:
Germany: Wexcameras, Marcotec-shop.de.
UK at Wexphotographic, CameraWorld, UKdigital, CVP, TipTop.
Holland at Fotohanskeuzekamp.
Belgium at Fotokonijnenberg.
Norway at Fotovideo.
Sweden at Cyberphoto, Skandinavianphoto.
Finland at Telefoto, Topshot, Verkkoauppa.
France at Photocineshop.
Spain: Fotoboom.

Asian store links:
Digitalrev and Digidirect Australia.

4K cards
Kingston 16-32-64 GB SDHC UHS-I Speed Class 3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sandisk 16-32-64 GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-II Memory Card at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Transcend 64-128 GB High Speed 10 UHS-3 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Panasonic 16-32-64 GB SDHC-UHS-I U3 Card (90MB/s) at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

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