Leica 8-18mm review at Focus Numerique

The French version of Dpreview is Focus Numerique. And they just tested the new Leica 8-18mm lens. Here is the google translated text:

Impossible not to recommend this ultra wide-angle zoom that combines qualities in all points of view.
The weight is very contained, the grip is excellent, as are the adjusting rings. We would have liked a third to manually adjust the diaphragm. The quality of construction is perfect and the design, very successful.
Finally, on the optical quality side, it is very good. The lens delivers rich images in fine detail at all focal lengths, from the largest openings. In addition, the objective has a beautiful homogeneous behavior. It suffers however from a lack of homogeneity between the center, two thirds and the extreme edges of the images.

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

Dpreview says “The Olympus TG-5 is the best rugged compact you can buy right now”

DPreview tested the new TG-5 and concluded:

The Olympus Tough TG-5 stands alone in its ability to stand up to the elements and get you photos in situations where no other camera could (or situations where you simply wouldn’t be willing to bring a dedicated camera at all).
And the TG-5 doesn’t feel like just a tool to use because you need it; it’s genuinely fun. It’s responsive, handles great, has a decent amount of controls and a reliable ‘auto’ mode for when you hand the camera off to your friends. It’s practical in that it also offers USB charging, so you can use any USB power bank to charge it up off the grid, and then you can Wi-Fi transfer images to your phone for easy sharing without lugging a laptop along.

Get the camera at at Amazon, Getolympus, BHphoto, Adorama and ParkCameras.

Olympus TOUGH TG5 review at CameraLabs: “there isn’t a better rugged waterproof compact around”

CameraLabs tested the new Olympus TG-5:

There isn’t a better rugged waterproof compact around than the Olympus TOUGH TG-5. Like all great cameras it gets the basics right – a bright, good quality 25-100mm f2 – 4.9 lens paired with a quality 12 Megapixel sensor and high performance TruePic VIII processor. It builds on that with a great set of features and shooting modes, including Pro capture continuous shooting, 4K video, RAW support, and superb macro modes. Finally, it provides the control you need to make the most of those features, whatever the environment. The only downside is the poor performance of the movie continuous AF.

Also Photographyblog reviewed the new Olympus camera:

The Olympus TG-5 is certainly one of the better toughened-construction cameras we’ve used and one that hasn’t been unduly compromised by the fact that it has indeed been reinforced. Whether you think it’s worth spending £400 on what is largely a point and shoot digital camera, albeit one ready for battle, will depend on your specific requirements. But it is a capable, consistent performer, despite the small sensor.

TG-5 at Amazon, Getolympus, BHphoto, Adorama and ParkCameras.