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September 23, 2009
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(UPDATED) Picasa 3.5 released

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Google just released Picasa 3.5! You can download the software here at http://picasa.google.com/

The two most important improvements are Facial Recognition and Geo-Tagging. I also suggest you to try digikam (which I use since two years). Let me know if you find it usefull!

(UPDATE) Picasa reads RAW file but it works in 8bit only! But the main advantage of raw sensor data is that it contains 12 bit or even 14 bit depth and it contains much more room for shadows and highlights. That’s why I suggest you to use digikam.

September 23, 2009
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(Corrected) Panasonic Lumix G-Vario 14-45mm review (again from Photoreview Australia!)

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Photoreview gained a place in the hall of fame! They now posted the Panasonic 14-45mm review!

Read the test: http://www.photoreview.com.au/

UPDATE: Link was wrong. Now it works!

September 23, 2009
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September 23, 2009
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Panasonic GF1 updated availability table…

The updated preorder table:

Amazon US:
Panasonic GF1 with 20mm f/1.7 Aspherical Lens (probably early October)
Panasonic GF1 with 14-45mm Lens (Sep 24, 2009)
Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Aspherical Pancake Lens for Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Cameras (probably early October)
Panasonic 45mm f/2.8 Aspherical MEGA OIS Lens for Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Cameras (probably early November)
Panasonic DMW-LVF1 Viewfinder (probably early October?)

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Panasonic GF1 with LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S Lens (probably early October)
Panasonic GF1 with LUMIX G 20mm/F1.7 Aspherical Lens (probably early December)
Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lumix Aspherical Lens for Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount Systems (?)

Amazon UK
Panasonic GF1 (all configurations and colours) (probably early October)

Amazon France
Panasonic GF1

Still no Panasonic GF1 in Amazon Germany

Hong Kong

availabile from 26 Sept 09 in all colours (but first shipment will be taken up V. quickly). price is 7490 hkd from Panasonic (both kits).

Australia

Panasonic Australia have indicated that they will receive their first shipment of the Panasonic DMC-GF1/20 PC lens and the viewfinder around late September to early October. The DMW-LVF1E Electronic viewfinder will set you back $379.00AUD

September 23, 2009
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First Olympus E-P1 autofocus test with firmware 1.1

Gearlog made an autofocus test with the new firmware 1.1. Their conclusion is that there are no remarkable improvements. Focus Numerique also made a test (french). English google translation is available here . Their conclusion: “In AF-C mode, the autofocus does seem more responsive and especially in video mode, the problem of pumping and loss of focus was not resolved

A more simple test has been made by Lucifer himself ;)

thanks to noisycameras for providing the links!

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