April 16, 2010
Posted in Rumors

Panasonic patent shows MicroFourThirds Adapter with mirror and phase detection

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Panasonic latest patent discloses an adapter for MicroFourThirds camera which adds mirror and phase detection on your camera. Remember only few patents do become real products.
Anyway do you really need to turn your mirrorless camera back into a classic DSLR?

source: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2010/0091175.html

sent to us by Andrea (SonyAlphaRumors)

April 16, 2010
Posted in poll

POLL: Select the three major improvements for the Panasonic AG-AF100.

Our friend Dracore which is following the NAB event in Las Vegas told us that Panasonic is “expecting the AG-AF100 to be available in December“. The Panasonic rep gave him the contact info to submit suggestions which may/may not make it into the final product.

I collected your suggestions and created a poll.

I am sure Panasonic will take care of the suggestions of professionals filmmakeras more than the suggestion of our readers. We have also to consider that most of you are photographer more than videographer. So let’s give you some rules:
1) Vote if you really have some experience with video.
2) Vote if you are one of the potential buyers of the Panasonic AG-AF100

The product of the year is the...

  • Panasonic GH2 (32%, 1,150 Votes)
  • Voigtländer 25mm lens (17%, 598 Votes)
  • Olympus E-5 (15%, 530 Votes)
  • Olympus E-PL1 (12%, 450 Votes)
  • Panasonic GF2 (5%, 183 Votes)
  • Panasonic AG-AF100 (4%, 160 Votes)
  • Olympus 9-18mm lens (4%, 150 Votes)
  • Panasonic 14mm lens (2%, 81 Votes)
  • Panasonic G2 (2%, 70 Votes)
  • Panasonic 100-300mm lens (2%, 70 Votes)
  • Olympus 14-150mm lens (1%, 38 Votes)
  • Noktor 50mm lens (1%, 38 Votes)
  • Lensbaby for Micro Four Thirds (1%, 23 Votes)
  • Panasonic 8mm fisheye (0%, 17 Votes)
  • SLRmagic 35mm (0%, 13 Votes)
  • Olympus 75-300mm lens (0%, 10 Votes)
  • Panasonic 12.5mm 3D lens (0%, 10 Votes)
  • Olympus 40-150mm lens (0%, 6 Votes)
  • Panasonic G10 (2%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 3,601

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April 16, 2010
Posted in reviews

Detailed analysis of the new Olympus lenses (DSLRmagazine)

DSLRmagazine (click here to read the google english translation) analyzed the new Olympus 9-18mm and 14-150mm lenses. They have a lot of interesting information. An example? I didn’t know the Zuiko 9-18 mm lens focusing is performed through the movement of only a lens. This offers the advantage of minimal inertia of acceleration and braking.

Worth reading!

[Thanks Jj-san]

April 15, 2010

a little bit of everything…


2nd Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism 2010 (fotofestival-hannover.de) -> some event photos on flickr.

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Olympus E-PL1 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 (davidchuaphotography)
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Olympus µ tough-3000 : la review (Forum Olympus France)
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e-PL1 vs NX10 on IR comparometer (dpreview forum)
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Olympus SP-800UZ Review (Photographyblog)
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Selfmade handgrip for the Panasonic G1 (systemkamera-forum.de). You need to be a forum member to see all the images.

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The new Adobe CS5 suite is now available for pre-order on many stores. On photoshopuser.com/cs5 you can see a very well done list of the new features.

USA:
Adobe CS5 suite on Adobe US / Amazon / BHphoto / Amazon Canada

Europe:
Direct links to the pre-order page on Adobe UK / Adobe Deutschland / Adobe France / Amazon Deutschland / Amazon UK / Amazon France

Asia:
Amazon Japan

April 15, 2010
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Olympus 9-18mm review on DPreview

http://www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/olympus_m_9-18_4-5p6_o20/

According to dpreview the image quality of the Olympus 9-18mm lens is more or less on par with that of the Panasonic 7-14mm. The Olympus lens costs and weights less but the Panasonic lens has a better build quality, a wider angle and constant f/4 aperture.

Preorders:
Amazon US / Adorama / BHphoto / Amazon Japan / Amazon Germany / Amazon France

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