May 26, 2010
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New Olympus 9-18mm review on Letsgodigital

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Letsgodigital just posted their latest $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

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{ ?>Olympus 9-18mm review. They confirm that CA (Chromatic Aberration) is high but sharpness is excellent.

In the meanwhile one owner noticed a “extreme softness on the right side” (dpreview forum). Hope this is a problem with that specific sample and not a general issue.

Other 9-18mm reviews:
slrgear
dpreview

Click here to check the current price of the lens: $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

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May 26, 2010
Posted in deals, news

Panasonic GH1 cashback action!

Panasonic just launched a new cashback action. You get 200 Euro cashback when you purchase the $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

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{?>Panasonic GH1.

Read more on Panasonic Germany and Panasonic Japan.

I don’t know yet if the same action is available in other countries…

May 25, 2010
Posted in reviews

Luminous Landscapes tested the NEX-5 (and didn’t like it)

If you need to know why the NEX-5 can’t overshadow MicroFourThirds cameras read the preview on Luminous Landscape. They are very satisfied with the cameras image quality but: “Sony’s engineers and marketing people had a mandate when it came to the design of the NEX-5, and unfortunately the needs of the more advanced photographer were not part of that brief.”

Read more: Luminous Landscape

May 25, 2010
Posted in Rumors

Old patent shows the Olympus modular camera


The following patent is really old. The Publication Date is 04/10/1991!

But I thought you would be interested to read more about it: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/EP0225408B1.html
It shows that Olympus already had a plan for building a modular camera a very long time ago ;)

May 25, 2010
Posted in news

Olympus E-PL1 for dummies -> we talk about the book…not about us! ;)

You can now preorder the Olympus E-PL1 For Dummies on amazon (click here)! The book will be available on July 26, 2010. “For dummies” is a very popular series of instructional books and the fact that they publshed a book for the $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

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{?>Olympus E-PL1 prooves once again how popular the camera is. The same book is also available for pre-order on Amazon UK (click here) and Amazon Canada. I hope there will be soon translation in other languages.

But there are more new books coming (click on the link to visit the product page on amazon.com):
David Busch’s Olympus PEN EP-2 Guide to Digital Photography
Olympus Pen Series Tutorial DVD, including E-PL1 (E PL1) by QuickPro
David Busch’s Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 Guide to Digital Photography

One thing we noticed is that in Germany you have tons of books about FourThirds and MicroFourThirds cameras. Check out the book list for Olympus PEN (click here) and Panasonic (click here) cameras.

The last new entries are the Olympus PEN and Profibuch Panasonic Lumix G.

The Olympus PEN book will be soon available in Amzon UK (click here). And click here to read the full list of books of Olympus and Panasonic books on amazon UK.

I only found Panasonic related books on Amazon France.

Do you have some book suggestions?
Thanks!
Ale

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