September 8, 2010
Posted in Rumors

The need for speed: The Voigtländer 35mm and 40mm f/1.4 lenses


Image courtesy: Cameraquest

Voigtländer joined MicroFourThirds and we hope that they are going to make many more lenses soon! Two of the nicest (and fast) lenses are the Voigtländer 35mm f/1.4 and 40mm f/1.4 pancakes. They are M-mount lenses (not m43!). I will soon start a poll soon to ask you what MicroFourThirds lens you want from Voigtländer.

The Voigtländer 35mm f/1.4:

Image samples:
– Taken with the GF1 (Flickr)
– Taken with the E-P1 (Flickr)
Video samples:
– Taken with the E-P1 (Youtube)
Camera porn:
– The lens attached on the GF1 (Flickr)
– E-P1 (Flickriver)

Check out current 35mm f/1.4 lens auctions on eBay (Click here)
Check the 35mm f/1.4 price on Amazon US (Click here)

The Voigtländer 40mm f/1.4:

Image samples:
– With the E-P1 (
Video samples:
– Taken with the E-P1 (Youtube)
And again a little bit of camera porn:
– The lens attached on the G1 (Clubsnap)
– GF1 (

Check out current 40mm f/1.4 lens auctions on eBay (Click here)
Check the 40mm f/1.4 price on Amazon US (Click here)

September 7, 2010
Posted in deals

Preorder the new Olympus lenses. Adorama sells the Olympus E-PL1 for $479.95

Adorama is making some kind of mistake: If you visit select the Black Olympus E-PL1 cameras they say the camera costs $549.99. But add it to the cart and the real final price is  $479.95!
UPDATE: Amazon is selling the blue E-PL1 for $499.

You can preorder the new Olympus lenses:

1) the Olympus 75-300mm lens at BHphoto and at Amazon Deutschland.

2) The Olympus 40-150mm lens at BHphoto and at Amazon Deutschland

September 7, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) The new GH2 has a 18 Megapixels multi aspect sensor (16 effective Megapixels)

It took a long time to get reliable infos about the upcoming Panasonic GH1 successor. We already told you that the Panasonic GH2 will be announced on Tuesday September 21 (the first day of Photokina).

And finally we know the resolution of the new sensor!
The GH2 will have a new 18 Megapixel multi aspect sensor. Like the Canon 7D and Canon T2i (550D) this is the highest resolution sensor available for non-fullframe cameras (APS-C or FourThirds). But because it is a multi-aspect sensor the effective resolution will be 16 Megapixel. It is the highest resolution sensor ever used for a (Micro-)FourThirds camera. The new Olympus E-5 (to be announced on September 14) will not use that sensor.

We need your help to confirm the other GH2 camera specs we received. If you know something feel free to share your knowledge using the contact form on the right sidebar (you can avoid to give me your name or email address if you want to keep yourself anonymous). Or contact us at Thanks!

In the meanwhile the GH1 is becoming cheaper and cheaper almost eveywhere (Click here to check the current price). But keep in mind that the Gh1 hack doesn’t work anymore with the newest Panasonic firmware!

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September 7, 2010
Posted in deals

Worldwide E-PL1 price drops (BHphoto has it for $479!)

Olympus UK (see ePhotozine) and Olympus France (see ForumOlympusFrance) announced price cuts on the E-PL1. It looks like those price cuts have been made worldwide. In US BHphoto now sells the E-PL1 for $479 (Click here). Add the item to the cart to see the real price!

I guess this is a move to be even more competitive with the Sony NEX cameras.

(Thanks for finding the BH deal)

September 7, 2010

a little bit of everything…(Panasonic lens beats Sony lens)

All My Olympus Gear is going Bye Bye. I am going to Medium Format!

Lens Sharpness Test: Sony 16mm f/2.8 vs Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 (ThePhoBlographer). The Panasonic lens outperforms the Sony lens!

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Review (Photographyblog)

Olympus M. Zuiko Digital 14-150mm f/4-5.6 Lens Review (Seriouscompacts)

Olympus E-PL1 : Baisse de 100 € du prix des kits 14-42 et 14-150 (Forum Olympus France)

Download the first Panasonic 3D lens image sampels!

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