A Micro Four Thirds database overview (by Eric)

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43rumors reader Eric created a MFT database some of you might find useful to check out and use. This is his original mail sent to me this week:

Eric:This spreadsheet helps me keep track of all the MFT lenses and how they relate to each other, so I can try to do a better job of picking-the-next-lens than I have in the past.
I don’t know what other people use, if anything, but I thought someone might find these useful.

All Lenses-Specs
http://www.flickr.com/photos/87870429@N06/8041366928/sizes/l/in/photostream/

Primes-Graph
http://www.flickr.com/photos/87870429@N06/8041366610/sizes/l/in/photostream/

Zooms-Graph
http://www.flickr.com/photos/87870429@N06/8041357975/sizes/l/in/photostream/

PrimesByCompany-Cost
http://www.flickr.com/photos/87870429@N06/8041366696/sizes/l/in/photostream/

PrimesByCompany-Chart
http://www.flickr.com/photos/87870429@N06/8041366752/sizes/l/in/photostream/

Thanks Eric!

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Hackers already collecting money to buy and hack the GH3!

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The GH3 is a very good camera but hackers are already on work to make it become even better! At Personal View (Click here) you can help them to collect the necessary money to buy the GH3. Than there is one simple question. What features should they add on the brand new GH3? Let’s hear the voice of your imagination :)

Panasonic and Olympus Preorder Links with specs and price:
Special GH3 page at Amazon (Click here) and a full Olympus presentation page at Amazon (Click here).
GH3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here) and in Europe at Wexphotographic UK.
35-100mm X lens at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
E-PL5 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here). In EU at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon France,
E-PM2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here). In EU at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon France,
XZ-2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
60mm macro at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
12mm Black prime lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
15mm cap-lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).

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E-PL5 shipment from October 12th. New Olympus Interview (there is no unprocessed RAW conversion)

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The japanese site Kakaku reports that the new E-Pl5 will start to ship from October 12th. It will ship in EU and US one week later (Bhphoto says Oct. 23th). And our australian readers can now preorder the E-PL5 at Digidirect.

There is also a new Olympus interview at DSLRmagazine (Tranlsation here). The first interesting news that olympus admits that there is now “clean” RAW file conversion. It means that all processed RAW files are actually modifying the image  “especially with regard to distortion control“. DSLRmagazine also shows you in the article how the RAW processing works.

Panasonic and Olympus Preorder Links with specs and price:
Special GH3 page at Amazon (Click here) and a full Olympus presentation page at Amazon (Click here).
GH3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here) and in Europe at Wexphotographic UK (horrible price in UK!).
35-100mm X lens at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
E-PL5 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here). In EU at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon France,
E-PM2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here). In EU at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon France,
XZ-2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
60mm macro at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
12mm Black prime lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
15mm cap-lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).

 

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Panasonic G5 gets DxOmarked. GF3 with lens for $311 (Gold Box deal)

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The Panasonic G5 sensor got tested at DxOmark (Click here). The good news is that it is better than the G3 and GX1 sensor. But it’s still 10 points away from the best m43 camera which is the Olympus E-M5. Can’t wait to see the GH3 score! My guess is that it will be on par with the E-M5!

Hot deal of the day: The Panasonic GF3 with kit lens is available for $311 only at Amazon (Click here). And it quickly became the most sold m43 camera (ranking here). Thanks jdhodges.com.

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E-PL1 for $139. 2% Back in Rewards at Amazon. AG-AF100 discontinued.

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This is now the cheapest new Micro Four Thirds camera you can buy. The Olympus E_Pl1 body sells for $139 at Amazon (Click here – Thanks jdhodges.com for finding the deal). We also have a new small 2% Back in Rewards on almost all camera and lens purchases at Amazon (Click here to read the conditions). Not a big discount but if you have to buy a lot of stuff than it’s actually a very good deal.

And than we have an interesting news. BHphoto (Click here) marked the AG-AF100 as “discontinued”. The question is, when will Panasonic announce the successor? My guess, right before the Las Vegas event in January :)

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