Finally sold by amazon itself for $399. Click here: Panasonic LUMIX G 20mm f/1.7 Aspherical Pancake Lens for Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Cameras
UPDATE: The only place I found where you can buy Loreo lenses is on Ebay (click here)
I was told that Loreo will soon have their Loreo 3D lens available for MicroFourThirds cameras!
UPDATE: The 3D Lens for FourThirds mount is already available since months.
Text from their website: “The new subframe 3D Lens in a Cap 9005 (patent pending), in development since 2007, is a sports and portrait 3D lens. The lens has a focal length of 40mm and a stereo base of (interocular distance) of 90mm.” … “On Olympus and Panasonic Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds digital SLR cameras, the 2:1 FOV crop factor brings the effective focal length to 80mm on the vertical side of the image frame, making it a telephoto 3D lens. With a pair of 1.45x converters, the effective focal length on 4:3 format units becomes 116mm. The wide image pitch (90mm) allows excellent 3D photographs to be taken from 5 meters or more away. ”
The 3D effect: “The 3D effect is achieved by transposing two images through a matched pair of focusing lenses and a reflector housing with four mirrors. Beam splitters designed in the 1960s for SLR cameras have a pronounced keystone effect. The new 3D Lens in a Cap 9005 eliminates the keystone effect. It is a self-contained, integrated mirror assembly and lens system that mounts directly onto the camera body and does not need any supporting lens. This means that it does not work with SLRs which do not have interchangeable lenses, such as the Olympus E10, E20 series of digital cameras.
The 3D Lens in a Cap 9005 takes full advantage of the accurate viewing, exposure control and wide range of shutter speeds that SLRs possess. Excellent print and digital 3D images can be produced with this lightweight 3D Lens. Processed 3D prints are ready for viewing with Loreo Deluxe or Lite 3D Viewers. They can also be viewed on computer screens with a Loreo Pixi 3D Viewer.”
More infos here: http://www.loreo.com/pages/products/loreo_3dlenscap9005.html
Dpreview just posted the Ricoh GXR review.
They compared the camera with the Panasonic GF1. Use this quick links to see the results:
Ricoh GXR vs Panasonic GF1 noise test: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/ricohgxra12/page15.asp
Ricoh GXR vs Panasonic GF1 JPG test: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/ricohgxra12/page24.asp
Ricoh GXR vs Panasonic GF1 RAW test: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/ricohgxra12/page28.asp
Ricoh GXR vs Panasonic GF1 High ISO: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/ricohgxra12/page29.asp
Ricoh GXR vs Panasonic GF1 Resolution: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/ricohgxra12/page30.asp
Reminder: the Ricoh GRX is a modular camera. If you buy every single piece on Amazon you will have to spend quite a lot .
The official Panasonic UK website shows clearly the following text:
Now, we didn’t receive any reliable rumor about the exact launch date. If Panasonic wants to show the new MicroFourThirds cameras at that event they could probably announce the cameras in few days.
But few things are a little strange:
1) We didn’t recieve any rumor about the exact launch date
2) Panasonic UK changed the teaser (the new teaser doesn’t show the camera silhouttes) -> Click here to see the difference
3) Few weeks ago Panasonic made a countdown for the launch of a new website and they don’t do anything for the launch of their new products?
If this doesn’t happen than we should expect an annoucement next week at the C+ show in Japan (it starts on March 11).
Anyway we are definitely SURE two MFT models will be announced! The G2 and the G10. We also recieved some specs from new sources but we first want to check them with our rleiable sources. So expect more rumors soon.
If you know somehting contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org (Suggestion -> create a gmail account and contact me. I am also available via gmail chat)
Today I show you the Top 3 and the 5 most sold Panasonic and Olympus cameras in amazon bestseller rankings.
If you compare the rankings you can notice that:
1) Classic Olympus FourThirds still rules in Germany and France
2) In Amazon UK Panasonic beats Olympus cameras
3) In Japan MicroFourThirds sells extremely well
4) In Amazon US the Panasonic GF1 is since months the best ranked Panasonic-Olympus camera
Click on the camera name to jump to the amazon camera page
|12||Panasonic GF1 with 20mm f/1.7 Aspherical Lens|
|23||Panasonic GH1 + 14-150mm Lens|
|27||Olympus E620 with 14-42mm and 40-150mm Lens|
|28||Olympus E-PL1+14-42mm Lens (Black)|
|30||Olympus E-PL1+14-42mm Lens (Silver)|
|8||Panasonic GF1 20mm Lens Kit – Black|
|11||Panasonic G1 – Red|
|16||Panasonic G1 – Black|
|18||Panasonic G1 – Blue|
|21||Panasonic GF1 20mm Lens Kit – Red|
|9||Olympus E-520 inkl. 14-42mm & 40-150mm Objektive|
|30||Panasonic G1 inkl. 14-45 mm Objektiv|
|45||Olympus E-620 inkl. 14-42mm & 40-150mm Objektive|
|46||Olympus E-520 inkl. 14-42mm Objektiv|
|48||Olympus E-P1 inkl. 14-42mm Objektiv|
|40||Olympus E-620 Double Kit Objectif ZUIKO 14-42 + 40-150|
|47||Olympus – E-520 KIT|
|63||Panasonic G1 Noir|
|3||Canon 7D kit|
|18||Panasonic GF1 with 20mm f/1.7 Aspherical Lens (RED)|
|20||Olympus E-P2 +14-42mm Lens|
|22||Panasonic Gf1 +14-45mm Lens (Black)|
|23||Olympus E-PL1+14-42mm Lens (White)|
|26||Olympus E-P2 (Body Only)|