a little bit of everything…(Olympus is giving away thousand E-PM1!).

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Olympus Partners with JetBlue to Kick off The PEN Ready Project

As you see from the video on top Olympus is giving away 1.000 E-PM1 cameras. You can read more about the project at penready.com.

New Olympus E-PL3 review at Techradar (Click here): “It’s beautifully engineered, stylish and puts in a blisteringly quick performance. As a compact system camera in its own right, we have to say it offers one of the best user experiences we’ve encountered to date, and as such we’d happily recommend it to a budding enthusiast in search of lightweight alternative to an entry-level DSLR.

Olympus E-PL3 et bruit électronique (Focus Numerique).

The second day of shooting with the EP3 (Kirk Tuck).

E-PM1 preview (Imaging Resource).

Olympus E-P3 Pen Super Compact Travel Kit (Photographyreview).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7 Review (Digitalcamerareview).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS22 Review (Photographyblog).

Olympus PEN E-PM1 Test Images (Imaging Resource).

E-PL3 Gestion du bruit électronique (Focus Numerique).

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Nikon versus Micro Four Thirds comparison!

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Image courtesy: Quesabesde

The image on top (Source: Quesabesde) shows the reason why I still prefer the m43 system over the new Nikon CX mirrorless cameras. While the Olympus E-Pm1 you see on the right is using a larger sensor it is still less high and less thick than the Nikon 1 V1! Beside that I find the Olympus E-PM1 design far more sexy :)

Before you start bashing on me saying I am a fanboy, well I am NOT! I use cameras from different manufacturers and there are many things I like from the Nikon camera world (D700 and many of their lenses). But I simply cannot fell in love with the today announced Nikon cameras. The image quality of the V1 is good, but not as good as the one delivered by the m43 cameras. Check the ISO comparison at Focus Numerique. One more thing. The Nikon 1 V1 costs $899 on Amazon (Click here)! That’s $400 more than the price of the Olympus E-PM1!

And ePhotozine (Click here) posted also a J1 versus E-PM1 size comparison. In that case the cameras have about the same size but again the E-Pm1 is $150 cheaper.

 

Anyway, I am glad Nikon entered the market. More competition we have better it is for all of us (P.S.: Panasonic, can you please lower the price of your lenses and make them available earlier?)

Note: This is my very personal opinion. Other may have other needs and reason to like or NOT to like the new Nikon.

P.S.: E-PM1 shop links at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

UPDATE: Here is a size comparison with the GF3 made by Colorfoto.

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Digitalrev reads 43rumors comments and answers with a new video ;)

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The guys over at DigitalrevTV read your comments about the E-PL3 being a “girly camera” I posted here: http://www.43rumors.com/is-the-e-pl3-a-camera-for-girls/. Kai from Digitalrev writes: “Unfortunately, some people of the internet didn’t like it, so here we are doing a comparison between the E-P3 and the E-PL3 in a more normal manly manner.

Thanks Kai and team for entertaining us with their funny videos! ;)

P.S.: Those are all shop links to the new PEN cameras:
Olympus E-P3 Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
Olympus E-PL3 Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
Olympus E-PM1 Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

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New Panasonic 25mm lens review (ePhotozine).

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There is a new Pana-Leica 25mm f/1.4 lens review at ePhotozine (Click here): “Saying that, £540 still seems a little steep for a standard prime, whether it be Leica branded or not. The excellent optical performance probably deserves slight premium price though, so the value of this lens may be relative to the user.
The lens gets “Recommended” by the reviewer.

The lens is in Stock in asian stores but it’s still very diffcult to find it in other countries:
In USA you can find it in Stock at Amazon (Click here) or eBay (Click here). But you have to pay a lot for it!
In European countries you can get it in Stock for the normal price at Amazon UK (Click here) and Amazon France (Click here).

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POLL: What Four Thirds Sigma lens would you love to see “converted” as a Micro Four Thirds lens?

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We got some rumors from Sigma sources saying that some of the current Sigma Four Thirds lenses would be redesigned for the Micro Four Thirds system. It’s time to ask you what lens you would like to see on your Micro Four Thirds camera!

Select a maximum of three lenses you woul love to see in a new m43 version!

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P.S.: The percentage near the answers shows how many of ALL voters selected the lens. As you can vote more than one lens the total percentag will be higher than 100%.

 

And those are the eBay links to the lenses:

Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 Sigma 18-50mm f/3.5-5.6 Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 Sigma 24mm f/1.8 Sigma 30mm f/1.4 Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 Sigma 55-500mm f/4-5.6 Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 Sigma 105mm f/2.8 Sigma 135-400mm f/4-5.6 Sigma 150mm f/2.8 Sigma 300-800mm f/5.6
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