a little bit of everything…(Seb Farges video, Panasonic converter test and more)

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The video on top has been made by Seb Farges. He used the GH2 with the super new (and not on market) SLR CINE lens 50mm T 0.95. The anamorphic shots were made with this lens and the baby Berthiot Hypergonard 1.75X (here on eBay) fix on it.

A first review of the new Lumix converters at Mynichi (Click here).

The movie “Serbuan Maut” has been entirely shot with the AG-AF100

The new GF5 star filter in use at DSLRmagazine (Click here for the translation).

Olympus converters tested at DC.watch (Click here for the translation).

A new case for the GX1 at DC.watch (Click here for the translation).

Readers mail: “Hi admin, this is not a rumpr but check out this trailer to an upcoming feature film that was shot on the GH2.
http://vimeo.com/40268487
You can read about it on this thread over at dvx user. The cinematographer said a lot of times it was just him and the sound mixer in terms of crew.
http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?279919-Feature-shot-on-hacked-GH2

Nik:For your readers roundup, here is another video that I photographed with the GH2 and Olympus Zuiko 50 f2: https://vimeo.com/40191194

Patrick: “Another GH2 macro video! This time with a 20mm f1.7 and a reverse mount adapter from ebay. https://vimeo.com/40166049

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New E-M5 cheap batteries auctions (with charger included)

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The Hong Kong located store “dstebattery” reacted quickly and is now offering new (non original) E-M5 batteries with battery charger included! Here are the auctions:
– Three E-M5 batteries with charger for $39,99 (Click here to see the auction).
– Two E-M5 batteries with charger for $30,99 (Click here to see the auction).
– One E-M5 battery with charger for $18,99 (Click here to see the auction).
– A single E-M5 battery without(!) charger for $12,99 (Click here to see the auction).

I think this is a great deal if you consider that the original Olympus BLN-1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (1220mAh) costs $59 (here at Bhphoto). As usual be aware of the risk to buy from oversea stores! I will take the risk but don’t blame me if there are some problems after :)

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GH2 versus E-M5 Quadrocopter comparison!

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This time we have a different kind of comparison. No noise or resolution test anymore, it’s time for a Quadcopter comparison made by 4to400.com (Click here). The reviewer found that the E-M5 stabilization works great and “Although I will say that the video quality of the two is very comparable. I did like the way the video looked straight out of the EM5 a bit more then the GH2 though.” But he still misses the 1080 at 60p recording on the E-M5.

By the way the Quadcopter mania is really growing! I know of more and more people buying or building their own Quandcopter. Here is a list of stuff on eBay (Click here). But there are also Tricopter (Click here), Hexacopter (Click here), Octocopter (Click here)…. :)

P.S: 4to400 is represented by the company www.Quadrocopter.com.
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The GH2 is a real bargain in these days after multiple rebates (Click on store name): Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay (P.S.: $749 at Amazon (Click here) with lens!)
E-M5 (Pre)order links (Click on store name): Amazon, Adorama, B&H, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.

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Pekka Potka dynamic range test reloaded. Thirds party E-M5 battery that works on Olympus chargers!

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Too bad the deal is over but it is good to know that there are third party E-M5 batteries that will actually work on your current Olympus charger! Click here to see the battery specs and eBay auction!

And here are some new E-M5 reviews and testings:
Pekka Potka (Click here) wrote a new post about the E-m5 dynamic range: “With more demanding subjects E-M5 gives even more headroom for adjustments. I would say that for me the total gain is roughly 2 stops (over the Olympus E-P3) in the way I tweak my images in Lightroom.
Soundimagesplus (Click here) compared the X PRO 1 image quality with that of the Olympus E-M5 and Sony NEX-5n: “Firstly, using the same Nikon lens on the Fuji and Sony the Sony has purple fringing and the Fuji doesn’t. Secondly, while the Fuji is clearly the best at ISO 3200, just look at how close the Olympus OM-D gets to this much praised Sony sensor at that setting.
On the road with the E-M5 by Colin Steel (Click here).

E-M5 (Pre)order links (Click on store name): Amazon, Adorama, B&H, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.

Bestseller list. Check the list (changes hourly!):
USA: E-M5 on position 5/8/15/17/19 (Click here)
UK: E-M5 is on position 35 (Click here).
Germany: The E-M5 is on position 1/3 (Click here).
France: not available (Click here to see rankings anyway).
Japan: E-M5 on position 1/5/18 (Click here).

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Panasonic USA rebates ending tomorrow! 17.5mm at Adorama.

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The new 17.5mm f/0.95 Voigtlander lens is right now in Stock at Adorama (Click here). To see more test I repost you the link I published a couple of days ago: ThePhoBlographer (Click here), Steve Huff (Click here), Flickr (Click here), Google Plus (Click here).

The USA Panasonic deals are ending tomorrow. So be sure to buy a camer/lens today. Here are the single Panasonic camera deals:
GH2 with lens for $749at Amazon (Click here).
Panasonic GF3 with 14mm pancake lens sells for $395 at Amazon (Click here).
Here are the single Panasonic lens deals:
$200 rebate on the 14-140mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).
$200 rebate on the 3D lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).
$150 rebate on the 45-200mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).
$100 rebate on the 45-175mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).
$80 rebate on the 14-42 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).
PEN USA deals (and more)
$100 price drop on all Olympus E-P3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Combine it with the 40-150mm lens and the total rebate is $150!
$100 price drop on all Olympus E-PL3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Combine it with the 40-150mm lens and the total rebate is $150!
$100 price drop on all Olympus E-PM1 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Combine it with the 40-150mm lens and the total rebate is $150!

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