New Samyang 7.5mm lens image samples. + in Stock now on eBay!

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Arkadiusz Olech has been the first to publish a fulls et of full size image samples of the new Samyang 7-5mm fisheye lens for M43. You can find them at Lenstip (Click here). And the good news is that you can already get the lens on eBay!
Click here to buy the Black Samyang 7.5mm lens.
Click here to buy the Silver Samyang 7.5mm lens.

At the same time he published the english translation of the original polish Olympus 45mm review again on Lenstip (Click here). You can preorder the lens at Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay. And there is already a price drop in Europe where you can get the lens for 256 Euro only at Amazon DE (Click here).

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New Panasonic 12-35mm and 35-100mm pictures.

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A reader sent me the image comparison on top to “prove” that the 12-35mm X lens could have a constant f/2.0 aperture. The theory says that if the Olympus Zuiko 14-35 with f/2.0 aperture has the same size of the Zuiko 7-14mm with f/4.0 aperture, than the Lumix 12-35mm could have the same f/2.0 aperture as it has the same size of the 7-14mm m43 lens. Easy or not? :)

Meanwhile Trustedreviews (Click here) spotted the two lens prototypes of the 12-35mm and 35-100mm pictures: “The lenses were still very much in prototype phase, with no word on aperture ranges, no lever for the powered zoom and even the focal ranges were stickers, but it was strongly suggested these would be the basic designs for future lenses in the range. The prototypes also didn’t appear to fold flat as on the 14-42mm X lens.

Black 14-42mm X lens is available for preorder at Amazon (Click here) and Amazon Germany (Click here).
Silver 14-42mm X lens is available for preorder at Amazon (Click here) and Amazon Germany (Click here).
Black 45-175mm X lens is available for preorder at Amazon (Click here) and Amazon Germany (Click here).
Silver 45-175mm X lens is available for preorder at Amazon (Click here).
Black GF3 with 14-42mm X lens at Amazon (Click here).
Red GF3 with 14-42mm X lens at Amazon (Click here).
White GF3 with 14-42mm X lens at Amazon (Click here).

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New Olympus 45mm f/1.8 review at Optyczne. A must have lens!

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The polish website Optyczne (Click here) posted their final Olympus 45mm f/1.8 review. In short, this is a MUSTA-HAVE lens! It has a sensational image quality in the center of the frame and an excellent quality on the border. Very low CS, distortion,astigmatism and vignetting. The only minus is that it is not an all metal lens. But damn, it costs you 399 Dollars only! For that price you would be crazy to expect a 12mm f/2.0 quality build quality!

You can preorder the lens at Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay. And there is already a price drop in Europe where you can get the lens for 256 Euro only at Amazon DE (Click here).

New US deals: Price drop on the Panasonic 7-14mm lens at Amazon (Click here) and on the Panasonic 20mm pancake again at Amazon (Click here).

 

 

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The giant M43 lens battle: Nokton 25mm versus Leica 25mm!

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Image courtesy: Jean-Baptiste Lefournier via Hybdricams.fr.

Which is better, the Nokton or the Leica. That is the question! While other mirrorless system still struggle to offer some decent lenses we are sitting on the conftable position where we can choose between an ultra-fast manual standard lens and a Leica af lens. The french website Hybridcams (Click here) compared the image quality of the two lenses. Look at the photos and than come back and let us know which lens you like more.

The Lecia 25mm is in Stock via asian resellers on eBay (Click here), at Amazon UK (Click here) and Amazon Japan (Click here). US readers can preorder the lens at Adorama (Click here).
The Nokton 25mm is in Stock at Amazon US (Click here), on eBay (Click here) and the cheapest price in Europe can be found at Amazon France (Click here).

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Panasonic Q&A videos online. There will be no 25p with the next fw upgrade :(

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Panasonic gives you the chance to participate to the Q&A session at the IFA event in Berlin. You can submit your questions here: http://ifa.panasonic.eu/en?questionid=q_1315231134248
And there is a video for every single answer! The video on top for example contains the answer about the next firmware upgrade. It sounds like there will be no immediate 25p support for the Panasonic GH2.
Below you can see a selected list of questions that do link to the Panasonic video answers (Click on them to open a new tab):
When will the new X Series start shipping to the US?
Why is the GF3 more user friendly?
Are images stabilized in the lens or in the camera?
What Lumix between G3 and GF3 is more silent?
Which are the most important differences between the new optical Leica Summilux 25mm f/1.4 D.G. and the above?
Will the new compact X-series lenses be bundled with the GH2 camera?
Is Panasonic planning to make zoom lens within the X-series with mroe versatile focal lengths?
Does the focus and/or zoom rings rotate on the powered X lenses when you use the levers like on large bulky DSLR lenses?
Are there plans for the successor of the LX5?
Why doesn’t Panasonic ome up with a camera that let’s me upload pictures to social networks?

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