July 30, 2015
Posted in reviews

New Panasonic GX8 reviews with a small surprise: There is a refined version of the 12-35 f/2.8 coming with the new GX8!

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Photographyblog posted the full GX8 review:

In summary, the Lumix DMC-GX8 is another great compact system camera from Panasonic, but the new sensor and dual image stabilisation system aren’t quite as revolutionary as advertised, and the larger design and crucially higher price-point also detract from what is otherwise an excellent, but not exceptional, camera.

Richard:I’ve updated my GX8 full review to include more information about custom function buttons, shutter shock, and also a little video about why i think the GX8 is the best digital camera I’ve ever used for manual focusing: photobyrichard.com/reviewbyrichard/panasonic-lumix-gx8-review

Soo:I just wanted to share a little detail concerning the recently announced Panasonic GX8 and the kit lenses sold with it. I discovered on some french review websites that the GX8 will come with a refined version of the 12-35 f/2.8 with a matte black finish (as Panasonic did with the 14-42 II, 45-150 and 14-140mm) :
” Notez toutefois que si le zoom Lumix X Vario 12-35 mm f/2,8 ASPH (dont une version intégralement noire mate arrive très bientôt “
source : http://www.lesnumeriques.com/appareil-photo-numerique/panasonic-lumix-gx8-p27471/prise-en-main-lumix-gx8-premieres-photos-en-conditions-reelles-n44105.html
Maybe a matte black version of the 35-100mm on the way too ? I don’t know but it can be expected :)

Preorders:
Black GX8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic. In Eu at WexUK.
Silver GX8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic. In Eu at WexUK.
FZ300 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic.

July 30, 2015
Posted in reviews

Kowa Prominar 8.5mm f/2.8 tested at Photozone.

Photozone (Click here) published the full Kowa 8.5mm MFT lens review:

Now while the lens is certainly good, it stays somewhat short of this expectation at least. The center quality is great and the borders are also very sharp at mainstream settings. The extreme corners aren’t quite as convincing though. They are downright soft at f/2.8 and it’s a good idea to stop down to f/4, better f/5.6 where the results are decent. The vignetting is also higher than usual especially at f/2.8. A downright stellar performance is the lack of distortion – probably the best ever measured quality here and we are talking about the native characteristic and not about a digitally corrected result.

The Kowa Micro Four Thirds lenses on eBay:
8,5mm f/2.8 in on eBay (Click here).
12mm f/1.8 in Black (Click here), Green (Click here) and Silver (Click here).
25mm f/1.8 in Black (Click here), Green (Click here) and Silver (Click here).

July 30, 2015
Posted in news

a bit of everything…


Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II [5-Axis] OMD EM5 MKII
from IrfanKhokharFilms on Vimeo.

Plenty of new refurbished MFT stuff for sale at Olympus Europe ebay (Click here). Newly listed includes the E-M10 double lens kit, 40-150mm super kit, 7-14mm FT lens, 60mm macro lens, E-M10 double lens kit, Silver E-M1 body and more…
Micro 4/3 Portrait Lens Shoot Out! Leica Nocti vs Voigtländer Nokton vs Olympus (Tyson Robichaud Photo-blography).
Shooting Panoramas with Panorama Heads: My special equipment for DSLR and µ43 (Delightphoto).
A Macro Expedition w/ the TOUGH TG-4 (Jmacdonaldphoto).
Catholic Youtubers post the worst anti-gay marriage film ever… (TheNakedCamera).

Konrad:I’d like to share a video with you we shot solely with a GH3 and 2xG6 for the Interview. Lenses were Samyang 7.5mm, Olympus 12mm and 75mm, and Panasonic 42.5mm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLaYGtvAIio

July 29, 2015
Posted in deals

Olympus 40-150mm for $99!

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The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 R Lens sells for $99 only at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and GetOlympus (Click here).

Reminder: We have great deals on the great Nokton MFT lenses:
Nokton 42,5mm f/0.95 with B&W filter for $800 at CameraQuest eBay (Click here)
Nokton 25mm f/0.95 with B&W filter for $700 at CameraQuest eBay (Click here)
Nokton 25mm f/0.95 (Clickless) with B&W filter for $700 at CameraQuest eBay (Click here)
Nokton 25mm f/0.95 for $738 at Popflash eBay (Click here)
Nokton 17,5mm f/0.95 for $788 at Popflash eBay (Click here)

And you save $500 if you buy the two 12mm and 25mm SLR magic MFT Cine lenses as a a bundle at Adorama (Click here).

July 29, 2015
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) First leaked pictures of the new E-M10II camera!

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Within the next few days Olympus will announce the new E-M10II. And here are the first pictures via Digicameinfo!

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So not expect any MAJOR improvement on the new camera. For that you will have to be a bit patient and wait for the E-M1II :)


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