September 1, 2014
Posted in news

New Kowa Micro Four Thirds lenses!

Kowa just announced three new Micro Four Thirds lenses. Full details here:

P.S.: Kowa is know for making such Cine lenses and you can find plenty of them on eBay (Click here).

September 1, 2014
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) Zyoptics says they will make a compact (and high quality) 25mm f/0.95 MFT lens.

As you knwo Zyoptics makes the Mitakon 35mm f/0.95 (can be found here on eBay) lens. And at Photokina they will release that 42,5mm f/1.2 MFT lens you see on top.

But there is also a third lens to come according to one of their entries on the CHinese site Weibo: A Zyoptcis version of Voigtlaender 25mm f/0.95 is now under design. The lens is supposed to be more compact and light when compared to the Voigtlaender one but with the same optical performance. Attached is the message sent by Zyoptics to one of our 43rumors readers. The message means: “we’ve already been working on it. The volume and weight are very small.The IQ is same.” in English.

Thanks J.D. for sharing this!


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September 1, 2014
Posted in reviews

Double MFT lens test: 9mm (Photozone) and 14-42mm EZ (SLRgear).

Image courtesy: Photozone

Photozone tested the 9mm lens-cap:

Honestly, it isn’t quite a bad as you might think. The center performance is actually pretty decent. The borders are Okayish whereas the corners are very soft. Lateral CAs are significant but not terrible either. There’s some vignetting but honestly this isn’t anything you’d complain about in a fisheye lens. Compared to conventional lenses, the contrast is somewhat reduced especially in the corners. However, on the positive side it is pretty resistant against flare which is rather surprising.

SLRgear tested the 14-42mm pancake zom:

The Olympus 14-42mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 EZ ED M.Zuiko Digital lens is a well-executed lens. It achieves what appears to be a goal for the smallest size possible, as well as adding in new functions (power zoom) and improving on its optical properties as well.

 

August 31, 2014
Posted in deals

Extended: Panasonic camera deals on the GH3, GX7 and G6.

Panasonic extended the rebates on the GH3, GX7 and G6:

$300 off on the Panasonic GH3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here)and BHphoto (with 4% reward).
$300 off on the Panasonic GX7 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Panasonic G6 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (with free SanDisk 32GB).
Receive a free Panasonic LUMIX G Vario 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH Lens with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 14-42mm lens bundle in Black (Click here) or Silver (Click here).

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