November 22, 2014
Posted in reviews

First “serious” Kowa 8.5mm/f2.8 review.

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The Kowa 8.5mm f/2.8 is now shipping in Japan (on eBay). And a very first KOWA 8.5mm/f2.8 review has been posted in Chinese at m43lens.blogspot.hk. These are the reviewers conclusions:

Vignetting is about 1.5EV at maximum aperture
– Surprisingly very low distortion for such a wide angle lens

– Very good resolution
– a bit of purple fringing a wide aperture
– Has some Astral granular spots

November 21, 2014
Posted in deals

$80 off on the Panasonic-Leica 15mm f/1.7 lens.

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Panasonic dropped the price of the Leica 15mm f/1.7 lens down to $520 at Amazon US and Bhphoto. About time! The lens was too expensive compared with the 20mm pancake :)

Reminder: Gh4 for $,1399 only at canadian QuickNdone eBay store (Click here). Daily Gold Box deals list at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

 

All other current Olympus Panaosnic deals:

E-M5 got an ulterior $200 off:
E-M5 with free Olympus Messenger Bag at Amazon US (Click here).
Silver E-M5 body for $599 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, GetOlympus.
Black E-M5 body for $599 at AmazonAdoramaBHphoto, GetOlympus.
Black E-M5 with 12-42mm lens for $699 at AmazonAdoramaBHphoto, GetOlympus.
Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens for $599 at AmazonAdoramaBHphoto, GetOlympus.

$100 off on the E-M1:
Silver E-M1 body for $1,299 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, GetOlympus.
Black E-M1 body for $1,299 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, GetOlympus.

Up to $100 off on Olympus MFT lenses:
$100 off on the 75mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
$100 off on the 14-150mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
$50 off on the 40-150mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
$50 off on the 40-150mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
$50 off on the 75-300mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
$50 off on the 25mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, GetOlympus.
$50 off on the 14-42mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
$50 off on the 45mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
$50 off on the 17mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.

Panasonic US deals:
$160 off on the FZ1000 at QuickNdone on eBay (Click here)
$150 off on the Panasonic GM1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. But note that Adorama also gives you an additional free $100 gift card which “virtually” drops the price down to $497. it’s valid on the Silver GM1 (Click here) and Orange GM1 (Click here).
$100 off on the 35-100mm f/2.8 ASPH Lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto
$100 off on the Nocticron 42,5mm f/1.2 Lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto
$100 off on the Panasonic G6 with Kit Lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. Note that also in that case Adorama adds a $100 gift card for free!

 

November 21, 2014
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) Olympus cannot increase 40-150mm PRO lens production. Stores order now will ship in February!

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The new PRO lens on the tiniest MFT camera (GM1) by Camerasize.

I got an interesting information from a highly trusted source. The amount of 40-150mm PRO lens preorders exceeded by far Olympus estimations. And Olympus cannot increase the production of that lens. Stores ordering larger Stock of lenses today will get their Stock in…February only!

40-150mm PRO shipping info at:
In USA/Canada at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus and GetOlympus Canada.
In Europe at Wex UK, Technikdirekt and Amazon.
In Asia at Digitalrev and Amazon Japan.

 

November 21, 2014
Posted in news

UPDATE on the Sony 5 axis system. They say it’s not taken from Olympus.

I don’t know if that’s just a “marketing statement” (like Nikon does when they say they use their own design sensor) or the truth. But Sony managers said the 5 axis stabilization from the A7m2 is not taken from Olympus. It’s a proprietary Sony tech. I have to say it sounds quite nonsense to not use Olympus knowledge when you own a big stake int that company. Maybe all Sony did is to adapt it for a Full Frame sensor and that alone “justifies” the “proprietary” statement.

via Digitalcamera

November 21, 2014
Posted in news

A Bit of Everything…


Panasonic LX100 – Day 10 – Taming The Camera by Peter Gregg.

Panasonic 15mm f1.7 review at ThePhoBlographer.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 at Photoreview.
Panasonic GM5 Sample Gallery (Imaging Resource).
Panasonic GH4’s Audio Meters Explained (Suggestionofmotion).
First Impressions: Panasonic LX100 (Admiringlight).
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro Preview (Photographyblog).
Voreinschätzung Panasonic DMC-LX100 Schärfe (Slashcam).
NoFilmSchool and PremiumBeats have a giveaway for a GH4 and $5,000 in video gear (Woobox).
E-M1 and 40-150mm PRO cashback action by Olympus Japan.

Gami:re-upload Brokenman Trailer 4K https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=434oiycxleE GH3+voigtlander 25mm +Tokina 11-16mm ,thanks for your support

Boon:  “I have posted about the sunspot AR2214 on my website. This was shot with my Olympus E-P5 at short bursts of 9 frames per second and there is a surprise in there as well. The ‘surprise’ will illustrate what you get with 9 frames per second. http://myphotojourney.co.uk/solar-imaging-181114/

Giulio:Suspended macro with the G2 and reversed Hexanon 40mm 1.8: youtube.com/watch?v=z9U5tXFP-fI

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