October 29, 2014
Posted in Rumors

Sigma says that they will make more lenses for mirrorless because that’s the future.

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Sigma 30mm MFT lens by DSLRmagazine 

After the launch of the 19mm and 30mm MFT lenses Sigma went “quiet” on the mirrorless lens design front. But Sigma is clearly aware of the mirrorless system camera future. In an interview at DSLRmagazine (google translation here) Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki said “We are sure mirrorless will growth and we will expand our presence there“. They did not mention any possible specs of future lenses although they said they are working on some “unique” designs. An interesting side note: They said that unlike this years Photokina they expect a lot of important announcements at CP+ in February.

Full translated interview highlights can be read at MirrorlessRumors.com.

The 19mm f/2.8 lens is now in Stock at Amazon US (Click here), Amazon DE (Click here), Amazon UK (Click here) and Amazon France (Click here).
The 30mm f/2.8 lens is now in Stock at Amazon US (Click here), Amazon DE (Click here), Amazon UK (Click here) and Amazon France (Click here).

October 29, 2014
Posted in news

Olympus Stylus 1s announced in Japan.

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Olympus Japan announced the Stylus 1s. There are only very minor improvements over the 1s like a the step up function zoom function. The camera will ship from mid November in Japan. Not sere if this is going to be sold outside Japan too.

October 28, 2014
Posted in deals, reviews

LX100 in Stock now at Adorama. And review at CameraLabs!

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The Panasonic LX100 is in Stock for the very first time in USA via Adorama (Click here). And Gordon Laing from CameraLabs posted the full Panasonic LX100 review. The camera got highly recommended for the following reasons:

While some models are very close to each other, for example Canon’s G7X and Sony’s RX100 III, I’m pleased to see Panasonic delivering something genuinely different with the LX100. Indeed while I enjoyed the handling experience of the LX100, the standout feature for me was having 4k video. Not just filming in 4k, but generating timelapse movies in 4k and especially grabbing stills from 4k – all in-camera. Approve of it or not, 4k photo capture really is a game-changer, providing a genuinely useful means to record the decisive moment whether you’re shooting action or even portraits. Traditionalists don’t worry, it’s not going to replace or ruin photography as you know it. It’s merely another tool in the bag to deploy when the conditions suit. But what a tool to have at your disposal in such a small, light and comparatively affordable camera. It’s the icing on an already tasty cake that’s the Lumix LX100, a refreshing and highly enjoyable camera to use.

Read the full very long and detailed test at CameraLabs!

Panasonic LX100 store links at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at WexUKWex Germany. In Asia at Digitalrev.

October 28, 2014
Posted in Rumors

Panasonic and Olympus video interview at Dpreview. More fast primes to come in 2015!


Matt Frazer from Panasonic

Dpreview posted a nice set of video interview of all camera manufacturers. And these two video interviews are about Panasonic and Olympus.


Ray Acevedo from Olympus

Matt from Panasonic didn’t share any clue about future products. But Ray clearly hints about possible future very fast primes. He says he would love to see a fast 10-11mm prime. And as you know Olympus patented a 12mm f/1.0 design (article here). Can’t wait to see that one :)

October 28, 2014
Posted in news

One more thing from Photokina: Aputure Canon EF adapter with aperture adjust.

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Personal View spotted one more “thing” unveiled at Photokina. It’s the Aputure Canon EF to MFT adapter with electronic aperture control. There is no detail about price and availability yet. What has been displayed at Photokina was just a pre-production model but it was fully functional.

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