September 16, 2014
Posted in deals

A look at the Amazon US sales ranking: 40-150mm and LX100 doing best!

What’s hot and what’s not? The most popular new MFT product is definitely the Panasonic LX100! Let’s take a look at the Amazon US rankings to see what gets the most preorders:

Amazon Lens ranking (Click here): The Olympus 40-150mm PRO lens is doing fine and made it into the top 20. The 35-100mm doesn’t appear into the top 100 list :(

Amazon Mirrorless ranking (Click here): A bit strange, but the LX100 falls into that category according to Amazon and is clearly leading the ranking! And the GM5 is doing well too. Not doing so well is the Silver E-M1.

Amazon overall camera ranking (Click here): LX100 is doing super well!

Panasonic preorders:
LX100 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at WexUK.
GM5 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at WexUK.
GM5 in red at Adorama.
35-100mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.

Olympus preorders:
Silver E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus. In Europe at Wex UK.
40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus. In Europe at Wex UK.
LH-76 lens hood at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
MC-14 1.4x teleconverter at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
PRF-ZD62 Z protection filter at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
PRF-ZD72 Z protection filter at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
General links to all new Olympus stuff at Adorama.
ALL new stuff announced at Photokina at Amazon.

Note: Amazon ranking changes hourly. Calculates boths orders and preorders

September 16, 2014
Posted in news

Voigtlander announces the 10.5mm f/0.95 Micro Four Thirds lens!

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Well, this is certainly going to be a popular lens here! Voigtlander announced that impressive 10.5mm f/0.95 lens! There is yet no info about price and availability but I am sure quite some readers here are having a huge smile on their face!
The closest lens to the new Voigtlander is the shoplink 48366 ebay]21mm f/1.4 Leica for a bit less than $8,000 on eBay[/shoplink]!

For the record. These are the other three Nokton f/0.95 lenses:
Nokton 25mm f/0.95 (here one Bay).
Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 (here one Bay).
Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 (here one Bay).

September 16, 2014
Posted in reviews

On focus: New Olympus 40-150mm PRO lens (hands-on, videos, MTF graph and matching simulation).


The official lens introduction video by Olympus.

There were so many announcement that it’s time to digg deep into every single product. One of the most popular new announcement is the Olympus 40-150mm PRO lens:

Note: Preorder the 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus. In Europe at Wex UK.

1) MTF graph

The MTF graphs shows clearly this is the best tele lens ever made by Olympus. It scores higher than other lenses like the Four Thirds 50-200mm and the Four Thirds 35-100mm lenses.

2) Hands-on pictures
But how does the lens look for real?
German hands-on video on Youtube, Interview on Youtube, Conept movie on Youtube, Hands-on pics at DC.watch.

3) Matching simulation
The new Olympus PRO lens has been added to the Matching Simulation tool. Here is the lens on the GH4 and GM1:

4) Lens design graphs:

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Olympus preorders:
Silver E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus. In Europe at Wex UK.
40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus. In Europe at Wex UK.
LH-76 lens hood at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
MC-14 1.4x teleconverter at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
PRF-ZD62 Z protection filter at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
PRF-ZD72 Z protection filter at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
General links to all new Olympus stuff at Adorama.
ALL new stuff announced at Photokina at Amazon.

Panasonic preorders:
LX100 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at Panasonic Germany, WexUK, Panasonic Austria, Panasonic France, Panasonic Italy, Panasonic Spain, Panasonic Netherlands, Panasonic Belgium.
GM5 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at Panasonic Germany, WexUK, Panasonic Austria, Panasonic France, Panasonic Italy, Panasonic Spain, Panasonic Netherlands, Panasonic Belgium.
GM5 in red at Adorama.
35-100mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at Panasonic Germany, Panasonic Austria, Panasonic France, Panasonic Italy, Panasonic Spain, Panasonic Netherlands, Panasonic Belgium.
14mm at Panasonic Germany, Panasonic Austria, Panasonic Spain, Panasonic Netherlands, Panasonic Belgium.

 

September 16, 2014
Posted in news

Leica announces the LX100 clone! Costs $300 more!

If the LX100 isn’t expensive enough for you than spend $300 extra on the Leica D-Lux clone (here at BHphoto). And Leica also announced the V-Lux clone (here at BHphoto) and plenty of M lenses you can also use on your MFT camera with adapter:

Summilux 35mm Silver at BHphoto.
Summarit 35mm at BHphoto.
Summarit 35mm Silver at BHphoto.
Sumamrit 50mm at BHphoto.
Summarit 50mm Silver at BHphoto.
Summarit 75mm at BHphoto.
Summarit 75mm Silver at BHphoto.
Summarit 90mm at BHphoto.
Summarit 90mm Silver at BHphoto.

Full Leica press material at MirrorlessRumors.

LX100 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at Panasonic Germany, WexUK, Panasonic Austria, Panasonic France, Panasonic Italy, Panasonic Spain, Panasonic Netherlands, Panasonic Belgium.

 

September 16, 2014
Posted in news

Amazing news! Olympus launches the Micro Four Thirds “Open Platform”!

Image courtesy: ePhotozine

Olympus launched a new project called “Open Platform“. There is also a website for that here: http://opc.olympus-imaging.com/en/index.html. What is it?

ePhotozine writes: “Olympus are showing a new prototype interchangeable lens camera module, using the Micro Four Thirds lens mount and developed with MIT, it is designed to connect to smartphones and tablets. Called the “Open Platform” the camera module is designed to deliver the image quality of Olympus cameras, and connects to smartphones and tablets over Wi-Fi.

Yes, this is in small words the Olympus clone of the Sony QX lenscameras (here on eBay)! :)

Sounds very cool or not?

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Olympus preorders:
Silver E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus. In Europe at Wex UK.
40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus. In Europe at Wex UK.
LH-76 lens hood at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
MC-14 1.4x teleconverter at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
PRF-ZD62 Z protection filter at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
PRF-ZD72 Z protection filter at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
General links to all new Olympus stuff at Adorama.
ALL new stuff announced at Photokina at Amazon.

Panasonic preorders:
LX100 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at Panasonic Germany, WexUK, Panasonic Austria, Panasonic France, Panasonic Italy, Panasonic Spain, Panasonic Netherlands, Panasonic Belgium.
GM5 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at Panasonic Germany, WexUK, Panasonic Austria, Panasonic France, Panasonic Italy, Panasonic Spain, Panasonic Netherlands, Panasonic Belgium.
GM5 in red at Adorama.
35-100mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at Panasonic Germany, Panasonic Austria, Panasonic France, Panasonic Italy, Panasonic Spain, Panasonic Netherlands, Panasonic Belgium.
14mm at Panasonic Germany, Panasonic Austria, Panasonic Spain, Panasonic Netherlands, Panasonic Belgium.

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