July 24, 2015
Posted in reviews

First full Panasonic GX8 review from ePhotozine: “We’ve been impressed”.


Image courtesy: ePhotozine

ePhotozine is the first site publishing a full review of the new Panasonic GX8. They write:

The Panasonic Lumix GX8 improves on the GX7 noticeably, with the inclusion of 4K video recording and 4K photo features, as well as a larger electronic viewfinder, improved vari-angle touch-screen, plus more. The GX8 features weather-sealing which makes it more competitive with alternatives on the market, and the camera offers additional shooting controls and options, along with RAW processing in-camera. The Dual Image Stabilisation system along with the new 20.3 megapixel sensor is an interesting development, as the GX8 now offers the highest resolution sensor available in a Micro Four Thirds camera. The camera is introduced at a relatively high price, and is noticeably larger than the predecessor, the GX7, along with other Micro Four Thirds cameras, but offers one of the best electronic viewfinders available.
We’ve been impressed with what the GX8 has to offer, with some of the best image quality possible from a Panasonic camera, with competitive noise performance and an abundance of features including 4K video / photo modes, improved 4-axis sensor shift image stabilisation, built in Wi-Fi, NFC, and fast continuous shooting. The camera feels good to hold, with a solid body and good external controls. The weather-sealing along with the large high resolution electronic viewfinder makes it a joy to use the camera, and the Panasonic Lumix GX8 would make an excellent upgrade path for anyone with an earlier Panasonic Lumix camera.

The camera earned a “hIghly recommended” mark with 4,5 out of 5 points.

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 24, 2015
Posted in news

a bit of everything…

Toronto at Night – Timelapse
from Guillermo Ramos on Vimeo.

Guillermo Ramos (video on top): “Toronto at Night is a bunch of timelapses and hyperlapses all shot at night in Toronto, Ontario in the past two years. This was all done with Lumix GX1, a couple of shots with a GH2, a tripod and me. Timing couldn’t be better to have it all completed in Canada Day! You can read a little about how I put this together on my blog.

Leica D-LUX (Typ 109) / Panasonic LX100 Video – 4K Photo (Soundimagesplus).
Mikaton 35mm f/0.95 MFT lens review on Lenstip.
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 mark II review, Chapter II – The traveller’s ideal companion (MirrorLessons).
Pay your bills by shooting a selfie! (TheNakedCamera).
Save the Freedom of Photography in Europe (Change.org).

Irfan:Panasonic G7 Movie Link: https://vimeo.com/132028570

July 23, 2015
Posted in deals

Up to $400 off lens/camera savings at BHphoto and GetOlympus. CameraQuest.com Voigtlander Lens Sale!

There is a full special Olympus deal page created at BHphoto (Click here). Same deals are running at GetOlympus page (Click here).

Cameraquest notified me about a new deal on their Voigtlander lenses:

ALL sale lenses bundled with a Premium B+W Nano 007 Filter!
All have free expedited shipping.  Lenses over $600 have free Next Day Shipping to most lower 48 locations.
Sale available for North and South America only.

Voigtlander Micro Four Thirds Lenses https://shop.cameraquest.com/voigtlander-micro-4/3-lenses/
17.5mm f/.95    $1200 now on sale $900
25mm f/.95 VII  $1000 now on sale $800
42.5mm f/.95 $1000 now on sale $800

Voigtlander Leica M Lenses https://shop.cameraquest.com/voigtlander-leica-mount-rangefinder-lenses/?p=catalog&mode=catalog&parent=191&pg=1&pagesize=48
12mm f/5.6 Leica M $750 now on sale $700
21mm f/1.8 Leica M  $1200 now on sale $1050
28mm f/2 Leica M $630 now on sale $600
35/1.2 VII Leica M $1200 now on sale $1000
50/1.1 Leica M $1000 now on sale $900
50/1.5 Black Leica M $900 now on sale $800
50/1.5 Chrome Leica M $1050 now on sale $950

SL II Lenses for Nikon and Canon EOS https://shop.cameraquest.com/voigtlander-slr-lenses/
20mm f/3.5 Nikon $550 now on sale $500
20mm f/3.5 EOS $530 now on sale$500
28mm f/2.8 Nikon $500 now on sale $480
28mm f/2.8 EOS $500 now on sale $480
40mm f/2 Nikon $500 now on sale $450
40mm f/2 EOS $550 now on sale $450

July 23, 2015
Posted in news

That’s cool! 3d-printed prototypes of adapter ring for Lee 100mm system for MZD 714.

43rumors reader Zheng sent me this message:

I have made two 3d-printed prototypes of adapter ring for Lee 100mm system for MZD 714. As it’s working well, I put one of them on eBay. It’s the first and only one available in the world for welcomed and popular Lee 100mm system.
For some further information, after having sold it, I am planning sell the final printing on Shapeways, but not like the one on ebay, it needs the buyer some DIY skills because the adapter contains not only 3D printed part.
I am also working on a customized filter slot for 7-14mm lens, to have 3 filters on Lee system without dark edge. Perhaps when it’s ready, they will be available on Shapeways  as a pack altogether with the adapter. Here’s the link to the adapter on ebay
and I have opened a discussion topic on dpreview since 3 weeks.
Here some more pictures

July 23, 2015
Posted in reviews

More new GX8 full size image samples and new video test!

If you plan to buy the GX8 here are some new full size image samples for you from ePhotozine, D-Pixx, LeMondeDeLaPhoto and Focus Numerique. And CameraStuffReview posted that GX8 video:

Panasonic GX8 AF test
from Ivo Freriks (Continuous AF using Olympus 40-150 mm lens + 1.4 converter).

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.

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