July 21, 2015
Posted in deals

New Panasonic lens rebates on the 14mm pancake and 35-100mm zoom.

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$50 off on the Panasonic 14mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$50 off on the Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8 lens at Adorama and BHphoto.

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Reminder: Olympus mailed me that full list of MFT lens rebates running at GetOlympus US (Click here).

July 21, 2015
Posted in news

Whatch this: Panasonic creates a 3D photolab using 120 GH4 cameras!

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What an amazing idea! Panasonic uses 120 GH4 cameras to create one single 3D picture of people inside a special hall. The 3D image is then used to print a 3D figure of the person:

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And here is the full video (in Japanese) to see how this works in detail:

found via Image Sensor World.

July 21, 2015
Posted in reviews

Photozone reviews the 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens: “it is highly desirable lens with one bug”.

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Image courtesy: Photozone.

Photozone posted the full Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens review and writes:

The Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO is, mostly, a highly desirable lens – except for one bug. On the positive side, it is very good if not excellent in the primary image quality metrics. It is very sharp across the focal length range including some greatness in the middle portion. Vignetting and distortions are very low. One the downside, the quality of the bokeh (out-of-focus blur) can be disappointing – not in all scenes but busy backgrounds are clearly not the lens’ best friends.
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO is directly competing with Panasonic’s Lumix G X 35-100mm f/2.8 Power OIS. Obviously the Olympus has the bigger range (and as such also a bigger size/weight) and is somewhat sharper whereas the Panasonic has clearly the better bokeh plus an image stabilizer. Both are very good really.

40-150mm PRO shop link:
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.

July 21, 2015
Posted in news

a bit of everything…


Olympus Air A01 lens system

Panasonic CM1 Shooters Report (Imaging Resource).
Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED 1:1 Macro Lens Hands-On (ePhotozine).
Panasonic G7 review at RonMartBlog.
How the OMD E-M5 Mark II replaced the E-M1 (Nicholasgooddenphotography).
How Does the Panasonic G7 Compare to the GH4? (Resourcemagonline).
Flying with a wingsuit through a 2 meter wide cave (TheNakedCamera).
G7 test at Itmedia.

July 20, 2015
Posted in deals

Still the Bang for the buck: E-PL6 kit for $299.

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Still the Bang for the buck is the E-Pl6 kit for $299 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. It is selling fine according to Amazon mirrorless ranking.

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