CameraLabs 8-18mm review: “easy to highly recommend”

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CameraLabs tested the new Leica 8-18mm MFT lens:

The Leica may not be quite as sharp in the corners as the Olympus 7-14mm at wide apertures and it also lacks the constant f2.8 focal ratio, but in turn it’s smaller, lighter and cheaper. It also out-performs the older Lumix 7-14mm f4, while mostly avoiding the purple flare issues of that model. Throw in quick and quiet focusing, and a weather-sealed body with smooth focus and zoom rings and you have a lens that’s easy to highly recommend. It’s become my favourite ultra-wide zoom for Panasonic and Olympus bodies, and a tempting upgrade for owners of the Lumix 7-14mm f4 or Olympus 9-18mm.

Leica 8-18mm lens at  Adorama, BHphoto, Panasonic and Amazon. In Europe at Amazon.de.

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a bit of everything…

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Panasonic Leica 8-18mm f/2.8-4 Lens Unboxing & Test With Panasonic G85

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
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Plenty of news on the facebook E-M1II group and the GH5 group.

 

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Full set of E-M5 with lenses and accessories made of paper!

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Believe it or not, the OM-D E-M5, lenses, and accessories you see here are all made entirely of paper. Japanese paper artist Kamihasami (which means “Paper-scissors” in Japanese), wanted to see how far his paper-handling skills could go, so he used his spare time over three months to design, cut, and paste together an entire Olympus camera system, complete with battery charger and underwater case. The lenses can actually be attached to the OM-D body. His efforts paid off, and he won an award in the 26th Kamiwaza Grand Prix, which recognizes some of Japan’s greatest works of paper art. Click on the images (taken with his OM-D E-M5, of course) to see the incredible detail. Kamihasami did Olympus engineers proud.

Kamihasami website: http://www.kamihasami.com/
Kamiwaza Grand Prix website (Japanese only): https://www.tt-paper.co.jp/pam/kamiwaza/

via Olympus OMD

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