September 16, 2014
Posted in reviews

Olympus 40-150mm hands-on review by Pekka Potka.


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

Pekka Potka is the first Olympus 40-150mm tester sharing his thoughts about the new lens

This is what he writes about the Optical Quality:

Optically, I really would say this lens is outstanding. There should be nothing to be worried about when production models start shipping. I did not run into any negative issues with the lens alone. With teleconverter attached I noticed that the combination is more sensitive to extremely bright object inside image than with the lens alone at same focal length when shooting wide open.

This is what he writes about the Usability:

For me this lens feels as very nice from every point of view. It is not big nor heavy but has speed and quality. I have used it hand held (no monopod) for two 9 hour days in airshow and carried it around in the wild without feeling any fatique at all. The lens and E-M1 body with hood collapsed fit easily into a compact backpack.

Read the full article at Pekka Potka!

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 WexUK.
GM5 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at WexUK.
GM5 in red at Adorama.
35-100mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.

 

September 16, 2014
Posted in deals

Small surprise: Olympus drops the Silver E-M1 price (-$100!).

Between today and September 20 Olympus will offer an additional $100 discount on the Silver E-M1. It now matches the price of th Black version. The discount is already showing up at Amazon and GetOlympus. I think Adorama and Bhphoto will catch up soon. Those of you who preordered the camera yesterday (with the $1,399 price) should ask for the $100 discount.

If you ask me the price of the Silver E-M1 should have been the same as of the Black version right from the very first day.

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.

 

 

September 16, 2014
Posted in reviews

First real world images of the new Nokton 10,5mm f/0.95 lens!


Image courtesy: ePhotozine

ePhotozine is the first website who shared real world images of the new Voigtlander Nokton 10,5mm f/0.95 lens. They write:

We were able to take a number of sample photos with the lens, and were impressed by the straight edges, as well as the sharpness of the lens.

Can’t wait to buy this lens! Preorders should be up soon at BHphoto.


Image courtesy: ePhotozine

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.

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!

nokton-10-5mm-0-95

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).

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