May 2, 2011
Posted in reviews

Digiscoping with the Panasonic GH2 (Luminous Landscape)


If you ever thought a long time ago what would happen if you attach a telescope or a spotting scope to a Digital Camera? Well I can tell you its still been done today and if you got the will to do it then all you need is £150 to start you off! Take for example the Panasonic GH2. It can be attached to a 75x Telescope for zoom ranges up to 5500mm. Yes thats a huge zoom. Its not the same quality as dedicated zoom lense but if your ok with that then just keep reading. You can buy a starter kit for the Panasonic GH2 with telescope + adaptors and all you need to get you started.
Take a look at that super-Tele Lens 1200mm-3600mm on eBay (Click here).

If you want to learn more about the use of telescopes on the Panasonic GH2 read the review on Luminous Landscape (Click here). They used the $1600 Vortex Razor HD spotting scope.As you can see the image quality s very good. So if you need a lens to spy a bit around like Jeff did in “Rear Window” from Hitchcock you might get one of those lenses ;)

Links to the Vortex Razor lens at Amazon, BHphoto and eBay
And the links to the GH2 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.

May 1, 2011
Posted in news

Goyo’s new 4/3inch f/2.0 lenses with C-mount!

Goyo (Click here) made five new C-mount primes lenses that do cover the whole 4/3 sensor! Those are 12-16-25-35-50mm f/2.0 primes! To bad they don’t have a native m43 mount because otherwise this would be an amazing news. You will need to buy the C-mount adapter (You can get them here on eBay for $8-$20) to use those lenses.
On their website you can find sketches of the optics (no real pictures). They look pretty big. But finally we have some new lenses we can play with :)
There are no info about availability and price. And I didn’t fin any Goyo Lens on eBay (only…”Toyo”! Is it the same?). That’s the list of the new lenses you can find on Goyo’s website:

Links:
C-mount adapter on eBay (Click here).
Goyo and Toyo lenses on eBay (Click here).

Thanks Carmelo

May 1, 2011
Posted in reviews

Olympus E-5 review and Panasonic 14mm vs 20mm bokeh comparison.

Bob Atkins posted the Olympus E-5 review on Photo.net (Click here): “In this price class (under $1700) it goes up against cameras like the Canon EOS 7D, which has a larger sensor, more pixels, 1080HD video, a faster frame rate and ISO setting up to 12800. The E-5 is more expensive then either the EOS 60D or Nikon D7000, both of which also have larger sensors, more pixels and higher ISOsettings (with lower noise), along with a much wider range of available lenses (including extensive 3rd party support). Of course there’s much. much more to a camera than counting pixels or even sensor size, but those cameras would still have to be strong contenders in this price class (perhaps along with the Pentax K-5) for those who are not current Four-Thirds system users.”
Get the E-5 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.

M43photo.blogspot (Click here) compared the Panasonic 14mm and 20mm bokeh performance: “The 20mm pancake lens shows the most non-circular highlights…the 14mm pancake has the most consistent appearance.
Direct links to the 20mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.
Direct links to the 14mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.

May 1, 2011
Posted in deals

New Olympus E-PL1 and Panasonic GH1/G2 instant rebates in US.

Today Olympus America launched the new E-PL1 deal. You can get the camera + les for $399. Click those direct links to get the E-PL1: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R.

The Olympus 14-150mm lens sells for $50o instead of $599 on Amazon (Click here).

Adorama launched a $50 to $200 instant rebate offer on the GH1 and the G2:
Panasonic GH1 with 7-14mm lens at Adorama (Click here).
Panasonic GH1 with 8mm lens at Adorama (Click here).
Panasonic GH1 with 14mm lens at Adorama (Click here).
Panasonic GH1 with 14-42mm lens at Adorama (Click here).
Panasonic GH1 with 14-45mm lens at Adorama (Click here).
Panasonic GH1 with 14-140mm lens at Adorama (Click here).
Panasonic GH1 with 20mm lens at Adorama (Click here).
Panasonic GH1 with 45mm lens at Adorama (Click here).
Panasonic GH1 with 45-200mm lens at Adorama (Click here).
Panasonic GH1 with 100-300mm lens at Adorama (Click here).

Panasonic G2 with 7-14mm lens at Adorama (Click here).
Panasonic G2 with 8mm lens at Adorama (Click here).
Panasonic G2 with 14mm lens at Adorama (Click here).
Panasonic G2 with 14-42mm lens at Adorama (Click here).
Panasonic G2 with 14-45mm lens at Adorama (Click here).
Panasonic G2 with 14-140mm lens at Adorama (Click here).
Panasonic G2 with 20mm lens at Adorama (Click here).
Panasonic G2 with 45mm lens at Adorama (Click here).
Panasonic G2 with 100-300mm lens at Adorama (Click here).

April 30, 2011
Posted in deals

$90 price drop on the Olympus 14-150mm lens (+ other deals)

CameraSpot is selling two Olympus 14-150mm lenses for $509 instead of $599 on Amazon (Click here).
There is also a $10 price drop on the white Olympus XZ-1 on Amazon (Click here).
You can get the LX3 (not the LX5!) for $359 on Amazon (Click here).

Note: The Panasonic GH2 and the 20mm pancake are still out of Stock and I guess it will be in that status for a long time.

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