January 22, 2011
Posted in reviews

New AG-AF101 video by Philip Bloom (with cool new audio text)


Turin Brakes: Ascension Day from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.

Turin Brakes: Ascension day commentary by PhilipBloom

Philip Bloom posted a new AG-AF100 video he has taken with 3 awesome and expensive lenses and the cheap SLR Magic Toy Lens. But he also added this nice audio track you can listen. I embedded both inside that post but I also suggest you to visit his website to read the full article and see some backstage pictures.

Lens used for that video (Click on name to check price and availability):
- Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95 (eBay)
- SLRmagic 26mm f/1.4(eBay)
- Olympus Zuiko 14-35mm f/2.0 (Amazon)
- Olympus 35-100mm f/2.0 (Amazon)

January 22, 2011
Posted in news

a little bit of everything…(E-PL2 review by digitalrev)


Olympus PEN E-PL2 Hands-on Review by Digitalrev.

Short Olympus E-5 review at Pdnonline and Computerworld.

Sony NEX5 vs. Panasonic GF1, the showdown (Tyson Robichaud).

Panasonic 0.75x Wide-Angle Lens for Lumix DMC-LX5 (Black) for $149.95 at BHphoto.

DxOmark released a new update which brings support for the new Panasonic GH2.

Is GH2 ISO 3200 really this close to ISO 100 on GF1 with the 14mm F2.5? (Dpreview forum).

Sony NEX-5 vs Olympus E-PL1 head to head at Tech.sina

Olympus EPL2 USB Drive at Fotoactualidad.

Olympus E-PL2 sample shots with Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95 at digitaljournalofphotography.

Amazon Germany started to ship the Olympus XZ-1!

Reminder: There are a few Voigtländer Nokton auctions at eBay (Click here).

January 21, 2011
Posted in deals

Amazon and Adorama accepting Panasonic GF2 preorders (+GH2 and XZ-1 status changes and 7-14mm superdeal)

Good news folks. It looks like we can soon get the new Panasonic GF2. Amazon is accepting preorders and Adorama has the body only version too!
- Preorder the black GF2+14mm lens at Amazon (Click here)
- Preorder the red GF2+14mm lens at Amazon (Click here)
- Preorder the silver GF2+14mm lens at Amazon (Click here)
- Preorder the white GF2+14mm lens at Amazon (Click here)
- The GF2 + 14-42mm kit can not be preorderd (Click here)

You can also preorder the GF2 at Adorama (Click here). They have also the GF2 body only available for preorder (Click here)!!!

There are two status changes at Amazon:
- The black Panasonic GH2 +14-42mm lens now “ships within 1 to 2 months” at Amazon (Click here).
- The Olympus XZ-1 is “Temporarily out of stock” at Amazon (Click here).

And last but not least the amazing Panasonic 7-14mm lens is now in Stock for an interesting price: $792 at Amazon (Click here).

January 21, 2011
Posted in deals

Voigtländer 25mm lens sold out for months!!!


dance and fast lenses (GH2 + 20mm 1.7, voigtländer 25mm 0.95, 35mm 1.4, 50mm 1.1, kern-switar 26mm 1.1) from Seb Farges on Vimeo.

I have bad news: The Nokton lens will not be available for the next months! It is completely sold OUT! Cameraquest just updated the availability status: “The new Voigtlander 25/.95′s will be in short supply. Cosina Voigtlander seems to have hit a nerve with customer demand, as orders to the factory far exceeded the first production run. Cosina was only able to fill half of my initial 25/.95 order. My November and December shipments of Micro 4/3 Voigtlander 25/.95 lenses were sold out BEFORE arriving at CameraQuest. My 3rd 25/.95 shipment is expected in February. The factory has not been able to meet the demand. My back order with the factory exceeds my 25/.95 deposits, however I can not predict how many 25/.95′s I will receive in February. That depends upon both lens production and the total factory 25/.95 orders received.

And yesterday Adorama removed the Voigtländer preorder page…Click here to see….an empty page :)

The only good news that I can give you is that there are a few lenses in acution on eBay (Click here).

January 21, 2011
Posted in reviews

Very detailed Olympus E-PL2 review at digitalcamerainfo

Digitalcamerainfo tested the new Olympus E-PL2. It’s a very long review so be sure to have enough time to read it all! They also compared the E-PL2 with the older E-PL1 and yes there seems to be a difference between the two cameras: “Our tests so far show that the color performance of the E-PL2 is relatively unchanged, but the noise performance seems to have been improved slightly.

A first short user report has been written inside the “Just bought Olympus E-PL2!!! WOW! oh WOW!” forum post at Serious compacts. The title says it all ;)

And to conclude, dcresource posted a bunch of new test shots taken with the E-PL2.

E-PL2 preorder links: Amazon, Adorama, Amazon DE, Amazon FR and eBay.

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