September 13, 2012
Posted in deals

Olympus 75mm shipping in Europe.

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I hope the upcoming 17mm f/1.8 lens will not take so long before to ship like it happened with the great 75mm lens. At least we Europeans can finally find the lens in Stock (the lens was first displayed in February!). You can find it in Stock at Amazon Germany (Click here), Amazon UK (Click here), Photo Video France (Click here), Fotoexperte (Click here), SRSmicrosystem (Click here), Mike Kelly (Click here). A cheap hood for the lens gets sold by ProPhotoshop Germany (Click here).

Some new image samples have been posted at Zuikoholics.

Readers mail: “Not a rumor but thought u may be interested in the awesome pics with the Olympus 75mm lens on the em5 for a street protest I n Australia. A lot of pics but shows the versatility of this lens. There are two parts to the photos at http://footlessfish.com/

September 12, 2012
Posted in reviews

Black Magic Cine Camera review by Philip Bloom. (and an RX1 surprise)

Video review of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.

The first Micro Four Thirds camera to be announced before the Photokina show is the intriguing Black Magic Cine Camera (specs and preorders up at BHphoto). Philip Bloom posted this well made review I embedded on the post on top. The original article is available on his website: “The good news is with a M43 mount you can put on any lens with easily available adaptors for PL, M, Nikon, Canon. C mount (make sure they cover sensor). It’s a much more flexible camera lens wise and makes more sense than the EF version here.

Something else. Me and my friends form the other rumor websites are surprised about the new Sony RX1 popularity which at least according to Amazon ranking (Click here) is getting a lot of clicks and preorders. We are surprised because we didn’t believe people would spend that much for a fixed lens camera! We are talking about the reasons… but we didn’t came to a real conclusion. You have an idea?

Couldn’t agree more…enjoy the movie!

September 12, 2012
Posted in Rumors

New 35mm f/1.4 Cine Lens from SLRmagic?

An Asian reader sent me that image showing what he says is the new SLRmagic 35mm f/1.4 Cine Lens. It means it has a smooth click-less aperture ring and noiseless focus ring. Sound perfect for the use on the new Black Magic Cinema Camera or upcoming GH3.

Current SLRmagic lenses for Micro Four Thirds:
SLR Magic 12-36×50 ED Straight Spotting Scope lens (w/ hand grip) is now available on eBay (Click here).
SLR magic 11mm f/1.4 lens you can preorder on eBay (Click here).
Toy Lens 26mm f/1.4 lens on eBay (Click here).
SLR Magic 35mm f/1.7 MC lens on eBay (Click here).
Noktor SLRmagic 50mm on eBay (Click here)

September 12, 2012
Posted in Rumors

(FT4) New info about the new E-PM2 (or E-PM3) camera! With Smartphone remote control?

Image on top: The current E-PM1.

I got this info a couple of weeks ago and another source confirmed that the specs are correct. So here is the new info about the new E-Pm2 (or E-PM3?) model. I have been told there is a compatibility between the new PEN cameras and smart phones. So probably a sort of remote control and photo sharing service like we will see on the Panasonic GH3. The E-PM has a touchscreen that should be the same of the Olympus E-M5. The sensor is also the same of the Olympus E-M5 but the new PEN cameras will not have the advanced 5 Axis IBIS of the E-M5. The new E-PM2 will come in RED, White, Silver and of course Black. And it has a new grip. The camera with battery and SD card weights 280 grams.

P.S.: If you don’t care about getting always the newest stuff there is some nice deal on the current E-PM1. The Black camera with kit lens sells new for 299 Euro on eBay Germany (Click here). US readers can find plenty of refurbished E-PM1 at Cameta (Click here).

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September 12, 2012
Posted in Rumors

Competition announcement: three new NEX cameras and three new NEX lenses from Sony

While we have to wait until September 17th to get our new m43 stuff Sony had the big showdown today. There is such a lot of stuff to see that I will make my life easier by simply linking you to the full live coverage that has been made by Andrea on SonyAlphaRumors (Click here). Full preorder list at AlphaCameraDeals (Click here).

My short option on the new stuff. The RX1 (Click here) would be nice if it would have an interchangeable mount. The VG900 FF camera has no great specs part of that huge FF sensor (why 24 Megapixel on a videocamera?). The NEX-6 (Click here) is certainly the most interesting news. But that just my short opinion. What do you think?

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