June 18, 2011
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) Olympus indirectly confirms the product launch date

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Engadget Chinese (Click here) spotted that Olympus invitation card for an even on June 30th during 14:00 ~ 16:30 (Taiwan GMT+8). The event starts with speeches from Olympus managers and Photographers. At the end of the event there is a testing part with new products. No products have been specified in the invitation. But we already know what’s coming:

Three Pen cameras, the E-PM1, E-PL3 (with tilt lcd) and E-P3. Two new lenses, the 12mm f/2.0 and 45mm f/1.8. But there will be some other new stuff to and I am working to get details about that.

Via mu-43.com

June 18, 2011
Posted in reviews

New Panasonic Leica 25mm image samples and videos! (G3 in Stock in UK)

Leica DG Summilux 25mm f1.4 ASPH with Lumix G3 sample video from Gordon Laing on Vimeo.

The nice (and very fast) guys from CameraLabs (Click here). managed to post a complete set of full size images and video test on their website. And you can found even more images on Flickr (Click here). There is not a lot to say about those image and video samples. I like those images, they have some kind of “sex appeal” that makes me want to buy the lens :)
P.S: You can preoder the lens at Adorama (Click here) and on eBay (Click here).

And the Panasonic G3 is now in Stock at Amazon UK (CLick here). What’s impressive is that they are the first Amaozn store to have it in Stock…they also have beaten the japanese store!!! Other preorders are available at Amazon, Adorama and B&H. In Europe at Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, and worldwide on eBay.

P.S.: Below you can see the reportsed omuser image samples taken with the Leica 25mm lens

June 18, 2011
Posted in reviews

New lens reviews (C-mount lenses, Panasonic kit lens and Olympus lenses)

The video on top shows the latest work form Seb Farges. he used the GH2 + C-mount Canon 35mm 1.2 (Click here to see that lens on eBay) + Cine-Nikkor 10mm 1.8 (Click here to see that lens on eBay).

Disappointed… 4/3 lens adapted to μ4/3 (jjsemplephotography).

Sharpness comparison, PL45 vs ZD50 (m43photo.blogspot.com): “When it comes to the general sharpness and contrast, I think that the 100% views show the PL45 to be slightly better.

Olympus Pen + Holga lens image samples on Flickr and Dpreview Forum.

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-42 review at Photozone: “In terms of sheer optical performance the Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH O.I.S. is not a great lens. However, when looking at the auto-corrected results, and this is where it counts from a user perspective, it’s capable of producing quite good results.

June 17, 2011
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) Olympus 12mm f/2.0 for $800-$850. 45mm f/1.8 is NOT a macro lens.

The rumor:
Some of my sources read your comments and sent me some of the answers you were looking for. The Olympus 12mm f/2.0 High Quality lens should cost around $800-$850. It’s not exactly cheap but this lens is supposed to be the first ultra-high-quality lens from Olympus. It should be just a bit less long than the mockup lens Olympus showed in February (see the image on top). Filter size is 46mm. As you know the production of the lens began in April and the lens will should be in Stock a short time after the announcement on une 30th. The lens will be made in Tatsuno. it’s the plant that realizes the high quality lenses from Olympus like the crazy expensive and crazy high quality Olympus 300mm f/2.8 (Check the scary price on eBay).

The second news is that the 45mm f/1.8 lens is not a MACRO. I guess that it’s ok for a lens that costs 299 Dollars/Euro only!

I guess we have now plenty of awesome new lenses for our Micro Four Thirds camera. If I could I would buy all three new lenses, the 12mm f/2.0, the 45mm f/1.8 and the Leica 25mm f/1.4! By the way, preorders of the Leica lens are still available on Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here) notifies you when the lens will be in Stock.

So let’s start a poll:

What lens will you buy? You can select all lenses if you want ;)

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June 17, 2011
Posted in news

UPDATED: Comment problems, no contact form availability.

UPDATE: Every issue with comment system, contact form and registering form has been SOLVED! Hope sources will read that messages and send me some rumors tonight :)

 

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