January 8, 2011
Posted in news

Birger announces a lens control system for EF mount lenses on the Panasonic AF100.

This is the official text from Birger: “The rumors are true!  Birger is coming out with a lens control system for EF mount lenses on the Panasonic AF100. Control for the iris, both auto and manual, will be from the camera.  Continuous (video-style) auto-focus will be supported on most Canon “L-series” lenses.  Power is provided by the camera for most lenses.  Image stabilization is supported on “IS” lenses, and this feature can be turned on or off from the lens.  Ships 14 February 2011.  MSRP $700 for the adapter.  Optional cinema-style remote control, available at additional cost, to be announced January 2011.  Sign up for the “General News” email list to receive updated announcements.  Photo (on top) is a prototype on an engineering sample of the AF100, and a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 lens.

Via Birger

January 8, 2011
Posted in news

a little bit of everything…

Happy New Year Voigtländer ! (25mm 0.95, 35mm 1.4 & 50mm 1.1 with GH2 !, 1st part : the daylight tests) from Seb Farges on Vimeo.

A few Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95 pictures on Flickr. You can get the lens on eBay or Adorama.

Quick preview image from our Olympus E-5 DSLR Field Review (ThePhoBlographer-Facebook)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 review (Cameralabs)

Kipróbáltuk: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 (Pixinfo…hungarian!)

GH1 – Micro Four Thirds the ultimate travel camera? (Rowan Malling)

GF1 v Leica M9 (Dpreview).

E-3 vs E-5 detail shots — OOC Jpegs (Dpreview).

A few more SLR Magic Toy 26mm F/1.4 images samples on Flickr. Lenses are available on eBay only (Click here)

January 7, 2011
Posted in news

Olympus E-PL2 in color! Looks damn cool!


What a surprise. Olympus has taken the Pentax approach and created the colored E-PL2 cameras. The website civic.alum.hk published those pictures (Click on them to enlarge).

Via civic.album.hk

January 7, 2011
Posted in deals

Adorama and Amazon Europe accepting preorders of the Olympus E-PL2 and Olympus XZ-1

You can now preorder the Olympus E-PL2 at Adorama (Click here) and the Olympus XZ-1 also at Adorama (Click here). You can also sign up to be notified when E-PL2 preorders do start at Amazon and Bhphoto and also for the XZ-1 at Amazon and BHphoto.

In Europe you can preorder the new Olympus E-PL2 at Amazon France and the new Olympus XZ-1 at Amazon Deutschland and Amazon UK.

January 7, 2011
Posted in Rumors

(FT4) Panasonic is about to launch the new 12-50mm f/2.5-3.3 zoom!

I told you that rumors would not stop! We are working on quite a few news right now! The first rumor we post is about the next Panasonic zoom lens. A few weeks ago a trusted source said us that Panasonic was about to release a new 12-50mm f/2.5-3.3 zoom. We looked for confirmation from other sources and now we found that also according to DSLRmagazine sources Panasonic will soon release that lens! I was told the zoom lens is pretty big and that it should be announced very soon along the new MFT camera sometimes between February and May. It’s a lens optimized for video like the Panasonic 14-140mm (that means silent autofocus, smooth zoom). I guess this is the lens that has been made primarily for the use on a Panasonic AG-AF100 and Panasonic GF2. We have no price indication yet. The closest lens you can compare with is the Olympus 12-60mm f/2.8-4 ED SWD (Four Thirds) which costs $899 at Amazon. But that lens is not optimized for video and not as fast as the Panasonic.

This is not the only lens Panasonic is preparing. The Micro Four Thirds version of the current Four Thirds 25mm f/1.4 is also almost ready for launch also latest news reported that the lens will not be in Stock before April-May.

P.S.: Dslrmagazine also reminds you that Olympus will launch three pro MFT lenses in April-May.

Stay tuned guys…those are busy times!

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