There is a new super expensive Zeiss MFT lens.

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If you have a massive amount of money to spend on a new Cine Zoom lens than you may be interested to learn that Zeiss announced the new CZ.2 28-80 T2.9. It has what ZEISS calls a “sweet spot effect” (uniformity of illumination) when used on Super 35 sensors and are “future-proofed” for next generation digital cinema cameras that may have larger sensors (Source: Fdtimes).

T front diameter is 95 mm, the focus rotation angle is almost 300 degrees, it is conform to “4K production standards” and cover a resolution of 4096 x 2160 with no distortion. The ZEISS Compact Zoom lenses weigh 2.5 to 2.8 kilograms (5.5 to 6.2 pounds).

Oh yes…the price…that’s the problem: You have to pay €14,900 or US$19,900 (excluding VAT)!

P.S.: List CP.2 for Micro Four Thirds at BHphoto (Click here).

 

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G6 in Stock at Adorama. E-P5 tested by Robin Wong (part two).

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We have two news to report:
1) For the first time the new Panasonic G6 is in Stock in USA via Adorama (Click here) and Adorama eBay (Click here).
2) Robin Wong (Click here) posted the second part of his ongoing E-P5 review. The tested the “Macro” capability of the new PEN. Robin posted some great image sampels! Check it out!

Oh, one more thing, there are still a couple of Silver GX1 bodies for $199 at Adorama (Click here). The GX1 successor (GX7) will be announced in 8 weeks only!

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Not again! Fuji cheats (a bit) on MFT vs APS-C sensor size comparison…

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Incredible! This is the third time and the third company that cheats on a sensor size comparison by reducing the real size of the MFT sensor. The video on top is made by Fuji and shows a sensor size comparison. I noticed that the size of the APS-C sensor was huge compared to MFT sensor. So I took time to analyze the size comparison image from wikipedia and noticed that the actual size of the APS-C sensor is smaller:

The Fuji X-M1 is a very nice camera and Fuji really doesn’t need to cheat to demonstrate they are doing a fine job.

 

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(UPDATED) E-P5 in Stock at Amazon and Samys. Image share APP 2.0 released.

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We have some Olympus E-P5 related news. Here they are…

First the three good news:
1) The white E-P5 body is in Stock and shipping at Amazon (Click here) and Samys (Click here).
2) Today Olympus releases the an updated for the OI Share app to support the new E-P5 (links on iTunes and Google Play).
3) There is already a 43 pound price drop on the still to be released E-P5 at Amazon UK (Click here). Lucky guys!

Ok, that was the good news part…now the bad news:
1) While the APP and the white E-P5 are here the camera EVF+lens kit release has been postponed at Amazon (1-3months) and BHphoto (July 18).
2) There is a new Olympus E-P5 review at Digitalcamerainfo. They prefer the OMD over the new PEN:

“There are really very few convincing arguments in favor of the E-P5. On the other hand, there are plenty of reasons to choose the OM-D: weather sealing, an integrated (if marginally less useful) EVF, and the option to add a secondary battery grip.”

Unless you need 1/8000 shutter, Wifi and other new tidbits the E-P5 has it’s hard to justify the price difference between the two! Right now the E-M5 is $130 cheaper than the E-P5. Sunset Electronics is selling the E-M5 body for $869.95 (Click here) and the E-M5 with 12-50mm lens for $1,109.95 (Click here).

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Zeiss Touit lenses no better than the cheaper MFT lenses.

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Zeiss announced that they will not any MFT version of their Touit series because they want to focus on the larger ASP-C sensors which in their mind delivers better image quality. But according to DxOmark who tested both new Zeiss lenses on the NEX-7 this statement isn’t really true. The Panasonic-Leica 25mm ($569 at Amazon) is on par with the more expensive Zeiss 32mm ($900 at Amazon). And the Olympus 12mm lens ($799) beats the much more expensive 12mm Distagon ($1250!).

So again Zeiss…what did you say? :)

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