Save up to $800 on olympus MFT lenses!

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There is a brand new deal in USA: You can save up to $800 on MFT lenses. To see the deal click over at the Amazon deal page (Click here) or at BHphoto (Click on Buy Together & Save link).

You save $200 INSTANTLY on any of the four lenses below when purchased with an OM-D or PEN® camera. And you can go up to $800 off:
Buy one lens – save $200.
Buy two – save $400.
Buy three – save $600.
Buy all four – save $800!
Offer vaild between December 6 – 31, 2013.

P.S.: Still running, the Panasonic Lens savings (Click here).

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Panasonic GM1 gets DxOmarked and reviewed at IR.

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DxOmark (Click here) tested the GM1 Image Quality and the small surprise is that the GM1 delivers not the exact same performance of the GX7. DxO writes:

While it’s slightly disappointing that the sensor in the GM1 can’t match that of the GX7, the former is a few bucks south of $1000 body only. Nevertheless it has competitive image quality in a genuinely small package and the usefulness of the high-speed shutter shouldn’t be overlooked. Paired with the new zoom or the 20mm f1.7 pancake, the GM1 should prove popular as a walkabout.

Imaging Resource (Click here) posted the first part of their ongoing GM1 review. There is a very interesting part concerning the innovative shutter that occupies 80% less volume than that of the GX7! They also compared the IQ with these of other cameras and for now the reviewer quite likes the camera:

The GM1 feels strong, light and sturdy, and the compact 12-32mm makes it a go-anywhere camera. The autofocus system on the GM1 was brought over from the GX7, and it’s quite impressive.

These four point difference with the GX7 really shouldn’t worry anyone. With the GM1 you get a unique camera that you can truly carry with you anywhere.

GM1 preorder list:
In US at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
In Europe at Amazon Germany, Wex Germany, Amazon UK, Fotohanskeuzekamp, Cyberphoto Sweden and Wex UK.

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New Samyang 10mm f/2.8 MFT lens announced.

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Samyang released a new lens designed for ASP-C system cameras and it will come with native MFT mount too. It’s the 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS lens and will ship from January. Full press release and image samples (on APS-C cameras) can be seen at Samyang-europe.com.

And this is the official video:

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EosHD: Video quality of the GM1 outperforms the GH3 (in low light).

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Panasonic GM1 vs the others (including GH3 and BMPCC) from Andrew Reid on Vimeo.

Andrew from EosHD (Click here) reviewed the one camera my postman will finally bring me today…the Panasonic GM1! :)

His focus is on the GM1 video quality and his conclusions are quite surprising:

The GM1 is a surprise in low light. At ISO 3200 the GH3 has a lot of brown noise crawling over the image and detail begins to smudge. The GM1 here outperforms the GH3 with a much cleaner image with less noise and richer colour. It’s actually on par with the best Super 35mm cameras for video like the Nikon D5200 for low light. But it resolves more fine detail than the Nikon and has more features, despite being the size of a compact camera.
It’s precisely as a genuine compact camera where the GM1 impresses.

I will test my GM1 today. I know the E-M1, the GH3 and many other camera got a lot more attention by reviewers and testers. But I think the GM1 is the camera of the year 2013. Simply because at the end it does exactly what I always needed. Deliver me a top quality Image and Video quality performance in a real pocketable size.

GM1 preorder list:
In US at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
In Europe at Amazon Germany, Wex Germany, Amazon UK, Fotohanskeuzekamp, Cyberphoto Sweden and Wex UK.

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Roger Cicala tests new Speed Boosters. You now have a f/1.0 zoom :)

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Bildschirmfoto 2013-12-05 um 18.30.26

Image courtesy: Lensrentals.

Roger Cicala tested the two new Micro Four Thirds Speed Booster especially designed for the Blackmagic cameras. As you can see from the image on top it is physically impossible to use them on “regular” Olympus-Panasonic cameras with mechanical shutter.

One thing I completely missed to see is that for the first time you can actually shoot with a f/1.0 constant aperture zoom lens on a MFT camera! When using the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 zoom with the BMPCC adapter becomes, effectively, an 11.5-22.5mm f/1.0 zoom!

And what does Robert say about the quality of the new adapters? Read:

Once again, Metabones Speedboosters work their magic. This time it’s Blackmagic.

What can I say…LOL ;)

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