May 25, 2012
Posted in deals, reviews

New Olympus 75mm preorders (with hood) and preview.


Dpreview posted a first lens preview impression: “The build quality is impressive” and the lens “showed really impressive levels of sharpness” with “smooth bokeh with only a hint of the axial chromatic aberration you’d expect on a lens like this“.
I have no doubt the lens is good, it’s just that expected a bit lower price :)  But than again, you get what you pay for! Speaking of price here is the updated list of lens preorder (with Adorama) and accessories:
Olympus 75mm lens can be preordered at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). And Adorama has also the accessories: Olympus LH-61F, Metal Lens Hood (Click here) and the Olympus LC-61, Metal Front Lens Cap (Click here).

May 25, 2012
Posted in Rumors

(FT3) Panasonic 35-100mm X lens for around $1,600?


Dpreview forum user Moonlight Knight (Click here) reports: “Based on an accidental leak by a staff of a certain company closely associated with Panasonic, the price of the upcoming Panasonic X 35-100mm f/2.8 should be more expensive than the X 12-35mm f/2.8 by no less than $200 (probably like $300).

The just announced 12-35mm X lens is priced at $1,300 at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama. If Math doesn’t lie than the 35-100mm f/2.8 lens will cost around $1,600 :)

In Full Frame terms this lens will have a classic 70-200mm field of view with f/2.8 light gathering and a Depth of field of f/5.6. Bye the way, a nice depth of field calculator is available here at Cambridgeincolor.

That lens costs more than a Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 for example ($899 at Amazon) and less than the Canon 70-200mm ($2,990 at Amazon). But if the 35-100mm matches or even exceeds the 12-35mm lens quality I am fine with that price. But that’s me, you may have another opinion :)

May 24, 2012
Posted in deals

Olympus 75mm preorders at Amazon and BHphoto for $899 (in Europe for 899-949 Euro)


You can right now preorder the lens at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

In Europe the finnish stores Topshot and Verkkokauppa priced the lens at 899 Euro. Other stores like in Germany at Fotokoch and Fotohits (Germany) priced it at 948 Euro. In Sweden you can preorder it at Cyberphoto and in Norway the price has been published by Lydogbilde. Thanks to all readers for sending me this! it will help other 43rumors readers to get their lens as soon as possible 😉

P.S.: The Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 lens can be preordered at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.

May 24, 2012
Posted in reviews

Olympus 75mm f/1.8 resolution comparison and hands-on video


Click on the image on top to enlarge the size and see the resolution comparison posted by Olympus. As you see it easily beats the already good Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens and it has about the same performance of the Four Thirds 150mm lens (Damn, $3500 here at Amazon!!!). Not bad, not bad…if it only would be avaialble in Black and with hood (for no extra price).

And the first hand-son video has been posted by Snappydiablog (Click here).

P.S.: There is still some confusion about the final European price of the lens. If you know of any preorder with the final price drop me a message! Thanks 😉


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