December 7, 2010
Posted in news

New Panasonic 14-140mm firmware update (+ Camera RAW update)

Panasonic announced a new firmware for the Panasonic 14-140mm lens. The new FW improves the stability of O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer) and AF(Auto Focus) in movie recording. According to a first 43rumors user report the “OIS does seem to be more efficient at the long focal length“.

Download: http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/download/fts/index2.html

Thanks Rotislav, Helge, Forum Olympus France for sending me the link!

Adobe announced the new Photoshop Lightroom 3.3, Camera Raw 6.3 and DNG Converter 6.3. Support for the following Olympus/Panasonic cameras has been added:
Olympus E-5
Panasonic DMC-GF2
Panasonic DMC-GH2

December 7, 2010
Posted in reviews

The Olympus E-5 with a new positive review!


Olympus E-5 Video Sample 1 from ykkok on Vimeo.

The next positive Olympus E-5 review has been published by the German magazine colorfoto.de (click here to read the google english translation). The camera gains 73/100 points. By comparison the Nikon D7000 has 69.5/100 points only. The real strength of the camera is the new Truepic V+ imaging processor. And the only major weakness is the high price. You can download all image samples and chart results here: http://www.colorfoto.de/produkte/olympus-e-5-1036192.html.

Also the hungarian website Pixinfo.com posted a new E-5 review (google English translation toll doesn’t work here).

E-5 direct shop links:
Amazon US, BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon Deutschland.

December 6, 2010
Posted in deals

Continually updated: Where to find the Panasonic GH2 in Stock!

Many readers sent us links to shops where you can find the Panasonic GH2 in Stock. Please keep in mind that the status can change quickly (and I will go to sleep soon). I can’t check all websites at any time :)

US:
Amazon US has one silver GH2 camera in Stock (Click here). I bet that it will be sold within one minute but you might check every little while if it will come back in Stock!
Samys has the GH2+14-140mm lens in Stock! Hurry!
“canadian” Panasonic GH2 eBay auction
P.S.: I guess also Adorama, BHphoto will start to ship soon…

Europe:
Amazon UK has the GH2 in Stock.
In Germany many online stores do it have in Stock (check idaelo.de to find the full list).

Help other 43rumros readers to find the GH2. Comment this post to add your shop links!

December 6, 2010
Posted in reviews

New Panasonic GH2 tests


over 2000mm@airport -Panasonic GH2 EX Tele-Con mode Trial

There are so many Panasonic GH2 news in these days that I can’t keep up with all new reviews and tests :)

The german website 3Dkraft posted a “3D comparison between Lumix 3D mFT lens on GH2 and Fujifilm Real 3D W3“. It looks like the Fujifilm 3D camera is currently a better choice than the GH2+3D lens combo.

Prolost.com wrote an article about the GH2 and the “Funky Frame Rates For Creative Effect“.

A few interesting user tests can be seen inside the dpreview forum:
- G1 vs GH2 vs FF Dynamic Range
- GH2 new low light ISO test, jpg.
- Autofocus speed GH2
- GH2 vs GF1 High ISO and Shutter speed

Oh for US readers: Amazon changed the GH2 availability from “1-3 months” to “1-2 months“. I know that’s only a negligible improvement but I am trying to give you a moral support :)

December 6, 2010
Posted in deals

(UPDATED -> Panasonic store starts shipment) First “canadian” GH2 in Stock on eBay

UPDATE: It looks like those guys that ordered the GH2 (Body Only) at Panasonic’s online store will get the camera very soon (Source: Dpreview forum). I hope this means that also other US stores will ship it soon…

The very first non-japanese GH2 version is now on auction at eBay! It is a body-only black Panasonic GH2 sold by a customer from Montreal (Canada). I bet that the auction will not end with a cheap sales price :(

Click here: “canadian” Panasonic GH2 auction

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