January 12, 2011
Posted in news

a little bit of everything…


Lensbaby Composer with Tilt Transformer and Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f0.95 on M43 Panasonic GH1

Olympus, Bluetooth communication unit “PENPAL PP-1″ to be released on January 28. Price 8,820 yen (DC.watch.impress).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review at Photoreview Australia.

Panasonic Leica 45 mm f/2.8 ASPH. MEGA OIS – Lens Test at optyczne.pl.

Would you buy a mFT or E-mount 50mm f/1.0 manual prime? (Question asked by SLRmagic on Twitter).

Pictures from the Panasonic CES booth on Flickr. (Thanks Eric!)

January 11, 2011
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) Small G3 update (good and bad news)

I have a good news and a bad news. The good news is that we received new confirmations from other sources that the G3 is the next camera Panasonic will release. And the improvements the G3 will bring over the G2 will be major than the improvements the G2 has on the G1.

The bad news is a no-surprise. Although the Panasonic G3 could be announced soon (February-March?) we were told that the camera will be available in Stock only months later! Seeing that in US the GH2 is still continuously out of Stock this sounds again a little bit frustrating.

P.S.: Panasonic GH2 US shop checks -> Amazon US, Adorama, BHphoto

January 11, 2011
Posted in Rumors

Pentax about to announce a mirrorless system with sensors of the same size of Four Thirds sensors?

What a rumor. Pentax is about to announce a new mirrorless system which will de facto be the digital version of the Pentax Auto 110 system. Why should we care about that? The Auto 110 system had a frame size of 13 × 17 mm (0.51 × 0.67 in) which is almost exactly the frame size of (Micro-) Four Thirds sensor (13 × 17.3 mm). Now that part is just speculation. Does it not make more sense for Pentax to join the Micro Four Thirds world instead of making their own “Four-Thirds” system? That’s probably wishful thinking and never going to happen. Anyway we will know soon if those rumors are correct. The digital Auto 110 system will be announced in March.

More info about the Auto 110 system:
- History at Wikipedia
- Auto 110 Cameras and lenses auctions on eBay

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January 11, 2011
Posted in news, reviews

E-PL2 and XZ-1 news


Olympus PEN E-PL2 “It’s Love It’s PEN” 30s

There is a gallery of 24 shots made with a pre-production E-PL2 – firmware 0.9 (and the new 14-42 MSC or 40-150 MSC) at Forum Olympus France.

Olympus XZ-1 preview samples (Dpreview).

Olympus E-PL2 Hands-on review at Amateur Photographer.

GF2 vs E-PL2 vx NEX-5 at Pcpop.

Olympus E-PL2 test at Fotopolis.

You can now pre order the Olympus E-PL2 at Amazon, Adorama, Amazon France
And the Olympus XZ-1 at Amazon, Adorama, Amazon Deutschland, Amazon France and Amazon UK.

January 10, 2011
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) The Panasonic G3 is coming soon!

There was a reason why the Panasonic G10 has been discontinued at BHphoto! According to our trusted sources Panasonic will soon announce the new Panasonic G3! The camera will bring some major improvements like a completely new sensor (not the same Panasonic GH2 sensor). And de facto the Panasonic G2 will take the place of the G10.

A new source also sent us the following informations:
DMC-G3EG-K(body only and black only)
DMC-G3KEG-K (kit lens, black, red and brown)
DMC-G3WEG-K (some double zoom kit, don’t know about the lenses, black only).

Those are the shop item codes and this means the camera is very likely going to be announced soon! We hope to be able to post more details soon!

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