August 14, 2011
Posted in reviews

First Olympus 45mm f/1.8 review by Pekka Potka

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The two new Oly lenses, the 45mm and 12mm (Clubsnap)

You can read a new Olympus 45mm f/1.8 review made by Pekka Potka (Click here and than click on the 45mm link under “latest”): “The sweet point is from 2.8 to 5.6. Contrast and sharpness are very good. Shooting JPEGs I didn´t notice any need to worry about distortion, vignetting or chromatic aberrations. Lens has problems with flare only with sun hitting front lens against or nearly against the light. It is optically a lot better lens than its price tag says“.

The lens will start shipping in very late September and there are only a few places now where you can preorder it:

Adorama (Click here), J&R (Click here), Amazon DE (Click here), Amazon FR (Click here), Amazon JP (Click here) and on eBay (Click here).

Reminder: Clubsnap (Click here) has been the very first to post some 45mm f/1.8 image samples.

August 13, 2011
Posted in reviews

E-P3 vs Leica M9 (Steve Huff) and manual focusing test (Digitalrev)


The video above shows a manual focusing test made by Digitalrev. They compared the E-P3 vs GF3 vs NEX-C3[/shoplink].

Crazy Comparison – The Olympus E-P3 with 12mm vs the Leica M9 with 24 Summilux by Steve Huff (Click here).

Peter Lueck (Click here to read the google english translation) tested the new 12mm lens.

REMINDER: Those are the direct search links to all the new Pana/Oly stuff:
Panasonic G3 search page at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.
Panasonic GF3 search page at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.
Panasonic-Leica 25mm f/1.4 search page at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.
Olympus E-P3 search page at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.
Olympus 12mm f/2.0 search page at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.
Olympus 45mm f/1.8 page at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.

August 13, 2011
Posted in deals

Plenty of new E-P1 and E-P2 cameras at Olympusmarket.


Olympusmarket keeps offering tons of refurbished stuff. And now we have plenty of E-P1 and E-P2 cameras. Can’t wait to find some E-P3 soon too! EU citizen only can buy those products!

Micro Four Thirds

Olympus 9-18mm lens
Olympus E-PL1 with kit lens
Olympus E-P2 with kit lens
Olympus 75-300mm lens
Olympus 40-150mm lens
Olympus E-P2 with kit lens
Olympus E-PL1 with kit lens
Olympus E-PL1 with double kit lens
Olympus E-P2 with kit lens
Olympus E-PL2 with double kit lens
Olympus E-PL1 with kit lens
Olympus E-PL1 with 14-150mm lens
Olympus E-PL1 with double kit lens
Olympus E-PL1 body only
Olympus E-PL1 with kit lens
Olympus E-P1 with kit lens
Olympus E-P1 with double kit lens
Olympus E-PL2 with kit lens
Olympus 17mm lens
Olympus E-PL1 with 14-150mm lens
Olympus E-PL1 with kit lens
Olympus E-P2 with kit lens
Olympus 75-300mm lens
Olympus 40-150mm lens
Olympus E-P2 with kit lens
Olympus E-PL1 with double kit lens
Olympus E-PL2 with double kit lens
Olympus E-PL1 with kit lens
Olympus E-PL1 with double kit lens
Olympus E-PL1 body only
Olympus E-PL1 with kit lens
Olympus E-P1 with kit lens
Olympus E-P1 with double kit lens
Olympus E-PL2 with kit lens
Olympus E-PL1 with 14-150mm lens

Four Thirds

Olympus E-450 with kit lens
Olympus 12-60mm lens
Olympus 355mm macro lens
Olympus E-450 with kit lens
Olympus E-30 with kit lens
Olympus 11-22mm lens
Olympus E-450 with double kit lens
Olympus E-450 with kit lens
Olympus E-450 with kit lens
Olympus E-450 with double kit lens

August 12, 2011
Posted in deals

New price drop on the GH2 (G3 and E-P3 in Stock)

After one year the GH2 with 14-140mm lens gets finally his first price drop. It is now in Stock for $1450 at Amazon (Click here). Taht’s $50 less than yesterday. As you know also the GH2 with the 14-42mm lens had a similar price drop at Amazon (Click here).

Reminder:
– Silver, black and white E-P3 are in Stock at Amazon (Click here).
– The G3 is in Stock at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

August 12, 2011
Posted in Rumors

Panasonic has no plan to make cameras with built-in stabilization! No PRO camera(s) coming :(

The polish website Optyczne (Click here) interviewed Mister Michiharu Uematsu from Panasonic. The most interesting points are:

1) When asked why they made use of a 16 Megapixel sensor for the GH2 he answered: “Mainly it is our response to market needs. In the future we want to balance the sensor and optics capabilities.“. So will Panasonic not participate the Megapixel race anymore?

2) And here is the reaosn why you want never see a Panasonic camera with built-in stabilization: “So far, no plans to assemble in a body-stabilized matrices. When recording movies acting to stabilize the matrix generates unnecessary noise on the soundtrack, and increases power consumption, and for all of our equipment we want efficient energy consumption.

3) Panasonic is also aware that there is a need of more video zoom lenses (like the Panasonic 14-140mm) but they will NOT introduce a PRO camera :(

Correction: Gogole translation tool made a huge mistake. Panasonic will NOT(!) make a Pro camera (gogole translation tool didn’t add the “not” word).

Thanks Carnage

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