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The Panasonic Nocticron 42.5 f/1.2 for Micro 4/3

Our friend Amos chapples just sent us this: “Today the Atlantic published a gallery of photos form St. Petersburg – camera of choice? The old GF5! (And Olympus and Panny lenses).
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2014/03/st-petersburg-from-above/100705/

Comparison @ 30mm at M43photo.
New 3.5-5.6 Sigma 28-85mm mirrorless lens patent from Sigma (Egami).
Olympus 1,8/25m lens test (and compared to the Panasonic 25mm) by Josh Mc Leod.

Will:For the past few months I’ve been developing and prototyping a small velcro pouch that fits inside of camera bags. It’s now for sale, and I thought you guys might be interested. Photos and more info can be found here: http://www.photographerspouch.com

James:Working on this new Web site…http://www.microfourthirdsphotography.info

Roy:Let me share with you and your readers the amazing performance of Olympus’ 60mm f/2.8 Macro lens when I shot some flowers. And gladly informing you and some of them returned me with amazing value and customer-satisfaction. I have put down my experience in my blog: http://www.samudranil.in/blog/?id=80360742941

Felix:I just got my new E-M5 a few weeks ago and wrote about my first impressions – in german though. Long sentence short: Olympus’s menue is confusing and the buttons don’t seem button-like. The Image-Stabilisator is just unbelievable crazy. After all I like it and for me it is a big step over the Pana G3. My last four blog-posts are all taken with the E-M5 and the oly 45 (mostly) or Pana 14-42kit. I shot during “Fasching” in Karlsruhe. A crazy tradition hier in Germany, where you try to chase off winter with a lot of noise (and candy and witches). http://fotooase.com/fotografie/2014/3/fasching-in-sw

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New Olympus and Pansasonic pancake zoom reviews.

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Size comparison image on courtesy of ePhotozine.

We have the lucky choice between two great pancake zooms. But which one should you buy? Here are two new reviews to get an idea about their strenghts and weaknesses:

Tyson Robichaud (Click here) tested the Panasonic 12-32mm lens and writes:

I would buy this lens over any of the other 14-42 or 14-45mm kit lenses, including the new Olympus 14-42 pancake zoom.  Why?  Firstly because it gives us a 24mm equivalent versus the 28mm equivalent on the wide end. The Lumix lens is sharp, it has nice contrast and saturation while maintaining an absolutely minuscule profile.

Photographyblog (Click here) tested the Olympus 14-42mm pancake and writes:

Whilst we’re more than happy with the Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 EZ‘s fast and reliable auto-focusing, the very slim manual focusing ring makes this method much more frustrating. Build quality is surprisingly good considering this is a humble kit lens – even the lens mount is made of metal rather than plastic.

 

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Most liked 43rumors readers pictures of the week.

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Eric Rock
Photograph of ceremonial dancer at sing sing, Papua New Guinea. photographed with Panasonic GX1, from the PNG gallery at http://ericrock.zenfolio.com/p422866641
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These are some of the picture our readers liked most on our 43rumors FB wall. If you have a nice image to share post it on the wall and if it gets a ton of votes I will post it on 43rumors.com next Sunday!

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