New GH3 videos roundup…(iPad lag?)


Lumix GH3 vs GH2 – Continuous autofocus

43rumors readers keep sending me links to their early GH3 test videos. And of course I post them all :)

ThePhotoSoup posted a set of GH3 video test on youtube. Florian Walter shows you that there is a sort delay on the iPad Gh3 remote control (youtube). GH3 vs GH2 presentation video by Griffin Hammond (youtube). Pilpop in Berlin (vimeo). Christoph has quite many wild house-animals to show…lol (vimeo). This is probably the most…let’s say minimalistic :) GH3 video I found on vimeo.

And I didn’t get any new report about the possible production delay of the GH3 because of a viewfinder production issue. Let me know if you find some news related to this. Thanks!

Check the GH3 availability by clicking those links: Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.


(UPDATED) Olympus silently lowers the price of the E-M5 E-PL5 and E-PM2 in US! And savings on lenses too!


You may remember that we had those nice E-M5 deals at Black Friday and Cyber Monday. And after that the price of the E-m5 E-Pç5 and E-PM2 went back to the usual price. Now Olympus silently lowered the price of all E-M5 kits in US. And you can also save up to $100 on Olympus lenses at Amazon (Click here to check it out).

E-M5 price drops:
-$50 on the body only at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto (Click on store names to open the page).
-$50 on the body with 14-42mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
-$100 on the body with 12-50mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Same price drops on different auctions on eBay (to check here via Slidoo).

E-PL5 price drops:
-$100 on all kits at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

E-PM2 price drops:
-$100 on all kits at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

Gold Box deal:

And 12.36PM you will find a new Gold Box deal on the E-PL3 at Amazon (Check it out here). Still ongoing: GF5 with 14-42mm lens for $349 only at Newegg (Click here).

For my EU readers:
Checked on some price comparison toll if there is some general price drop on the E-M5 and found nothing (as expected). Cheapest price for the E-M5 can be found as usual in France, Italy and Spain (check it here via Slidoo).


Exploded view of the Olympus E-P1.


Click on the image to see the fully exploded view of the E-P1

43rumors reader Warren sent me this image of his broken Olympus E-P1. He wrote: “The main control wheel gave up on me, and decided I cant be asked to have it fixed as I have like 7 ep1’s, 2 epl3’s a
ep2, epl5, epm2, 2 omds and a few others kicking about, so really just decided to make an artwork!

The Olympus E-P1 was the first MFT camera from Olympus and is also the camera I still own and sue for my everyday shots along the superb Nokton 25mm f/0.95 lens (here ot find on eBay).


New MFT reviews roundup!


Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH3 25mm f1.4 from Marcel Gothow on Vimeo.

Time to catch up with MFT reviews posted recently on the web:

SLR Magic 35mm T1.4 rolling review part 1 (Lenspron).
Twice Nirvana: Lumix X Vario 35-100mm F2.8 Review at Frugalfilmmakers.
Olympus 17mm image samples at Nikkei.
Lens Test Panasonic Lumix GX 12-35mm f2.8 OIS at Cameraergonomics and at Sansmirror.
E-PL5 review at ThePhoBlographer, Digitalcamerareview and at ePhotozine.
Jack and Jill went up the hill with the OM-D (Jamesharold).
E-PM2 test at Pixinfo.
Hands on Review of the Olympus 60mm f-2.8 Macro Lens (TheDigitalStory).

Small advertising for our new project: read the Slidoo article on 43rumors.


GF5 with lens for $349.


A new Panasonic deal just started. You can grab the GF5 with 14-42mm lens for $349 only at Newegg (Click here). That’s a $150 price drop compared to the normal price at Amazon.

And two 12-35mm X lenses are for sale for $1,039 via Panacam at Amazon (Click here).

The superb 75mm f/1.8 lens can be bought with a $50 saving at a top rated ebay reseller from NYC (Click here). Found via Slidoo.