Olympus patent: All in focus macro.

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Sometimes you find very exotic and unexpected patents like this one from Olympus (Source: Egami). And it was even a bigger surprise after learning that actually a camera having a feature like this already exists…it is the Casio EX-ZR1000. Basically it’s a feature where you can shoot multiple pictures in a sequence and different focus points to obtain an all sharp image.

Son’t know how many of you would find this useful but to have a feature like this doens’t hurt :)

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Jackar vs SLR magic lens comparison on video.

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The video on top shows a comparison between the newly announced Jackar 34mm f/1.8  lens and the SLR Magic 35mm f/1.7 MC. Both are certainly not the best lenses for the MFT system but some of you might found them to be a good cheap alternative to other lenses.

The Jackar lens itself can be bought on eBay (Click here) (found via Slidoo).

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60mm macro tested at Photozone.

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Image courtesy: Photozone.

Photozone (Click here) published the full Olympus 60mm macro review: “The question of the day is whether to prefer the Olympus M.Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 ED macro over the Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm f/2.8 ASPH OIS ? As far as the key aspects is concerned the Leica lens may be a tad sharper whereas the M.Zuiko has a slight edge on the bokeh side. The choice is yours. :-)

More tests:
E-PM2 tests at Digitalcameraworld.
Bokeh comparison @ 20mm and 19mm at M43photo.
GH3 test at Optyczne (translation here).
E-M5 review at Microfourthirds.
E-PL5 + Cooke Kinic 25mm F1.5 at DC.watch (translation here). That lens costs around 300 dollars/Euro on eBay (Click here to see auctions).

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Dpreview 17mm samples and X10 hands-on.

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Dpreview (Click here) just posted the 17mm f/1.8 image samples. Better late than never :)  There is no review yet but they do write: “We haven’t had to opportunity to test the image quality in detail but, while not as sensationally sharp as the 45mm F1.8 and 75mm F1.8 lenses, the 17mm appears to do pretty well and with neither corner sharpness nor distortion showing much to be concerned about.
And also Amazon lens buyers seem to like the lens. The first six user reviews are quite positive (Click here to read them).
17mm 1.8 price checks at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

More news:
Dpreview also shared the first imrpession about the XZ-10 (Click here to read the article).
As I told you yesterday, there is no day without a new GF or GX deal. Today you can buy the White GF5 with kit zoom for $349 at Amazon (Click here).

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