Panasonic 15mm and 35-100mm hands-on. New Nocticron review.


Image courtesy: ePhotozine.

ePhotozine had the pleasure to “play” a bit with the Leica 15mm f/1.7 and Panasonic 35-100mm lenses. But still no image samples or price info yet :(

Meantime Hardwarezone tested the superb Nocticron 42,5mm f/1.2 lens:

At an eye-wateringly US$1,599, the Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH is really either a specialist lens for the professional or a nice addition to the library for the well-heeled. No matter what, it’s a decidedly great lens; well-made, with excellent optics and the brightest lens in the Micro Four Thirds stable with auto-focus. This is one lens that’s going to be a classic.

The Nocticron is in Stock at Adorama (Click here) and at BHphoto (Click here).


A readers feedback on the GH4. And new video sample.


43rumors reader Rambalac ha dthe chance to play with the Gh4 and these are his thoughts:

As GH3 owner I specifically tried and asked few things in GH4:

    • Info and level marks become dimmed after 30sec and totally disappear after another 30sec during video recording. Cannot be changed.
    • EVF is really incredibly sharp and looks bigger than in GH3, moreover while display is 16:9, EVF is 4:3, so no more black stripes on sides for full size 4:3 shooting.
    • Timelapse has special mode on the left dial(visible on photos) and in the end of shooting or in play mode all photos can be converted into video including 4K
    • Now in WiFi you can not only start video recording, but stop it. Though they are still “deciding” about showing remote video during recording.
    • Nothing special but right dial locking is switchable, you dont need to hold lock button to rotate the dial.
    • Memory card bay lid is much harder to open.
    • Hard to say about AF, but except more flexible zones it doesn’t look noticeably faster. Cant say about following focus accuracy, as they don’t allow to use your own memory card.
    • Now you can adjust shadows and highlights for JPG
    • RAW converter is quite simple and allows to setup all usual settings as for JPG shooting (including new shadows and highlights)

That’s not really rumor, but I think can be useful for people who decide to wait GH4 or buy something now.

And here is a new video sample from Panasonic Netherland:

A couple of more hands-on pictures have been posted at ePhotozine. Panasonic GH4 & Comodo Orbit – Hands On at BVE 2014 by