April 5, 2011
Posted in news

a little bit of everything…

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How to hack, modify, adapt your iDC follow focus to use with the Panasonic Lumix GH2, GH1 (Mike Kobal)

Noob Conundrum: Canon 60D or Panasonic GH2? (planet5d.com)
[ib] Update (Olympus Japan)
Desmontando una Lumix LX3 (Caborian via Fotoactualidad)
Panasonic AF100 Journey (Outbackphoto)
Panasonic Lumix TZ18 Digital Camera Review (ePhotozine).
Olympus to Launch Regional Headquarters Company for Asia and Oceania in April (Imaging Resource).
Olympus E-PL1s tested at DC.watch.
Win a Retrospective 20 from Think Tank Photo (The Phoblographer)

Pansonic GH2 direct links at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.
Pansonic AF100 direct links at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.

April 4, 2011
Posted in reviews

New Olympus lens converter test at Nikkei Japan (Worldwide shipment started!)

The japanese website Trendy.Nikkeibp (Click here) tested the new Olympus lens converters. You can find image samples starting from page three of the review.

Olympus started to ship the converters and some of them are already in Stock! Check out those direct links:
Olympus Macro Converter at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay
Olympus Wide Lens Converter at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay
Olympus Fisheye Converter at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay

April 4, 2011
Posted in deals
April 4, 2011
Posted in Rumors

(FT4) Short update: An Olympus lens wider than the Panasonic 14mm will definitely come in May/June! (+POLL)

A short lens rumor update. Another trusted source confirmed that Olympus is about to release a lens that is wider than the current Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 lens. I hope we can soon get some info about the real lens specs.

Last week a new sources told us that Olympus should launch a 12mm lens which is faster than the Panasonic lens.

A question. The picture on top shows one of the upcoming Olympus prime lenses (Could be the rumored 12mm or the 50mm or another lens). Olympus didn’t unveil any detail about the focal length and aperture. I am curious to know what you think about it:

Place your bet: The lens on picture is a prime lens with a focal length and aperture of:

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April 3, 2011
Posted in reviews

Luminous Landscape: Fuji X100 love and frustration (+ comparison with the Panasonic GF1)

Luminous Landscape (Click here) posted a Fuji X100 Field Test review. And the tester is quite frustrated: “In reviewing what I’ve written above, you’ll have noted that I am overtly critical of some aspects of the X100’s user interface. Indeed it is because the camera is otherwise so good, and the image quality so exceptional, that its UI flaws are all the more glaring. But – let me be clear about this. My UI complaints are based on a personal bias in favour of cameras having smooth and seamless control interfaces. I hate anything that gets in the way of my being able to change a camera’s settings quickly and transparently when the situations demands. If I’m using a technical or view camera I have endless patience for slow setting controls. But not on a camera designed for street or documentary style shooting. Even one extra button press, or needing to scroll down a menu to find a needed setting can cause the shot to be lost, and that’s unacceptable. I suppose that it’s my background as a photojournalist that brings out this frustration.”

Michael Carpentier (Click here) compared the Fuji X100 with the Panasonic GF1. The article is in french and the conclusion is “the X100 may offer a better IQ than the GF1 in SOME cases, but the m4/3 gives it a serious run for it’s money and is faster and generally more usable.

You can preorder the Fuji X100 at Amazon US, Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon UK. And if you want it NOW than the you have to place your bid on eBay (Click here). Good luck!

P.S.: To bad the GF1 is now discontinued. Only a few stores do have it in Stock now: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.

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