a little bit of everything…

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Olympus OMD5 and FL-50 electronic flash

60mm lens test by Lepidi (translation here).
GH3 test bei DerSpiegel (in German).
A Shift Adapter from Kenko at DC.watch.
75mm lens review by MicroFourThirdsinfo.

Hajdu Tamás:Hi, I’m an old reader of your blog. I was thinking that maybe you are interested in a photo taken with an Olympus OMD and Panasonic 14mm f2.5 goal, that has become a finalist in the Sony World Photography Awards in the category Travel http://worldphoto.org/images/image/457624/?FromImageGalleryID=16047

Michael:I see you’re posting more reviews of the much-maligned Olympus 17mm F1.8 as they trickle in. I’ve had this lens for a week and I find it is plenty sharp for my needs, which are mostly video-related. It’s early days, but I believe the question of sharpness will be an non-issue for video shooters.
You can see my first video test with it here: https://vimeo.com/58682286

Rachid:Just to share with you a work entirely done on a Panasonic GH2 camera. It’s a trailer for a movie-play (movie sequences – memories of the main character – are projected during a play) called Quai 33. I hope you’ll enjoy it.
https://vimeo.com/58508982

Hehku:It is up to you if you think this is worth posting but in Finland, you can get
E-PM1 + 14-42mm R II for 250 EUR
Olympus 12-50mm for 199 EUR
Olympus 75-300mm for 499 EUR
(and the Sigma 19/30mm for 109 EUR)
The store is at www.topshot.fi.”

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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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