Some remaining Cyber Monday deals. New Jackar lens in Stock.

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There are still some residual Cyber Monday deals left at Amazon (Click here to see them). And also the Panasonic G3 with lens for $299 at Bhphoto (Click here) deal is still onogin. One thing that surprised me is to see that the Nikon 1 cameras are the most sold mirrorless stuff during these days (here is the ranking). It did beat all the rest of the Sony/Olympus/Fuji/Panasonic deals. Nikon does nice cameras but the Nikon 1 is in my eyes a sub average system. So I am wondering if someone can explain me why they did sell so well in these days…

Anyway, let’s go back to the new Jackar 34mm f/1.8 lens that is now for sale for the first time on eBay (Click here). I have been told by the makers that the design of the lens is actually almost the same of current $40  C-mount 35mm lenses. Jackar informed us that they changed some material, finishing, the ring is larger and turning has been improved. Plus the lenses are multi-coated and of course mount is NEX. Of course what you also get is that lens hood and genuine leather case you see on the picture.

found via Slidoo.

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Four new GH3 videos! (one of them shot on expensive CN-E lenses)

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 preliminary high ISO test + new Canon CN-E prime lenses from Filippo Chiesa on Vimeo.

And here is the next bunch of GH3 videos to watch! On top you can see Filippo’s video shot with Canon’s new CN-E prime lenses. If you never heard about these lenses before just know that these are high quality lenses that can cost up to $44,000 (they are here at BHphoto). Filippo…you spend that money for CN-E lenses just to take a video of your cat? …Joking :)

Andrew from EosHD posted a new video and writes: “The Panasonic GH3 is much of an improvement on the GH2. After shooting with it properly now I can confidently say YES. The codec contains far more information than on the GH2 (hacked or not), more colour, more dynamic range, much better shadows and smoother gradation.” Andrew also dreams about a possible Panasonic Full Frame camera. But that is not going to happen…for now.

Two more videos: Nick Driftwood explains the Panasonic GH3 Basic Profiles on vimeo. Adam Mada posted that short ISO test on vimeo.

One more news: Michael Britt sent me this text: “I’m hosting the first event featuring the GH3 in the United States at Samy’s Camera Los Angeles.  Panasonic is bringing in NatGeo shooter Ira Block to show his recent video work and Samy’s will be showing and selling the first batch of GH3 cameras hitting our shores.  It’s a free event: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4804527471/eorg

Check price and delivery dates at Amazon , Adorama, BhphotoPanasonic USSamys and in Europe at Wexphotographic UK, Wex Germany, Technikdirekt and soon on eBay (via Slidoo).

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Last day of the Black Firday and Cyber Monday deals: $50 off on the Olympus 12mm prime.

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This is the last day of the big Black Friday and Cyber Monday action that gave so many US readers a chance ot get cheap cameras and lenses and so much frustration for the rest of us living outside US :)

The latest deal I found is on the Olympus 12mm f/2.0 prime that sells for $50 less than usual at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).

To check all new deals click on these direct links to Amazon (cameras), Amazon (all stuff), Adorama, Bhphoto, J&R, TigerDirect, Bestbuy and eBay. In Europe at Amazon UK and at Amazon Germany.

All Olympus/Panasonic FT and MFT deals in detail:

E-M5:
$50 Instant Savings on the E-M5 at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, Samys and on eBay (via Slidoo).
$50 Instant Savings on the E‐M5 with 14‐42mm Kit at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, Samys and on eBay (via Slidoo).
$100 Instant Savings on the E‐M5 with 12-50mm Kit at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, Samys and on eBay (via Slidoo).

E-PL5, E-PM2, E-PL3, E-PM1:
$150 Instant Savings E‐PL3 17mm Kit at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, Samys.
$150 Instant Savings E‐PL3 14‐42mm Kit at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, Samys.
$50 Instant Savings E‐PM1 14‐42mm Kit at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, Samys.
$100 Instant SavingsE‐PL5 Body Only at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, Samys.
$100 Instant SavingsE‐PL5 14‐42mm Kit at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, Samys.
$100 Instant Savings E‐PM2 Body Only at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, Samys.
$100 Instant Savings E‐PM2 14‐42mm Kit at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, Samys.

Panasonic GX1/G5/G3:
Panasonic GX1 with 14-42mm lens for $399 at Adorama (Click here).
Panasonic G3 with lens for $299 at Bhphoto (Click here).
$100 Off the Panasonic DMC-G5KK 16 MP Compact System Camera at Amazon (Click here).

MFT Lenses:
Gold Box deal on the Rokinon 7.5mm at Amazon.
$50 rebate on the Sigma MFT lenses at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).
$50 rebate on the Olympus 12mm f/2.0 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).

PEN/OMD + MFT lens bundle
$200 Instant Savings (when purchased with PEN or OM‐D one lens kit) M.40‐150mm F4.0‐5.6 at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
$100 Instant Savings (when purchased alone) M.40‐150mm F4.0‐5.6 at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
$50 Instant Savings M.Zuiko 12mm f2.0 at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
$50 Instant Savings M.Zuiko 14‐150mm F4.8-5.6 at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
$50 Instant Savings M.Zuiko 75‐300mm F4.8-6.7 at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
$50 Instant Savings M.Zuiko 12‐50mm f3.5‐6.3 at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.

Viewfinders
$80 Instant Savings Viewfinder VF‐2 at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
$80 Instant Savings Viewfinder VF‐3 at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.

XZ-2
$80 Instant Savings on the XZ-2 at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.

LX7:
Panasonic LX7 for $299 at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, Panasonic store.

E-5
$200 Instant Savings on the E-5 at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.

Four Thirds Lens
$100 Instant Savings FTs 70‐300mm F4.0-5.6 at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
$100 Instant Savings FTs 50‐200mm F2.8-3.5 SWD at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
$50 Instant Savings FTs 35mm F3.5 Macro at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.

More deals:
Save up to $100 on Select Olympus Digital Cameras at Amazon (Click here).
$50 Off Select Panasonic Digital Cameras at Amazon (Click here).
Rebates at Adobe (Click here).
Plenty of rebates on SD cards at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

ALL(!) Black Friday deals:
Amazon (cameras), Amazon (all stuff), Adorama, Bhphoto, J&R, TigerDirect, Bestbuy and eBay.

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(UPDATED) First faked(!) Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 lens :(

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A 43rumors from Malaysia (Thanks Joo!) likely spotted the very first fake image of the new Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 lens…yep a fake! :=) This really looks too close to the current Black M.Zuiko 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 R (here on Amazon). The aperture mark on the pictured lens says f/2.8 but it is likely that it has been modified. And that gold ring also looks a bit strange. So be warned if you see that pic on other websites and forums. It is false :(

There is one real new Cyber Deal on the Olympus 12mm lens. You save $50 on the 12mm prime at Amazon (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).

Today new Cyber deals roundup at Amazon (cameras), Amazon (all stuff), Adorama, Bhphoto, J&R, TigerDirect, Bestbuy and eBay. In Europe at Amazon UK and at Amazon Germany.

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The two superb Zuiko f/2.0 zooms:
14-35mm f/2.0 on eBay (Click here) and via Slidoo eBay.
35-100mm f/2.0 on eBay (Click here) and via Slidoo eBay.

Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

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Olympus patent: 4/3 to m4/3 adapter with built-in autofocus and image stabilization.

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We all know that Olympus is seeking a solution to make Four Thirds lenses fully compatible with the Micro Four Thirds cameras. With fully compatible I mean that you can use all the 100% AF speed of the lenses. And one of the solution may be the one you see as image here on top. It shows a new Olympus Four Thirds to Micro Four Thirds adapter with built-in autofocus and image stabilization. While I am not surprised to see the autofocus function you may wonder why there is an image stabilization system. Egami (translation here) explains that the in body stabilization has the disadvantage that you cannot adapt it on the kind of lens you are using.

Anyway, at that point I remember that one source told me that some kind of special adapter would be released soon. It may uses the technology we see here?

P.S.: Some refurbished High Qulaity Zuiko lens for sale on eBay (via Slidoo).

Thanks Manuel for sending me the link!

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