Olympus 25mm and 12-40mm lens reviews at ePhotozine.

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ePhotozine is busy testing new Olympus lenses:

1) Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8 ED Premium Lens Review (Click here).

This lens is certainly capable of producing excellent quality images, with sharpness being excellent in the centre of the frame from maximum aperture. It’s well built, lightweight and reasonably compact. The price of this lens may limit its appeal a little, even though it’s not really an expensive lens.

25mm f/1.8 Black at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, GetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
25mm f/1.8 Silver at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, GetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.

2) Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens Review (Click here):

This lens delivers outstanding sharpness through much of the zoom range at maximum aperture and sports a robust, dust and splash proof build, all while remaining compact and lightweight. The excellent performance of this lens will certainly win it many fans, that’s for sure.

12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, AmazonDE (viaDL), Amazon ES (via DL).

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$150 off on Nocticron (one for sale only). $100 off on the Panasonic GH3.

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What you see her eon top is a slightly damaged Nocticron box (the lens and inside box is intact!). And because of that small cosmetic damage you can get it with $150 off at CameraLand one Bay US (Click here). They also do sell E-M1 with 12-40mm Open Box kits with a huge $300 discount on eBay US (Click here). $100 off on the Olymus 17mm f/1.8 lens again via CameraLand eBay US (Click here).

And you get $100 off on the Panasonic GH3 at Neweggflash (Click here). With $999 the camera sells for the lowest price in USA:

Note: Olympus 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 EZ Black is back in Stock at Amazon US (Click here).

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(FT3) Short note: E-P5 firmware release slightly delayed.

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I got a short note from an anonymous source saying the expected E-P5 firmware update release got a small delay. And the same source confirmed there is no E-M5 firmware update coming any time soon. This means no 0 anti shock feature coming for E-M5 camera owners yet.

As I told you before the E-P5 will have the same 0 anti shock feature from the E-M1 and updated features on peaking mode.


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(FT4) Metabones working on a dedicated Speedbooster for the GH4

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Image on top shows one of the current Speed Booster ofr MFT.

A source just told me that Metabones is working on a special GH4 Speed Booster adapter that will create a perfect DX/Super35 lens view. There are no other specs and release info yet.

Reminder: Metabones just announced the new Olympus OM to Micro Four Thirds Speed Booster adapter. As you know there are a huge amount of OM lenses we can use! This is just the list of the prime lenses…Click on the link to check the price and auctions on eBay: 21mm f/2.0 and 21mm f/3.5 lens, 24mm f/2.0 and 24mm f/2.8 and 24mm f/3.5 shift lens, 28mm f/2.0 and 28mm f/2.8 and 28mm f/3.5 lens, 35mm f/2.0 and 35mm f/2.8 and 35mm f/2.8 shift lens, 40mm f/2.0 lens, 50mm f/1.2 and 50mm f/1.4 and 50mm f/1.8 and 50mm f/2.0 macro and 50mm f/3.5 lens, 55mm f/3.5 macro lens, 85mm f/2.0 lens, 90mm f/2.0 macro lens, 100mm f/2.0 and 100mm f/2.8 lens, 135mm f/2.8 and 135mm f/3.5 lens, 180mm f/2.0 and 180mm f/2.8 lens, 200mm f/4.0 and 200mm f/5.0 lens, 250mm f/2.0 lens, 300mm f/4.5 lens, 350mm f/2.8 lens,, 400mm f/6.4 lens, 500mm f/8.0 lens, 600mm f/6.6 lens, 1000mm f/11 lens.


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Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
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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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Leica 15mm gest tested by DxO. Is sharper than the Olympus 17mm lens.

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DxOmark (Click here) just published the Leica 15mm f/1.7 lens test. The lens is very sharp and the only major flaw is the chromatic aberration which you can correct anyway in post processing or in camera if you use it on a Panasonic. Greta tiny lens!

The lens will ship in 2-4 weeks according to Amazon.

Lens preorders:
Black lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Wex UK (Click here), Amazon Japan (Click here).
Silver lens at Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Amazon Japan (Click here).

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