SLRgear reviews the Nocticron and says it’s “a phenomenal lens”


SLRgear (Click here) posted the full Panasonic Leica Nocticron 42,5mm f/1.2 lens review and writes:

All in all, the Panasonic 42.5mm ƒ/1.2 ASPH POWER OIS Leica DG NOCTICRON is a phenomenal lens; one of the best we’ve ever tested. It’s definitely not your everyday pocket prime (the $1,600 price tag can attest to that) but I can definitely see this being the go-to lens for wedding, portrait and studio shooters, as well as concert photographers who need a fast-focusing, artistic lens with excellent bokeh and low-light capabilities all while producing stunningly sharp photos.

You can also see more image samples at Photographyblog and at at Sulanto Blog.

In USA the lens can be preordered at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). In UK at Wexphotographic (Click here)


Competition rumors: First image of the Fuji OMD alike camera!


Over at Mirrorlessrumors (Click here) you can read the news about the new Fuji X-T1 camera. And as you can see from that official Fuji teaser image they are going to launch a new “OMD” styled X-mount camera on January 28 which is exactly the day before the E-M10 announcement (Jan 29).

I think it’s great news for us to have some strong competition. It will force Olympus to make an even better OMD camera for less money :)

You can follow the Fuji announcement at 6am London time on January 28 (next week) at MirrorlessRumors (Click here). it’s my official sister site where you can follow all the Mirrorless News and Rumors from the camera industry. Small note: The site is completely new and in beta stage. You can become a member and write directly your own articles for it! Test it!

And now the question. Read the rumroed specs on MR and than let me know:

Do you think the Fuji X-T1 is a strong competitor of the E-M1?

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E-M5 superkit in Spain. Free 17mm lens with the E-PL5 in UK. Again new refurbished deals in EU.


You can get a free 17mm lens with the E-PL5 in UK stores (Click here). A superb deal is the 550 Euro saving on that E-M5 double lens kit with vertical grip sold in Spain (Click here). And there is again a long list of great refurbsihed Olympus MFT stuff at Olympusmarket:


Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens Silver E-M5 with 12-50mm lens Black E-M5 body Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens Silver E-M5 with 12-50mm lens Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens Silver E-M5 with 12-50mm lens Black E-M5 body Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens Silver E-M5 with 12-50mm lens Black E-M5 body Silver E-M5 body Black E-M5 body Black E-Pl5 with 14-42mm lens Black E-Pl5 with 14-42mm lens

Lenses and Accessories:
Silver 45mm f/1.8 Silver 12mm f/2.0 HLD-6 grip Silver 45mm f/1.8 Silver 12mm f/2.0

But like I said, more than 100 cameras have been added and it’s better you check out the full list here at Olympusmarket.


a little bit of everything…


Photographer Lester Jones Road Tests the All New LUMIX GX7

5 Tips for Shooting Sports with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 (TheDigitalStory).
Battle of the mirrorless monsters – Sony A7R vs Olympus OM-D E-M1 (EosHD).
Panasonic GM1 review by Tyson Robichaud.
GM1 and Lumix App test at Japanese Ascii.
Olympus Stylus 1 Sample Image Gallery (Digitalcamerareview).
Fujifilm X-E2, Olympus OM-D E-M5, Panasonic GX7 y Sony NEX-7: frente a frente (Quesabesde).
Olympus E-M1 with 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 43 Zoom test at Outbackphoto.
Olympus Photography Events In February (ePhotozine).
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 review at Trustedreviews.
Voigtlander Nokton 42.5 mm f/0.95 review at Lenstip.