September 12, 2011
Posted in reviews

Very first Olympus VF-3 viewfinder review

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Four Thirds User (Click here) tested the new Olympus VF-3 viewfinder: “Compared to the VF-2 the immediate impression is a smaller and less spacious view. The lower resolution also means that the very finest details that are visible with the VF-2 can be lost with the VF-3. But apart from that the experience is quite similar. Refresh and flicker, when present, characteristics are much the same, as are colour and contrast.

It is up to you to decide if the $60 dollar price difference justifies the lower resolution of the VF-2. I would have expected Olympus to launch a better external viewfinder and to lower the VF-2 price. But that’s just my personal opinion. All I know is that Sony announced the NEX-7 having a much higher quality 2,4 milion dot OLED viewfinder. I hope something like that can be announced soon by Panasonic and Olympus.

Links to the two Olympus viewfinders:
Olympus VF-3 Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay
Olympus VF-2 Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay

September 11, 2011
Posted in news

New Rayqual adapters with built-in tripod mount.

 

Rayqual announced new Micro Four Thirds adapters with built-in tripod mount! The adapters are made for Nikon F, M42, Leica R, Olympus OM, Canon FD and Pentax K mount. Rayqual is a Japanese company and the only place where I found their adapters is on eBay (Click here). What you see on eBay are their “normal” adapters. I don’t know yet when those adapters will be on sale on eBay, but the Japanese website Rayqual.com says the lens will cost around 200 Euro /Dollars (converted from yen).

Via DC.watch.Impress

September 11, 2011
Posted in reviews

Is the E-PL3 a camera for girls?


Is the Olympus E-PL3 a girly camera?

The video on top is made by Digitalrev. Below you can find more news about the new Olympus PEN cameras:

1) RiceHigh (Click here) found a High-ISO comparison between the E-PL3 and E-P3. Cannot believe those results are correct!

2) Catching Up with the Olympus Visionaries at p3newsreviews.net (Click here). Pro photographers are shooting their work with PEN cameras!

3) Olympus E-PM1 Pen Camera – First Look at Photographyreview.

September 10, 2011
Posted in deals

Black and Silver E-PM1 in Stock (Oly 45mm and Leica 25mm to be in Stock soon).

The smallest of all new Olympus PEN cameras is in Stock in US stores:

Black E-PM1 at Amazon (Click here). And the Silver E-PM1 at BHphoto (Click here) and J&R (Click here).

Many of are asking where you can find the Olympus 45mm and Panasonic 25mm in Stock. In US both lenses are unavailable but I have been told by US and European dealers that they will be in Stock within the next days. In Europe some stores do have the Panasonic Leica lens.
Check the Pansonic-Leica 25mm f/1.4 preorder status at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
Check the Olympus 45mm f/1.8 preorder status at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

September 10, 2011
Posted in deals

Price drops on the Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95! 714 Euro only!

Exactly one year ago Voigtländer announced the amazing Nokton 25mm f/0.95 lens. And now we noticed the very first price drops on the Nokton. The normal price in Europe was 899 Euro and in US $1,199.00. But now there are considerable price drops on the lens. Probably because there are now plenty of them in Stock. The price dropped by 100 and sometimes 150 Euro!

Here are the current top prices (Click on the shopname to see the products page):
590 Euro at BHphoto (that’s without taxes).
714 Euro at Photo Video on eBay (France).
729 Euro at SC Photo on eBay (Hong Kong). (Attention, you have to pay import taxes!).
747 Euro at Ringfoto on eBay (Germany).
788 Euro at UKbnSuk on eBay (UK).
799 Euro at Leicaplace on eBay (Netherland).
799 Euro at Photoalps on eBay (Austria).
799 Euro at Infoto 24 on eBay (Poland).
802 Euro at Photo Camera on eBay (Lettland).

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