November 27, 2010
Posted in reviews

The need for fast video lenses: Cosmicar/Canon/Tokina 12.5-75mm f/1.8

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This is the only GH1 + 12.5-75mm lens I found on vimeo :)

We have still to wait a little bit before to get our GH2. To kill the time I searched for some exotic fast zoom lenses that we (and I) might could use on the GH2. There is one particular interesting lens I found on eBay (Click here). The Cosmicar-Canon-Tokina 12.5-75mm f/1.8 C-mount lens! The focal lenght and constant fast aperture is very interesting and but sadly I found only one video taken with the GH1. The Karaoke part is terrible :)
A few pictures can be seen at Flickr. The japanese website geocities.jp tested the Canon version of the 12.5-75mm lens.

That lens is deifnitely not a professional solution but we have to wait a few months before Panaosnic releases the already announced fast wide and normal zooms!

Click here to see all current 12.5-75mm F71.8 lens auctions on eBay.

November 26, 2010
Posted in news

Finally good news! GH2 has arrived at Henry’s store in Canada!


We just received a few mails from our Canadian readers. They told us Henrys.com (for non-canadians, they are also on eBay) received their first GH2 cameras! It’s one of the first “non-japanese” stores to have them.

S.G.: “I ordered a GH2 from Henry’s in Toronto and they just received it (they’ll be shipping to me soon)
feel free to call them; they’re taking orders for other shipments now.
I was quite surprised… they said they were one of the first shops in North America to get it.

And T. :” I just logged in to my Henry’s account and found that the status fr both my GH2 order and my 100-300mm order changed from >Order Pending< to >Order Shipped<”

P.S: Amazon deleted your order? Preorder the Panasonic GH2 at Adorama (Click here). They are reading our website and they gently told us that the GH2 will be start shipping early December.

November 26, 2010
Posted in deals

US: Black Friday Micro Four Thirds deals summary


In US there are a few Black Friday Micro Four Thirds deals. If you find some new deals I havn’t listed here feel free to comment this post. This could help other readers to find them! Thanks!

Camera deals

1) Olympus E-P2 with 17mm f/2.8 lens for $609 at Amazon (Click here)
2) Olympus E-P2 with with 14-42mm lens for 621.73 at Amazon
3) After Amazon also BHphoto offers the Panasonic GF1+20mm lens for $599.
4) Panasonic GH1 with 14-140mm lens for $979 at Amazon.
5) Panasonic G2 for $549 at Amazon and BHphoto.

Lens deals

1) Panasonic 7-14mm f/4.0 Lens for $909 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
2) Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 for $323 at Amazon.

Links to all Black Friday (or other) deals

Amazon US: Black Friday Deals
Adorama: Daily Deals
BHphoto: Holiday Offers 2010
Amazon UK: Black Friday
Amazon Deutschland: Winter Startverkauf
Amazon France: les Offres Éclair

November 26, 2010
Posted in reviews

Panasonic 100-300mm test at Omuser

Omuser.com posted a series of image samples at any focal length an aperture (Click here to read the google english translation). Image quality and build quality of the Panasonic 100-300mm are very good. The AF is quick and quiet. The only “issue” is that the lens is big and heavy. But damn that is a 200-600mm FF equivalent! And if you compare it to other lenses the Panasonic is really very small and very cheap:

Sigma 150-500mm for $999

Sigma 300-800mm f/5.6 for $6,999.00

The Panasonic 100-300mm lens is already in Stock in Europe at Amazon Deutschland, Amazon UK
In US you can only preorder the lens at Amazon US, Adorama, BHphoto.

You can also buy all new Panasonic lenses on eBay:
Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 eBay acutions
Panasonic 100-300mm f/4.0-5.6 eBay acutions
Panasonic 3D 12.5mm f/12 eBay acutions

November 25, 2010
Posted in reviews

Olympus 14-150mm lens review (+ new Voigtländer in Stock on eBay)

Photographyblog heavily tested the Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 14-150mm f/4-5.6 lens.  The lens performance is verz good: “It has left us with a favourable overall impression.“…”you can safely use it wide open or stopped down by one f-stop“…”Chromatic aberrations can be a bit of an issue at longer focal lengths, but they can usually be dealt with in post processing.”

That lens is in Stock at Amazon (Click here) with a $120 discount.

There are also a few new tests with the Voigtländer:
Mike Kobal tested the Lensbaby Composer and Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95 on the Panasonic GH1. And he also posted a Super Slow Motion test.
TheBlackStar posted a few image samples on Flickr and Dreesman at Dpreview forum.

If you want to buy the lens there is one single Voigtländer Nokton in Stock on eBay (Click here) sold via german resellers (UPDATE: Lens sold)

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