(FT2) Is that the design of the upcoming Olympus 25mm f/1.8 lens?

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Rumors about a possible release of a new Olympus 25mm f/1.8 MFT lens are floating around since end of 2012. And now that image of the possible lens design appeared on Julur.com. The design discloses the filter size (46mm) and of course focal length and aperture. There is no info about the overall size of the lens. I hope it will be a pancake like the glorious Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 lens. And of course it shouldn’t be epxensive.

Just for fun let’s see if….

you would buy the Olympus 25mm f/1.8 pancake for $400.

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Samsung shows you why people prefers DSLR over Mirrorless :)

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The video made by Samsung shows us in a funny way one of the reason why Mirrorless is having a hard time to convince people that they are as good as DSLR cameras. Chapeau Samsung for making such a video!

From my personal experience I can tell you that this is definitely true. Even more serious photographers sometimes buy tremendous stuff without really needing it. Just because they “think” it’s better.

Personal note: I shot pics of my son with the E-P1 and the Nokton 25mm f/0.95. Not because these are the best cameras and lenses on market…but because that’s all I need!

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Olympus US deals reloaded!

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Olympus US extended the deals on cameras and lenses. A list of all deasl can be found at Adorama (Click here). And Amazon has four pages about them:
Save up to $100 on the Olympus E-PM2 and E-PL5 Digital Camera Bundles (Click here to see the page).
Save up to $150 on Qualifying Olympus Compact System Cameras (Click here to see the page).
Save up to $200 on Select Olympus Lenses and Accessories (Click here to see the page).
Save up to $100 on Qualifying Olympus Digital Cameras (Click here to see the page).

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There is a new super expensive Zeiss MFT lens.

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Image source Fotointern.ch.

If you have a massive amount of money to spend on a new Cine Zoom lens than you may be interested to learn that Zeiss announced the new CZ.2 28-80 T2.9. It has what ZEISS calls a “sweet spot effect” (uniformity of illumination) when used on Super 35 sensors and are “future-proofed” for next generation digital cinema cameras that may have larger sensors (Source: Fdtimes).

T front diameter is 95 mm, the focus rotation angle is almost 300 degrees, it is conform to “4K production standards” and cover a resolution of 4096 x 2160 with no distortion. The ZEISS Compact Zoom lenses weigh 2.5 to 2.8 kilograms (5.5 to 6.2 pounds).

Oh yes…the price…that’s the problem: You have to pay €14,900 or US$19,900 (excluding VAT)!

P.S.: List CP.2 for Micro Four Thirds at BHphoto (Click here).

 

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G6 in Stock at Adorama. E-P5 tested by Robin Wong (part two).

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We have two news to report:
1) For the first time the new Panasonic G6 is in Stock in USA via Adorama (Click here) and Adorama eBay (Click here).
2) Robin Wong (Click here) posted the second part of his ongoing E-P5 review. The tested the “Macro” capability of the new PEN. Robin posted some great image sampels! Check it out!

Oh, one more thing, there are still a couple of Silver GX1 bodies for $199 at Adorama (Click here). The GX1 successor (GX7) will be announced in 8 weeks only!

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