Reminder: Get the GF2 with 14mm pancake for $299. This is $25 less than you pay for lens only!


If you are going tu buy the Panasonic 14mm lens you may get the GF2 with 14mm lens kit instead. It will cost you around $25 less than the sole lens! You can grab the kit for $299 at Amazon in Black (Click here), Red (Click here) or Silver (Click here).

24 horus deal at eBay: Lexar Platinum II Class 10 16GB SDHC Memory Card (3 Pack) with Bonus Card Wallet at eBay US (Click here).


New GH4 video tests by Nick Driftwood and EosHD.


Panasonic GH4 24p C4K ‘Cine-D Profile’ Skintone Quickie test from Nick Driftwood on Vimeo.

We are seeing more and more GH4 tests! Nick Driftwood just uploaded this GH4 video on vimeo. It’s a first in a long series of tests. Nick recommends: “Please download the 4K file version for 4K representation as Vimeos transcoding and downsampling is pretty $%^&!” Follow the discussion at Personal View (It’s where Nick comments the GH4).

Panasonic GH1 4K vs 1080p and EOSHD shootout with other cameras from Andrew Reid on Vimeo.

And Andrew from EosHD posted the shootout video and the Gh4 simply delivers impressive video quality:

The 4K video output from the GH4 is easily a match for the 16MP stills. So we can say with certainty that this camera produces video ‘like moving stills’. That it does so for $1699 compared to $12,000 gives you an idea of how much Canon’s stronger brand is worth.

Quite amazing!

P.S.: The Gh4 preorders at Amazon are still good and the camera holds the position around place 22th (Click here to see full ranking).

North American preorders, shipping date and price:
GH4 camera at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), and Panasonic (Click here). Price: $1,698. In Canada at Vistek (Click here).
GH4 camera with interface unit at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Price: $3,298
Interface unit only at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Panasonic (Click here). Price: $1,998

Europen preorders, shipping date and price:
Germany: Wexcameras,
UK at Wexphotographic, CameraWorld, UKdigital, CVP, TipTop.
Holland at Fotohanskeuzekamp.
Belgium at Fotokonijnenberg.
Norway at Fotovideo.
Sweden at Cyberphoto, Skandinavianphoto.
Finland at Telefoto, Topshot, Verkkoauppa.
France at Photocineshop.
Spain: Fotoboom.


For your GH4: New Zeiss Compact Zoom CZ.2 15-30/T2.9 (don’t look at the price)


If you plan to make high quality video production with your brand new Gh4 than you may be interested to get a top quality lens too. Zeiss just announced a new CZ.2 15-30/T2.9 lens you can preorder at BHphoto (Click here) for the very accessible price of $23,900.00! As you know this is a manual focusing lens only. But this is the very best cinema lens you can buy for MFT.

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Finally first image samples taken with the new Leica 15mm f/1.7 lens.


Image courtesy: ThePhoBlographer

ThePhoBlographer (Click here) posted a Leica 15mm f/1.7 first impression article. it also contains the first full size image samples. This is their first impression:

So far looking to be quite awesome. The version we played with initially focused quickly, offers punchy colors, feels great, and begs to be attached to your camera all day

What do you think so far about the lens quality?

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).


Back in Stock: E-M10 at Amazon. New E-M1 books coming soon.


After a couple of week the Black E-M10 kit is back in Stock via Amazon itself (Click here). And many here on 43rumors own the big brother, the E-M1. Well the first two E-M1 books are available for preorder at Amazon:

David Busch’s Olympus OM-D E-M1 Guide to Digital Photography (Click here). Ships end of April
Mastering the Olympus OM-D E-M1 (Click here). Ships in August.

P.S.: There are two E-M1 books available now but they are in German only (E-M1 Fotoguide and Kreativ Fotografieren)