New GH3 reviews! And also babies can shoot with it :)

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Panasonic GH3 Review 5: Wi-fi Operation from Nick Driftwood on Vimeo.

Time to share some new GH3 test. Particularly the tests on vimeo are interesting:

Triple video test:
Moire Aliasing Lumix GH2 vs GH3 test (Vimeo).
GH3 lens test | 12-35 Kit | SLR Magic 12mm | Voigtländer 25mm (Vimeo).
ISO test | Panasonic GH3 | Canon 5d mk3 | Canon 7d (Vimeo).

Readers mail:

Martin sent me a link on Flickr (Click here). As you see the GH3 is so eays to use that even babies can shot with it! :)
Bernie:I received yesterday my new GH3 and did some tests with it. Maybe you find it interesting and find a way to share this. https://vimeo.com/54810374.
GH3 presentation in Japan (via DC.watch). Our reader Ogawa was there and tested the GH3 and talked to the Panasonic guys. These are the info he shared:
You can “touch focus” shutter release with ios (maybe android. Too. I don’t  interest android so no talk about android). Big one is the ios remote control. Great step  forward.
Fn can be assigned from almost anything. And most of fns are symmetrically assignable from the same items list
New mf assist mode. When in mode.  You can move the window. Notfocus. Target area. Previously  assist window is fixed in center as you know
Menu is rearranged a litte for more intuitive    Focus related settings are gathered. And more.
This is almost perfect Ui and function camera. This will becomes the new standard during next few years for all camera makes.
If it had released a half years before, I would have bought ie instead of E-M5.
But its good, because of it, i knew Olympus especially its in-body IS. And I realized how pana Ui is great :-)
M. Ogawa
Tokyo

GH3 store links and in Stock status check::
12-35mm GH3 kit: Wex UK, Wex DE, Photoexpress UK, FotoHansKeuzekamp (NL),
14-140mm GH3 kit: Wex UK, Amazon UK, Photoexpress UK, Wex DE, Amazon FR,
Body only: Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Panasonic store, Samys, Henry, Vistek, Wex UK, FotoHansKeuzekamp (NL), Amazon FR, Webdistirbution FR,

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Film conversion software for the GH2. Does it work? You tell me :)

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Invicem from Kristoffer Stranden on Vimeo.

Rubber Monkey Software have just released a fine new version of the FilmConvert digital emulsion emulation with support for the Panasonic GH2 sensor. On top you can watch the example video shot with the GH2. What do you think…are we really getting this “mythical” film-look?

Meantime “price-cheaters” are pretty active on eBay (Click here). Selling the GH3 for much more than you can get in “ordinary” stores. Here are some more “normal” price in EU, US and Canada. Only exception may be UK where Panasonic set a high price:

12-35mm GH3 kit:
Wex UK, Wex DE, Photoexpress UK, FotoHansKeuzekamp (NL),

14-140mm GH3 kit:
Wex UK, Amazon UK, Photoexpress UK, Wex DE, Amazon FR,

Body only:
Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Panasonic store, Samys, Henry, Vistek, Wex UK, FotoHansKeuzekamp (NL), Amazon FR, Webdistirbution FR,

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Third Panasonic lens price drop in three days: 7-14mm for $759 (UPDATE: deal gone)

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Today the price of the 7-14mm f/4.0 zoom went down to $759 at Amazon US (Click here). This is a $130 price drop compared to the usual price ($889 at BHphoto now). UPDATE: Deal is now over!

 

P.S.: he curious thing is that this is the third price drop on the third lens in three days:
on Sunday the 12-35mm X lens price dropped by $200 at Amazon (still ongoing!).
on Monday the 20mm f/1.7 lens price dropped by $30 at Amazon (still ongoing!).
And today we have that one.

So….what kind of lens would you like to see discounted tomorrow?

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David Busch’s E-M5 book shipping. Firmware update for the 12-35mm X.

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David Busch’s E-M5 book is now downloadable on iTunes (Click here) and shipping  at Amazon US (Click here). It will ship in two weeks at Amazon UK (Click here). German readers can buy the book from R.Wagner at Amazon.de.

Panasonic (Click here) released the new 12-35mm firmware update 1.1. It improves the AF performance on the E-M5. Reminder: There is a $200 price drop on that lens at Amazon (Click here). And the 20mm pancake price decreased down to $324 at Amazon (Click here).

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(UPDATED: FT5) Busted? No 40-150mm f/2.8 coming…

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Image on top shows the current Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8 X lens lens.There is no f/2.8 from Olympus now.

For three weeks now rumors are floating around the web saying Olympus would launch a 40-150mm f/2.8 lens. That rumor has been circulating for a relatively long time before I decided to pick it up and post it with a FT3 value on 43rumors. Finally a trusted source contacted me to say that there will be no new 40-150mm f/2.8 lens. He said that this lens is not on the roadmap of Olympus for 2013.

UPDATE: Two more trusted sources confirmed the rumor is false. One of them also said “something else” is coming soon.

Certainly a fast zoom is something we are missing from Olympus. That 40-150mm rumor may was part of a collective subconscious need of fast zooms :)  Good that we still have some trusted sources bringing our feet to ground. By the way, the source only added one more info. There is really a LOT(!) to come from Olympus the next few months!

The two superb Zuiko f/2.0 zooms:
14-35mm f/2.0 on eBay (Click here) and via Slidoo eBay.
35-100mm f/2.0 on eBay (Click here) and via Slidoo eBay.

Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

 

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