September 11, 2011
Posted in reviews

Is the E-PL3 a camera for girls?

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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).

September 9, 2011
Posted in reviews

Panasonic GF1 Revisited (In Alaska)

The Panasonic GF1 camera was (and still is) one of the nicest mirrorless cameras ever made. And many photographers still use it for their professional work. Take a look at Photographyramblings (Click here) to read the full GF1 field review: “The camera is a wonderful street camera and a really good vacation camera.  It isn’t perfect, but it is very very good.  I was glad I left my DSLR’s at home in the end.  The biggest compliment I can give the GF1 is that it never got in my way and delivered excellent quality images when I wanted them.  If I could add anything to the wish list for this type of camera it would be to build in the viewfinder (or at least make it clip in securely), make it brighter, add weather sealing to the camera and some of the lenses and that’s about it.  I think with the newer GF2 and GF3 it seems like Panasonic is going more towards the consumer point and shoot market and that isn’t a good thing to me.  I’ll keep the GF1 thank-you.
On Photographyramblings you can see many image samples (some of them are very nice) from the trip to Alaska. At that point I want to remind you another amazing review written by Craig Mod (Click here). He used the GF1 for his work in Tibet and the photos are simply amazing.

Now let’s hope Panasonic will not let us wait to much before we get our hands on the real GF1 successor which is not the GF2 nor the GF3, but the soon coming GF7!

P.S.: Sadly it’s almost impossoble ot find the GF1 in Stock. It costs almost $1.500 on Amazon US (Click here to see the crazy price) and of course on eBay (Click here).

September 9, 2011
Posted in Rumors

Rumors: Nikon system versus Micro Four Thirds

Our friend from Nikonrumors said that the mockup you see on top is very clsoe to the real Nikon mirrorless camera.

Micro Four Thirds will soon get new competition from one of the two big brothers…Nikon! You can see the latest leak at Mirrorlessrumors. We know have a bit of reliable rumors we can use to compare the new Nikon system with the current Micro Four Thirds cameras and lenses. Those are the main features:

1) Nikon will use a 2.7x crop sensor. It is smaller than Micro Four Thirds! In theory m43 sensors will still have a higher image quality but the smaller Nikon sensor will allow a more compact body and lens design.

2) Nikon will announce powerzoom lenses. Good that Panasonic already has some of them, so there will be no advantage to use the Nikon system.

3) Nikon will price camera+kit lens at $900-$1,300. That is the price of the Olympus E-P3 and Panasonic GH2. If the smaller sensor doesn’t deliver the same or almost the same image quality of the Micro Four Thirds sensor than probably the price will be too high.

The Nikon system will be announced on September 21. And here is the question:

Based on the few info we shared here, do you believe the Nikon system will be...

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