Second part of Robin Wong’s 60mm macro review and new GH3 image samples.

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Full length video sample taken with an Olympus OM-D E-M5 mounted with the M.ZD 60mm f/2.8 Macro lens by Zuikoholics.

Robin Wong (Click here) posted the second part of the Olympus 60mm macro review: “As a dedicated macro lens, this M.Zuiko 60mm F2.8 macro surely will deliver satisfactory results, being able to capture massive amount of details, and generally it is a very sharp lens. The capability to shoot at full 1 to 1 magnification ratio opens up a whole new world of possibilities. Certainly, there is very little to complain about this lens when sharpness and image technical perfection are the main concern.” Lens preorders are up at Amazon, Adorama Bhphoto.

Imaging Resource (Click here) posted new Panaosnic GH3 full size image samples. By the way, Oled-Info reports that the GH3 EVF may be made by MicroOled company which is the only one using the RGBB architecture.

Panasonic and Olympus Preorder Links with specs and price:
Special GH3 page at Amazon (Click here) and a full Olympus presentation page at Amazon (Click here).
GH3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here) and in Europe at Wexphotographic UK (horrible price in UK!).
35-100mm X lens at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
E-PL5 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here). In EU at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon France,
E-PM2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here). In EU at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon France,
XZ-2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
60mm macro at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
12mm Black prime lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
15mm cap-lens at Adorama (Click here).

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Panasonic is hiring to create a new Lumix Pro service!

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The last days Panasonic repeated in many interview that they want to compete in the “PRO” segment and the new Panasonic GH3 is actually the first high end camera. And of course these kindof market will also need a professional service. A reader (Thanks!) found that new Panasonic job offer on Linkedin. It really explains in easy words what the new PRO service is:

Accountabilites:
1. Create, manage and improve Value Add Programs to attract Enthusiast and Pro Markets for Lumix:
– Pro Rental Programs for G Series cameras and lenses
– Trade In Program for Lumix G Series
– Financing / Leasing programs
2. Collaborate with Services and BOG to create new services
– Expedited technical services
– Extended hotline hours etc.
– Exchange programs for Pro Photographers
3. Training
– Develop training programs for channel partners and consumers
4. Accessories
– Manage accessory offerings for Lumix Hi End
– PSI for accessories
5. VDF and e-Commerce
– Support sales programs for e-commerce
– Provide support for accessory selection and content to VDF partners
– Create up-sell strategies for accessories on e-commerce and / or VDF platforms

Panasonic and Olympus Preorder Links with specs and price:
Special GH3 page at Amazon (Click here) and a full Olympus presentation page at Amazon (Click here).
GH3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here) and in Europe at Wexphotographic UK (horrible price in UK!).
35-100mm X lens at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
E-PL5 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here). In EU at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon France,
E-PM2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here). In EU at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon France,
XZ-2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
60mm macro at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
12mm Black prime lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
15mm cap-lens at Adorama (Click here).

 

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DxOmark posts the Panasonic G5 sensor results (still waiting for the E-M5)

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DxOmark (Click here) just published the Panasonic G5 sensor score. The full test report should be posted soon. As you see from the image on top DxO still has to post the E-M5 results which they once unveiled to be “surprising”. Can’t wait to see this!

Panasonic G5 search links at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

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New Olympus website layout (very cool!) and Matching simulation.

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Olympus redesigned the website and honestly this looks so much better than before! Check it out at http://getolympus.com/. Also the Matching Simulation (Click here) has been updated. But I don’t like the fact that they removed the nice lens overview we had before. Now you have to select the manufacturer and lens category before to get to a small range of lenses. I liked to see them all. Still missing is the possibility to see larger images of the camera and lens combination.

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New Panasonic GH3 test and new interview. Panasonic thinking FF?

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EOSHD – Panasonic GH3 test footage shot at Photokina 2012 from Andrew Reid on Vimeo.

EosHD posted and analyzed the pre-production video quality: “Dynamic range, noise grain and colour are improved big-style. I feel rolling shutter is less of an issue too. But fine details are not as stable as they were on the GH2 in this pre-production camera. Detail is superb, but if the pitch of texture is fine enough to invoke aliasing and moire you will get the instability I mentioned.

There is also a new Panasonic interview at DC.watch. And once again Panasonic admitted that they are “thinking Full Frame” as a possibility for the future.

P.S.: Hands-on at Digitalcamerareview. Panasonic GH3 Multi Aspect Ratio Demo on Youtube.

Panasonic and Olympus Preorder Links with specs and price:
Special GH3 page at Amazon (Click here) and a full Olympus presentation page at Amazon (Click here).
GH3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here) and in Europe at Wexphotographic UK (horrible price in UK!).
35-100mm X lens at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
E-PL5 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here). In EU at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon France,
E-PM2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here). In EU at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon France,
XZ-2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
60mm macro at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
12mm Black prime lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
15mm cap-lens at Adorama (Click here).

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