February 24, 2011
Posted in news

Samyang 35mm f/1.4 for Four Thirds to hit the market in March


Samyang dropped a message on the facebook fan page to announce that the new 35mm f/1.4 manual Four Thirds lens will start shipping next month.
You can find all current Samyang lenses on eBay (Click here).

Reminder: If you donpt find the Samyang lenses at your preferred store please keep in mind that they are also sold with different brand names like “Falcon” and “Vivitar”. Check it out:
Falcon (Vivitar) 85mm f/1.4
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF MC
Opteka 8mm f/3.5
Falcon 8mm f/3.5
Rokinon 8mm f/3.5
Bower 8mm f/3.5

February 23, 2011
Posted in deals

Desperate deal: Someone is aksing you $2,300.00 for a used GH2!

Panasonic can’t satisfy the demand for GH2 cameras in the US market. After 6 months of wait there is still some dude that wants to take profit from your frustration. So it happens that the the worlds biggest online store sells one single used GH2 for $2,300.00 (Click here to check it at Amazon)!!! Time for us Europeans to start selling our GH2 cameras for $2.000 to our US friend. We could become rich ;)

February 23, 2011
Posted in Rumors

(FT4) Leica makes a mirrorless camera. (FT2) A Panasonic GF clone?

Our friend Valentin Sama from DSLRmagazine got some info from his reliable sources. It looks like Leica could soon announce their mirrorless camera. Valentin doesn’t know if Leica will make a Panasonic GF1/2 clone or create a new system. It’s very important to know that:
1) Leica has to choose between Panasonic and Sony sensors because Kodak doesn’t make the CMOS sensors at all!
2) Last year Leica said they will not join the Micro Four Thirds group because the sensor is to small.

But meanwhile Micro Four Thirds has become very popular and Leica could have changed their mind! We were told from our sources that Leica will get rid of the expensive and complex rangefinder system of the Leica M9.

– The Leica mirrorless system will allow you to take use of the Leica R lenses (Click here to see them on eBay).
– The Leica M9 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay

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February 23, 2011
Posted in Rumors

(FT3) New Olympus announcement on March 2th?

Last month a new anonymous source sent us the following message “Next Olympus announcements : 8/2 and 2/3“. He were right with the first date (Olympus announced the SZ-10, the VG-110 and the 3D VR-330) so he might be right with the second date too! We already told you that we expect new Micro Four Thirds stuff to be announced late May only but…..let’s hope we are wrong ;)

Meanwhile Forum Olympus France found three new Olympus compact camera design patents:
Camera one
Camera two
Camera three
Could be that those are the cameras Olympus will announce next week (Wednesday)?

February 23, 2011
Posted in reviews

Four new Four Thirds lens reviews!

Since a long time we are used to read Micro Four Thirds reviews only. But ePhotozine just posted four new Four Thirds lens reviews!

1) The first lens they tested is the Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye: “Performance-wise, it is a bit of a mixed-bag, with soft images at maximum aperture and strong chromatic aberrations towards the edges, but with a little care, and maybe some post-processing, this lens should be able to produce decent enough results.
Check the lens price and availability at: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay

2) Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm f/2.8-4 SWD: “Although the price tag may seem a little steep at first, this lens justifies it with very good optical performance, and a very handy zoom range for walking about town”
Check the lens price and availability at: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay

3) Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 II: “For the price this lens commands, I expected a better performance than this lens delivers, especially at 14mm, where I am quite disappointed.
Check the lens price and availability at: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay

4) Olympus Zuiko Digital Ed 50mm f/2 Macro: “This 50mm macro optic from Olympus is an interesting choice for Four Thirds format cameras due to its compact dimensions and bright maximum aperture. Although the performance wide open may not be of the highest order, it is well-suited to portraiture, and stopping the lens down can produce excellent results.
Check the lens price and availability at: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay

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