March 27, 2010
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Then 10 most sold Panasonic/Olympus lenses in Japan

BCNranking just published the lens sales ranking for January-Febraury 2010.

The following lens list contains the 10 most sold FourThirds and MicroFourThirds mount lenses (including third-party producer like Sigma). Click on the lens name to see the product page on amazon.

1 Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./MEGA OIS
2 Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm/F4.0-5.6/MEGA OIS
3 Panasonic LUMIX G 20mm/F1.7 ASPH
4 Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 7-14mm/F4.0 ASPH
5 Panasonic LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45mm/F2.8 ASPH./MEGA OIS
6 Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL 25mm F2.8
7 Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 70-300mm F4.0-5.6
8 Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm/F4.0-F5.8 ASPH./MEGA OIS
9 Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6
10 Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50mm F2.0 Macro
March 26, 2010

a little bit of everything…


Top DSLRs faceoff against 35mm Film.Zacuto’s Great Camera Shootout 2010 Trailer (Panasonic GH1 included)

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Olympus µTOUGH-8010 resistance test (Akihabaranews)
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DX or Full-Frame? Ken Rockwell says why FX doesn’t make sense for many of us (unless you need a bigger Viewfinder)
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Samsung NX10 first look by David Pogue (NewYorkTimes) -> via noisycamera
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Samsung NX10 hands on at Taronga Zoo (CNet Australia)
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Panasonic tour takes Lumix G2 on the road (digitalcamerareview)

March 26, 2010
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Samyang launches the new lenses for Olympus FourThirds mount

Finally new FourThirds lenses have been announced at the International Lodz Film Video Photography 2010.
Following three lenses have been released:

  • Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED IF Aspherical MC
  • Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF MC
  • Samyang 8 mm f/3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fish-eye

source: optyczne.pl

We will let you know when the lens will be available on Amazon or other online-shops.

[Thanks Janusz]

March 26, 2010
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Konica Hexanon 57 f/1.2

Few weeks ago I wrote a list of very fast 50mm lenses. But if you are looking for fast lenses you should also take a look on the very good Konica Hexanon 57 f/1.2 lens!

If you want to see some image samples click here:

dpreview forum (on the GH1)
e-p1.net (on the E-P2)
flickr.com (on the GF1)

UPDATE: Lumix L1 + Konica samples http://iztokx.blogspot.com/

The lens itself sells for $550 on Ebay (used). And you need an Adapter!

If you have some image samples send me your links at 43rumors@gmail.com
And also send me your test with other fast lenses!
Thanks

March 25, 2010
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Panasonic G2 -> ISO test photos JPG vs RAW 100% crops

A dpreview forum user had the chance to test the Panasonic G2. He made a ISO comparison using Lightroom 3 beta-2 and G2 firmware 0.2. Probably the image quality will improove a little bit with the final firmware. Take a look here: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1041&message=34893256

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