First image samples taken with the new Nokton 42,5mm f/0.95!

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This is the very first time you can see some image samples taken with the new Nokton 42,5mm f/0.95 lens. Here are the links to the three images. Please be aware that the photographer made the mistake to write 25mm instead of 42,5mm on the title. He will correct it soon :)
F/0.95: http://bbs.kakaku.com/bbs/K0000145739/SortID=15702607/ImageID=1443875/
F/1.4: http://bbs.kakaku.com/bbs/K0000145739/SortID=15702607/ImageID=1443878/
F/2.0: http://bbs.kakaku.com/bbs/K0000145739/SortID=15702607/ImageID=1443881/

So…what do you think? Is it good enough for you?

Still no info about the availability of the lens. Save this search on Slidoo to be notified when the lens will be available for preorder on eBay.

Thanks Nanoka for sharing the links!

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Panasonic displays the 42,5mm and 150mm MFT lens prototypes at CP+

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DC.watch (translation here) posted these pictures of the Panasonic lens masp with the two future lens included. There is no info about price and exact release date. Only little curiosity is that the 42,5mm f/1.2 actually got a 43mm mark on the lens. Yeah I know, nothing worth to be mentioned. I would be one of the potential buyers for the 42,5mm lens. But I hope Panasonic will not exaggerate with the price. It’s always difficult to compare lenses but the Canon 85mmf /1.2 has a 2000 Euro/Dollar price tag (eBay price here). I hope the price is somewhere between $1000 and $1200. If it’s higher I would go for the cheap Olympus 45mm f/1.8 instead.

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Video of the Panasonic CP+ booth (with new 14-42mm II lens).

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PhotoNewsReviews posted this Panasonic 14-42mm II hands-on video at the CP+ booth in Japan. As you can see this lens is really the only “news” you find from Panasonic. It’s the biggest show of the year right in heart of the camera industry and I am still surprised to see the most Japanese companies didn’t unveil any major new camera or lens. Photokina was five months ago and no other big shows are coming this year (no Photokina, CES was in early January). You have an idea what’s going on?

By the way, if you find more videos of the show feel free to share! Thanks!

UPDATE -> More CP+ pics and reports:
Olympus 75-300mm hands-on at DSLRmagazine (translation here).
XZ-10 hands-on by DSLRmagazine (translation here).

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The CP+ roundup (E-P5, Nokton 42.5mm and more).

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Images via DC.watch.

The CP+ show in Japan started today and it’s time to make a roundup of the news concerning our Micro Four Thirds system. And finally we got some more interesting news than last days reworked “old” lens announcements :)

New Olympus E-P3 successor:
Olympus (not) showed the E-P3 successor which has been covered with a blue tissue. It’s said tome this year and no other info has been shared. We suspect this PEN has the new integrated Epson viewfinder. The E-P3 is discontinued at BH and from what I heard the camera should come in Spring/Summer. By the way, the new 75-300mm is now availbale for preorder at BH.

New Olympus 2013 roadmap with E-P5, E-5 successor, new OMD and new high end compact:
Olympus anticipated what will come this year. Not only the new PEN (the E-P5?) but also a new OMD model, a new E camera and a new High End compact camera are on roadmap for 2013. There is no other info about these cameras. The high end compact camera may have a large 1 inch or Four Thirds sized sensor. And while unlikely I still believe there is a chance that the next OMD and E camera may be the same camera :)

New Voigtlander 42.5mm f/0.95:
It’s a surprise to see Voigtlander-Cosina announce a lens with that focal length knowing that Panasonic will release a 42.5m f/1.2 lens later this year. Voigtlander didn’t unveil a price and time release info yet. All we know is that minimum focusing distance is 23cm, maximum magnification ratio 1:4. And there is no aspherical lens. While waiting to get more news about it you can save this Slidoo eBay search to get notified when preorders will be up.

Tamron 14-150mm f(3.5-5.8 Di III VC:
There are some pics of the new Tamron zoom at DC.watch.

Panasonic…
Noticed something? No real Panasonic news! Where is our GX2? Or the 150mm and 42.5mm lenses? All we see at the Panasonic CP+ booth is the new upgraded 14-42mm lens (Pictures at Focus Numerique).

 

 

We had a busy day today. And I am again curious to hear what you find to be the most exciting news…

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GH3 in Stock at BHphoto now. Already a $90 discount on eBay US?

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For the first time the GH3 is in Stock right now at BHphoto (Click here). It’s also in Stock at Samys (Click here). The a bit surprising news is that I found a $90 discount at [shoplink 36510 ebay]Buy (Click here)[/shoplink] and a $65 discount on [shoplink 36502 ebay]eBay US (Ohio store)[/shoplink]. Isn’t it too early for discounts? To get notified on future GH3 eBay deals save that Slidoo search.

And there is another nice deal. Lowest price ever for the GX1 body at Amazon ($319). And still running and in Stock the double Sigma lens deal at BHphoto (Click here).

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