Vitaly Kiselev is the famous hacker working on the GH1/GH2 hacking project. He just updated the new GH2 Ptool software which you can find on his website: http://www.personal-view.com/.
I had the pleasure to Interview him and I am going to post the text without any cosmetic arrangements. The language in the Interview is direct, natural and sometimes very provocative. So be warned that you are going to read some very “extreme” thoughts! Click the link below to read the veeeery long interview!
We just got a new rumor about a possible Panasonic announcement on Friday! We ask our other sources if they can confirm the rumor so that we can raise the rumor ranking from FT3 to FT5! As you know there will be also a Sony and Nikon announcement on Wednesday and a Samsung announcement next week. Sounds like we are going to see a lot of new mirrorless stuff in these days!
UPDATE: A new source said the lenses will be announced on Thursday Morning.
According to our trusted sources Panasonic will announce a completely new kind of lenses with ultra-compact design, high resolution, powerzoom (with zoom button on the lens) and inner focusing. The lenses will be part of a new PRO lens line and probably marker with an “X”.
The two lenses that will be announced are the 14-42mm and 45-175mm zooms.
Drop us an anonymous text using the contact form on the right sidebar to confirm and share more details about the announcement! Thanks!
Reminder -> Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct
Image on top by courtesy of DSLRmagazine.
There is a new and this time very detailed and complete review of the new Olympus 45mm lens at DSLRmagazine (Click here to read the google english translation). You can see all graph and test on their page. In short, this lens is a surprise! For 300 Euro you get a lot!
1) Resolution: The lens is surprisingly sharp! It has almost the same sharpness in the center and at the border of the image and actually there is almost no quality loss when shooting at f/1.8 aperture compared to the maximum quality aperture which DSLRmagazine found to be at f/4.0
2) Vignetting (light loss in the corners): At maximum aperture is less than 10%. That’s a very good result.
3) Distortion: There is no
Interesting_1: The same lens performs better on the E-P3 comapred to the E-PL1. This confirms there is a different sensor-processor design!
Interesting_2: The results for the distortion, resolution, chromatic aberrations and vignetting are not improved in the JPEG respect to RAW, which speaks for a good optical quality inherent in this small, lightweight, useful and friendly target.
Now take time to read the full review at DSLRmagazine! Right now you can preorder the lens at Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), J&R (Click here) and in Europe at Amazon Deutschland (Click here).
Thanks V.Sama and M.San Fruits for the nice review!
Something different: Those are the refurbished Micro Four Thirds camera auctions ending at Olympusmarket today. Click on the names to see the auction:
Olympus E-P2E-P2 with kit lens
The 45mm lens is the first form the left (Image courtesy PekkaPotka)
There is a new Olympus 45mm review made by Robin Wong (Click here): “To be honest, I did not have high expectations on this particular lens, nor did Olympus claim anything extraordinary about the 45mm. Seeing it so tiny and having such light weight, one would surely doubt its performance and image quality. I was about to be proven so wrong. This tiny lens is mightier than it appears to be. Do not let the cuteness fool you.”
A hot US deal: The Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 pancake is in Stock for $350 via third party resellers at Amazon (Click here).
P.S: PekkaPotka posted some 45mm image samples on his website