Olympus E-M5 at 11.000 feet (and Astrophotography test)


Zelenpol announced a new carbon case you can get $170 on eBay (Click here to see the auction and more pictures). They also have a classic Black leather case for sale again on eBay (Click here).

And now lets’ talk about some unconventional reviews. Want you know for example if the E-M5 is good enough for Astrophotography? The answer comes from Therovingphotographer (Click here): “So there you have it – a somewhat unexpected review, but further solid proof that the E-M5 is a seriously capable little camera.“. And one of the main features of the E-M5 is the robust and weather sealed body. So does’t it really do his job at over 11000 feet? Check out the answer by reading that post on dpreview. And what if something goes wrong with the exposition? Steve Huff (Click here) explains you if you can save an underexposed shot. Oh, and he also compared the E-M5 to the big ones like the NEX-7 and the superpixel D800 (Click here). MirrorlessReviews posted six E-M5 videos on youtube (Click here). And finally the m43 sceptic admin of Camerazealot (Click here) converted himself to the E-M5 religion :)

And I end this post with the E-M5 preorder and Amazon ranking links:

E-M5 (Pre)order links (Click on store name): Amazon, Adorama, B&H, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.

Bestseller list. Check the list (changes hourly!):
USA: E-M5 on position 11/12/13 (Click here)
UK: E-M5 is on position 7 (Click here).
Germany: The E-M5 is on position 2/9 (Click here).
France: not available (Click here to see rankings anyway).
Japan: E-M5 on position 3/4 (Click here).



(UPDATED) Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens in Stock at Amazon and Adorama!


UPDATE: For the first time the Black E-M5 with 12-50mm kit lens was(!) in Stock at Amazon (Click here). You can now find it still in Stock at Adorama (Click here). Posted this on 13:57 Berlin time and sold out at Amazon after 30minutes. Let’s see how long it lasts at Adorama until they are sold out again! 😉

P.S.: Sorry for the broken links to the new Zelenpol cases. Here are the corrected links: New carbon case on eBay (Click here to see the auction and more pictures) and the classic Black leather case for sale again on eBay (Click here).


Reminder: Olympus Portrait lens is also coming soon!


Image courtesy: Techradar

UPDATE: You can preorder the lens at Amazon (Click here)

Today we had a great new Panasonic 12-35mm X lens announcement but you really don’t think that we can have a rest now  :)

After Techradar also Photographyblog today got the same Olympus teaser. The text really makes it easy to guess that they are talking about the new $799(?) 75mm f/1.8 lens. Stay tuned on 43rumors!!!

P.S.: Still I haven’t found any place where you can preorder the new Panasonic lens. I keep checking these search links at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).


Panasonic 12-35mm preorder now at Amazon! Priced $1,299.99!


Finally you can preorder the super new Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 X lens at Amazon (Click here)!!! Be the first to get it. No other website reported it yet…Psss :) I haven’t found other preorders in other countries yet. Comment this post if you got something! Thanks!
UPDATE: SLRgear posted a new 12-35mm X lens review: “The pre-production version of the Panasonic 12-35mm ƒ/2.8 that we tested showed excellent performance across the board. In addition, it boasts image stabilization and a splash- / dust-proof design: there is a lot to like here, making it an attractive upgrade for GX-1 users.

One more thing: Amazon notified that they will ship the Silver E-M5 body and kits (Click here) you preordered in February!


Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 X lens officially announced!


As you know DSLRmagazine (Click here) tonight posted the first review 12-35mm X lens review. This post where I will sum all links and test I can found on the web!

UPDATE: You can preorder the lens at Amazon (Click here)
The japanese shop Kitamura will ship the lens on June 21th.

Most interesting info:
It has Power OIS but no Powerzoom. Costs 1100 Euro or 999 pounds and be avilable in June. It’s almost half the price of a comparable FF lens like the Nikon 24-70mm (Click here). Dpreview writes: “This impression of a quality product is reinforced by the wonderfully-smooth zoom ring action, that rivals Canon and Nikon’s top-end lenses for its silkiness of operation.

Full review at Photographyblog.
Image samples at Dpreview.
Image samples at DCresource.
Review at ePhotozine: “Performance-wise, this lens delivers sharp, contrasty images with low CA and distortion, which should be expected of a pro-spec zoom.
Hands-on review at Dpreview.
Hands-on pics at Lumix.ro (Rumania)

Press release
Photographyblog, Photoscala (German), Focus Numerique (french). A super presentation page at Panasonic.



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