November 2, 2010
Posted in reviews

The need for speed: The Voigtländer 75mm f/1.8

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We are all missing some nice fast lenses for the Micro Four Thirds system and that’s why we created the “Need for speed” article collection to see how well third party lenses do perform when used on our MFT cameras. A high-quality option could be the new Voigtländer 75mm f/1.8 (Click here to check current eBay auctions and price).

Soundimageplus posted a very detailed two part review (part1part2) of the Voigtländer 75mm f/1.8. He tested the lens on the Panasonic GH1 and after a very long analysis they concluded that:  “The Cosina Voigtlander Heliar 75mm f/1.8 Classic is a fine well-made lens that performs very well. There is some CA and fringing wide open and in keeping with many lenses of this type is sharpest in the mid-range, f/5.6 and f/8 being especially good. The results on my GH1 echo the results on my Leica M9, and its a very useful lens for both systems.

P.S.: They also posted some image samples on Flickr.

eBay link: Voigtländer 75mm f/1.8

Read the most recent the need for speed articles:
C-mount zooms test by Seb Farges
Canon 25-100mm f/1.8 (a cheap zoom lens for the GH2 and AG-AF100)
Taylor Hobson Vidital 30mm f/1.3 for M4/3
Zoomatar 75mm, 180mm and 250mm….all f/1.3
The Voigtländer 35mm and 40mm f/1.4 lenses
Canon 50mm f/0.95 (Leica M-mount) and the Canon 50mm f/1.2 (Canon FD mount)
The extremely rare Zeika Nominar C-mount M25 f/0.95

November 1, 2010
Posted in reviews

(FT5) Panasonic GF2 to be announced this week!

What a surprise! Panasonic had the great idea to launch a new camera after Photokina to get all the attention from the media! We heard from our sources that the new Panasonic GF1 successor (the GF2) will be announced…. THIS WEEK!!! If you want proof that the GF2 really exists, take a look at the screenshot above. Panasonic registered the new camera at the Korean radio research agency. What will the GF2 look like? We have no picture yet but two of our sources have already seen the camera. The GF2 is incredibly tiny! De facto it will become the smallest mirrorless camera ever (bye bye Sony NEX!). And it will use the same Panasonic G2 12 Megapixel sensor

Stay tuned!

P.S: One source said it’s an incredibly sexy looking camera ;)

P.P.S.: Panasonic really did everything to keep that announcement secret. Only a very few people knew about that announcement!

P.P.P.S: A few days ago we told you that the camera will be available by early 2011. It looks like the announcement will be made this week but the camera will be available by early 2011.

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November 1, 2010
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(FT5) HOT!!!!!! New Micro Four Thirds camera within the next few days! Follow 43rumors!

I really didn’t expect that but three of my very trusted sources just contacted me to say that we will see a new Micro Four Thirds cameras very very and very soon! I was ready to get on vacation this weekend but they told me to stay at home because I will have a lot of work to do soon :)

The first thing I can tell you about the new camera is that the announcement date have been kept very secret (more secret than usual) and only a few person seem to know what’s coming. One of my very good sources also said that it will be almost impossible to get a picture of that camera because of that. I got some info about the new product but I am currently double-checking the specs with other sources. If you know something feel free to contact me at 43rumors@gmail.com!

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November 1, 2010
Posted in deals

Oh no! First Panasonic GH2 shipment delay :(

Bad news folks. We received many mails from readers (Thank you all) and they told us the silver GH2 kits have been removed from Amazon’s general search results and their pre-orders have been canceled! Looks like the grey cameras are not shipping anytime soon :(
Click here to see the silver kits on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0043VE288.

Meanhwile Adorama confirmed that they will start shipment on November 19th and unlike previous messages the silver GH2 is not in Stock (it was a mistake from Adorama).

Looks like we have to wait a long time before we can get our GH2!


Panasonic GH2 preorder:
Amazon US, Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon UK, Amazon France, Amazon Japan

November 1, 2010
Posted in reviews

New Panasonic GH2 and lens test

Resolution test of the Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 lens

Mike Zawadzki from Uniquefoto tested the Panasonic GH2: “In regards to the GH2 I was humbly impressed.  I expected it to be “just another” mirrorless camera.  It still has it’s quirks, but overall I would recommend it to anyone, beginner or seasoned pro.

Diwa-awards posted two new test graph Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f/4-5.6 Mega O.I.S and the Lumix G 14mm f/2.5 Asph. The Vario has a very good resolution at 100mm. The 14mm lens a little bit worser corner resolution than the 20mm f/1.7 lens but center resolution is slightly better.

Lenstip tested the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 lens. But we all already know that this lens is awesome. And for $332.27 (Amazon) it also also very cheap!

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