December 7, 2010
Posted in reviews

The Olympus E-5 with a new positive review!

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Olympus E-5 Video Sample 1 from ykkok on Vimeo.

The next positive Olympus E-5 review has been published by the German magazine colorfoto.de (click here to read the google english translation). The camera gains 73/100 points. By comparison the Nikon D7000 has 69.5/100 points only. The real strength of the camera is the new Truepic V+ imaging processor. And the only major weakness is the high price. You can download all image samples and chart results here: http://www.colorfoto.de/produkte/olympus-e-5-1036192.html.

Also the hungarian website Pixinfo.com posted a new E-5 review (google English translation toll doesn’t work here).

E-5 direct shop links:
Amazon US, BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon Deutschland.

December 6, 2010
Posted in deals

Continually updated: Where to find the Panasonic GH2 in Stock!

Many readers sent us links to shops where you can find the Panasonic GH2 in Stock. Please keep in mind that the status can change quickly (and I will go to sleep soon). I can’t check all websites at any time :)

US:
Amazon US has one silver GH2 camera in Stock (Click here). I bet that it will be sold within one minute but you might check every little while if it will come back in Stock!
Samys has the GH2+14-140mm lens in Stock! Hurry!
“canadian” Panasonic GH2 eBay auction
P.S.: I guess also Adorama, BHphoto will start to ship soon…

Europe:
Amazon UK has the GH2 in Stock.
In Germany many online stores do it have in Stock (check idaelo.de to find the full list).

Help other 43rumros readers to find the GH2. Comment this post to add your shop links!

December 6, 2010
Posted in reviews

New Panasonic GH2 tests


over 2000mm@airport -Panasonic GH2 EX Tele-Con mode Trial

There are so many Panasonic GH2 news in these days that I can’t keep up with all new reviews and tests :)

The german website 3Dkraft posted a “3D comparison between Lumix 3D mFT lens on GH2 and Fujifilm Real 3D W3“. It looks like the Fujifilm 3D camera is currently a better choice than the GH2+3D lens combo.

Prolost.com wrote an article about the GH2 and the “Funky Frame Rates For Creative Effect“.

A few interesting user tests can be seen inside the dpreview forum:
G1 vs GH2 vs FF Dynamic Range
GH2 new low light ISO test, jpg.
Autofocus speed GH2
GH2 vs GF1 High ISO and Shutter speed

Oh for US readers: Amazon changed the GH2 availability from “1-3 months” to “1-2 months“. I know that’s only a negligible improvement but I am trying to give you a moral support :)

December 6, 2010
Posted in deals

(UPDATED -> Panasonic store starts shipment) First “canadian” GH2 in Stock on eBay

UPDATE: It looks like those guys that ordered the GH2 (Body Only) at Panasonic’s online store will get the camera very soon (Source: Dpreview forum). I hope this means that also other US stores will ship it soon…

The very first non-japanese GH2 version is now on auction at eBay! It is a body-only black Panasonic GH2 sold by a customer from Montreal (Canada). I bet that the auction will not end with a cheap sales price :(

Click here: “canadian” Panasonic GH2 auction

December 5, 2010
Posted in poll

(UPDATED) POLL started! What new MFT lenses do you need?

UPDATE: Last chance to vote your preferred leses. Tomorrow I will close the poll.

Almost 250 43rumors readers sent me a wishlist of future Micro Four Thirds lenses. I grouped them and now you can vote the lens you like!

A few rules:
1) You can vote a maximum of 10 lenses. You can vote one time only (your IP-address will be stored).
2) Don’t be worried if you can’t find the exact lens you were looking for. This is a pure indicative poll.
3) OIS = Image stabilization
4) I didn’t add the 25mm f/1.4 lens because it is already coming from Panasonic
5) Feel free to contact me at any time if you want me to remove or change your vote.

IMPORTANT: I will send the poll results to Panasonic and Olympus. So your vote matters!

Select your favorite future Micro Four Thirds lenses (choose a maximum of 10 lenses!)

  • 25mm f/1.2 (23%, 973 Votes)
  • 12mm f/2.0 (Compact) (18%, 772 Votes)
  • 12-50mm, f/2.0 (Video optimized, OIS) (16%, 691 Votes)
  • 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 (like the Four Thirds Zuiko) (15%, 663 Votes)
  • 12mm f/1.4 (14%, 605 Votes)
  • 14mm f/1.4 (12%, 517 Votes)
  • 17mm f/1.4 (12%, 509 Votes)
  • 50mm f/1.4 (with OIS and Macro) (12%, 503 Votes)
  • 12-75mm f/2.8 (Video optimized, OIS, for $1.000-$1.500) (12%, 500 Votes)
  • 50mm f/1.8 (Pancake) (11%, 477 Votes)
  • 50mm f/2.0 (Macro) (10%, 445 Votes)
  • 50-200mm f/2.8 (Video optimized, OIS) (10%, 439 Votes)
  • 14-50mm f/2.0 (Weather sealed pro lens optimized for video with OIS) (10%, 430 Votes)
  • 12-75mm f/2.8-4.5 (Compact version) (10%, 416 Votes)
  • 50mm f/1.2 (10%, 416 Votes)
  • 40mm f/2.0 (Pancake, Cheap) (9%, 388 Votes)
  • 100-300mm f/2.8 (Video optimized, OIS) (9%, 384 Votes)
  • high quality 1.4x tele-converter (9%, 371 Votes)
  • 20mm f/1.2 (9%, 368 Votes)
  • 7-12mm f/2.5 (8%, 367 Votes)
  • high quality 2x tele-converter (8%, 358 Votes)
  • 90mm f/2.5 (Macro) (8%, 357 Votes)
  • 7mm f/3.5 (Compact, 400$) (8%, 328 Votes)
  • 12-45mm f/2.8 (OIS) (8%, 327 Votes)
  • 300mm f/2.8 (600$) (7%, 321 Votes)
  • 10mm f/2.0 (7%, 319 Votes)
  • 17mm f/2.0 (Pancake) (7%, 312 Votes)
  • 35mm f/1.2 (7%, 308 Votes)
  • 11-44mm f/2.0 (OIS) (7%, 293 Votes)
  • 9mm f/4.0 (Super wide-non fisheye, compact, $400) (7%, 291 Votes)
  • 35-100mm f/2 (Video optimized, OIS) (6%, 279 Votes)
  • 7mm f/2.0 (6%, 274 Votes)
  • 35-100mm f/2.8 (Compact) (6%, 273 Votes)
  • 12-60mm f/4.0 (Compact) (6%, 259 Votes)
  • 14-100mm f/2.8-4.0 (OIS) (6%, 250 Votes)
  • 45mm f/1.2 (6%, 250 Votes)
  • 10-20mm f/2.8 (Video optimized, OIS) (6%, 246 Votes)
  • 40mm f/1.2 (6%, 240 Votes)
  • 150mm f/2.0 (5%, 233 Votes)
  • 100mm f/2.0 (5%, 226 Votes)
  • 12-35mm f/2.8-3.5 (Compact) (5%, 225 Votes)
  • 70mm f/1.4 (OIS) (5%, 221 Votes)
  • 30mm f/1.7 (Pancake) (5%, 211 Votes)
  • 42mm f/1.4 (5%, 210 Votes)
  • 200-600mm (pro lens for sport and wildlife $3.500-$4.500) (5%, 206 Votes)
  • 35mm f/2.0 (Macro) (5%, 205 Votes)
  • 85mm f/2.8 (Pancake) (5%, 204 Votes)
  • 10mm f/4.0 (Tilt/shift) (5%, 203 Votes)
  • 14-45mm f/2.8 ($500) (5%, 200 Votes)
  • 14-35mm f/2 (Video optimized, OIS) (5%, 197 Votes)
  • 30mm f/0.95 (with AF, 1400$) (5%, 196 Votes)
  • 10mm f/4.0 (Compact) (4%, 188 Votes)
  • 45mm f/1.8 (4%, 186 Votes)
  • 12mm f/4.0 (Tilt/shift) (4%, 184 Votes)
  • 85mm f/1.8 (4%, 183 Votes)
  • 14-85mm f/2.8-3.5 (4%, 183 Votes)
  • 100mm f/2.8 (Compact) (4%, 180 Votes)
  • 25mm f/2.0 (leaf shutter to give flash synchronisation to 1/500 or 1/1000 sec) (4%, 178 Votes)
  • 42mm f/1.2 (4%, 168 Votes)
  • 14-75mm (Compact all-around lens) (4%, 162 Votes)
  • 15mm f/1.4 (4%, 160 Votes)
  • 10-20mm f/4 (Compact and cheap) (4%, 159 Votes)
  • 5.5mm (Super Fisheye) (4%, 155 Votes)
  • 70-300mm (with tripod mount) (3%, 149 Votes)
  • 11-22/2.8-3.5 (Compact) (3%, 144 Votes)
  • 9mm f/2.8 (3%, 142 Votes)
  • 400mm f/5.6 (under $1.500) (3%, 139 Votes)
  • 45-100mm f/2.8 (Video optimized, OIS) (3%, 136 Votes)
  • 200mm f/2.8 (3%, 133 Votes)
  • 180mm f/2.8 (Compact) (3%, 131 Votes)
  • 135mm f/2.8 (Compact) (3%, 115 Votes)
  • 18-60mm f/2.5 (Video optimized, OIS) (3%, 113 Votes)
  • 14-35mm f/2.8-3.5 (Compact) (3%, 112 Votes)
  • 58mm f/1.2 (2%, 103 Votes)
  • 1000mm f/5.6 (mirror lens) (2%, 101 Votes)
  • 10-30mm f/2.8 (2%, 100 Votes)
  • 100-400mm f/5.6 ($1.500-$2.000) (2%, 97 Votes)
  • 10-25mm f/2.8 (2%, 90 Votes)
  • 14mm f/2.8 (Zuiko version of the Panasonic lens) (2%, 86 Votes)
  • 15-200mm f/4.5-6.0 (collapsible MSC) (2%, 81 Votes)
  • 20mm f/2.8 (pancake) (2%, 77 Votes)
  • 35-75mm f/2 (Video optimized, OIS) (2%, 73 Votes)
  • 20-60mm f/2.8 (Video optimized, OIS) (2%, 72 Votes)
  • 55mm f/1.4 (2%, 68 Votes)
  • 67mm f/1.8 (2%, 67 Votes)
  • 150mm f/3.5 (1%, 36 Votes)

Total Voters: 4,322

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