February 10, 2011
Posted in reviews

Panasonic 12.5mm f/12 Lumix G 3D tested at SLRgear

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For the first time SLRgear tested a 3D lens. And they had a lot of fun with the new Panasonic 12.5mm lens: “The images were realistic enough that I found myself shifting my head to see if I could see more of a scene by moving to peek around a real opening into 3D space. When you do that, though, the 3D background just appears to float, unmoving, behind the foreground objects, an odd, somewhat unsettling phenomenon that caused a couple of viewer’s queasiness.

The big problem is that “the very small, and fixed aperture of f/12 limits your shooting to bright daylight.

Check price and availability of the 3D lens at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay (Click on shop names to directly visit the lens product page).
Read user reviews and add your rating about the 3D lens: http://www.43rumors.com/cameras/panasonic-12-5mm-f12-3d-lens/#ratingandreviews

Via SLRgear

February 10, 2011
Posted in reviews

Kipon EOS to m43 adapter with built-in aperture ring review (Sankei.jp)

Sankei.jp reviewed the Kipon EOS-m4/3 adapter. Up until now, if you wanted to use a Canon EOS lens on a Micro Four Thirds camera, you had to set – and stick with – a single aperture as current adapter rings lack the electronic communication required to change it. The Kipon EOS-m4/3 adapter super-cedes this problem by featuring a built in aperture ring you adjust manually. The adapter costs $195.00 and is available on eBay only (Click here)

February 10, 2011
Posted in deals

Panasonic GF2 in stock at Amazon and BHphoto


The white GF2+14mm lens is in Stock at Amazon (Click here).
The black GF2+14-42mm lens is in Stock at Bhphoto (Click here).

February 9, 2011
Posted in news

Pictures from the Olympus/Panasonic booth at CP+

The japanese website DC.watch posted a nice set of image samples from the Micro Four Thirds booth at CP+ in Yokohama.
As you can see from the image above the new Micro Four Thirds member Komamura showed the “TS-Pro” which is a shift adaptor for Nikon F lenses! The video below shows it better (in japanese).

I want to thank all 43rumors reader that sent me links to interesting news. You helped me a lot!

February 9, 2011
Posted in news

Sigma announces they will make lenses for Micro Four Thirds!

The lens above is the 30mm f/2.8 mockup for NEX. Where is the m43 mockup? I hope the m43 verison is as fast as the Four Thirds Sigma 30mm f/1.4 .
More about the NEX/Ricoh/Sigma announcements at: Mirrorlessrumors.
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I told you all good things come in three! After Zeiss and Schneider also Sigma officially announced “The launch of new lenses for Micro Four Thirds and E-mount camera systems.

Press release:
The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the development of new lenses for Micro Four Thirds and E-mount camera system.
As demand for compact system cameras increase, we intend to meet the requirements of users and develop new lenses for these systems, utilizing our advanced interchangeable lens development technology.
Detailed information including specifications, product names, pricing and launch schedules will be announced in due course.
A mockup will be displayed at Sigma’s booth during CP+, a camera and photo imaging show, held in Pacifico Yokohama Japan from February 9th, 2011.

Sigma made a lot of Four Thirds lenses and I would love to see some of them redesigned for Micro Four Thirds (Click on lens name to see current auctions on eBay):
Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6
Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8
Sigma 18-50mm f/3.5-5.6
Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6
Sigma 24mm f/1.8
Sigma 30mm f/1.4
Sigma 50mm f/1.4
Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3
Sigma 55-500mm f/4-5.6
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8
Sigma 105mm f/2.8
Sigma 135-400mm f/4-5.6
Sigma 150mm f/2.8
Sigma 300-800mm f/5.6

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