November 26, 2010
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US: Black Friday Micro Four Thirds deals summary

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In US there are a few Black Friday Micro Four Thirds deals. If you find some new deals I havn’t listed here feel free to comment this post. This could help other readers to find them! Thanks!

Camera deals

1) Olympus E-P2 with 17mm f/2.8 lens for $609 at Amazon (Click here)
2) Olympus E-P2 with with 14-42mm lens for 621.73 at Amazon
3) After Amazon also BHphoto offers the Panasonic GF1+20mm lens for $599.
4) Panasonic GH1 with 14-140mm lens for $979 at Amazon.
5) Panasonic G2 for $549 at Amazon and BHphoto.

Lens deals

1) Panasonic 7-14mm f/4.0 Lens for $909 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
2) Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 for $323 at Amazon.

Links to all Black Friday (or other) deals

Amazon US: Black Friday Deals
Adorama: Daily Deals
BHphoto: Holiday Offers 2010
Amazon UK: Black Friday
Amazon Deutschland: Winter Startverkauf
Amazon France: les Offres Éclair

November 26, 2010
Posted in reviews

Panasonic 100-300mm test at Omuser

Omuser.com posted a series of image samples at any focal length an aperture (Click here to read the google english translation). Image quality and build quality of the Panasonic 100-300mm are very good. The AF is quick and quiet. The only “issue” is that the lens is big and heavy. But damn that is a 200-600mm FF equivalent! And if you compare it to other lenses the Panasonic is really very small and very cheap:

Sigma 150-500mm for $999

Sigma 300-800mm f/5.6 for $6,999.00

The Panasonic 100-300mm lens is already in Stock in Europe at Amazon Deutschland, Amazon UK
In US you can only preorder the lens at Amazon US, Adorama, BHphoto.

You can also buy all new Panasonic lenses on eBay:
Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 eBay acutions
Panasonic 100-300mm f/4.0-5.6 eBay acutions
Panasonic 3D 12.5mm f/12 eBay acutions

November 25, 2010
Posted in reviews

Olympus 14-150mm lens review (+ new Voigtländer in Stock on eBay)

Photographyblog heavily tested the Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 14-150mm f/4-5.6 lens.  The lens performance is verz good: “It has left us with a favourable overall impression.“…”you can safely use it wide open or stopped down by one f-stop“…”Chromatic aberrations can be a bit of an issue at longer focal lengths, but they can usually be dealt with in post processing.”

That lens is in Stock at Amazon (Click here) with a $120 discount.

There are also a few new tests with the Voigtländer:
Mike Kobal tested the Lensbaby Composer and Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95 on the Panasonic GH1. And he also posted a Super Slow Motion test.
TheBlackStar posted a few image samples on Flickr and Dreesman at Dpreview forum.

If you want to buy the lens there is one single Voigtländer Nokton in Stock on eBay (Click here) sold via german resellers (UPDATE: Lens sold)

November 25, 2010
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Olympus E-5 vs Nikon D3s test

At Omuser.com you can see the Olympus E-5 vs Nikon D3s shootout. You can see the image comparison on page 5 (Click here). The text is in chinese but that should not be a problem:

Look at the following samples:

ISO 200 (Click on image to enlarge)

Nikon D3s

Olympus E-5

Not bad at all! And consider the price difference …the Nikon costs $5100!

Digitalkamera.de posted a new Olzmpus E-5 review (Click here to read the google english translation). Also in that case the reviewers is enthusiast about the camera performance. The only complain is the high price.

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

November 25, 2010

a little bit for everything…(GH2 won’t record 3D videos)

Panasonic confirms that the GH2 3D motion picture recording is not possible (Panasonic.net)

Panasonic GF2 image gallery at Panasonic.net

Four links to Panasonic 100-300mm user poreviews:
Panasonic 100-300mm impressions (Dpreview forum)
G2 and 100-300 first shots (Dpreview forum)
More 100-300mm test shots (Dpreview forum)
Image samples on Flickr.

Nikon P7000 vs Canon PowerShot G12 vs Panasonic LX5 (Bythom.com)

Kuwait banned the public to shoot a digital SLR camera (Novinky)

Black Friday on Olympusamerica.

There’s a Europe-wide contest at Olympus Europe. The prize is Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42 lens.

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