October 7, 2010
Posted in reviews

Lensbaby Tilt Transformer photos & mini review (+ Panasonic 100-300mm image samples)

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GiantGinko (dpreview forum) posted some image samples taken with the new 40mm f/1.6 Lensbaby for MicroFourThirds. The Lensbaby is currently in Stock at Amazon US (Click here!).
A week ago Tyson Robichaud posted a review of the new lens. The Lensbaby is not yet available in Europe.
Reminder: You can get the Arsat Tilt-shift lens with MicroFourThrids mount available now on eBay (Click here).

P.S.: Panasonic.net posted two image samples taken with the new Panasonic 100-300mm lens

October 7, 2010

a little bit of everything…


Original Panasonic GH2 Footage – 720p50 (part 2) from Uwe Lansing on Vimeo.

Olympus Japan announced that the white E-P2 and all-black E-P2 kit will be available from October 15th.

Exclusive: Sigma and Foveon discuss the forthcoming SD1 (Dpreview)

Olympus FE-5050 Review (Trustedreviews)

Panasonic Lumix G2: King ergonomics (Digimanie.cz)

DIWA Gold Award for Olympus E-PL1 (Photographyblog)

Panasonic Lumix G Photography Gift Pack for UK (ePhotozine)

Field Review: Olympus PEN E-P2 (ThePhoBlographer)

October 6, 2010
Posted in deals

Modified Kowa 55mm f/1.0 on eBay

This is a modified Kowa 55mm f/1.0 lens. You can use it on your Micro Four Thirds camera without using any adapter. It is currentlz for sale on eBay (Click here). Didn’t find any image smaples taken with that lens :(
A High quality alternative is the Canon 50mm FD 1.2 (Click here to see current auctions on eBay)

P.S.: As you might know Kowa announced that they will be making the 350mm f/4, 500mm f/5,6 and 850mm f/9,6 telephoto lenses for Micro Four Thirds.

October 6, 2010
Posted in Rumors

Panasonic GH2 without 25p in PAL regions? (P.S.: 14-140mm firmware upgrade)


Panasonic GH2 30P Test

EosHD reports that:”I’ve been told by a source close to Panasonic that the final (non-prototype) PAL camera does indeed lack 25p and only has 24p“. If the rumor prooves to be correct than this is really a sad decision. I would love to know from Panasonic why they didn’t add 25p!

P.S.: Panasonic new14-140mm lens firmware update is now available for download at Panasonic Japan. The new firmware improves the speed of AF(Auto Focus) performance.

October 6, 2010
Posted in reviews

New Olympus E-5 tests…

Robin Wong (Click here to read) posted a new E-5 test. This time he tested the Low Light performance: “What I can tell you is that, there is a noticeable improvement. At ISO3200, the noise level was evident, but still the details are well maintained. Overall sharpness was very good too, but of course that was due to the presence of luminance noise all over. One good news is how the JPEG engine handles the chroma noise. Up to ISO3200, I almost did not detect (yet again, some people have super magnifying eyes that can spot pixels 6 feet away from the computer screen) any chroma noise. Even at ISO6400, the majority of the noise is luminance, and I do not mind much luminance noise, which was of course, again my preference.

Great work Robert!

One more E-5 test: Fotopolis.pl (google english translation) previewed the E-5.

High quality ISO 3200 E-5 RAW filed developed by OlympusClub user ‘qbic’ – using Lightroom 3 (2shared.com)

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