October 10, 2010
Posted in reviews

New Olympus E-5 image and more Panasonic GH2 video samples!

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LUMIX GH2 test – Marionette maker in Vienna

Click the following youtube link to see a GH2+20mm f/1.7 video test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoZfQoXRCx4&feature=related
Here to see a GH2 + 8mm fisheye test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Za9lmqUNKKQ&feature=related
And here to see a GH2 + 14mm f/2.5 slow motion test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfU5JxEov4o
To read all our GH2 news and previews click here: http://www.43rumors.com/?s=GH2

Dcyesky (google english translation) posted a detailled Olympus E-5 review. A user on dpreview forum compared the E5 with the E-620 and the Canon 5D. There is also a new review made by pixelmania.nl.
To read all our E-5 news and previews click here: http://www.43rumors.com/?s=Olympus+E-5

Panasonic GH2 preorders:
Amazon US, Amazon UK and Amazon France.

Olympus E-5 preorders:
Amazon US, BHphoto and Adorama.

October 9, 2010
Posted in Rumors

Mirrorlessrumors from others: NX200, Sony mirrorless, Ricoh and more

Sony scheduled a press release for October the 12th.

Sony mirrorless product announcement on October 12 (SonyAlphaRumors)

Hoya-Pentax says they will not use the Samsung NX mount for their mirrorless system (Source: RiceHigh)

Nikon to enter mirrorless DSLR camera market  (Source: Nikonrumors)

New Ricoh GXR roadmap (Source: Mirrorlessrumors)

Sony NEX lens roadmap (Source: Mirrorlessrumors)

Two new Samsung NX cameras to be announced in March. (Source: X-rumors)

October 9, 2010
Posted in reviews

The need for speed: Zoomatar 75mm, 180mm and 250mm….all f/1.3 !!!

While searching for some news about the new Voigtländer 25mm f/0.95 Micro Four Thirds lens I found those awesome fast and tele manual focus lenses on eBay (Click here). The Zoomatar 250mm f/1.3 pictured above is the fastest tele lens I have ever seen (Did you ever find a faster lenes at 250mm?). The lens uses a Hassellbad mount!

The lens above is the Zoomatar 180mm f/1.3. It uses the Nikon F-mount. I found only a few image samples on a taiwanese blog (blog.xuite.net) and some info at Cameraquest.

There is also a Zoomatar 75mm f/1.3 (mount is unknown to me) and I found one image of the lens used on the Panasonic G1.

Currently only the Zoomatar 180mm f/1.3 is for sale on eBay ($10.000!!!).

I didn’t find any image samples of that lens used on a Micro Four Thirds camera! Would love to see that 250mm f/1.3 on my tiny Olympus E-P1 :)

Can you find some more details about those lenses? Thanks!

October 9, 2010
Posted in deals

Olympus 9-18mm lens for $569.46 (E-P2 and GF1 deals ongoing)

The Olympus 9-18mm lens is now in Stock for $569 at Amazon (Click here). That’s a $30 price drop since yesterday.

If you need a compact MicroFourThirds camera check the current Panasonic GF1 which now costs $670 only at Amazon (Click here) or the Olympus E-P2 + lens+ EVF deal at Amazon (Click here) for $779. Curiously the same E-P2 camera with the same lens but without EVF sells for the $20 more!!! (Click here). And if you need a cheap cam with good video quality get the GH1 for $999.

October 9, 2010
Posted in reviews

New russian Olympus E-5 review with production unit!


Olympus.ourlife.ru just posted a new E-5 review using a production unit. You can download a huge ammount of RAW files. It’s incredible how much detail Olympus was able to squeeze from the same PEN 12 Megapixel sensor. Don’t know if you can do any better than this!

Reminder:
The E-5 should be in Stock by late October and you can preorder the camera at Amazon US, BHphoto, Adorama and Warehouseexpress.

Via Olympus our life (Russia)

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