March 2, 2010
Posted in news

Amazon worldwide rankings

Today I show you the Top 3 and the 5 most sold Panasonic and Olympus cameras in amazon bestseller rankings.

If you compare the rankings you can notice that:
1) Classic Olympus FourThirds still rules in Germany and France
2) In Amazon UK Panasonic beats Olympus cameras
3) In Japan MicroFourThirds sells extremely well
4) In Amazon US the Panasonic GF1 is since months the best ranked Panasonic-Olympus camera

Click on the camera name to jump to the amazon camera page

Amazon US
Position Product
1 Canon XSi
2 Nikon D90
3 Nikon D3000
12 Panasonic GF1 with 20mm f/1.7 Aspherical Lens
23 Panasonic GH1 + 14-150mm Lens
27 Olympus E620 with 14-42mm and 40-150mm Lens
28 Olympus E-PL1+14-42mm Lens (Black)
30 Olympus E-PL1+14-42mm Lens (Silver)
Amazon UK
Position Product
1 Nikon D3000
2 Nikon D5000
3 Canon 450D
8 Panasonic GF1 20mm Lens Kit – Black
11 Panasonic G1 – Red
16 Panasonic G1 – Black
18 Panasonic G1 – Blue
21 Panasonic GF1 20mm Lens Kit – Red
Amazon Germany
Position Product
1 Canon 1000D
2 Canon 500D
3 Nikon D90
9 Olympus E-520 inkl. 14-42mm & 40-150mm Objektive
30 Panasonic G1 inkl. 14-45 mm Objektiv
45 Olympus E-620 inkl. 14-42mm & 40-150mm Objektive
46 Olympus E-520 inkl. 14-42mm Objektiv
48 Olympus E-P1 inkl. 14-42mm Objektiv
Amazon France
Position Product
1 Canon 500D
2 Canon 7D
3 Canon 450D
23 Olympus E-520
40 Olympus E-620 Double Kit Objectif ZUIKO 14-42 + 40-150
47 Olympus – E-520 KIT
63 Panasonic G1 Noir
70 Olympus E-620
Amazon Japan
Position Product
1 Canon 7D
2 Canon X3
3 Canon 7D kit
18 Panasonic GF1 with 20mm f/1.7 Aspherical Lens (RED)
20 Olympus E-P2 +14-42mm Lens
22 Panasonic Gf1 +14-45mm Lens (Black)
23 Olympus E-PL1+14-42mm Lens (White)
26 Olympus E-P2 (Body Only)
March 2, 2010
Posted in Rumors

UPDATED-> Panasonic preparing something on their website :)

Screenshot of the Panasonic UK website

Panasonic UK is preparing a new website. They filled the new page with a “lorem ipsum” text :)

Check it out:

UPDATE: probably only a mistake on their website

[Thanks Jerry!]

March 1, 2010

a little bit of everything…(and new getolympus videos)

Getolympus posted new Olympus E-PL1 Tutorials on youtube! The complete list of youtube tutorials is avaialble here:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 Review (Photographybay)
Noise tests with Nikon D40 (18-135) and Olympus E-PL1 (dpreview forum)
Nice Olympus E-P2 shots by Peter Lueck

March 1, 2010
Posted in news

Continually updated: The new Noktor 50mm f/0.95!

Finally the lens has been unveiled! You can preorder the Noktor 50mm f/0.95 lens on their official website:

I am in touch with the sales manager of Noktor. He is very friendly. If you have some questions comment this post and he will answer you!

UPDATE 4: Quick link to fullsize image samples ->

UPDATE 3: Steve Huff and Philip Bloom will will soon publish their reviews.
UPDATE 2: via the awesome website we learned that made some testshots!

UPDATE 1: We added the vimeo testvideo! (scroll down a little bit and you will find it)

Price: 750 Dollar
Ships April 15

Focal Length 50mm
Aperture F0.95 – F16
Autofocus No
Min. Focus Distance 0.6m
Lens (Elements) 8
Lens (Groups) 7
Weight 480g
Mount Type m4/3
Filter Size 62mm

Noktor – Shoot Wide Open from Noktor on Vimeo.

Shot with Noktor 50mm F0.95 HyperPrime on a Panasonic Lumix GH1. 60 frames per second, 1/120 shutter speed and 800 iso.

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Image samples!

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