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December 15, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT2) New E-PL1 sucessor rumors…

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I received three different rumors form new and anonymous sources about a possible Olympus E-PL1 successor.

Rumor 1: “Olympus will announce the E-PL2 in a few weeks”

Rumor 2: “The new E-PL2 will have a new sensor (more than 12 Megapixels)”

Rumor 3: “Olympus will be announcing a new e-pl camera in february/march 2011. it’s not the e-pl1s, it’s more like an e-pl1x or e-pl2. it will have 6400 iso, and the body will be slightly larger. it’s definitely not the e-pl1s but i wasn’t given any more specs.”

I repeat, the info came from new unknown sources. I confess that it is hard to believe that Olympus will announce a new E-PL1 after having announced the E-PL1s in Japan. But let’s see if the new sources are right ;)

Reminder: Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

December 15, 2010
Posted in news

a little bit of everything…


Crop Dusting from Artwerk Media on Vimeo.

Panasonic GH2 image quality tests, ISO performance and image samples at Photoradar.

Panasonic GH2 test at Focus Numerique.

GH2 vs G1 High ISO Noise Comparison (Dpreview forum).

Panasonic GF2 preview at camera.itmedia.co.jp and DCfever.

The UK camera industry fears compact system cameras (CSC) will kill off sales in the rest of the photographic market, according to research by industry analysts.(Amateur Photographer)

LOS ENCAMISADOS-Objetivos manuales en cámaras digitales Olympus (Flickr)

December 14, 2010
Posted in reviews

Panasonic GH2 vs Canon (+3D during video mode possible if you cover the electronics contacts)


Cinedigital.tv made this Lumix GH2 vs Canon 5DmarkII vs Canon T2i comparison.

Digitalrev posted the first part of their Panasonic Lumix GH2 vs Canon EOS 60D Review. It has been written by Andrew reid from EosHD: “Having already covered the video side of these cool new DSLRs on EOSHD.com, I’m approaching this review from the stills side. “…”In video mode, quality is excellent, easily beating the Canon 60D. But in stills mode although it’s a good improvement over previous Lumix G cameras like the GH1 and GF1 it cannot match the Canon 60D“. P.S.: Imaging Resource published a set of image samples.

But Andrew discovered a nice trick to enable video recording with the new 3D lens (which by te way is in Stock at BHphoto right now)! “Now, it seems by simply covering the electronic contacts of the Lumix 3D lens with paper you can shoot with it in video mode, not just stills.” Read mroe about that on EosHD (Hey Andrew you should find a new name for your website!).

For our US friends: Panasonic store has a bunch of Body Only GH2 in Stock! A few more cameras are in Stock at eBay! And an expensive silver GH2 is in Stock at Amazon :(

December 14, 2010
Posted in deals

HURRY! Panasonic GH2 in Stock at BHphoto!!!

Good news folks for our US readers! The long wait is over and BHphoto has the Silver Panasonic GH2 with 14-42mm Lens in Stock (Click here to get it!)!
Also Amazon has the silver GH2 kit in Stock (via third party resellers) but they charge you $200 extra :(
You have to pay the same “extra” on the GH2 +14-140mm lens which is in Stock for $1799 at Amazon (Click here).

Reminder:
The 100-300mm lens is in Stock at Amazon.
The 3D lens is in Stock at Bhphoto.

December 14, 2010
Posted in reviews

New Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95 review at Lenstip.

There is a new Voigtländer Nokton review written by Lenstip (Click here to read it). It’s a very detailed and accurate test (Good job!): “If you ever held any of Voigtlander lenses in your hand, you won’t be disappointed by the Nokton 0.95/25. Its build quality is really beyond reproach – we deal here with metal and glass, nothing more.”

At f/0.95 resolution is very low, it has high coma and vignetting(-2.08 EV). The good news is that “the image doesn’t feature any out-of-focus colour cast which means the longitudinal aberration is corrected splendidly” and there is a negligible level of chromatic aberration. Stopped down the lens performance is very high (from f/1.4 upwards) with sensational image quality in the frame centre.

The real problem of that lens is that it is sold out! There is only one single lens in auction on eBay (via german reseller). Camerquest announced that they have no camera left. And my second request goes directly to Voigtländer. Please make more MFT lenses like the 35mm and 40mm fast pancakes :)

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