New Olympus 25mm lens test by Robin Wong and Jackie Loi.

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Image courtesy: ePhotozine.

The probably most interposing new product is the new Olympus 25mm f/1.8 lens. And it will already ship on February 12 according to Amazon (Click here). And if you want to learn more about the lens Robin Wong (Click here) posted the first part of his Olympus 25mm f/1.8 lens review:

There is something interesting about the contrast rendering of this M.Zuiko 25mm F1.8 lens. It does seem like the images come out more punchy with higher contrast. This was especially noticeable when I switched lens immediately from the M.Zuiko 14-42mm F2.5-5.6 EZ Pancake Zoom lens. In fact the only time I remember seeing this kind of contrast level was when I was shooting with the Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm F1.8 lens. I admit that the 25mm F1.8 is not as sharp as the 75mm F1.8 (one of the sharpest lenses around in the market) but the look and feel of the images somehow came out with similar tones. This is the main reason, straight out of the camera, images from the 25mm F1.8 actually looks a tad bit better than the 45mm F1.8.

Also Jackie Loi (Click here) tested the same lens on the same day with Robin and posted some image samples on his site.
Great lens, but it would have been even better if the lens would be a tiny bit cheaper :)

Preorder links for US and Europe:
Special page with all new products at Amazon.
E-M10 Black at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, GetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
E-M10 Silver at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaGetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
E-M10 with 14-42mm lens Black at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama , GetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
E-M10 with 14-42mm lens Silver at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaGetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
25mm f/1.8 Black at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, GetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
25mm f/1.8 Silver at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, GetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
14-42mm Black at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, GetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
14-42mm Silver at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, GetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
Olympus SP-100 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama.
Olympus TG-850 iHS at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama.
Olympus ECG-1 Black Camera Grip for E-M10 at Amazon, Adorama.
Olympus 9mm f8.0 Fisheye Body Cap Lens at Adorama, GetOlympus. In EU at Wex Uk.
Olympus V321200BW000 Macro Converter MCON-P02 (Black) at Amazon,

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(FT5) A couple of GH 4K camera specs…

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I told you yesterday how the new GH 4K camera that will be announced on Friday is all about video. The new 16 megapixel sensor doesn’t improve the still quality. Panasonic main work was to create a body that can dissipate the heat produced by the new 4K camera. I also have been told the new GH 4K uses a 2,36 million dot OLED EVF. And it has no on sensor stabilization (unlike the GX7).

Panasonic didn’t set the price yet and the camera will ship in late Spring only.

These are the FT5 specs we know so far:
– New 16 Megapixel sensor optimized for 4K recording
– 2,36 million dot OLED EVF
– 200Mps and ALL-I intra mode recording (4K)
– Price less than $2,000 (final price to be determined).

Announcement on Friday Feb 7 at 5-6am London time. As usual follow the event live on 43rumors !


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a little bit of everything…

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SLR Magic 1.33x Anamorphic – Sunset BMCC RAW

GM1 review at AdmiringLight.
12-32mm review at AdmiringLight.
TexBlend 1.1 released (Outbackphoto).
GX7 owner assessment at Soundimagesplus.
Nocticron 42,5mm lens test at Kasyapa, Yaotomi and Yodobashi (Japanese text and wonderful images).
Olympus Stylus 1 test at Trustedreviews.
E-M1 review at Buchangrant.com.
E-M1 vs D800 at Qamera.com.
Comparison between E-M5’s 5 axis stabilisation and E-M10’s 3 axis stabilisation at Bestmirrorlesscamerareviews.
E-M10 with 25mm lens at Bestmirrorlesscamerareviews.
LCD Loupe for the GM1 at r73.
E-M10 vs E-M5 by Jamie on Youtube.
Shooting Spiders with Olympus 60mm f/2.8 Macro (Facebook).
E-M1 and 300mm F2.8 in the wild at Fullcirclepix.
A closer look at the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (Engadget).

Guillermo: I just calculated the precise ‘ISO LOW’ in the Olympus E-M5 firmware 2.0 update: it is an ISO160, not ISO100. But it is real, it affects RAW data so good news for RAW shooters. Perhaps you like to comment: http://www.guillermoluijk.com/article/em5isolow/

Lacza:I have written a post about street shooting with Thomas Leuthard – when he was using 2 EM-1 bodies. https://medium.com/street-photos/a0f8f2053b87

Ioup:I wanted to share this with your readers, I shot this short movie with a GH3, and I guess it shows well what you can achieve with this camera! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyR2Ze7C-EE

Joe:My friend Mark Toal and I just started (1/1/14) a new blog called Mirrorless Photo Tips (http://www.mirrorlessphototips.com).

Mike: Just in case there’s some interest, this is a video link to a report I posted in my day job as a Voice of America correspondent, on some women photographers, interviewed at last weekend’s photo show Photo LA — http://www.voanews.com/content/photos-as-windows-on-the-world/1836538.html

David:It is a field test of Olympus’ older, 4/3rds, 50-200 f2.8-3.5 SWD lens (and it’s matching 1.4x converter) and the E-M1. I used the combination to shoot the crazies who race motocross bikes across frozen lakes, at -20C! You can find it, along with my other Olympus reviews, here: http://www.furnfeather.net/Reviews/ReviewIndex.html

Robin:Actually it’s no rumor I’d like to share, but my E-M1 review. I tried to sign up for the page, but it wasn’t working. Hope it’s ok I use the ‘share news and rumors’ box. My review is available in english and german and it contains tons of real word images, taken on the streets in asia. If you like my review, I would be happy if you could share it with the community. :)
english version:
http://www.fotodesign-rs.de/olympus-om-d-em-1-review/
german version:
http://www.fotodesign-rs.de/olympus-om-d-em-1-review/

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New US deals: $50 off on the GM1. $100 off on the XZ-2 for $299 and XZ-10 for $199!

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Today Panasonic and Olympus launched new US deals:

$50 off on the Panasonic GM1 (Black or Orange kit) at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Olympus XZ-2 for $299 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), GetOlympus (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Olympus XZ-10 for $199 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), GetOlympus (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

Full deal page overview at Amazon and GetOlympus.

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