a little bit of everything…(with readers work)

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The Breathless Zoo: Taxidermy and the Cultures of Longing from Michael Mills on Vimeo.

Olympus E-P3 tested with the Sigma 150mm macro at DC.watch. Panasonic LX7 hands-on at DC.watch.

Buying more m4/3 cameras and lenses at Soundimagesplus.

Olympus Challenges Photokina Visitors to Put their Cameras to the Test (Photographyblog).

Panasonic G5 arrived in the hands of Soundimagesplus.

Panasonic LX7 tested at Trustedreviews.

Panasonic 45-150 mm 4.0-5.6 tested at Camerastuffreview.

Using GPS Tracklogs in Lightroom Maps fro Aerial Photography at Outbackphoto.

win $100 on e-p1.net.

Anonymous:have today as a supplement made a new test of the same lens, now with a moving object. https://vimeo.com/48150666 AFC is much faster as wide (12mm).

Bjarne:Just thought I’d mention that, what seems to be, the first Lumix G5 unboxing is now available on youtube, http://youtu.be/d6wScBkzgJM. I have put a little unformal test on Vimeo of the AFC speed with the 12-35 mm f.2.8 on GH2 https://vimeo.com/47999097

Marcelo:I work in astronomical instrumentation (Scientific CCD cameras), and I’m subscribed to Photonics, a scientific magazine in electrooptics. Today I received the info at the link below, a development at Harvard School of Engineering, which can impact significantly the design of future camera lenses http://www.photonics.com

Michael:About a year ago I was pleasantly surprised to see you link to one of my GH2 Vimeo videos. This time I’m sending you a short and abstract interview video which strives to emulate a high contrast B&W film look, in case you wish to include it with one of your occasional “little bit of everything” entries: https://vimeo.com/48487720 (Editor’s note: video has been embedded on top of this post)”

Bruno: ” Seem to remember from reading the forum that you have an interest or background in physics / astronomy, so maybe this will interest you.  I’m a research scientist at the South African Astronomical Observatory and this is something I did a few weeks ago mostly with my Olympus E-P3 with the Pana 20mm and Oly 17mm.  I went up on the mountain and spent 4 nights to capture as much night sky as I could. We keep hearing that micro-4/3 don’t do well in low light or high ISO, so, being an anti-conformist, I decided to invest in the system to do just that!  I’m not a pro by any measure, I’m pretty new to photography in general and 3 weeks ago I didn’t know much about the whole post-processing world, but I gave it a go anyway. I’m very happy with what I got from that small camera!  I made a 90sec montage of over 1300 images from 5 different point of view, 13h total time on sky. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzMhMazdOrU&hd=1

Amanda:Not a rumour but We shot a film using the GH2 for an 48hour project in Rotterdam. This is the film: https://vimeo.com/48292058 Unfortunately its spoken dutch without subtitles. In some time there will be an extended edit which will also be graded….This version is ungraded strait from the camera. I used the Cluster v6 Nebular patch from Driftwood.

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(FT5) GH3 has fastest AF of the world. It is like a pro DSLR. Best hybrid cam ever (Source report)

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A tester had the chance to test a Panasonic GH3 camera which he says was a final prototype with unfinished firmware. There are only few cameras at the moment going across the world in hands of photographers and journalists. First he said the specs I posted in these days are correct. The GH3 is weather sealed, has a new 16 Mpx sensor, ALL-I 72Mbit/s video recording, 100-12.800 ISO, external vertical battery grip and full Application remote control. While he can’t unveil the spec he said that the camera was a real surprise fro him:

1) Ergonomy: The GH3 is bigger and heavier, it is built like a tank! Panasonic clearly wants to give you a “DSLR feeling” going away from the “smaller is better” philosophy. It feels much more PRO than the Olympus E-M5. De facto it looks more similar to a PRO DSLR like a Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D more than to any other Panasonic/Olympus mirrorless camera we have seen before.

2) Specs: While he can’t unveil the specs he said that Panasonic improved any aspects of the camera. They really studied the feedback they got from Photographers and Filmmakers using the GH2. So almost everything you wished to have on a GH3 will become truth. The sensor gets on market with the “Wide Dynamic Range” definition while the Autofocus is said to be the fastest of the whole interchangeable camera world. Video specs and features are the best he ever saw on these kind of cameras. While there was no chance to analyze the stills quality he got the chance to see some videos made with the GH3. Definitely a leap forward!

3) Connectivity and accessories: The GH3 is all about getting connected. There are many physical and wireless connection possibilities. Filmmmakers are going to have all the connections they need for a professional production.

Thanks source for the precise report that I as usual rewrote (by adding my usual baby-English language) to hide your language style. We are all looking forward to see the GH3!!!

 

P.S.: All sources confirmed that the Gh3 is the “only” new m43 camera from Panasonic at Photokina. But as I told you before I expect a new GX2 to be announced a few months after Photokina.

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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

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First small E-M5 price drop. E-P3 deal at Adorama.

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For the first time there is a small price drop on the E-M5 in USA. You save $22 on the Black Body (Click here) and on the Silver Body (Click here). The 75mm lens is also in Stock with a heavy $200 extra charge at Amazon (Click here).

And for today only you can get an E-P3 with dual lens kit and case for $739 at Adorama (Click here)

P.S.: Adorama TV has a new review of the e-m5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uto75_-YjNM&feature=g-u-u

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(FT4) There is a new VF viewfinder(???) coming along the new PEN cameras?

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The image on top shows the current VF-3 viewfinder.

It looks like the viewfinder surprise coming along the new PEN cameras is a new external VF viewfinder. Have no other info yet but the source seems to be reliable. UPDATE: A source told me that is is not really an external viewfinder, nor an internal, but something completely “new”. The mystery gets bigger…

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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

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USA: Next GX1 deal and G5 in Stock.

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And here is the next GX1 deal. This time the X kit gets a $90 price drop at Amazon (Click here). Still didn’t get any rumor about the GX2 (a part of the fact that it will arrive AFTER photokina).

More deals:
New G5 now in Stock at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
20mm Pancake back in Stock for $349 at Amazon (Click here).

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