Look at this: The GH2 using an original WW2 bomber lens!

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During the WW2 the US military used the Kodak Aero Ektar 178mm f/2.5 on bombers to photograph German military and industrial facilities. PolygonSandwich blog owner (Click here) made the impossible possible and uses this lens to take pictures with the Panasonic GH2! That is definitely the biggest lens ever used for a digital mirrorless camera. You cna see image samples on his blog. There is also a how to guide if you want to do something like this too.

The lens itself costs around $600 used on eBay (Click here).

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Free battery grip at BHphoto’s GH3 kits. Price drop in Canada.

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Officially Panasonic doens’t offer any special GH3 with X lens kit price. But at leats at BHphoto (Click here) you can get it along a free vertical grip. You save $199. And the canadian store Henry’s (Click here) dropped the price of the GH3 by $100.

More new deals:
GX1 for $239 now at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
The 20mm pancake for $335 is back at Amazon (shipment from May 26).
E-Pm1 with 14-42mmII kit lens for $285 at Amazon (Click here).

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(FT5) Panasonic GX1 successor to be announced in late August (and we will like it!)

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The current GX1 sells out for $239 only at Adorama (Click here)

Trusted sources confirmed that the new GX1 successor will be announced in late August! It will be the only Panasonic MFT camera announced this autumn. I have been told it will be a high quality, very new designed camera. And one source expressively said…”43rumors people will like it for sure“.

I will leave ant speculation about what it will be to you. I am trying to convice the sources to spill out the specs… :)

At the moment stores are clearing the GX1 stocks. Adorama sells the body for $239 both in Black (Click here) and Silver (Click here). It’s $244 at Amazon (Click here) And the X kit sells for $499 at Amazon (Click here). This makes it the most sold mirrorless camera of the weekend (here is the ranking). It’s 299 Euro in Germany on eBay.

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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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Next Olympus Glass patent…

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Egami (google translation here) spotted the next Olympus Glass patent with built-in camera. The camera features a 1/2.3 inch sensor with 27mm equivalent lens. A while ago I spotted another patent where the Olympus glass actually acts as a sort of viewfinder of compact or mirrorless cameras (Source freepatentsonline):

There is a lot of talk about the Google Glass. And it seems that Olympus only has patented similar devices. But can a small company like Olympus battle against a giant like Google?

P.S.: The Gogole Glass device isn’t for sale yet but the plenty fo domains containgin “glass” or “google” are for sale on eBay (Click here). The most expensive one is GlassEyeware.com for $75.000!!!

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