First full 75mm f/1.8 review at SLRgear (and super GX1 deal!)

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SLRgear (Click here) is the first website posting a full and very detailed review of the new Olympus 75mm f/1.8: “Simply amazing results for sharpness, great resistance to chromatic aberration, very low corner shading and near-zero distortion. Add in excellent build quality and good looks, and you have a package that’s sure to please any photographer.

Click on the shop name to check the Olympus 75mm page and price: Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, J&R, Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon France, Amazon Italy, Amazon Japan and on eBay.

Meantime there is a super deal on the GX1. Body + lens for $519 at Adorama (Click here).

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(FT5) G5, new m43 lens, new compact cameras and new LX7 coming next week…

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We are getting closer to the Panasonic event and I am getting daily updated about the new stuff that is coming. We will certainly get a new Panasonic G5 cameras and with a bit of surprise I can also announce that there will be a new Micro Four Thirds lens! I have been told it’s not the 35-100mm X lens but a new lens. I hope to get the specs soon. There will be also new compact cameras and very likely the new LX7.

P.S:: I got a bit confused about the LX7 release because a source told me it would arrive in September. Maybe he was referring to the in Stock status and not the announcement?

Anyway, this is a major announcement and I am particularly intrigued by the LX7. I hope it is better than the Sony RX100 which in my opinion is a great camera (although I miss a wider lens). The current LX5 sells for $329 at Amazon (Click here) and it may a good deal because I expect the LX7 to be at least $200-$250 more expensive..but it will also be a major upgrade with a larger sensor?

 

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Micro Four Thirds reviews roundup…

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GX1 with Leica 14-150mm at Soundimagesplus. Lumix 20mm versus Sigma 19mm at Popco. GF5 conference in Taiwan (Nikkei). Wood grip for the E-P3 at Itmedia. 43rumors reader and m43 photographer Adam Thirtle gets interviewed at SmallCameraBigPicture. Giants vs Dodgers – Shots with Olympus OM-D at TheDigitalStory. E-M5 with Sigma 30mm lens at itmedia. Hennigards made a nice m43 lens database. Olympus OM-D E-M5 Video Test at The.me.

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(FT2) New Olympus 25mm f/1.8 and 12-60mm lens coming at Photokina?

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Image on top: The popular Four Thirds 12-60mm lens which so many wish to see in a native m43 version.

Mu-43 reports that Olympus may introduce a new 25mm f/1.8 and 12-60mm zoom lens.
The 25mm f/1.8 lens is a bit larger than the 17mm pancake and built like the 45mm lens. Price is very low and between $200 and $250 like the Four Thirds 25mm lens (here at Amazon).
The 12-60mm f/2.8.4.0 lens is weather sealed and a bit larger than the 12-50mm lens. Price will be around $800-$900. A bit less than the popular Four Thirds version.

The rumor hasn’t been confirmed by my trusted sources yet and even mu-43 doesn’t know the source. I hope it’s not a wishful thinking of someone so I posted it with a low FT2 rating (and probably I was too generous). Anyway, let’s imagine for a moment that this is a real thing:

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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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