August 29, 2011
Posted in deals, reviews

New Panasonic-Leica 25mm reviews. In Stock in Europe!


I found a couple of new reviews around the web:

A detailed review has been posted by 3D-Kraft (Click here). Many different mini tests canbe found at Soundimagesplus (Click here). Than there is a short review with nic epictures at Gakuranman (Click here). And new Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 Sample Photos at ePhotozine (Click here).

The good news is that the lens is in Stock in Europe at Amazon Germany (Click here), Amazon UK (Click here), eBay (UK reseller) and very overpriced at Amazon US (Click here).

P.S.:There is a new Nokton 25mm review at Openpn (Click hee to read the google english translation). Image samples can be found here. There are plenty of lenses in Stock on eBay (Click here).

August 28, 2011
Posted in reviews

Sony NEX versus E-P3 battle.

Steve Huff (Click here) compared the Sony NEX-C3 and Olympus E-P3 jpeg quality. In Steve opinions Olympus colors are better than Sony.
And EosHD (Click here) compared the high ISO results of the new Sony NEX-5n against the E-P3. The NEX-5n is undoubtedly better. And also better than the Canon 5D markII.
Also Soundimagesplus (Click here) tested the E-P3 ISO results: “To be honest they are not as bad as I feared, though I can’t really think of much use for the ISO 12,800 setting.
You can check the E-P3 price and availability by clicking those direct search links: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

Olympus 12mm f/2.0 review at Soundimagesplus (Click here): “This has been a very long (10 parts!) series of posts about one lens. The reason is that its probably the most useful lens I’ve bought in a long time.
Check the 12mm lens price at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

August 28, 2011
Posted in reviews

Olympus 12mm f/2.0 review at Photozone. SLRmagic 11mm f/1.4 test at ThePhoBlographer.

Image courtesy: Photozone (Click here)

Photozone (Click here) posted their detailed Olympus 12mm f/2.0 review: “The mechanical implementation is fantastic and matches e.g. the Zeiss ZM or Voigtländer VM series. The optical quality of the M.Zuiko is quite impressive but we actually hoped for a little more here. The lens is very sharp in the center zone whereas the border/corner resolution is “only” good-to-very good and not breathtaking“. In summary: “Although the M.Zuiko 12mm f/2 ED may not be perfect there’s much to like about this new little Olympus lens. However, the pricing is a little too steep in our opinion.“. See the full very detailed review at Photozone. Click those shop names to check the Olympus lens price: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

ThePhoBlographer (Click here) tested the new SLRmagic 11mm f/1.4 lens: “Overall, is this an impressive lens? Sure is! In fact, it’s nearly perfect with the exception of the vignetting. If I switch aspect ratios, then the problem goes away“. You can get that lens on eBay (Click here to check the price).

P.S.: A couple of Olympus 45mm f/1.8 image samples have been posted on

August 27, 2011
Posted in deals

E-PL3 in Stock in US. E-PM1 preorders available.

The new Black 14-42mm X lens is now the most sold (actually rpeordered) Micro Four Thirds lens at Amazon US (Click here to see the full lens bestseller ranking).

In the meanwhile the new Olympus E-PL3 is in Stock at Adorama (Click here) and J&R (Click here). And if you are interested in getting the tiniest of all PEN cameras than you can preorder the E-PM1 again at Adorama (Click here) and J&R (Click here).

Latest deal: The E-P2 with 17mm lens sells for $489 at Amazon (Click here).

Preorders of the new X lenses:
Black 14-42mm X lens is available for preorder at Amazon (Click here).
Silver 14-42mm X lens is available for preorder at Amazon (Click here).
Black 45-175mm X lens is available for preorder at Amazon (Click here).
Silver 45-175mm X lens is available for preorder at Amazon (Click here).
Black GF3 with 14-42mm X lens at Amazon (Click here).
Red GF3 with 14-42mm X lens at Amazon (Click here).
White GF3 with 14-42mm X lens at Amazon (Click here).

August 27, 2011
Posted in Rumors

Real images of the 12-35mm and 35-100mm fast X zooms.

The image on top (Click on it to view the full size) shows the first real 12-35mm and 35-100mm samples (Source: Both X lenses will come within the first half of 2012. All we know now is that they are fast. Our reader “Monodrift” (Thanks!) made a 14-45mm versus 12-35mm size comparison. You can click on it to see the full size image:

As you see the 12-35mm is not a lot bigger. But I do hope it is a lot faster anyway!

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