Popphoto GH3 review to read: “Best ILC yet”


Panasonic Lumix GH3 vs. Canon C300: The Non-Comparison / Semi-Comparison Video from Paul Kell on Vimeo.

You can now read online the full Gh3 review from Popphoto (Click here). It’s the review where they state that the GH3 is “the best ILC yet” (ILC= Interchangeable Lens Compact). And that’s the reason why they like the GH3:

If you’re looking for the Micro Four Thirds body with the best possible video and wonderful still capture, the GH3 is the camera for you. Its obvious competition, Olympus’s OM-D, doesn’t offer the same level of video capture. Even without this advantage, we’d still be inclined to opt for the GH3 simply because you’d have to add the OM-D’s $250 optional grip to get the solid handholdability that you get with the GH3’s built-in grip. But the OM-D’s retro style has won the hearts of many, many shooters. And while we like to champion practicality over style, in this case it may be too close to call.

GH3 specs and price check at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.


Best sold MFT lens gets discount: 20mm for $335 at Amazon.


The likely most popular MFT lens got a nice discount at Amazon (Click here). There are only eight left and sold by Amazon itself for $335 (previously it was $399). And it quickly jumped on first place of the mirrorless sales rankings (Click here to see).

More deals and in Stock info:
The GH3 is in Stock at Amazon (Click here). But to see how well it sells you have to watch the DSLR and not the mirrorless ranking (Click here). I guess Amazon (or Panasonic) consider it as DSLR competitor.
$229,00 for the Brown GF5 body with kit lens(Click here) $169,00 for the Black GF5 body only (Click here) $217,90 for the Red GF5 body with kit lens (Click here)


The rumor/news week roundup! New LF1, G6, E-PL6, E-P5, GF6 and Blackmagic!


This was a very busy week! And here are the rumor/news highlights to remember:

Links to the two new MFT cameras:
We had two new MFT camera announcements. Here are the preorder links for US. I still haven’t found EU preorder link options :(
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema camera specs and preorders at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Panasonic GF6 specs and preorders at t Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).

Olympus E-P5 and E-PL6:
There is an Olympus announcement scheduled for early May. There will be a new E-P5 with no built-in EVF and likely same OMD sensor. It comes in black, silver and white and with the 17mm f/1.8 lens or with the 14-42mm.
There maybe also a new E-PL6 with small improvements over the previous E-PL5.

Panasonic G6 and LF1:
In late April Panasonic will announce the G& and the premium compact and fixed lens camera named “Panasonic LF1”. it has a built-in viewfinder.

Panasonic affordable lenses:
Panasonic showed their charts about the current Mirrorless sales and also said that they want to focus on the development of affordable lenses: http://www.43rumors.com/panasonic-wants-to-focus-on-affordable-lenses/

Metabones MFT adapter:
They have been delayed and will now come in late Summer: http://www.43rumors.com/metabones-speed-booster-adapter-for-mft-delayed/

That was a hell of a week! And there are plenty of new rumors and news to come the next week too!

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Kenmorecamera still sells the GF5 for an incredible low price:
1) $169,00 for the Black body only (Click here) 2) $217,90 for the Red body with kit lens (Click here)


a little bit of everything…(with readers work and mail roundup).


SLR/BLACKMAGIC | Blackmagic MFT and SLRMagic Primes from Camp Comet on Vimeo.

One to one macro with the Olympus 60mm lens by Footlessfish.
Test de l’Olympus 60 mm f/2.8 macro ED MSC [partie 4] at Lepidi.
Trade In To Buy A Panasonic Lumix G5 And Save (ePhotozine).
Field Test: Olympus 17mm f/1.8 at Digitalcamerainfo.

Thomas:Fashion video shot with olympus om-d: https://vimeo.com/bymalenebirger/review/58540729/7bf5d59581

Joe Gunawan:Hi! Would you consider the next time you run the “little bit of everything” section if you can run my Beauty for All Seasons beauty shoot? The mFT system doesn’t get much buzz for its fashion and commercial stills application, so I’d like to show how great lighting and production can create a professional look.
Interestingly, I shot Spring and Autumn back when I had the GH2. I used the 75mm with those two. By the time I show Summer and Winter, I had the GH3 and the 35-100mm. The difference in quality between the two cameras is very noticeable in stills.
You can see more of my fashion and commercial work at my website: www.fotosiamo.com
Almost all the images are shot with an mFT camera. Cheers!

Artem Yumashev:I’m from Russia. I would like to share music video to you. This is first clip work. I used a Gh2 with Driftwood hack: https://vimeo.com/60935605

Keith:I’m a regular reader of your website, and appreciate everything you do to keep us informed about the latest news for these cameras. I completed a short film shot on my GH2 a couple months ago and hope you might be willing to share it the next time you do an ‘a little bit of everything’ post. https://vimeo.com/57530338

Martin:Hola Alejandro. Soy Martin. Mi inglés es muy malo y te escribo en español. He hecho un pequeño tutorial de uso del flash en fotografía macro a mano (sin trípode), el enlace es éste: http://www.flickr.com/groups/olympus-e500/discuss/72157633121959711/. Y mi blog es éste: http://martingallego.blogspot.com

Anonymous:Here is a blog from a wildlife photographer that has started using the Panasonic 100-300mm lens. http://lindsaydobsonphotography.com/pets/!

Xiyu:I did another editing of a short video of Lyon. I shoot the sequences by GH3 in the end of year 2012 in 1080p 50fps at 50Mbps. When I smooth down the video shots into 50% speed it looks very natural. By the way I tuned the colour so it’s not the native colour of GH3. The link of the video is http://vimeo.com/62709090

Saffron:A documentary on the Working Mens Club of Saffron Lan on Youtube

Jesse:You’ve heard about the Movi? Did you see that there is footage shot with the GH3 on a Movi? It’s here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/movi (It costs $3 but it goes to charity).
I also got to see the Movi in use first-hand and blogged about it here:
and here:

Anonymous:Lens & Shutter in Vancouver (Canada) has a Zuiko 300/2.8 E-ED for sale at $4999, $2000 off regular price (!!!).  It’s part of a lens sale that runs from today until April 30. There is only one in stock, and the company doesn’t ship outside of Canada, but I figured a fellow Canadian 43rumors reader might appreciate this info. http://lensandshutter.com/products.lasso?productid=3850