Olympus Europe made a mistake: The E-PL5 has same AA filter as the E-M5.

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A couple of weeks ago Olympus Europe informed Pierre Paul Lepidi (translation here) that “As agreed during our recent telephone conversation, we confirm that the unit E-PL5 lacks the LPF, low-pass, unlike the M5-E device.

Now Olympus Europe admitted that this was a wrong statement. They now corrected the E-PL5 specification info on the official website and confirmed that the E-PM2, E-PL5 and E-M5 do have the same sensor and the same Anti Aliasing filter. Source: Lepidi (translation here).

Yep, even big companies can do mistakes sometimes. But I am surprised that it took one month(!) to get and admission of error. Oly, you can make it good by leaking us some good news about your future products :)

 

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New GH3 and E-PL5 reviews.

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Panasonic Lumix GH3 vs GH2 – High ISO test from emeric on Vimeo.

Our french friends at Hybridcams (translation here) posted the full GH3 review and included a comaprison with the “older” GH2: “Meticulously designed, well thought out ergonomics and obviously excellent performance not only at the video where it was expected, but also in photo.

And because Panasonic is alreayd shipping the first camera you can see first user reviews like these High ISO samples that have been posted on Dpreview forum. Check price and delivery dates at Amazon , Adorama, BhphotoPanasonic USSamys and in Europe at Wexphotographic UK, Wex Germany, Technikdirekt and soon on eBay (via Slidoo).

And CameraLabs posted the full E-Pl5 review: “This-all round versatility is something that’s not easy to achieve but Olympus has pulled it of with great style and panache, a feat which earns the E-PL5 our Highly Recommended award.“. E-PL5 at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto. In EU at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon France and eBay (via Slidoo). And gariz case in Black (Click here) and Brown (Click here).

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After the fake 40-150mm lens we now also got the fake OMD rangefinder design camera :)

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There is someone (and it’s not me!) having fun spreading fake images on websites and forums! Yesterday we had that fake 40-150mm f/2.8 lens and today we have that fake OMD rangefinder design camera. It could be a sort of entry level OMD that is more compact than the real Olympus E-M5. I don’t really like that design. I would have taken inspiration from the Olympus 35 series (here on eBay) or the PEN F (here on eBay).

Let’s have some fun—Feel free to share your design of a “rangefinder design” camera! let’s see what you want form Olympus (or Panasonic) :)

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Some remaining Cyber Monday deals. New Jackar lens in Stock.

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There are still some residual Cyber Monday deals left at Amazon (Click here to see them). And also the Panasonic G3 with lens for $299 at Bhphoto (Click here) deal is still onogin. One thing that surprised me is to see that the Nikon 1 cameras are the most sold mirrorless stuff during these days (here is the ranking). It did beat all the rest of the Sony/Olympus/Fuji/Panasonic deals. Nikon does nice cameras but the Nikon 1 is in my eyes a sub average system. So I am wondering if someone can explain me why they did sell so well in these days…

Anyway, let’s go back to the new Jackar 34mm f/1.8 lens that is now for sale for the first time on eBay (Click here). I have been told by the makers that the design of the lens is actually almost the same of current $40  C-mount 35mm lenses. Jackar informed us that they changed some material, finishing, the ring is larger and turning has been improved. Plus the lenses are multi-coated and of course mount is NEX. Of course what you also get is that lens hood and genuine leather case you see on the picture.

found via Slidoo.

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Four new GH3 videos! (one of them shot on expensive CN-E lenses)

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 preliminary high ISO test + new Canon CN-E prime lenses from Filippo Chiesa on Vimeo.

And here is the next bunch of GH3 videos to watch! On top you can see Filippo’s video shot with Canon’s new CN-E prime lenses. If you never heard about these lenses before just know that these are high quality lenses that can cost up to $44,000 (they are here at BHphoto). Filippo…you spend that money for CN-E lenses just to take a video of your cat? …Joking :)

Andrew from EosHD posted a new video and writes: “The Panasonic GH3 is much of an improvement on the GH2. After shooting with it properly now I can confidently say YES. The codec contains far more information than on the GH2 (hacked or not), more colour, more dynamic range, much better shadows and smoother gradation.” Andrew also dreams about a possible Panasonic Full Frame camera. But that is not going to happen…for now.

Two more videos: Nick Driftwood explains the Panasonic GH3 Basic Profiles on vimeo. Adam Mada posted that short ISO test on vimeo.

One more news: Michael Britt sent me this text: “I’m hosting the first event featuring the GH3 in the United States at Samy’s Camera Los Angeles.  Panasonic is bringing in NatGeo shooter Ira Block to show his recent video work and Samy’s will be showing and selling the first batch of GH3 cameras hitting our shores.  It’s a free event: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4804527471/eorg

Check price and delivery dates at Amazon , Adorama, BhphotoPanasonic USSamys and in Europe at Wexphotographic UK, Wex Germany, Technikdirekt and soon on eBay (via Slidoo).

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