September 3, 2010
Posted in news

UPDATED: First 3D lens hands-on!


Image courtesy: Quesabesde

UPDATE: More images of the camera+3D lens have been posted on engadget.

As you already know Panasonic will launch the new 3D lens for MicroFourThirds cameras. Quesabesde had the chance to hold one of those lenses (Click here to read the google english translation).

Here a short list of the most interesting parts of the text:

- “The lens simulates the vision of both the left and right eye, so it is possible to form a three dimensional image using a single sensor

- “We tested the lens on the Lumix DMC-G2 and it has been possible to verify that the camera body automatically detects the presence of the 3D lens.”

- “The resulting files do have a size of 904 x 1600 pixels. In addition to the 3D file extension MPO, the camera also stores a JPEG image that displays the picture “normal” on the camera screen.

- “It also seems unlikely that this modality 3D is compatible with Micro Four Thirds cameras from Olympus

Thanks Quesabesde!

September 3, 2010
Posted in deals

UPDATED: Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95 preorders on eBay and in Australia! + image samples!

UPDATE: First image samples have been posted on (Many Thanks Nokubi!).

Image samples at f/0.95 aperture

Image sample at f/2 aperture

Image sample at f/2.8 aperture

Image sample at f/4 aperture

The well known (and very trustworth) German store Fotomundus is accepting pre-orders on eBay for the new Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95 (Click here):

We will reach the first lenses in small numbers from 15.october on. We prefer to buy this lens here on Ebay NOW, because we will reach not the quantity that we need . To order this lens now is no risk for you: Just place your order “buy it now”, but please send us no payment ! We will inform you, when YOUR 0,95/25mm will be in stock. After that you sent your payment to one of our bank-accounts or paypal.Also you have the right to cancel your order until oktober . You see: no risk for you, and you can be shure to be one of the first owner of this superb lens.Click here to pre-order the Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95 on eBay!

P.S.: Their written English is no better than mine :)

And one Australian store is also accepting pre-orders:

Do you know where else you can pre-order the lens? Thanks!

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September 2, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) No new Panasonic GF camera at Photokina

Bad news folks! There will be no new GF camera from Panasonic at Photokina. Three sources contacted me and said the new Panasonic GF2 will be announced in February 2011 only. All three told me the Panasonic GF2 is expected to be a very compact model like the Sony NEX-5 but with much better ergonomy and usability.

To compete against the Sony NEX and the future Samsung NX100 cameras Panasonic will lower the price of the current Panasonic GF1 kits.

More Panasonic rumors will follow during the next days. We expect Panaosnic to announce the new products on September 21. Olympus will announce the E-5 on September 14.

September 2, 2010

a little bit of everything…(+ new Olympus 14-35mm review -> sensational image quality!)

SONY NEX-VG10 Test vs 5D2 and GH1

The Panasonic G2 wins the DIWA award (Letsgodigital)

Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 14-35 mm f/2.0 SWD review at Lenstip. Lenstip says that the lens has a “sensational image quality“. The only “problem” is that you have to pay a lof for the lens: $1850 on Amazon (Click here)

PDN Gear Guide Review: Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Lens…only $4995 on Amazon (Click here) :)

Field Review: Panasonic GF-1 (Day 1) -> ThPhoBlographer

Which One Should I Get?: Canon S95 vs Panasonic LX-5K (ThePhoBlographer)

September 2, 2010
Posted in deals

First Noktor 50mm f/0.95 lens for sale on eBay!

The Noktor 50mm f/0.95 is out of Stock on their official website ( But if you want that lens you can get it on eBay right now (Click here)! I own the lens and I posted some image samples here and here. A short video made with the lens is available here. The lens fits on your MicroFourThirds camera without the need of any adapter. What’s my opinion about the lens? In short, don’t expect sharp images at 0.95. But I like the soft creamy results, and the lens is sharp enough when shooting videos.

Check out the auction on eBay: Noktor 50mm f/0.95 (Item location: Edmonton, AB, Canada)

Look for the epxensive but very good Canon 50mm f/0.95 if you absolutely need a good image quality wide open!

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