New image samples of the Voigtlaender Nokton 42,5mm lens.

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The German Blog Photography-YouAndMe (Click here) posted some brand new image samples taken with the new Voigtlaender Nokton 42,5mm f/0,95 lens. The author writes: “Feeling as good as the two before but I felt it is much better in image quality. Even with open aperture it has a wonderful sharpness an bokeh. Death of field is outstanding. But this was preseries.

The first images we posted on 43rumors were from Kakaku: f/0.95 image, f/1.4 image and f/2.0 image.

The lens price is still not know. But shipment is scheduled for summer. Save this search on Slidoo to be notified when the lens will be available for preorder on eBay.

For the record. These are the five f/o.95 lenses:
Nokton 25mm f/0.95 (here one Bay).
Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 (here one Bay).
Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 (not in Stock yet, save this search for notification).
SLRmagic 50mm f/0.95 (here one Bay).
SLRmagic 25mm f/0.95 (not in Stock yet, save this search for notification).

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New US deals (with BH code). GX1 for $248.

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Here is the next US deal: Just use the Promo Code “2505524955085”  when purchasing the GX1 (Click here) or the G3 (Click here) at Bhphoto to get a nice discount.

More new deals:
GX1 for $248 at Amazon (via Buydig).
GF3 with kit lens for $329 at Amazon (Click here).

Deals already posted yesterday and still vaild:
Olympus E-P3 with kit lens now sells for $49 at Adorama (Click here). That’s $150 less(!) than the normal price at Amazon.
GX1 with 14-42mm X lens sells for $489 at Amazon (via third party reseller). That’s  $210 less than the “normal” price at BHphoto.
G5 double lens kit for $543 at Amazon (Click here).
$100 savings on the E-M5’s are back at Amazon US (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).
Panasonic LX7 sells for $298 at Amazon (Click here).
Panasonic 12-35mm X lens for $985 at Amazon (via Panacam).

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GH3: There may be a chance to get Focus Peaking with the next firmware update?

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The new improvements list expected with the GH3 firmware update

Joe Fotosiamo from SLRLounge.com spoke to a couple of high-ranking officers at Panasonic and they can confirm that there is no technological limitation to prevent focus peaking to be added and that it is one of the features that are targeting to add in the next major firmware update.

As you know the firmware update is coming in late March so let’s see if Panasonic will add this feature too!

 

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World famous BBC series “Top gear” uses the Panasonic GH2. Studio comparison for GH3.

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P13DigitalMedia sent me that picture with the following text: “If you want some trivia, the world’s most watched TV show, Top Gear uses the Lumix GH2 for aerial shots (pic via twitter).” BBC uses very strict rules regarding image quality and I am glad to see they uses the GH2! :)

To bad the Gh2 is now slowly fading out from stores. I only found some new and sometimes overpriced cameras via third party resellers at Amazon (Click here) and some auctions on eBay (Click here). We want it back in Stock!

Dpreview posted updated the studio comparison tool and added the GH3 images. Now you can have some fun comparing the image quality with other cameras!
GH3 in Stock status check: Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

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US Superdeals on all cameras that will be replaced soon (E-P3, GX1, G5)

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In April we will see plenty of new Panasonic and Olympus MFT cameras and that’s the reason why we have some huge price drops in USA:

1) Olympus E-P3 with kit lens now sells for $49 at Adorama (Click here). That’s $150 less(!) than the normal price at Amazon.
2) The Panasonic GX1 body sells for $254 at Amazon (via third party reseller).
3) The GX1 with 14-42mm X lens sells for $489 at Amazon (via third party reseller). That’s  $210 less than the “normal” price at BHphoto.
4) G5 double lens kit for $543 at Amazon (Click here).

Three more US deals of cameras that will NOT be replaced soon:
1) $100 savings on the E-M5’s are back at Amazon US (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).
2) Panasonic LX7 sells for $298 at Amazon (Click here).
3) Panasonic 12-35mm X lens for $985 at Amazon (via Panacam).

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