Is the SLR magic 25mm f/0.95 better than the Nokton?

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Andrew Reid tweeted the first image comparing the new SLR Magic 25mm f/0.95 vs the Nokton 25mm f/0.95. I have to say the results of the SLR Magic lens are stunning! I already posted a similar comparison back in May (Click here to read that article). But the lens used by Andrew is the final production version that should come on market in February for $799. But there will be a special rebate at launch and the real price will be $649. That’s $550 less than the Voigtlander Nokton lens!

Current SLRmagic lenses for Micro Four Thirds:
SLR Magic 12-36×50 ED Straight Spotting Scope lens (w/ hand grip) is now available on eBay (Click here).
SLR magic 11mm f/1.4 lens you can preorder on eBay (Click here).
Toy Lens 26mm f/1.4 lens on eBay (Click here).
SLR Magic 35mm f/1.7 MC lens on eBay (Click here).
Noktor SLRmagic 50mm on eBay (Click here)

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Europe: New Olympus refurbished roundup. Cheapest E-M5 in France.

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It’s weekend and if you have some time to try your fortune you may check out the latest new auctions at Olympusmarket. It’s by no mean close to the great US deals you saw the last week. But it’s the only way to save some Euro. The cheapest E-m5 I found in new conditions is the Black Body at Amazon France. And here are the refurbished stuff links. Click to check the current auction price:

E-M5
Black body only Black body only Black body only Black with 12-50mm lens

E-P3
Silver with 14-42mm lens Black with 14-42mm lens

Lenses
12mm lens

“Older” Pen’s
White E-P1 Black E-P2 with 14-42mm lens Silver E-P2 body only Black E-PL3 with 14-150mm lens White E-PL3 with 17mm lens Silver E-PL3 with 14-42mm lens Black E-PL2 with double lens kit Silver E-P1 with double lens kit

More deals at Foto Hnas Keuzekamp:
Olympus 40-150 ED Silver – €139
Olympus 40-150 ED Black – €179
Olmypus 12-50mm Macro – €199

In future to get notified when there are new auctions login and save this search on my little new Slidoo eBay website:
Olympus E-M5 search (Click here).
Olympus E-PM2 search (Click here).
Olympus E-PM1 search (Click here).
Olympus E-PL5 search (Click here).
Olympus E-PL3 search (Click here).
Olympus E-PL1 search (Click here).
Olympus E-P2 search (Click here).
Olympus E-P1 search (Click here).

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HOT Suprise! Kodak and JK Imaging will make a new Micro Four Thirds camera! The Kodak S1!

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PConline just posted these images disclosing a new Kodak branded (and JK manufactured) Micro Four Thirds camera! It’s named “Kodak S1” and has built WiFi transmission function. The camera will be released in Quarter three of this year!

Kodak officially presented the camera in a Press Conference in Peking. The bloggers at PConline also said the sensor used will be a Sony CMOS. But I don’t know if that is an official info or their guess.

 

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GF5 with lens for $299!

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Yep, Panasonic is clearing their GF stocks and that’s why you keep seeing those tremendous deals. Today you can grab the GF5 with 14-42mm lens for $299 at Newegg (Click here). And while yet out of Stock you can still grab that other amazing deal…Both Sigma MFT lenses (the 30 and 19mm) for the price of one only at BHphoto (Click here). Basically for $500 you can have the GF5 with 14-45mm lens and two Sigma prime lenses! At that point plenty of EU readers are red in face for anger!
Reminder: New Black E-M5 body with 14-42mm lens for $899 at eBay US (Click here).

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